Meet the experts: Sarah Jones is a relationship expert, and founder and CEO of coaching website Introverted Alpha, and Sameera Sullivan is the CEO of Lasting Connections, an elite matchmaking service. "This is a great ice-breaker because it's a little mischievous and flirtatious," Jones says.
"It's a sign you'd like to know her beyond surface level, while still giving her the freedom to reveal what she wants to share—and doesn't." This question lets you get a sense of what she feels strongly about and whether she's spirited and heartfelt.
This may seem a bit odd and specific, but how she likes to travel is sometimes even more telling than where she likes to travel. "This opens the door for conversation relating to history, religious perspectives, art, and culture," Sullivan says.
Dating questions to ask women on first date
To save you from endless awkward silences, we've compiled 50 first date conversation starters that do all of these things. Otherwise, this question will excite her and you'll learn what's most appealing to her, Jones says.
Plus, they're backed by professionals who know what they're talking about. It promotes a good back-and-forth between the two of you.
Better yet: "Many second date ideas can be born from this question." If you want the conversation to become a bit reflective, thoughtful, and meaningful, this is a great fall-back.
"Not only do you get to hear about her life story, but the snippet that's most meaningful and important to her," Jones explains.
Plus, you won't be blind-sided if you make a movie date and you're stuck sitting through a rom-com.