Blind dates can be scary for a lot of reasons, but with these interesting blind date questions, you will break the ice and keep the conversation going.
Besides his looks, everything else is a complete enigma, right? After all, you’ve got nothing to lose; if you like each other the better, and if you don’t – So long. There are still many cute guys waiting to get to know you.
Bring the mutual friend with you to create a relaxed atmosphere; go bowling or playing billiard. If you are with the people you are both comfortable with, you will act more natural.There’ll be no nervousness and the friends will keep the conversation going. But if you would rather spend the evening one-on-one here are 10 blind date questions to help you to break the ice.
What kind of blind date questions are good?
Remember, it’s important to ask questions that feel natural and authentic, and to be an active listener as well as a good conversationalist.
Ask questions that help you get to know the other person and establish a connection. Ask the other person about their favorite hobbies and interests, and share your own as well. Discuss your favorite restaurants and cuisines, talk about your professional backgrounds and goals, ask the other person about their family and friends, talk about your favorite travel destinations, where you’ve been, and where you’d like to go in the future…
So, relax and have fun! Even if a blind date doesn’t lead to a romantic connection, it can still be a fun and enjoyable experience.
Here are some blind date question ideas.
#1 Why Did You Agree to Go for a Blind Date?
This is probably something that puzzles the both of you. Maybe he just wanted to satisfy his curiosity? Or you’ve heard him being praised so many times that you thought he is definitely someone worth knowing. Either way, the question will break the ice, or at least give you a chance to talk about your matchmaker.
#2 Do You Have a Hobby?
I know this is a cliché question, but how can you learn about his likes and dislikes if not by asking. You’ll learn how he spends his free time and if he’s passionate about something. Having a hobby is a long-term commitment and it can say a lot about someone’s personality. You might discover that you share the same love for books, movies or music, which will open a completely new theme to talk about.
#3 What is the Most Exotic Place You’ve Ever Been to?
Assuming that both of you like traveling, this blind date question can inspire a very long, and lively, conversation. Sharing interesting stories from journeys and holidays, especially the funny ones, will put your best leg forward.
#4 Who Did You Admire as a Kid, and Who is Your Idol Now?
Hm… I dare say that this blind date question is a subtle way to discover which human qualities he appreciates the most, and what kind of life he would like to lead.
#5 What is the Most Embarrassing Thing that Happened to You?
Once the atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant, surprise him with an unexpected question. Blind date questions don’t have a focus on his hobbies and interests only, it can be a good thing to talk about something different. Start by admitting that your clumsiness is a reason friends call you Bridget (Jones) and show that you can make a joke at your expense.
#6 Do You Watch Reality Programs and Why?
Even though I hate such entertainment, I must admit that these programs reveal all human virtues and flaws. Is there a better way to keep the conversation going, than by exchanging your opinions on all the good and bad stuff that can be seen in the media nowadays?
#7 Are You on Good Terms with Your Family?
It is not a bad thing to know if he is close with his family. If he is a caring son and brother, he is probably a caring boyfriend too.
#8 Do You Like Your Job?
Most people find it rude to ask what a person does for a living since it may seem that you are peeking into his wallet. Asking whether he enjoys his profession, however, is something completely different.
#9 What Do You Think about…?
Make your own ending. The question can refer to anything that currently occupies your mind; from whether Obama will win the elections again, to Tom Cruis’s divorce. Stick to neutral subjects, so you can avoid common first date mistakes like discussing religion, politics etc. – which are potential conversation killers.
#10 Do You Check You Facebook Profile Every Day/hour?
You don’t want to end up with a Facebook, or an Internet addict, right? There is a difference between being updated, and computer literate, and exchanging real for virtual life.
This list of blind date questions can help you get some ideas on what to talk about, but feel free to ask whatever you find appropriate. Just remember that the conversation should go both ways – allow him to ask questions too. If you need more inspiration, check out even more questions to ask a guy.
One more thing, before you set off, get ready for both outcomes. If you like him here is how to get him to ask you on a second date. If you don’t, make sure you apply these 7 tips on how to avoid a second date.
Let us know how your blind date ended, and if you have some blind date questions to add to the list.