Conversation Starters for First Dates

Not everyone is comfortable starting a conversation with a complete stranger. While silence is often praised, whoever said that probably hasn’t been on an awkward date. It’s best to avoid topics like money, politics, or religion in early relationships. However, there are still plenty of things to talk about, and good conversations can last for hours.

You don’t want to start a conversation with a simple “yes” or a blunt “no.” Instead, aim for questions that require a full sentence as a response. Here are some conversation starters you might consider:

  • Where did you buy that (item)?
  • Have you watched any movies recently? What did you think of them?
  • What type of music are you interested in or do you listen to?
  • What sport do you like or play? How long have you been playing?
  • What type of food do you enjoy?
  • Have you read any good novels recently? What did you find interesting?
  • What is one place you’ve never been to but would love to visit?

You might also want to avoid discussing family matters and work initially, as these topics can get very personal very quickly. It’s also wise to steer clear of talking about ex-girlfriends or boyfriends.

If you start with these easy questions, the conversation should flow naturally. You can save some topics for date number two or later, once you’ve gotten to know each other a bit better.

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