TBH, I'm having trouble answering this in my own head right now, so maybe tell your date it's OK if they pick more than one.
Yes, I'm biased because I love this golden age of TV, but you can also ask about podcasts, movies, or museums if you're that adulty.
Just in case, though, here are some conversation starters:, ladies. Again, just trying to remind you that no matter what you say on a first date, there's someone out there who has said worse. Before you panic, remember, you can just look down at the drink in their hands.
If you're out for drinks and your date orders a Manhattan, ask them if that's their favorite cocktail. (If you're not drinking, you can also ask about the other D word, dinner...
That said, you don't necessarily want to ask "How about them North Koreans? You also don't need to "practice laugh" the night before the date, or prepare a lie about having a niece named "Torple." (Shout out to my all-time favorite episode of Yes, I like TV).
I am a Larry David-level curmudgeon when it comes to making efforts to talk to strangers, so having a few first date conversation starters in my back pocket is a nerdy comfort I enjoy.
This question will probably allow you to get into where you each hang out in the place that you live, and get a feel for what mutual interests you might have.
Likewise, if they live or die by the NFL season and the idea of spending one second in a stadium near hotdogs makes you want to barf, better call it with the bar tab. I play it with potential lovers and strangers alike.
No matter how many you've been on, how many mutual friends you and your date have, or how unshakably confident you are, a first date means that you are taking time that you could be spending with friends or snuggling up with the new season of to sit across from a veritable stranger/potential murderer.
The goal of a first date is, to ultimately, be yourself — two tiny words that are so hard to actually make good on.
best restaurant they've ever been to, favorite food, whatever.)Again, this is a total go-to, but everyone loves talking about where they are from.
I think asking them the best or worst part about growing up in Nashville or Miami or wherever makes the question more specific and allows you to learn more about them, too.