5 Things To Discuss On A First Date

Publish Date
Monday, 3 August 2015, 12:09PM
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Struggling with ideas for dating conversation topics?

Scientists have actually looked into this, and here are 5 tips for talking on a first date:


1) Talk Travel, Not Movies

In a study by Richard Wiseman, less than 9% of couples that talked movies wanted a second date vs 18% of couples that talked about travel.


2) It’s Not Just What You Talk About, It’s How You Talk

Add to what they say and bounce the ball back.

This is how to have smooth first date conversation.

Avoid extremes in autonomy. Don’t dominate, but don’t be a non-contributor either.


3) Share Secrets

Emotional, personal information exchange during first date conversation promotes powerful feelings of connection.


4) Choose Controversial Over Dull Every Time

If all else fails, talk about abortions and STD’s.

Yeah, you heard me.

Forcing people to discuss interesting but more controversial topics made for more enjoyable first date conversation.


5) Looking To Get Lucky?

Dating site OkCupid found one question that was the single best predictor of whether men or women would have sex on the first date:

“Do you like the taste of beer?”


Well there you have it... Do you like the taste of beer?


Source: Time

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