Ever wondered what it takes to impress someone within the first few minutes?[Read: The perfect things to talk about within the first few minutes of the date] 20 first date conversation tips to charm your date Impressing a date takes more than just words.
"It's about figuring out more about their personality at this stage, and that initial kind of chemistry — if you have that chemistry.
You often just have a few pictures to play off of." Meier says sticking to open-ended questions that focus on your match's background or interests is a better way to start things off.
Myka Meier, founder of NYC-based Beaumont Etiquette, which offers dating app etiquette classes, says starting a conversation by talking about jobs is one of the most common mistakes made by her clients — both male and female — who use dating apps.
Meier says that while work may seem like an appropriate and pertinent topic to start with, it can be viewed as "opportunistic" by some.
There are a few people who always find it very easy to impress all their dates, all the time.
On the other hand, there are a few other people who always seem to fail miserably at making a great first impression no matter how hard they try. I don’t know about you, but I am of the mind that a date should not feel like a job interview.When a well-meaning person asks, “Which famous person, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? If you have any acquaintances in common, bonus points for you. If you’re similar ages, you can discuss your feelings about Full House or The Wonder Years or the frighteningly robust POG collection languishing in your parents’ basement. I’m always poking around to see what people are reading.For me, it’s the story of the time I met two people named Rob in a very similar timeframe. Finally, if you do find yourself in the midst of a quiet moment, remember that silence has its place in conversations, too. You know when Harry tells Sally, “It’s so nice when you can sit with someone and not have to talk”? The more at ease you are, the more at ease your company will feel. [Read: 14 signs you’re ruining your first date without even realizing it!