Fact: Going on a first date is awkward. Since almost 50% of adult Americans are single, that means there are a lot of stunted dinner conversations happening out there that could use a match to let the sparks fly.

If you’ve ever sat in silence or felt the need to subtly write interesting facts on notecards for you to bring up while on a first date, then we have your back with more than 50 first date questions that are sure to open the floodgates on interesting conversations. 


  1. Where did you grow up?
  2. Where did you go to school?
  3. Where do you work?
  4. Do you have any siblings?
  5. What’s a core memory that made you who you are today?
  6. Do you have any holiday traditions?
  7. Do you have any tattoos?


  1. What’s your favorite hobby?
  2. What’s your favorite color?
  3. What’s your favorite food?
  4. What’s a vacation you’ve loved?
  5. What’s your favorite book?
  6. What’s your favorite movie?
  7. What’s your favorite sport?
  8. What was your first concert?
  9. What is a pet peeve of yours?
  10. What’s your favorite Disney character?
  11. Who’s your favorite band/artist?
  12. What’s your favorite song?
  13. What’s your go-to dance move?
  14. What’s your favorite show?
  15. What’s your favorite season?
  16. What’s your go-to fast food?
  17. If you were a TV character, who would you be?
  18. Would you choose a window seat or aisle seat?


  1. What’s your experience with religion?
  2. What’s your political affiliation?
  3. If you had $1 million dollars, what would you do with the money?
  4. In an ideal world, where would you live?
  5. If you could go back in time and tell yourself one thing, what would it be?
  6. What’s one thing you do when you’re sad that makes you feel better?
  7. Would you consider yourself a rule follower?
  8. If you could choose your final meal, what would it be?
  9. Do you believe people are mostly good?


  1. Why are you looking to date?
  2. What do you value most in your friendships?
  3. What’s your love language?


  1. Where is your ideal vacation spot?
  2. Do you like kids?
  3. What’s #1 on your Bucket List?
  4. What’s your dream job?
  5. What’s your dream date?


  1. Is water wet or does water make things wet?
  2. What’s your favorite form of potato?
  3. Does pineapple belong on pizza?
  4. Out of everyone in the world, who would you choose as a dinner guest?
  5. When did you last sing to yourself, and what song was it?
  6. What’s your cereal preference?
  7. How do you like your steak?
  8. If you could wake up with a superpower, what would it be?
  9. How do you feel about the Oxford comma?

You could discover your future soulmate based on their answer to “what’s your favorite form of potato?” (which started a huge debate among our co-workers and may have altered our relationships forever). Yes, first dates are awkward, but they could be the start of a beautiful relationship. So, get out there and make some awkward conversation that you and your partner will laugh about in 30 years.