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What The Hell Are You Supposed To Talk About On The First Date?

Ahh, first dates… a time for nervous excitement, sweet butterflies, and oh-so-awkward silences because you don’t know WTF to talk about. 

Okay, first dates can be the absolute worst. You’re at a dinner you probably won’t even enjoy with basically a complete stranger, trying to hide all of the worst parts of yourself while knowing that the person across from you is doing the same, and yet still trying to figure out if they’re the love of your life or a potential new topic you’ll spend six months discussing in therapy. Smell that? That’s romance in the air. 

But as inherently uncomfortable as first dates are, there are ways to minimize the silently-staring-at-each-other moments. All it takes is the right conversation starters (and maybe a shot or two). 

There’s no science to make sure a first date goes well (and if there is, I definitely haven’t studied it), but if you’re absolutely stuck on what to talk about on a first date, here are some topics to get the conversation flowing and the sparks sparking. Sure, you might not hear wedding bells immediately, but at least you won’t have to hear them loudly and awkwardly swallow their water every 30 seconds. A win is a win. 

First Date Questions And Conversation Starters That Don’t Suck

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What crime they’d commit if the Purge was real

If they jump to murder immediately (when robbing Sephora is an option), they’re a psychopath.

What conspiracy theory they think isn’t a conspiracy at all

You be the judge here. 

What you think a worse game show concept than “The Masked Singer” could be

This one requires a lot of creativity. 

What you’d rather be doing for work

This way they can get a glimpse at all the hopes and dreams that you’ve let die.

How the next retrograde will affect your big three

It’s good to know how your behavior will change over the next few weeks, should you go on a date again.

The worst date you’ve been on

At least you can both rest assured it’s not this one!

Who Gossip Girl should have been

It’s a good sign if they know that Dan Humphrey was a cop out.

Who their dream blunt rotation would be

Want to make it more interesting? Kardashian edition. 

Where they were on Jan. 6, 2021

Just curious. 

What they think is an appropriate way to get their waiter’s attention

If there is snapping or waving involved, it’s time to go.

Who they live with

A mom or family? Understandable in this economy. An ex-partner? Not as cute. 

If they’d call themselves romantic

If the answer is “no,” you’re about to have a shitty time. 

What temperature they like to sleep at

A 73-degrees Fahrenheit girlie has no business trying to be with someone who sleeps with the AC, fan, and window open. 

Syeda Khaula Saad
Syeda Khaula Saad
Syeda Khaula Saad is a sex & dating writer at Betches despite not remembering the last time she was in a relationship. Just take her word for it.