7 Kinds Of Interesting Questions To Ask On A First Date 2023

Updated: January 27, 2023

Though a first date is exciting, it also has the potential to turn awkward or stressful. Nerves are flying and thoughts are swirling around in your mind about what you should discuss and what you want to find out about your potential new beau. Though you can prepare a list of questions or topic starters, you want to be careful not to sound like you are conducting the next interview for NBC’s Dateline.

1. Food and Drink

Of all the questions to ask on a first date, this topic is a bit of a gimme. You will probably be at a bar, coffee shop, or restaurant, so of course it will come up. You can help the conversation along with a few follow-up questions. For example, when you’re mulling over the menu together, this would be a good time ask about your date’s dietary restrictions and/or preferences.

2. Passions and Hobbies

Chances are you may already know a little bit about your date’s job through their profile or a mutual friend. If that is a passion of theirs, it would be a great place to dig a little deeper, however, that isn’t always the case, and some people don’t like to linger on discussing their day jobs.

3. Travel Stories or Aspirations

Asking questions on the first date about their travel experiences is a great way to find out a little more about your date’s view of the world. Have they jet-setted all around exploring far off destinations? Have they had any memorable road trips? Maybe they haven’t travelled much yet and are waiting for just the right time, or perhaps travel partner, to make their dreams a reality.

4. Friendships

Whether or not you agree with the adage, “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”, you can certainly learn a lot about your date by the company they keep. Asking about their funny or favorite moments with their best friends, or about what they most often do when out and about is a great opener for any number of follow-up questions.

5. Childhood and Family

Here’s where things really get fun. Sure, you can ask the foundational questions about where your date grew up, how many siblings they have, etc., but this topic gives you ample opportunities to get a little more creative. Kids say and do the darndest things, and you can bet your date is no exception. One question that’s sure to lead to some interesting answers is: What is something ridiculous you believed as a child?

6. Entertainment

Entertainment such as music, TV and films, books, and blogs just might be one of the greatest equalizers when it comes to finding common interests. Even if you and your date have different tastes, there is bound to be some overlap in at least one of the various entertainment categories.

7. Fun Facts

The name alone says it: fun facts are just plain fun! Dig into some fun facts questions to find out more about your date’s unique quirks and personality traits and let them see a few of yours. You can also turn it into a game of Two Truths and a Lie.


Find out what your man is thinking

Get your Ex Boyfriend or Girlfriend back:

How To Save Your Marriage (men and women)

How to text a girl:

Need to lose weight? Try the Cinderella solution:

Manifest more love and wealth in your life:

Text Chemistry: Use texts to make a man love you:

Must see: The 5-second hack that kills food cravings:

Use this 15 minute Manifesting Trick:

Discover this secret praying technique:

Leave a Comment