You need ice breakers, light-hearted queries, questions that provoke banter, laughter, and thought, as well as questions that dig a bit deeper and go beyond the superficial. Read on. Your future dates depend on it.
Finding out about something interesting about another person that may not otherwise come up in regular conversation is a fun way to get to know them. Our workshops start life-changing conversations. Ask about their hobbies, their interests… do they enjoy activities like sports, painting, spending time outside, reading, or dancing?
We all know by now that topics like religion, politics, and the like are best to avoid if you want a first encounter to stay positive and light-hearted. Use our powerful films and discussion guides to transform relationships in your community.
You never know until you ask! Drink nothing but coffee or soda for the rest of your life?
It might be obvious, but the easiest way to connect with someone is to get them talking about themselves. Ask your date what bothers them. A big part of this distinction is the first impression you each give and how well you and the other person connect.
If you met on a dating app, ask about what led you to accept their profile.
Do they call up their mom as soon as they find out about a new promotion? Teach One Love.
First dates can be awkwardnerve-wracking, exciting, disastrous, wonderful — any of things. Ask your date to talk about their siblings, best friends, grandparents, or even their pets. Do they have a favorite vacation destination? Talking about our awkward moments shows humility, vulnerability, and a sense of humor — is it important to you that your date can laugh at themselves once in a while?
These are some positive ways to get comfortable with someone and reveal what kind of connection you have with them. Talk about things that get on your nerves. Do they have a secret place where they can go to relax, unwind, and escape the world?
They make for great icebreaker questions, can be answered by the both of you, and can be as surface level, deep, or silly as you want them to be. Do they know of a cool hiking trail hiding away behind the river?
Ask them which decisions they have made that they are truly happy about. All humility aside — are they proud of their accomplishments?
Ask them when the last time they won an award was. Are they generally laid back and easy going, or do they tend to be tense and easily stressed?
‘you had me at hello…'
Everyone has pet peeves. Would you rather… go to the beach or the mountains?
Share Host a workshop Our workshops start life-changing conversations. Finding out pet peeves can give you a better understanding of some of the things that make a person tick, and is a good way to be open and honest with each other from the get-go. Maybe you will find something that you both enjoy doing and, if the date goes well, could potentially be an idea for another date later on down the road.
Get stuck on a roller coaster or get horribly lost in a huge theme park?