First dates can be exciting and awesome, but they can also be nerve-wracking, awkward, and pretty flippin’ weird.If you’re anything like me, the conversation will invariably turn to boring work stories and how much you’re addicted to guacamole.Whether it's your first date or your thirtieth, you can always ask questions to get to know someone better.Try some general ones like these or choose a theme and let the conversation roll from there. Even if there’s a lot of infatuation and sexual tension to start with, all it takes is a few wrong likes and dislikes to fall apart.
Some of these answers will reveal your partner’s lifestyle and goals, while a few others will reveal the way they approach life. [Read: 10 public display of affection laws] #11 How often do you take a shower? Which is better: asking for permission or asking for forgiveness? What would you do if you inherited 1 million dollars tomorrow? What’s the most embarrassing moment of your life so far? Where would you rather live – a big house in the suburbs or a tiny apartment in a great location in the city? If you could have any job in the world, what would it be? Ever have any trouble with the law or get arrested? What do you want to have going on in your life in 5 years, or 10, or 15? Which would you rather be, smart or happy, and why? What’s your biggest regret that you have in your life so far? You could set this up as a game and ask each other as many "favorites" type questions as possible within an allotted amount of time.Asking someone what their favorite things are, will give you a lot of information in a short amount of time, and it usually won't feel like you're prying (especially if you are both answering the questions). Before you launch into questions that could potentially have embarrassing answers, gauge how the other person is feeling.