Dating questions always pop up on a first date and sometimes these questions can make or break your chances of having a second one.  So what things should you ask your potential partner and what things are better left unasked right away?

First of all, asking your date about their interests, hobbies, and work are always good topics to begin with. This not only shows that you are interested in your date but it also helps you figure out whether or not you two are compatible with one another.

However, you should not ask any dating questions about your date’s previous relationships. If your date used to be married then asking how long they have been separated or divorced is fine.  It is not okay, though, to ask any more questions until your date feels comfortable enough to share them on their own.

Asking your date what their religious affiliation is, is and interesting dating question and a good way to find out if you are compatible. This is particularly true if you are looking for someone who shares similar values.

On the other hand, asking about their beliefs in the afterlife, doctrines, and other religiously oriented questions is really getting too personal too soon. Plus, on a first date these are all fairly heavy topics.

If you’re having trouble figuring out the age of your date, and this is important to you, then don’t come right out and ask how old they are.  Instead, ask leading questions that can help you figure out their age without being obvious about it.  Ask them what song they danced to at their prom, what the first movie that they saw in a cinema was, etc. These will all help you place them without being too obvious.

Lastly, if your date appears uncomfortable talking about any subject in particular then it’s best to drop that subject. You don’t want to put any pressure on your date right off the bat. This will definitely hurt your chances of getting a second date.

If you start asking a dating question that begins innocently enough and then turns awkward, then simply try to change the subject. This will make your date feel more comfortable and as a result, you will feel more comfortable as well. Plus, it will help you connect more and hopefully score you a second date.

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