For our purposes, we’ll extend it into use on first dates.According to our annual It’s Just Lunch dating survey, over a third of singles mentioned easy conversation as an important component of compatibility. You can dress to the nines, exude physical attractiveness, and even share a similar outlook on life; but if you can’t carry a conversation and verbally express yourself, you’ll have a hard time getting that important second date. Avoid asking questions that may just have a yes or no answer.
A few days later we were on a real lunch date at a nice restaurant. Like anyone else, I wanted to present my best self on that first date and had plans to force myself to be more interesting and sensible. We had a long conversation that could only be described as magical.
It was all loaded with quick really interesting small stories, a little bit of snappy banter where one story begot three more.
Whilst your date’s occupation, education and interests may be important to you, there is a more creative way to discover more about your date without making them feel like they’re being interviewed.
This question is a cleverly disguised means of learning more about your date’s aspirations and life ambitions to see if you share similar ideals.
Like, “one time when I went to Japan” story, and “I went to Asia for a friends marriage” and “my most adventurous trip was…” story and more.
This date lasted 6 hours without one awkward silence.
This question requires some thought, a longer answer and a real glimpse of what your date knows, where their strengths lie and what makes your date tick.
Questions like these will not only show that you’re fun and easy-going, but it’ll also present you with the opportunity to pick up on points made by your date, which will lead to further questions about their education and occupation.
Talking about things that mean a great deal to us or that have influenced our lives significantly provides a special bond.