There are two kinds of first dates: awkward ones, and ones where time flies and before you know it, you've been nestled in the corner of a bar for four full hours talking about anything and everything. The difference between the two? Asking the right questions. And while dating experts agree that showing up at drinks, coffee, or dinner with a list of questions prepared feels way too stiff it's not a job interview, after all , questions are also an inevitable part of any first date. Here, find twenty queries for your first encounter that will help you get to know your date, discern your compatibility, and spark engaging conversation. If you need some advice on even getting to this stage, check out the 20 Best Dating App Opening Lines.