What to talk about with a girl you are dating

"It's also fascinating to hear anyone's answer," she adds.If she'd watch every television series ever created, and you're an active guy who can't stand to be indoors, well, that shows you might not be super compatible.

Everyone loves to laugh, and talking about the things that make you both fall into a fit—cheesy pickup lines, dad jokes, a particular You Tube flick—gets the conversation flowing... Lots of laughter on a first date is a great sign, Jones says.This conversation starter can bring a light, playful, untethered feeling into your mix of questions, Jones says.Ask what sports she's interested in, what teams she roots for, and if she played sports in college.Depending on her answer, you can see whether you're up for some healthy competition or standing behind the same teams. You'll also find out how much time she spends on the couch.Food is always a safe topic of conversation—and an endless one, too.

"If sports are big in your life, this will take you into a ton of subtopics," Sullivan says.

She'll get a little reminiscent with this conversation starter. And who knows, maybe you went to the same camp or vacation spot each summer.

"It's fun to see what you might have had in common as kids," Jones says You'll learn about the people closest to her in life.

Better yet: "Many second date ideas can be born from this question." If you want the conversation to become a bit reflective, thoughtful, and meaningful, this is a great fall-back.

"Not only do you get to hear about her life story, but the snippet that's most meaningful and important to her," Jones explains.

You can gauge whether she's philanthropic, an outdoor buff with a killer bucket list, and everything in between.