If you would ultimately like to share a future with your dating partner, it is wise to gather information on what she wants her future to look like.Ask her questions about her future plans, including where she would like to live, what kind of job she would like to hold and even how many children she hopes to one day have.Learn about the paths that your separate lives have taken up to this point by discussing favorite trips.

By talking about previous experiences with love, you can help your dating partner see what you do and do not like so she can tailor her actions toward these preferences.

Even though you and your romantic partner may not have shared one childhood, you can feel more like you did by discussing these youthful years.

Is that really his dog/baby/infinity pool or is he just using it to attract women? " You already know that this person finds you attractive, because they swiped right/hearted you, etc., so why even waste time on a half-hearted conversation, when the point of online dating is dating in real life, not finding a pen pal.4. " I don't exactly know why, but guys really respond to this.

Making fun of someone in a light-hearted way creates instant intimacy 2. Everyone loves talking about themselves, and trading personal stories is a great way to get things rolling (and will give you something to talk about on the first date). "What's the most embarrassing thing you did in grade school? Send an invite coded in emojis: (pointing finger martini glass ? Maybe because it acknowledges the silliness of online dating without explicitly complaining about online dating, which can come off as a bit rich since you are, you know, online dating.

Erin Schreiner is a freelance writer and teacher who holds a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University. Schreiner previously worked for a London-based freelance firm. She currently teaches writing to middle school students in Ohio and works on her writing craft regularly.

Before discussing some good questions to ask on a first date, I wanted to offer several tips on first date conversations in general.

Pick one thing on his profile and make fun of him for it.

Did he really need to have his shirt off at that block party? Type this sentence verbatim: "So, where should we get that drink?

Share similar information with her, allowing her to see whether you are on the same page.

Being open and honest with someone with whom you are in a relationship is vitally important.

Don’t just find a bunch of questions on the internet to ask just so you can “fill the silence”.