10 creative questions for a first date
Getting yourself scrubbed up, well-dressed and on time is the simplest part of any first date – without a doubt the hardest task is breaking the ice when your prospective partner arrives. It’s far too easy to fall back on the standard topics of conversation – what do you do for work, for fun etc – without finding out anything of real interest about them.
Come armed with these 10 questions, however, and not only will the conversation flow like a fine wine, but you’ll also be able to judge if it’s worth making this more than a one-off encounter.
Was it a treasured family heirloom or a year’s supply of cigarettes? Granted, those are pretty polarised examples, but the answer should clarify the kind of things your date values most in life.
Not everyone is a born a natural stand-up comedian. Nevertheless, a similar sense of humour is pretty good thing to discover if you want to move on to date number two.
Combining both cuisine and travel, this is infinitely better than asking someone what their favourite food is. Keep an open mind and avoid being a judgemental foodie, although again, if they answer “McDonald’s”, maybe make like a banana milkshake and split.
Bigger, better, bolder: almost everyone has an idea of their dream home. You can get a good idea of how humble (a modestly-sized house) or ostentatious (a huge mansion) your prospective partner is.
This should give you an idea of how cosmopolitan and outwardly-looking your date is. Not everyone can speak a foreign language fluently, but plus marks must be awarded for any attempts to try and communicate in the local dialect when travelling or on holiday. The results might be amusing too.
Louis Vuitton bags and iPhones for all or an end to global famine? Yes, this might sound like the sort of question you’d hear at a Miss World contest, but the answer will be revealing.
Exposing your most uncomfortable experiences takes a lot of courage, but if your date has no qualms about broaching the subject, you can consider the ice between you well and truly melted.