Going on a first date is never easy, and one of the things many people worry about is what to talk about. Luckily, researchers have actually studied the things you should talk about on a first date, and knowing these hot topics can not only help break the ice, but they can even create a lasting intimacy that extends just beyond your first night together. Of course, there's no magic way to make someone fall in love with you, but there are a good number of conversation points that can make your night go much smoother.
"First dates are about getting to know one another in a general way to see if you have anything in common besides a physical attraction," says intimacy and relationship expert Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S over email. "It’s nice to have a first date in places that don’t distract from the goal of ‘getting to know,’ so I encourage walks in nature or coffee shops."
No matter where you are, what matters most is what you talk about — and how you talk about it! Next time you're feeling nervous before heading out to meet someone for drinks, consider these six things you should talk about on a first date, according to science.