A first date is exciting. But it can also be highly unnerving.

You just want it to go so well.

So what do you wear?

What do say?

How little do eat and how much do you drink?

But that ice breaker is important. And the dialogue is imperative.

So what do we talk about?

Inform me...

Redditor AspirinDontWorkOnMe wanted to discuss the best beginners for small talk when on an early romantic excursion. They asked:

"What are some good questions to ask on a first date?"

Are you crazy? That's my first date question. I can always tell by the answer.

LOL

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“Who makes you laugh?”

"This was my speed dating question back in the day, and it sorted out the wheat from the chaff VERY quickly."

RiverLover27

The Past

"What unresolved childhood trauma will emerge through maladaptive behaviors as we spend more time together?"

ofsquire

"To be fair anyone who has a legitimate answer to this one is probably already actively working to improve themselves which could be a huge green flag. Unless they're aware and not working on it in which case run."

Glundyn

Ok. So I went on a date with a girl... she unloaded all her past trauma in me... then proceeded to get really drunk and make a move on me."

importedsquid

Raccoons?

"What is their opinion on raccoons? Specifically would they be upset if they found out, the person they were dating was actually several raccoons piloting an elaborate human suit. If the answer is yes, it’s is a red flag and you will need to tell Burt and Larry down in the legs to hoof it out of there as fast as possible. Remember to grab as much trash as you can on the way out. It is why we were there to begin with."

The_Most_Superb

Be Useful

"Ask open-ended, non-threatening questions that get them talking about topics they enjoy. You learn much more about someone when they’re comfortable than when they feel scrutinized. Also, realize that the questions you ASK say as much about you as the answers you give."

"Your fears, hangups, history, empathy, etc. For example, if someone asked me how much I earn or what my parents did for a living, I would reasonably surmise that money and perhaps status is important to them. [That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s a useful piece of information.]"

who_favor_fire

A T-Rex?

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"What's your second favorite reptile?"

hellmouth

"My question would be more, what’s your second favourite dinosaur? I work with young children, I have a modest working knowledge of dinosaurs."

Few_Rooster3293

Interesting ideas. If I ever search for love again I may use a few.

A Few Things

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"So, you married?"

"Do you slap the bags of rice at the grocery store?"

"Are you a cop?"

"What’s on your bucket list?"

BallPit1p

Win-Win...

"When I was dating, I used to really like asking what people were excited about coming up in their lives. I'm a very optimistic person. I'm highly sensitive to negativity, pessimism, and cynicism. While it's not the ONLY way to get insight into how positive someone is, asking this question gives some insight into their overall mindset. Plus it's a good way to have a conversation about something someone is excited about. Win-win."

Kooky_Finding8516

HIGH

"Wanna see how high I can jump?"

Competitive-Kale-991

"A girl asked 'do you think I can jump this puddle?' I said no but she jumped anyway and slipped back into it so her back was entirely mud. Also, I drove."

JojenCopyPaste

"Look! Look! Look at me! Look what I can do! Look!"

LoneRangersBand

Mammals...

"What is the biggest mammal you could knock out with one punch?"

Zoidfarbb

"The answer to this question is clearly the horse-sized duck. In accordance with the square-cube law, the horse-sized duck's tiny legs would collapse under it's newfound weight, rendering it severely injured if not completely immobile. I'd pretty much win by default."

smala017

FACTS

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"Can I get a list of references?"

thecartoonrobot

Ah first dates... will they ever be easy? Shouldn't they be?

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