Let’s be honest; A first date is never easy. There are too many expectations and a date in the real world never measures up to the expectations that Hollywood sets. There are garneted to be awkward moments but there are also guaranteed to be good moments as well.
Choosing the right activity will go a long way toward ensuring the success of a first date. Select a activity that is lends its self to conversation but at the same time does not feel awkward when there is a laps in conversation.
A museum or art gallery tends to make an excellent place for a first date. The couple can talk as much as they like without disturbing the other patrons. At the same time there is no uncomfortable feel when the conversation tapers off. As an added bonus there is always something to look at and comment upon to start the conversation going again.
A movie, as a standalone activity, is a bad idea for a first date. The environment is hostile toward conversation and is not a good way to get to know your date. However, a move followed by coffee, drinks, or dinner is usually a very strong first date. The movie gives both of you a chance to relax and get comfortable with each other. When the two of you leave the movie you will have a shared experience and something to talk about and connect over on the next phase of your date.
Below are some strong first date conversation starters.
What was the first concert you went to see?
What TV show are you embarrassed about watching?
When was the first time you say the ocean ?
What do you know how to say in a foreign language ?
Have you ever been on TV or in the newspaper?
What book can you read over and over again?
When you have out of town guests what do you show them?
Would you rather be rich or famous?
Why were you given your name?
If you had it to do over again what would you study in school?
What did you do to get pocket money as a child?
Have you ever won a trophy?
What was the first big thing you bought with your own money?
What was the last charity you donated time, money or materials to?
What makes you jealous?
Who is there in your life that you would take a bullet for?
What is a piece of advice your mother gave you?
What song do you love to dance to?
Do you believe God has a sense of humor? Why?
What smell reminds you of home?
What was the first thing you learned to cook?
If You had a million dollars to start a charity with, what would you do?
What rule do you enjoy breaking?
What do you believe will last forever?
When was the last time you played Truth or Dare?
If you had to apply a label to yourself, what would it be?
I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, miles from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next-door neighbor. - Laurence Sterne