Key goals of a first date are to (a) see if you have a connection, and (b) find out if you and your date have any major areas of incompatibility. Why: Does the person have strong feelings or are they more easygoing and with milder feelings.
We’re wired so that once we start to develop an emotional attachment this is hard to break away from. Why: Different vacation preferences or amounts of vacation time can be a major source of ongoing incompatibility. Why: This question helps establish if your date has a positive or negative attitude? Why: Helps you find out the person's preferences and also helps you establish if the person has any free time or if they're a workaholic.
Start with the easy lead questions and conversation should start to flow.
If you still have unanswered queries then wait and leave this for date No2...
Some people find it easy to start a conversation, even with a stranger; but not everyone finds it so easy.
They may say silence is a virtue, but whoever said it first obviously never sat through an awkward date.
When a well-meaning person asks, “Which famous person, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? If you have any acquaintances in common, bonus points for you. If you’re similar ages, you can discuss your feelings about Full House or The Wonder Years or the frighteningly robust POG collection languishing in your parents’ basement. I’m always poking around to see what people are reading.Sometimes (okay, most of the time), though, first dates aren't smooth sailing.That doesn't always mean you're incompatible — just that we are humans, and dating can be awkward.It doesn’t need to be a great effort or does it need to be as easy as leaving it to fate.You just need to be yourself, have some depth in your conversation, and connect emotionally.