Let’s face it; nobody likes a tense and anxious first date full of questions that feels like an interview. However, here is great dating advice, the main point of a date is to find out as much as you can about your potential partner because this what determines if there will be more dates to come. There are strategic questions that you need to ask on every first date in order to find out fundamental things about your potential partner.
1. Describe your family. Where did you grow up?
It does not matter how you phrase the question but this question gives you an insight into the emotional health of your date. If they had a good healthy childhood, then this means that their emotionally capable of handling a relationship. However, it does not mean that you should not consider people who have not had good childhoods. This question helps you find out if your date has taken steps to cater to any issues arising from this.
2. What brings you laughter?
Among the most important factors, is whether a person can find humor in situations. You may not find the same things funny but it helps you determine what their outlook on life is and it gives you some insight on their personality.
3. What is it you look for in a relationship?
It may seem like a loaded question to ask on a first date but it is paramount to know if the person you are sharing a meal with is looking for the same thing that you are. It speaks to your future, if any, together.
4. Are you currently working on anything?
This speaks to how ambitious a person is. If they do not have any goals, it means that they are probably not motivated. If they are indeed working on something, it means that they have drive as well as determination.
5. What are you passionate about?
This helps you get you to know what drives that person. If they say that they do not know, this probably means that they are not passionate about anything and this could be a major red flag.
What questions did you ask on your first date?