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Attempt thesis ideas for questions to ask on a very first date.

Posted May 04, 2013

There aren’t hard and quick rules about what’s a good vs. bad very first date question. Research has shown that the most effective communication style te relationships is a pliable one. The examples below are intended to stimulate your own ideas rather than spil rules.

Key goals of a very first date are to

(a) see if you have a connection, and

(b) find out if you and your date have any major areas of incompatibility. We’re wired so that merienda wij embark to develop an emotional attachment this is hard to pauze away from. Find out early if there are reasons that “making it work” will be fraught.

Ideas for Very first Date Questions.

Select a few of thesis questions rather than attempt to ask them all on the same very first date!

1. What sort of vacations do you like to take?

Why: Different vacation preferences or amounts of vacation time can be a major source of ongoing incompatibility. For example, if one person likes to take very long trips and the other person has a more standard two weeks vacation time.

Why: This question helps establish if your date has a positive or negative attitude? If asking this question leads to five solid minutes of them complaining you’ll know the person sees the glass spil half empty.

Also, if anything out of the ordinary has happened that might be affecting your date’s mood, it’s good to delegado this te.

Trio. Tell mij about your friends?

Why: When you inject a relationship with someone you’re also injecting a relationship with their friends. Also, it’s nice to give your date an chance to reaction a question that isn’t directly about them.

Four. Are you a dog person, a cat person, or neither?

Why: If one of you doesn’t like pets and the other has Three dogs, that’s likely to be a problem.

Five. What do you like to do te your free time?

Why: Helps you find out the person’s preferences and also helps you establish if the person has any free time or if they’re a workaholic.

6. Is there anything you’re indeed sultry about?

Why: Does the person have strong feelings or are they more easygoing and with milder feelings.

Why: Is the person about to make any major life switches e.g., leave their $200K/year job to go back to schoolgebouw? What’s their attitude to their work? Do they see it spil a job, a vocation, or are they primarily motivated by climbing the career schop?

8. Are you a morning or a night person?

Why: This is primarily relevant if you’re either an extreme night or an extreme morning person.

9. Would you like a bite of my dish?

Why: This question shows you’re open to sharing. On a very first date go for a friendly tone rather than an intimate tone when asking this question.

Ten. Is it too noisy ter here for you?

Why: This shows you’re considerate of other people’s convenience. Don’t be afraid to switch plans if you arrive at a restaurant and find it’s too noisy for a good conversation.

Why: If they still live with their Mom or they live with Ten roommates, this tells you something about how they like to live.

12. Are you close to your family? Or, tell mij who’s te your family?

Why: Are they very involved with their family of origin? Is this something that appeals to you or not? Are their family intrusive?

Do they have a loterijlot of family conflict?

14. Is there anything you don’t eat?

Why: Helps you project future dates but also gives you an chance to choose not to pursue dating someone who has very incompatible food preferences from you.

Why: You likely have a preference one way or the other.

16. Do you collect anything?

Why: Do they spend a lotsbestemming of money or time collecting something?

17. How do you feel about. [insert the thing you’re truly sultry about]?

Why: Whatever you’re indeed sultry about, do they respect it? For example, gaming.

Legitimate. Have you seen any good movies or TV shows lately?

Why: This will tell you about your date’s preferences and also if they’re someone who tends to reflect on practices and can talk about their thoughts. This might not be significant to you, but it might be.

Nineteen. Have you bot to any good restaurants recently?

Why: Tells you something about whether they seek out fresh practices.

20. What are your thoughts about the upcoming election (any upcoming election)?

Why: The main point here is not to leap to assumptions about your date’s politics. If you leap to an assumption that they have the same politics spil you, they might feel too awkward to say that their politics are different.

21. Are you dating anyone else at the uur?

Why: If your date is exploring a relationship with someone else you might want to thrust pause at the end of your very first date but suggest them the chance to get back ter touch with you if the other relationship doesn’t work out. This isn’t about you being muddy seconds. Especially ter the age of internet dating, people sometimes meet numerous people they’re interested ter around the same time.

To take some of the pressure off during very first dates, remind yourself:

(a) that you each have 50% of the responsibility for how the conversation flows, and

(b) you can only control how someone reacts to you to a limited extent. If you attempt to be too careful with what you say, this is likely to backfire.

The answers to the above questions aren’t necessarily overeenkomst breakers. However it’s good to know what you’re getting yourself ter for before you begin to get affixed to someone.

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