When was the last time you went on a first date, guys? How did it go, do you still remember what happened? More importantly, how do you make first dates less awkward?
Anyway, we are asking because I was watching The Ugly Truth (2009, Robert Luketic) and the protagonist named Abby (played by actress Katherine Heigl), had a list of questions to ask her date. I thought that it was funny, but it also made me think, do other people really make a list of questions to ask their date?
For me, it’s important that you keep the conversation alive and interesting, but you’ll need to keep potentially uncomfortable topics off the table during first dates as well.
What are these topics? Well, death, for example, finances, religion, anything sexual and political, or else you might end up punching each other right there in the middle of a restaurant. Just kidding, on the other hand, while it is a bit of a stretch but these topics could indeed make your date uncomfortable, so you two most likely won’t have a second date if that happens.
In any case, here are some things that you can ask your date or some neutral topics that you can talk about: pets. Does he have a cat or a dog? What about traveling, does he love doing that? What is his favorite place on earth? In addition, which does he prefer: the beach over the mountains? Why? What’s his favorite pastime? Is it cooking, gardening, playing PS5, or maybe watching movies on Netflix or does he love reading instead?
We also took a look at what gay and bisexual men on Reddit love to talk about on a first date and one of them said, “What do you do for fun? What inspires you? When things are hard, what do you do?”
Meanwhile, one guy advised asking their dates “Open-ended questions that can lead to short but elaborate answers. No yes/no questions.” Read the thread in full here.
What about you, guys? What do you love to ask on a first date? Comment below!