Buzzfeed's 24 Questions For a First Date Should Give You Some Ideas For Getting Rid of Those Awkward Silences

First dates can be full of long, awkward silences; after all, you don't know this person well enough to ask them any serious, personal questions and all of the generic "So where are you from?" type questions just seem incredibly lame. And you don't want to seem incredibly lame. But to help you with this particular dilemma, Buzzfeed has video a list of 24 questions to actually ask on a first date. Because I think we all could use a little help in that area.

The questions range from the basic, no-stakes inquiries like "What piece do you choose in Monopoly?" to questions about seemingly small but actually important details that might let you know what you're in for if you keep seeing each other, such as "Do you hashtag when you text?" or "Does your dog have a wardrobe?" or "When you finish a roll of toilet paper, do you replace it immediately or just put another one on top?" It's the little things, guys. It's the little things.

Big or small, however, all of the questions have the potential to do what all first date questions should do: provoke a conversation. And if the person sitting across the table from you can't get a conversation going from any of these, chances are you don't want to date them anyway.

Check out the full list in the video below, and happy dating everyone!

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