Prior to a recent date I'd arranged with a woman, a female friend enquired what questions I was planning to ask on the night. She assumed that I, as a seasoned dater, would arrive prepared with some ready-made date posers for the girl I was meeting - tried and trusted conversation openers that would prompt banter, candour or some kind of sex.
But I had no such thing. My plan was simply to chat to the girl and see what happened. Leaving it to chance seemed a nobler option. But on reflection, I think my friend was on to something. I should prepare for dates, or at least have some get-out of-jail cards up my sleeve for those awkward lulls or silences.
This also got me thinking about the kind of annoying questions that invariably come up on dates, and how shoddy my answers to them must appear. Such as…
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