Things to talk about on a first date

First dates can be a source of anxiety for just about anyone – even the most confident among us! Keep in mind that there are certain topics you should definitely avoid—at least until you know each other a little better. We’ll tackle what not to talk about in the next article.

If you don’t want to be at a loss for words when you’re sitting across from your dream date, here are some great topics you can add to your repertoire when the conversation hits a lull:

  1. Have a sense of humor

    Dates are about having fun, and first dates, doubly so. If you can share a few laughs it will make for a memorable occasion. If you don’t consider yourself to be a “funny guy”, think about learning a few jokes in advance and get ready to light up his smile.

  2. Don’t make it feel like an interview

    Getting to know somebody will always involve asking questions. Asking what he is looking for in a guy is okay but try to keep it light. Frame your questions...
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Things NOT to talk about on a first date

In our last article, we explored things to talk about on a first date. Now, we’ll get into things you shouldn’t talk about. Being aware of topics you should avoid is just as important as knowing what to say. After all, how your first date goes may well set the stage for your future together.  

  1. Don’t talk about yourself too much

    Try to have a conversation that is balanced, meaning that both you and your date have an equal chance to talk and contribute. You will never learn anything about another person if you are the one doing all the talking!

  2. Don’t get into explicit sex discussions

    Once you get to know each other better you can openly talk about sex acts, what you like, and so on. Broaching this topic on a first date may come across as a bit heavy-handed. Give yourselves some time to develop some camaraderie first.

  3. Don’t talk about money, religion or politics

    Much like explicit sex, these are all topics that can prove to be quite heated....

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