Getting ready for a first date with someone that you've been crushing on for a little while but unsure as to how to go about it? Nervous of coming across timid, robotic or even overzealous? A relationship expert has revealed the seven questions you should ask during a first date to keep the conversation flowing naturally and fluidly.
Dating expert, James Thomas from condoms.uk, believes that this specific set of questions to be asked during every first date is necessary to get a better idea of the person you are with.
1. What is the best thing that has happened to you this week?
To break the ice, this first question will allow you to gage if the person can appreciate the smaller things in life. It is a question that can give you insight into the person without digging too deep and potentially making them uncomfortable.
2. What's your favourite way to relax?
By asking what they like to do during their down time, it provides an alternative to asking someone what their hobbies are. This will also allow you to do see if there are any mutual interests.
3. What was the last show you binge-watched?
This one will simply allow you to get to know your date better and see if there are any further similarities between the two.
4. What is something you want to learn?
The expert explains that:
This question will challenge their ambitions.It allows you to see if their interests match with yours alongside their current priorities.
5. Do you have a signature dish you love to cook?
Thomas believes that this is a great segue into suggesting a second date by proposing to learn to cook something together.
6. If the world was ending tomorrow, what would you do?
Though it might seem like a pretty grim thing to ask during a first date, Thomas thinks that this question might lead to answers that will fuel conversation and give you further insight into someone's personality.
7. What is the weirdest thing you've bought on Amazon?
A great way to end the date is on a lighter note by giving you and your date the chance to share a fun and lighthearted story.