The best way to combat that awkward silence is with a few questions. Note we said a few, not twenty-one. Single Atlanta will help you get to that first-date experience, once we do let's see it for what it's worth - a good time with some good company, that's all folks. All the controversial and hot opinions will surface eventually so let's shelf these emotional topics on round one.
Here is a general guide to some ice breakers and conversation starters.
Usually, a safe topic of conversation is asking about siblings. Asking about parents could backfire if they experienced a divorce but today's family is a modern one. Talking about siblings usually triggers positive feelings, scores a few points and makes you look interested in their family life. Show of that inner softie.
The potential topics are endless. It is a safe and fun conversation and can kill a lot of time. Favorite Food Network Star? Best restaurant in Atlanta? Best meal you have ever had? The Foodie culture continues to grow and can be very personal. So go ahead and discuss Northern vs. Southern Italian pasta, Spanish Tapas or Sushi all night long.
Career plans or the dream job?
Ask about past education, subjects that turn them on, English, History or Science? Why they loved their school. What recent continuing education courses have they taken to stay current in their unique industry? As we spend half our lives in the office it is a huge part of one's character and a good way to get to know each other.
We are the company we keep.
Ask about friends. Even if you do not know them, people will love to tell you about their circle of friends, where they all met and all of the things they do together. We subconsciously are listening and asking ourselves if anything they just said we want to be a part of.
In my free time I like to
Do you like to dance, walk the dog, play golf or get artsy? How about sports? These are the questions that determine how much of a bond exists between the two of you. What does a relationship look like in my free time with you by my side? Moreover, you can keep this conversation rolling with follow-up questions and connect.
Been around the world tonight?
A solid way to spark someone's interest is by asking about their past travel destinations or future endeavors. Visited the same places? Bingo- we have a connection. Talking travel provides both of y'all with some insight about one's cultural background and their openness to new adventures.
Avoid the Past
Generally speaking, one should never ask about past lovers on a first date. Avoid this topic. Start with a clean slate. Don't become friends and comfort each other about past mistakes or relationships. The goal is to move forward, look ahead and what tomorrow looks like if we really are a match. Now that the date is going well and conversation is flowing smoothly we can look ahead. Did she have a sparkle in her eye, was his body language is positive? If this match fits chances are you will be curious to see what other great adventures you can go on together. At Single? Atlanta we can't wait to hear how the dates went and help you grow the companionship.
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