To see if your compatible.
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If its the first date it would generally be what you guys have in common such as what you like what he likes, it should be ok to throw in some small jokes in for humor, when eating on dates make sure you dont cut the food too big, so you can have small conversations every bite. Talk about something interesting that happened today or a week etc, you can make it up, it keeps the conversation going. end you should always smile and eye contact.