Modern dating can be difficult. It seems that our generation has created a stigma around "old fashioned" dating like that of generations before us, and we have fallen into a culture of hookups and "talking" instead of real dating.
If you're anything like me, you're far too impatient to waste time dating people there's no real potential with, so these talking points are a surefire way to make sure you and your date really click.
Disclaimer: you should probably at least wait until date number 3 to pull some of these out, but ask at your own discretion.
1. What is your five-year plan?
Make sure to specifically ask how children and marriage fit into that plan, it won't freak them out I promise. The more details the better.
2. What's that W2 lookin' like?
Obviously, it's important to know about current income, you know, just so you can adjust accordingly.
3. What is your credit score?
I mean, financial security is a big deal.
4. How many figures do you plan on making at the end of your five-year plan?
Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy an Audi R8.
5. What sport should we start our children in first?
I was thinking hockey, but I know it's not as big down south. Thoughts?
6. Should my parents move in with us when they're old, or should yours?
Depending on the answer in question number 4, maybe we can have both sets of parents living with us in our guest house someday.
7. Will my parents pay for the wedding or our reception?
I'm just trying to give them a general idea so we can get ahead on the planning.
8. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Because that's where you're taking me for our one month anniversary!
Treat me like a queen and I'll love you forever.
9. Explain to me in detail your political and religious views.
Nothing like bringing up some controversial topics early on in the relationship. It's a definite way to (light) and keep the spark alive!
Real disclaimer: No, I'm not serious. Yes, these are all things that will come up in long-lasting relationships, so in a sense it is serious, but no I'm not a lunatic that has actually asked these on a first date. Dating in college is hard, I'm just trying to lighten the mood (or get down to business, whichever you see fit).