July 20, 2017

15 Conversation Starters for Your First Date

These are just some suggestions to prevent that uncomfortable silence descending on your first date. As long as they are asked in a smiling, casual way (not like an interview grilling!) they could lead to some interesting discussions :-)

Only ask the ones you feel comfortable with – I particularly like the apocalypse one because it’s my secret belief that all men have made a plan for this ;-)

  1. Did anything nice happen to you today?
  2. What made you smile today?
  3. Would you survive an apocalypse? How?
  4. Did you learn anything interesting today/lately?
  5. What challenged you today/this week?
  6. If you didn’t do what you do now (for work), what would you like to do instead? Why?
  7. If you had the chance to be a teacher tomorrow, what would you teach the class?
  8. What did you want to be when you were younger? Why?
  9. What is the most important rule you live by?
  10. What is one thing you hope to achieve before the year is over?
  11. What do you do to have fun?
  12. Do you have a skill you plan to master this year? Or sometime in the future?
  13. Where do you like to go to eat/What’s your favourite food? Do you like cooking?
  14. What was the funniest thing that happened today/this week?
  15. Do you do any sports?

Can you add to this list? I'd love to hear your suggestions!

Rachael Blackmore

Rachael Blackmore is a qualified counsellor and dating and relationship coach. She focuses on helping you explore yourself and your patterns of behavior in order to find successful, committed relationship with a partner who deserves you! She provides support for men and women searching for The One and wondering why they haven't found them yet.

Rachael believes in the power of relationship: she will build a relationship with you where trust and acceptance facilitate open communication about the things that are troubling you. She is  passionate about her work and committed to helping you explore your difficult feelings and experiences to find a way to feel better and experience life differently. With a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Rachael works as an integrative  therapist. This means she draws on the Person-Centred approach and  Psychodynamic theory to work collaboratively with you to improve your mental  and emotional well-being.

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