There is little more nerve-wracking than a first date.

Particularly when it's a set-up or a blind date, where you know little to nothing about the person you're meeting.

Making the potential for a long stretch of awkward silence likely to the point of inevitable.

This is why it's important to come prepared with some questions at the ready.

Not only to avoid silence but also to get to know the person sitting across from you a bit better.

Simple questions such as their favorite ice cream flavor, the movie they could watch over and over again, the last book that made them cry, or the one ingredient they asked to be left off their cobb salad can easily determine whether or not there is any chance of a second date.


Redditor kckid23 was curious to hear what people thought to be the best questions to ask on a first date, leading them to ask:
"What are some good first date questions to get to know someone?"

As one might expect, the Reddit community had a more than a little fun when answering this question.

A More Likely Possibility Than One Might Think...

"What's the largest mammal you think you could knock out with a single punch?"- AB0RTMISSI0N

The Come In Packs...

"In an emergency how many 3rd graders could you fight off?"- Pithius

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Childhood Friends... Hopefully?

"What are some things our parents don’t know about you?"- MayTanMay

Hey, When You Know, You Know!

"Will you marry me?"- MontagueorCapulet

First Date Jitters...

"Have you ever had a dream that, that, um, that you had, uh, that you had to, you could, you do, you wit, you wa, you could do so, you do you could, you want, you wanted them to do you so much you could do anything?"- whatnowalt23

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...Is This Even Funny?...

"Which side were you rooting for in WW2?"- eagle1459

Thankfully, there were a few who did take the answer seriously, and offered some pretty good advice.

Where Were You?

"On our first date my husband and I did a thing where one of us would choose a year, then we'd both say what we were doing in that year of our lives."

"It was a great way to get to know each other!"- shhhushnow

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Getting Their Name Right Is A Good Start

"If their name is an uncommon one, make sure you ask what's the correct pronunciation."

"Literally the first thing I said to my husband on our first date was 'hello' followed by a butchered attempt to say his name."

"He replied 'what did you just call me?' and up until that moment, I had never before felt the urge to jump into the nearby creek in mid-February."- yallready4this

No Greater Bond Than A Mutual Hatred Of Brussel Sprouts...

"Which vegetable offends you the most?"- Calculon009

Carnivore Or Vegetarian?

"Favorite dinosaur?"- Giant_bird_penis_69

yell jurassic world GIF by Regal CinemasGiphy

The way some people answer certain questions could immediately raise some flags, sending the ones who asked immediately back to Tinder or Hinge.

Of course, it should also be made clear, that it can also be easily determined as to whether or not there will be a second date by the questions people ask.

As one can't help but wonder how many second dates those who answered the first few questions have actually attended...