What are some good conversation starters for a first date?

I have a date coming up and because I'm shy I have a hard time coming up with things to say when I'm nervous.

Are there any good conversation starters that can help break the ice and help me get to know him a little?

Thankfully I don't think he's shy lol. But I obviously don't want him to have to carry the whole conversation.


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Most Helpful Girl

  • Think of it this way - what don't you know about him? For the first date, you likely don't know terribly much about the guy. So use your questions to get to know him. That's the purpose of talking, after all. :)

    For example:

    "Have you lived here your whole life? Do you like it?"

    "What do you do for a living? Tell me about what your job is like."

    "What is your favorite movie?"

    "Are you a cat or dog person?"

    "What's your family like? Have any brothers or sisters?"

    "Do you like travelling? Where are some of your favorite places you've been?"

    Just keep thinking of stuff to ask him. :) Good luck!

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  • "What do you do for a living?"

    "How do you know so and so?" (assuming you got set up by another individual)

    "How long have you lived in ______________"

    "What major are you studying?"

    Did you do anything for the 4th of july?

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