Between 20, I went on 101 dates with 52 different men.
It was all part of a social experiment that I'd devised while finishing my undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley.
They may seem boring, but they will break the ice and get you both talking.
After asking how her day was and if she had any trouble finding the meeting spot, start out with a variation on these first date questions: Now that you’ve gotten the basics out of the way, it’s time to find out a bit more about her personality and if you two have anything in common.
The experiment involved going on a series of dates and documenting what made each one a success or a failure.
As the experiment progressed, dating got a lot easier.
You can even apply the same rule to meetings with professional contacts: Hold a walking meeting or go running together.
You can even ask to see a picture—most people have pics of their pets on their phones.
) Make it a bit fun by asking her questions that will really show her personality.
" As a general rule, I recommend avoiding the use of sarcasm on first dates (or first meetings with anyone) because it communicates insecurity and can make you seem mean.
Remember: You don't have to be a stand-up comedian to impress the other person.