Conversation tips for your next date

You have successfully sailed through your first date. Though a bit awkward and uncomfortable in the beginning, first dates can be both exciting and rewarding. How can you term it as rewarding? First dates can be rewarding if the date leads to a second one.

A second date is an indicator that you have created a good first impression. After the first date, if there is a feeling of attraction, eagerness to know the person better, you are comfortable with each other and are able to talk with each other, then your next date is more likely.

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Dating is all about eating out, good music and perhaps dancing. In all stages of dating, there should be a consistent exchange of thoughts and ideas. A lively conversation between two people can spice up even the most sober ambience.

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Your first date was probably about getting to know each other. Conversation would typically center around each other’s interests, hobbies, likes and dislikes, career prospects etc. So everything went off rather well on the first date and you're planning to meet again. What next? A lively, enjoyable conversation can let your date learn about the real you. So what are some conversation tips for your next date? Here are few pointers:

Successful first dates are the ones that progress into a second one. So set the fear factor aside. So now you can fearlessly ask this question – What’s the most annoying thing someone could do on a first date? This question may bring a smile to your partner’s face or may put her into a contemplative mood. This can be a great conversation starter which may either add a sense of humour into your conversation or may get either one of you into an analytical mood.

Has any book had a major impact on you?

If reading is a passion that both of you share, then this question will be relevant. A fiction or a non-fiction book could have left an indelible impression on your mind. Talking about books or any common hobby may help you realize that your general view of life and the values and ethics you have imbibed are common.

What was the best bargain you ever found?This is a good conversational tip to assess the humour aspect present in your date. If your date is really smart enough and has a rather frivolous or different view to certain aspects of life, her answer to this question may be like this:"The best bargain I could possibly find was picking you for a date instead of going out with a rich handsome boy. Here you are, so compromising and willing when it comes to footing the bill. Apart from good food, I get a chance to enrich myself, thanks to the free and unlimited source of knowledge and tit bits of life you impart. It could have been a bad bargain if I had gone out with the rich guy. Apart from talking incessantly about mundane issues he might have sedated me with 'I, me, myself' stories."

What would be the title of your biography?

An appropriate conversation tip if you want your date to put on her thinking cap. Her answer to this question may throw some light on certain aspects of her life/personality that you may not be aware of.

What is the most unusual thing you know how to do?

A conversation between you and your date should not always center around serious or mundane topics. To make your conversation lighthearted, you can talk to each other about the wackiest things you have ever done. This is one way of conveying a message to one another that you are not actually a dull or boring person as either of you have possibly appeared to be.

If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?

Every person should be focused, have a sense of direction in life. He should aspire to reach a higher goal to prove his mettle. This could be an effective conversation tip to judge each other’s ambition level.

Is there anything you can't say no to?

This should be your last topic of discussion. If your evening out is coming to an end, pop this question at that moment but make it a point to answer first. Your answer should typically be, "I am quite sure that I cant say no to another date with you." By the end of the evening, it's evident that you and your partner have learnt much more about each other than you did on your first date. Taking a decision to date again will be rather obvious!