SECTIONS
What would you like to know?
Share this Story
/

11 First date questions that separate the men from the boys

Bethany Ramos is an editor, blogger, and chick lit author. Bethany works as Editor in Chief for Naturally Healthy Publications.

The only first date questions you will ever need

There's only so much first date conversation a girl can take. After a dozen or so attempts at first date small talk, I'm over it: I don't want to hear about where you grew up, what your parents are like or where you work. I want to know if we are really compatible.

Nowadays, I'm a married person, so I'm not going on too many dates. But back in my 20s, I really enjoyed dating — the thrill of the unknown, the excitement of meeting someone new and the potential to spark a connection.

But to get to the fun part, you have to plow through all that awkward first date chitchat. That's why I've dug back through my bag of tricks to gift my best first date questions to you. If you're sick of the "get to know you" questions, cut to the chase.

Use these icebreakers to find out what your date is really all about:

1. Morning person or night owl?

The only first date questions you will ever need

Image: giphy.com

My secret confession is: My hyperactive-Chihuahua morning personality tends to annoy anyone I've ever been with. If you too love waking up at 6 a.m. to discuss the meaning of life, we might be cooking with gas.

2. Wayne or Garth?

The only first date questions you will ever need

Image: giphy.com

If you're a Wayne kind of guy, you're fun, forward and flirtatious. If you're a Garth, you're shy on the streets and a freak in the sheets. Either way, I'll be happy to run my fingers through your early '90s mullet. Party on.

3. Text or phone call?

The only first date questions you will ever need

Image: giphy.com

Haven't we all learned by now that texting saves us from the cumbersome chore of touching voices in a phone call? And please don't leave me a voice message because I won't listen to that either.

More: 12 First date stories so bad you won't know whether to laugh or cry

4. Tupac or Biggie?

The only first date questions you will ever need

Image: giphy.com

No, this isn't a test to see which side you fall on in the East Coast-West Coast hip hop feud. The correct answer is that you watched Tupac: Resurrection and Notorious B.I.G.: Behind the Music back to back and cried your eyes out just like I did.

5. Peanut butter or jelly?

The only first date questions you will ever need

Image: giphy.com

Clearly, this is a trick question. If you're enjoying these delicious condiments separately instead of smooshed between a few slices of bread, you're doing it wrong.

6. Zack or Slater?

The only first date questions you will ever need

Image: giphy.com

Do you identify more with the popular prep or the beefcake with the heart of gold (and pleated pants)? No matter — the obvious answer here is not Screech. Try as I might, I just can't shake the horror that is the Dustin Diamond sex tape.

7. Jeans or jorts?

The only first date questions you will ever need

Image: giphy.com

This should go without saying, but you're a guy who would never be caught dead in jorts, right? Right?

8. Monopoly or Jenga?

The only first date questions you will ever need

Image: giphy.com

The Monopoly guy is the fastidious type who dips into his boundless fount of patience to refrain from clawing his eyes out during a four-hour tourney. The Jenga guy is the life of the party. (And I think we all know to steer clear of the Twister guy.) I always go for the Monopoly guy myself because he's the one who's going to stick around.

9. Wine or beer?

The only first date questions you will ever need

Image: giphy.com

The answer I'm looking for here is: "Yes, please!"

10. Front door or back door?

The only first date questions you will ever need

Image: giphy.com

KIDDING. I'll save the dirty sex questions for our second date.

11. California or Florida?

The only first date questions you will ever need

Image: giphy.com

Beautiful Florida beaches aside, I'm sorry — if you choose Florida on this one, do not pass go and do not collect $200. You are going directly to jail, where you will be in good company with all the other men in Florida. (For further proof, consult the hilarious Florida Man Twitter account that tracks all the absurd things people do in Florida.)

Comments
Follow Us

SheKnows Media ‐ Beauty and Style

Hot
New in Love
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!