Breaking the ice on a first date is crucial. You need to get the conversation going if there is going to be any chance of making a connection. Here are the 7 best icebreaking tips for a first date to help you get off on the right foot.
Ask About Music
Asking what kind of music someone likes is always a safe and enlightening way to break the ice. If they respond with that conversation killing answer of liking everything then ask for specific favorite artists or bands. Be prepared to talk about who you like and why as well.
Ask About TV And Movies
TV and movies are two more safe topics that will shed light on your date's tastes. Don't just settle for title though. Ask what your date's favorite things are about the TV shows and movies that they enjoy. This is a great way to show that you want to know more than just the usual basic answers.
Ask About Current Events
You want to try to keep it light but talking about current events can show your interest level in them and will quickly reveal how interested your date is in this topic. It's good to know an interesting or funny story from the news to make sure that this works as an icebreaker and not a conversation stopper.
Ask About Childhood Dreams
This one is always fun. Ask your date what they wanted to be when they grew up. Ask questions to get past the few word answers to really understand what they were dreaming of. You can then lead into what they do now and if they are living their dreams in some way.
Ask About Work
While you don't want to dwell on a person's job too much, this is a significant part of anyone's life so show some interest. If you're lucky then you will find someone with passion for what they do. If the person does not have this passion for their work then you can steer the conversation into asking your date what they do have a passion for.
Ask About Hobbies
Ask your date if they have any hobbies or just what they do for fun. As with all these icebreakers you want to ask some good questions. If you don't know much about something then just ask your date to tell you more about it. Many people are a little hesitant to share their passions at first but with a little prodding you will find out what really makes your date happy.
Ask About Family And Friends
Asking about family and friends is always good as long as you're gentle about it. You can usually tell right off the bat if someone loves to talk about their family or if this is a topic that isn't going anywhere. Either way, it's nice for you to break the ice and ask your date about the people they care about. It shows that you care about your date as a person and about the people who are special to your date. You can ask what your date's family and friends would say about your date to get more insight too.
Tomas H. Rheinecker writes reviews about best Catholic dating sites.
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