7 Brilliant Questions To Ask On A First Date

A first date is an opportunity to have a fun experience with a stranger. But it can also be exciting, nerve-wracking or a total disaster. Here are 7 brilliant questions to ask on a first date.

When you’re getting to know someone you have a crush on, it can be tricky knowing how to get the conversation started, and to how to keep it interesting and light-hearted so that you both enjoy the date experience.

On Chat2Date, you can have tons of practice chatting and flirting with friendly folk in a totally anonymous way. Should you happen to connect with someone who piques your interest, you can send flirty messages online or via SMS chat, and arrange to meet in person on a hot date.

These 7 brilliant questions are guaranteed to encourage great first date conversation, to identify compatibility, and to help you gauge more quickly if you have a connection that’s worth exploring more deeply.

  1. “How would your closest friend describe you?”

To get a feel for the role that your date plays in their closest friendship and social circles, ask them to tell you about how others would describe them. Their reply will give you an idea of their own perception of their personality.

The answer to this question also offers an invitation to explore their most important connections – like parents, siblings and BFFs. Paying attention to how they talk about other people will additionally give you an insight into their character.

  1. “What makes you unique?”

One of the easiest ways to connect with someone new is to get them talking about themselves. When they mention a hot topic, like their favourite movies, music, books or sports, you can easily establish a bond by sharing your own likes and dislikes.

You can also be cheeky and ask them to share a secret about themselves that they haven’t told anyone else. Or to tell you about a special talent or skill that they have.

  1. “What matters to you?”

Avoiding asking questions that are too specific – “what are your hobbies?” – or predictable – “where have you been on holiday?” – will make your conversation much more fun and interesting.

Asking a question about what they’re really invested in is a great way to discover what your date values and is passionate about, and if they share your ideals, principles and virtues. Besides learning what they value the most in the world, you’ll have an opportunity to experience a magical moment, when you catch a glimpse of light in their eyes as they share info about the people and things that are truly meaningful to them.

A date who values possessions over personal connections is likely to be a materialistic type, and therefore not your potential perfect partner, if you’re someone who cherishes relationships the most.

  1. “Where is your favourite place on the planet?”

To discover what kind of setting makes your date feel most comfortable and at ease, ask them to tell you about their ‘happy place’.

If they love to travel, their favourite place could be a vacation destination that inspires them to tell you stories about their adventures. If their happy place is somewhere closer to home, like a secret location where they go to unwind, relax and escape the world, you could learn about their life story and how they came to discover the special retreat.

  1. “Would you rather…”

While it’s great to ask your date some icebreaker questions that elicit deeper responses than superficial surface level chitchat replies, it’s also worth throwing in a few silly ones too…

You can have a lot of fun asking “Would you rather…?” questions about absolutely anything.

Start off by asking a few questions that are easy to answer…

“Would you rather go to the beach or the mountains?”

“Would you rather only drink coffee/tea or cocktails for the rest of your life?”

Next, get them thinking by asking some thought-provoking questions like…

“Would you rather be happy, wealthy, or healthy?”

“Would you rather find your true love or a suitcase filled with £1,000000?”

And just for laughs…

“Would you rather have skin that changes colour with your emotions or tattoos that appear all over your body whenever you tell a lie?”

“Would you rather have massive hands or gigantic feet?”

These random questions will highlight their sense of humour and potential compatibility.

  1. “What’s on your bucket list?”

Most people have a bucket list of things they would love to do and places they want to visit. Asking your date what’s on their list is an excellent way to find out what you have in common.

  1. “What was your first impression of me?”

Once you’re relaxed in each other’s company, you can ask a question that’s more personal.

The way in which your date describes you will help you get a sense of how much they’re into you. If the description is a good fit for your personality, or they’ve correctly gauged your sense of humour, interests and passions, you could be onto a good thing.

If their description is way off the mark, you can either share more about yourself, or cut loose. Someone who’s not paying you attention on a first date is unlikely to make much of an effort at any other time.

You can also give your date an opportunity to ask you any random question that they like, so that you can explore their emotional intelligence. If they don’t know what to ask you, it’s probably best to end the date and move on.





5 Ways To Make A Great First Impression

If you’re hoping that the flirty banter that you’re currently enjoying with a sexy stranger on Chat2Date – the UK’s busiest phone chat line – leads to a hot date, it’s crucial that you know how to make a positive and lasting great first impression.

A great first impression counts whether you’re dating a crush, interviewing for a job, or meeting new people. How you come across in the first 30 seconds of an encounter sets the pace and scene for how things progress and develop between you. You have less than half a minute to dazzle with your personality, charisma and intelligence.

Even though time is limited, there’s no need to break into a cold sweat to impress someone, when you know all about the 5 ways to make a great first impression…

  1. Prioritise punctuality

When you’re meeting someone in person for the first time, it’s absolutely essential that you are punctual.

Arriving 15 minutes before your agreed time is sufficient for you to get comfortable at the chosen venue, and to make sure that you look and feel your best. Arriving any earlier may make you feel anxious while you watch the clock.

If you’ve agreed to catch up online at a particular time, don’t be tardy with your timekeeping. Being late could present your crush with an opportunity to chat and get to know someone else.

  1. Polish your social skills

Social skills incorporate the ability to communicate effectively, to actively listen, and to show empathy and respect. Mastering these valuable life skills will boost your self-confidence, and enable you to create an impression that’s always positive and well received.

When meeting someone for the first time, relax and smile warmly, and confidently extend your hand for a firm handshake.

Use a simple introduction like: “Hi, I’m ________. It’s great to meet you”.

Speak slowly and clearly, and use your listening skills so that you can easily recall the other person’s name during later conversation.

  1. Make eye contact

Eye contact conveys confidence, and a sense of interest. When you meet someone for the first time, it’s a good idea to use the powerful technique during the introduction handshake, and whilst you engage in warm and friendly conversation.

For eye contact to feel comfortable, it should be fleeting. Holding a gaze for longer than a few seconds, or staring, will have the opposite affect of what you’re hoping to achieve.

  1. Use body language tricks

It’s estimated that 60-90% of our communication with others is nonverbal. Within the first few minutes of meeting someone, your body language is doing all the talking. Unbeknown to you, your body is constantly offering clues of your credibility and intentions.

On a hot date, non-verbal communication can make or break what could potentially be a great relationship. To ensure that your body language doesn’t let you down, start by adjusting your posture…

Your back should be straight but not rigid, with shoulders relaxed.

Next, align your body with the person you’re talking to.

If you’re seated, avoid crossing your legs, but do lean in slightly to show interest.

Mirror the body language that you’re observing, so that the other person feels relaxed in your company.

Using hand gestures is acceptable, provided that they improve your thinking process.

Show that you’re paying attention, by offering appropriate nods and a genuine smile.

  1. Show off your authenticity

It’s perfectly normal to feel slightly anxious before meeting someone new. If you want to make a good impression, it’s always best to be authentic. This means owning up to how you’re feeling.

Even if your acting skills are top notch, never try to impress by pretending to be someone you’re not. Relax and just be yourself. Imagine that you’re meeting with a good friend, and allow your engaging personality to do most of the work.

If you’re feeling ultra nervous about creating the right impression on a date, it’s helpful to run through the meeting scenario with a trusted buddy beforehand, until you feel relaxed and at ease. Ask your friend for honest and to offer constructive feedback, so that you know what you need to tweak to make a great first impression.

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Rainy Summer Day Date Ideas


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The UK is having a very rainy summer this year so the usual summer date ideas like picnics in the park or long romantic walks in the countryside have to be set aside for the time being (nobody wants soggy sandwiches!).

What fun date ideas are there for when the rainy weather keeps you inside?

We’ve compiled a list to give you some inspiration, whether it’s your first or fiftieth date.


Book a table for lunch or dinner in a nice pub/restaurant.

If you want to treat yourselves and make it special, this is the classic date idea. Have a couple of drinks or pair it with some lovely food, it’s always a great date idea for whatever the weather.


Watch your favourite movies or binge your favourite TV shows together.

Spend a rainy day watching the things you both love! Show each other your favourite movie or TV show whilst snuggled on the sofa with your favourite snacks. It’s a great way to do something you both enjoy.


Cook and eat dinner together.

This can be a really romantic activity to do together. Share the tasks between you and cook your favourite meals. To make it extra special you could have 3 courses and enjoy a candlelit dinner just the two of you.


Go to a local museum or art gallery.

To incorporate a little culture into your date, visit a museum or art gallery for some historical subject matter to talk about. This is great especially if one of you is really passionate about something you’re going to see. Check the exhibitions and see if there’s anything you’d both like to visit.


Play your favourite games.

Whether you like console games, board games or card games, you can play together and show your competitive side! Show your date your favourite game to play, and challenge them to beat you. It’s a great opportunity to show something you’re passionate about, whilst having a lot of fun together.


So whether you want to go out and find an indoor activity, or stay indoors and stay dry, there’s plenty of ideas for you to get some inspiration from.

If you’d like to find that special someone to enjoy these activities with then try a phone chat with plenty of singles from around the UK who are chatting right now on the UK’s favourite chat line – Chat2Date!

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5 Killer Chat Up Lines That Work!

Finding it hard to chat to people? Need conversation openers? Sometimes all it takes is a killer chat up line! Sometimes they can be a great conversation starter, even if they only serve to make someone laugh. Here are our top 5 to get their attention.

Are you a camera? Because every time I look at you, I smile.

Do you have sunburn, or are you always this hot?

I seem to have lost my phone number. Can I have yours?

Are you a parking ticket? Because you’ve got fine written all over you.

I’m not a photographer, but I can picture me and you together.

Have a phone chat to singles from all over the UK today on Chat2Date and give some of these a try!


Give A Good First Impression On Your First Date!

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Everyone wants to make a good impression on a first date. Read our tips and secure that second date no problem!

Be on time.

It’s rude to be late but being late on a first date is definitely not going to win you any brownie points. Fair enough if you have a valid reason but make sure you let them know and tell them why and if you can, roughly when you think you’ll arrive. Definitely don’t cancel on your date unless you absolutely have to, otherwise they will be unlikely to give you a second chance.


Dress appropriately.

If you’re going to a nice restaurant, don’t turn up in shorts and flip flops! Likewise if you’re just going to a café for a coffee, there’s no need to wear a suit!

You don’t need to spend hours choosing an outfit but your date will appreciate you making a bit of effort and shows that you’re serious about your date.


Make eye contact.

You’re much more likely to connect with the other person if you make eye contact. They’ll know you’re listening and are interested in what they’re saying, rather than looking around the room and not paying attention.


Ask questions.

You need to let your date know that you’re interested in them and the best way to show that is to ask questions about them. Only ask things that are relevant and that you genuinely want to know. There’s no point getting into a deep conversation about something you know nothing about. Keep the conversation light hearted and get to know each other.

Also make sure you listen to their answers and don’t keep talking about yourself!


Don’t have your phone out.

You’re probably only going to be with your date for a couple of hours for your initial meeting, to suss whether you’re interested on taking it further. There is no need to keep checking your phone – your date wants your full attention. Put your phone in your bag/pocket and only look at it when you absolutely need to.


Be mindful of your manners.

Not only do you need to be aware of your manners with your date, you need to make sure you’re polite to everyone around you. Your date will be watching how you handle yourself and if you’re rude to waiting staff, they won’t be impressed. Treat people how you want to be treated and you’ll get more respect.


Pay them compliments.

If you’re interested in your date and would like to see them again, compliment them. Tell them you like something they’re wearing, or that they have lovely eyes. Something that simple will let them know you like them and if they like you back they’ll return the favour!


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Ten Topics To Avoid On A First Date

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Everyone wants to secure a second date so make sure you avoid talking about these topics.

  • Politics.

You don’t need to know what their political opinions are on a first date. Keep conversation light hearted and get to know each other. Their answer could affect how you feel about them if you don’t agree and there’s no need to bring it up so soon.


  • Previous partners.

You don’t need to know what their previous partner was like. You’ll end up comparing them to yourself which is never a good thing to do. Also don’t ask how many previous partners they’ve had as you aren’t going to want to hear the answer!


  • Religion.

Religion is a very personal subject and a lot of people won’t see eye to eye. If your religion is important to you and important that your partner share it then you’ll likely already be dating someone you know has very similar beliefs, otherwise it’s not an important topic of conversation for a first date.


  • Money.

You don’t need to know how much they earn and equally they don’t need to know your salary. It’s not anyone else’s business what people earn unless they are planning on living together so save money talk until you know where your relationship is going.


  • Marriage/children.

Never talk about marriage and children on a first date; you don’t want to scare them off! There’s plenty of time to talk about what you both want from the future, don’t seem overly keen on the first date or they’ll run a mile!


  • Work.

Don’t moan to your date about your job, your annoying colleague or how much you dislike your boss; they don’t care! By all means discuss what you both do for a living but there’s no need to go into detail – you never know, they might know someone you work with!


  • Yourself.

Obviously you will be talking about yourself so your date can get to know you but only when they ask you questions. Don’t keep talking about yourself unprompted. Ask your date lots of questions about themselves so that they can tell you’re interested in them.


  • Your own appearance.

If your date compliments you then great but don’t boast about how much you do down the gym or equally, don’t put yourself down – this isn’t attractive for someone else to hear. Compliment your date and let them know you like them by all means.


  • What you’re looking for.

This is never a good question to be asked so definitely don’t talk about your “usual type” or anything that might make your date feel uncomfortable. You’re allowed to be picky but they don’t need to know that!


  • Your family background.

No one is interested about your entire family tree. You can discuss how many siblings you have but keep it simple and don’t go into detail about all your different family members – it’s boring and if you end up in a relationship with this person they’ll meet them all anyway!


Get chatting on Chat2Date today and meet local singles!

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How Does the Chat2Date Chat Line Work?

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The Chat2Date chatline is fun, quick and easy. Phone chat with hundreds of callers on the line right now.

Chatting with other callers couldn’t be simpler, so how can you get involved? Dial from either a mobile or landline, record a short greeting to introduce yourself to others, then browse other callers’ intros, exchange messages with them and also have live 121 conversations!

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We only have genuine people on the line – we don’t employ operators – so you can be confident that you’re talking to real singles!

Chat2Date is the UK’s favourite and busiest chat line which runs 24 hours a day all year round. So what are you waiting for?! Call and chat to singles in your area today!


New Year, New Start This January!

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Now it’s January and Christmas is out of the way and we’re back into our normal routines, it can feel a little bleak and boring.

Spice up your January by chatting with other singles in your area!

Our great phone chat service can get you chatting with single people near you instantly!
Record a short greeting to introduce yourself to others, browse other callers’ intros, exchange messages with your own personal voice mailbox and even have live 1-2-1 chats with local singles.

Don’t fancy phone conversations? Join our text chat service on your mobile and get matches sent by text. It’s fast and easy to use and there are thousands of UK members online every day. Add a photo of yourself to get more people interested in you. You can also see pictures from people who have uploaded images to their profile too.

Rather stick to online dating? We have that too! Sign up for free and check out the profiles of all the members online. You can also search by location so you only browse the singles in your area. Send instant messages and get chatting to local single people now!

So what are you waiting for? January is a great time to get chatting with other singles in your area with Chat2Date!

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Our NEW Text Chat Line!

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Mobile dating with girls and guys from all over the UK!

Looking for an alternative to online dating and phone chatlines to fit in with your busy lifestyle? Give our NEW text chat a go!

  • Fast, easy to use flirty text fun and dating
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  • 1000s of UK members online every day
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Get profiles sent direct to your mobile and chat, flirt, date and more by text message with thousands of singles throughout the UK. Our service is discreet and totally anonymous.

Once you’ve signed up, make sure to add a photo of yourself to your profile to guarantee more matches. You can also see pictures of other callers who have uploaded images to their profile.

Texting can be a great way to flirt and get to know someone better all whilst going about your usual daily routine! It’s quick and doesn’t take up all your time so text CHAT2DATE to 85100 or click here from your mobile and join for free!
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So get texting today and find that special someone with Chat2Date!

N.B. Always play safe when meeting anyone through this phone service. Be safe and sensible. Meet your date in a public place and tell a friend where you will be going. Never give out your personal contact details or information to anyone on this phone service.