We have all been there at one point or another. You get through the mandatory ‘How are yous?’ and the casual ‘You look goods’. You sit down to dinner together, ready to discuss everything over a cosy two-hour meal and *poof* Your entire mind shuts down and all you can think of to say is something along the lines of; ‘Oooh look, they painted the walls red. That’s classic for a dining room, that is.’
Its not an ideal evolutionary response that causes intelligent people to completely loose their ability to hold structured, entertaining conversation the moment they are alone with a potential life mate. You could even go so far as to suggest it is a downright silly function of nerves to prevent you from being at your best on a date.
However, the one comfort I can offer you is that it happens to absolutely everyone, at some point or other. So, in the spirit of acceptance, we at Free and Single have come up with a list of five conversational topics guaranteed to open up lines of communication and five that you really, really, really just should not mention on the first date.
Let’s Get This Party Started – Top 5 First Date Conversation Starters
- Are you from around here or did you move here?
- What was your favorite subject at school?
- How did you get into your career?
- If you had unlimited funds, what would you do on holiday?
- Do you choose dark chocolate, dairy milk or white chocolate?
This Thing is Shutting Down – Top 5 First Date Conversation Stallers
- Crazy talk