Why: You likely have a preference one way or the other. However it's good to know what you're getting yourself in for before you start to get attached to someone.
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Why: Helps you plan future dates but also gives you an opportunity to choose not to pursue dating someone who has very incompatible food preferences from you. Purchase my book The Anxiety Toolkit You can get an email alert whenever Dr Alice Boyes writes a new blog article - Subscribe.
Key goals of a first date are to (a) see if you have a connection, and (b) find out if you and your date have any major areas of incompatibility. Why: Does the person have strong feelings or are they more easygoing and with milder feelings.
We’re wired so that once we start to develop an emotional attachment this is hard to break away from. Why: Different vacation preferences or amounts of vacation time can be a major source of ongoing incompatibility. Why: This question helps establish if your date has a positive or negative attitude? Why: Helps you find out the person's preferences and also helps you establish if the person has any free time or if they're a workaholic.
Plus, if she has had to confront this fear before, it can be interesting to hear how she describes the way she dealt with it.
Why this is a great question to ask her: She may be embarrassed to admit her celebrity crush, but she definitely has one.
If she’s hesitant to tell you, you should consider telling her yours to help her feel more comfortable.
Why this is a great question to ask her: When you ask her who her hero is, you will learn about what qualities she values and the values she strives to emulate.
Why: Are they very involved with their family of origin?
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Regardless of what her first memory is, it can be cool to take a stroll down memory lane with her!