"This is a good icebreaker question, because people usually have at least one person from their town who made it big, and they almost always have a funny story about it.
Or they grew up with all famous people, which would also be very interesting? "Not going to lie, I usually look up my matches on social media before we go on a date, but I like to know what they think of social media in general. "It gives me a sense of how they grew up and also how they handle a big, stressful, life-changing situation.
This may sound like a bad way to put your best foot forward, but in my case, sharing a little vulnerability actually goes a long way in setting both your date and you at ease.
For me, one of the most frustrating parts of first dates is getting trapped in surface level conversation and never getting to anything deeper.
Think of conversation as a tennis match in which the players lob the ball back and forth. They ask personal or sensitive questions that put the other person on the defensive. If feeling inhibited is a problem for some people, others go to the opposite extreme: they use a date as an opportunity to purge and vent. You can only keep one: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, or John Oliver?Boston: “No Nonsense” Conversation starters that are straightforward or cynical saw 59 percent higher response rates in Boston than in other cities.Sometimes (okay, most of the time), though, first dates aren't smooth sailing.That doesn't always mean you're incompatible — just that we are humans, and dating can be awkward.