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A Few of My Favorite Things: First Date Convos March 21, 2009

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We all know that awkward first date moment…  That moment when you’ve gotten past the “Where are you from?” and the “What do you do for a living?“.  That moment when you haven’t quite gotten to the point in the evening when it’s appropriate for you to ask, “Can you take off your pants and do it already?“.

Yeah, that moment.

Well, for all you awkward nuts out there (I’m usually included in that crowd), here are a list of favorite topics of conversation that we’ve come up with that can help you move on from that moment so that the subsequent Take Off the Pants Moment is more fun–and possibly more likely to happen:

  • “What do you like to do in your free time?”–accompanied by your complementary: “I like to jump off of planes and risk my life dodging cars on my bike.” (Or whatever it is you like to do in your free time.)
  • “What’s the most exciting place you’ve ever been? (And whuh-y?)”
  • “Tell me your favorite scar story. (And I’ll tell you mine.)”
  • “What’re your favorite authors/movies?” (On this one, you have to promise to withhold judgment ’till after sex.)
  • “What’s your favorite word?”– Mine, for the moment, is ‘loquacious’.  It just sounds yummy.
  • “What’s your favorite part of your body?” (And let them know that penis or vagina is overdone.)
  • “What’s your least favorite part of your body?” (And if they say penis or vagina, run.)
  • “What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?” Do not ask if you are of weak constitution.
  • “Rocks?  Paper?  Scissors?”  Make an argument for which one’s your favorite and why.
  • “If you were stranded on a desert island, what four things would you bring?” (If they say Kevin Bacon as one of them, take off your pants then and there.)
  • “What occupation did you want to be when you were seven?”  My little brother wanted to be a bunny rabbit–I wanted to be a vet.  Every little girl wants to be a vet, so I always mention the little brother.  (Note: this goes for all the people who wanted to be a vet at age seven, pick something else to say.  Or at least tell them that you figured out puppies dying were not your thing.)
  • “How do they land the Mars Rover?”


Once you’ve exhausted this topic list, the night is over.  It’s last call.  It’s naked time–so stop paying attention to all that talking and start paying attention to unbuttoning those pants.

A Few of My Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things