I have heard over and over one of the most uncomfortable parts of a first date is the conversation aspect.  Even if we are self-assured and really looking forward to the meeting, a first conversation can raise anxiety levels to a heart pounding level.  These tips for conversation starters can really help those of us who want to have a great first date.

What do you do?

What is your area of work?

What are your hobbies?

Where is your favorite vacation spot?

What is your family like?

What do you do to relax?

What do you do for fun?

What was the last book you read?

What was the last movie you watched?

What is your favorite television program?

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

What type of music do you like?

Where did you go to school?

Where were you born and raised?

These questions are benign enough to not scare anyone away, but they also can give you some insight into what the person sharing this experience with you is all about. Remember to pay attention to body language, relax and enjoy yourself!