Awkward silence on your first date? Here are some things to talk about!

The first date with a girl you really like can be both exciting and terrifying. After all, it’s important to make a good first impression and hit it off. Even if you have talked for days with your date online or on the phone, seeing her face to face is a whole new experience and the dreaded awkward silence could set in. When that happens, it’s a good idea to have a back-up plan and keep in a mind a few topics that you can immediately talk about.  These apply to everyone and, apart from breaking the ice, they also help you know your date better! Here are just a few conversation saviors. Click here for an even bigger list.

Movies & TV

This is a simple one. These days, there are so many good movies and TV shows that everyone belongs in a fandom. Ask her what she likes: is she into comic book movies? What does she think of all the latest reboots? Any new TV shows she’s into? Who is her favorite actor? What’s her favorite Game of Thrones character? No matter what kind of girl she is, she definitely likes some sort of entertainment, and this will give you a chance to talk for hours!

The restaurant/menu

Asking her if she likes the place is a great way to break an awkward silence. You can also talk about the food and drinks you ordered and if there’s something exciting on the menu. Apart from the fact that you’ll get some feedback, you might also learn something interesting about the places she likes to go to. Pay attention to what she’s saying – you might get some ideas for future dates!


Everyone loves travelling, and asking her about the best places she’s visited can bring up a lot of happy memories that will keep the conversation going. When talking about places you’ve visited and you’ve seen your share of exotic destinations, make sure you talk about them in a way that doesn’t sound arrogant.


This is a no-brainer, but asking your date about her hobbies is one of the surefire ways to have a nice conversation. Besides, you’ll also learn a few things about what she likes and maybe you’ll discover that you have something in common.

Controversial topics that can be tricky on a first date

What’s worse than awkward silence on a first date? Awkward silence followed by a weird, embarrassing question. It’s difficult to pinpoint what “controversial” means for each girl. What some see as engaging and challenging conversation topics other find boring or offensive. But, just to be safe, you might want to approach subjects like religion, politics and work with caution. Other things that questions that aren’t always well received on the first date are: questions about her past relationships, about her future plans, parents or life goals. In general, it’s best to keep things light and casual and only talk about serious subjects if she seems comfortable with it.