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Dating Conversation Starters And Tips - Part 1

Have you ever been on a date, or just met someone and been totally stuck for a subject to talk about. It helps to have some backup plans in place, some tried and true subjects that you can fall back on if you are struggling for a conversation. Here is a list of dating conversation starters.

Talking about the other person is generally a good idea. Discussing yourself and how awesome you are all the time might mean you end up talking to yourself. Here are some dating conversation topics to avoid early on.

Try remember the answers they give about topics you discuss. If things develop further you might be able earn bonus points by remembering and or using things they like to surprise them.

Remember that they will often ask you the same question.

Going on a date can be both exciting and nerve-wracking, especially when it comes to starting a conversation. A great conversation can help you get to know your date better and pave the way for a potential relationship. But what should you talk about? Here are some dating conversation starters and tips to help you break the ice and keep the conversation flowing.

Current News Events

Having an idea of what is going on in the world makes you seem up to date and can provide a wealth of topics to discuss and find more out about each other.

Weekends Or Public Holidays

Asking about what someone did on the weekends or public holidays gives you an insight into what they like to do with their spare time.


Discussing travel can be a great way to learn more about your date’s experiences and aspirations. Ask about their favorite destinations or dream vacations, and share your own travel stories as well.

This also gives you an idea if they are likely to run off somewhere ;)

Hobbies, Interests, Sports

Food is often a topic that people can bond over. Ask your date about their favorite cuisine, restaurant or cocktail, or share a recommendation of your own.

People generally like talking about themselves and especially their interests.

Food, Restaurants And Drinks

Be careful discussing alcohol. You might come across as an alcoholic. Depending on who you are talking to, this may be a turn off.

Music And Arts

Most people like listening to music. You may be able to reach some common ground here. Perhaps they play and instrument or have some artistic streak.

Movies And TV

Discussing movies and TV shows can be a fun way to get to know each other’s taste in entertainment. Ask your date about their favorite movie or TV show, or share your own picks and ask for their thoughts.

Compliment Or Ask About Clothing

Note that this one can get you into trouble with women if not handled properly ;)

Ask About Surroundings

If you are at their house, then perhaps there is an object that interests you. If you are out and about, you might see something that makes a good conversation piece.


Finding out what someone does for a living can be good. Talking about your work all night with a colleague may grow thin… especially if non work related people are present.

Career goals

Talking about your professional goals and aspirations can give you insight into your date’s ambition and drive. Ask about their current job or career path, or share your own career goals and passions.


This is one where talking about your own pet might be a very good idea.

Being Nervous

This might already be obvious to your date, but it can also be a way to break the tension. Maybe they are nervous too.


Guys with motorbikes often claim that this is a gold mine for getting girls interested in coming for a ride.

Where Were You Born, Go To School?

This question can help you learn more about your date’s background and experiences. It can also give you an opportunity to share your own background as well. Additionally, you could ask follow-up questions about their hometown or school experience, such as what they liked or didn’t like about it, or what their favorite memory was. This can help you build a connection and find commonalities between your experiences.

Star Sign

Many people believe in astrology and find it to be a fascinating topic. You can ask your date about their sign and if they think it accurately reflects their personality, or share your own sign and what traits you identify with. This can also lead to a conversation about other shared interests or hobbies related to astrology or spirituality. However, it’s important to remember that not everyone believes in astrology, so be mindful of your date’s beliefs and level of interest.

What Did You Do Today?

This can help you learn more about your date’s daily life and routines. It’s also a good way to show your interest in their life and get a better understanding of their priorities and interests. You can ask follow-up questions about their daily activities, such as what they like to do in their free time, or what their favorite hobbies are. This can help you find common ground and plan future dates around shared interests. However, be careful not to come across as too intrusive or nosy, and respect your date’s privacy if they don’t want to share too many details.

Childhood Memories

Sharing childhood memories can be a great way to learn more about your date’s background and personality. Ask about their favorite childhood memory or activity, or share your own.


Remember to listen actively and engage with your date’s responses. These topics are just starting points and can lead to deeper and more meaningful conversations.