" Also, maybe you also loved that book/movie/food item, and now you guys have something in common and are going to be watching Foreign Thrillers with Strong Female Leads together forever! " It's a little unorthodox, but anything's better than "Sup?
I don’t know about you, but I am of the mind that a date should not feel like a job interview.
When a well-meaning person asks, “Which famous person, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? If you have any acquaintances in common, bonus points for you. If you’re similar ages, you can discuss your feelings about Full House or The Wonder Years or the frighteningly robust POG collection languishing in your parents’ basement. I’m always poking around to see what people are reading.
” I want to say (as politely as possible), “Someone who wouldn’t ask questions like that.” Instead, here are a few topics I’ve found spark great conversation… Otherwise, cover your bases — siblings, hobbies, pets, favorite travel destinations — until you hit common ground. Whether it’s a graphic novel, a magazine article or an interview with their favorite comedian, discussing things you’ve read is a great way to see what makes them tick. It could be anything from yodeling to deep sea diving, but everyone loves to talk about times when they shine. Asking your date to boast leads to them feeling great in your presence. If you had to be trapped inside one giant food, and the only way to escape was to eat your way out of it, which food would you choose?
"What's the best movie/book/meal you saw/read/ate in the past year?
" A specific question about something someone will remember with fondness is a lot more interesting to answer than, "How's your week going? Based on a not at all peer-reviewed study, 90 percent of people using online dating apps are bored out of their minds. You're the princess, he's the prince, and you call out to him: "Oh, won't some hero come save me from this stifling castle keep!
Something that would have you eye-rolling, like, "Why is someone as hot as you looking for a date?" will probably have him messaging you back, fast.7. Open with a random emoji (nail painting is always good) and wait.