You have to admit it's fun; the fact that you are, for once, allowed to judge people by their looks or your shallow first impressions is exhilarating.
However, to be fair, I have met some wonderful guys online and wasn't completely creeped out by them. We have been slowly removing the need for face to face interaction in almost every aspect of our lives, to the point that we don't need it. I just included this because the answer is hell yes!
The two pick at their dinner salads, staring down at the leafy mound before them. Finally, one of them tries to grease the wheels of conversation. Some people consider themselves skilled communicators because they can talk endlessly.
These questions are designed to spark the imagination of the person and drift off into speculation.
They scan the room, menu, and table setting, only occasionally making eye contact. The key to having a positive experience is relaxed conversation, and that can be helped along with some well-chosen first-date questions.
Biggest clue of all: The salad course is punctuated by strained silence and forced small talk. Before we get to those, let’s review a few general guidelines for dating discourse: Listen as much or more than you talk.
The trick to successfully vetting a prospect on a first date, while simultaneously keeping the energy light and fun, is knowing what questions to ask and how to ask them. What are their likes and dislikes, what do you have in common, what does he or she do in their spare time?
For example, work, his or her family, hobbies, pop culture, and favorite music are all surefire bets. If you’re savvy, you’ll realize that certain questions–even the most basic ones—have the ability to tell a lot about a person.
Why go outside and meet people when you can just swipe left or right on a screen from the comfort of your bed?