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Sweeten Up Your First Date With These 5 Fun Dating Games
By Top10BestDatingSites Staff
Making the transition from meeting through an online dating site to meeting on a real live date can be intimidating. After all, dating sites like Zoosk are great to find a potential match, but between your profile information and the chats leading to your first date, you already know plenty about each other!
For that first face-to-face date, you want to take it up a notch so you can really get to know your date on a deeper level. Questions are good, but not when fired off like a rabid reporter or courtroom lawyer. Chit-chat may be okay to start, but it is merely superficial and doesn’t really help you know a person. Instead, try using dating games questions to get past surface chat and into the soul of the other person.
Before engaging in any dating game questions for couples, follow these rules. First: Make sure that your date is okay with having a less-traditional first-date experience. Second: no cell phones or electronics of any kind! Devote your full, non-technology obsessed self to the game. If you can stand it, leave the electronics home, but if you must have them with you, turn them off. A first date is not the time to demonstrate your multitasking skills. Third: be present. Maintain eye contact, listen attentively and use body language to show interest. Now for the games!
1. Fascination Game
In this couples game questions arise from answers to the simple and single question: what fascinates you? With this game, you can either go one round with each other, or keep going until you both agree to stop.
2. Who What When Where Why and How
The ultimate dating game questions are the journalist questions: who, what, when, where, why and how. Here’s how this game works: one person picks a topic which can be either very broad—food—or narrow—entertainment options in your town. The other person then responds about the topic using the journalists’ questions as prompts. When your date has finished, it’s your turn and off you go on your journalist journey.
3. Create a Story
Everyone loves a story and it’s even more exciting to create your own. This game goes like this: you start with a sentence about anything on any topic. If you can’t readily think of anything you can start with something like: “He grabbed my arm and said, “Caught in the act,’” or “The sign said, ‘No Trespassing.’” You can even start with the classic: “It was a dark and stormy night.” Your date follows a sentence, you go again, and so on. Your final story will give insight into yourself as well as your date. And who knows? Maybe you’ll have a bestseller on your hands?
4. One Word
In this game, also involving dating game questions, you’ll travel into true honesty territory. Your job is to pay close attention to your date’s answers: is he full of bravado? Is she phony? The rule is that you each answer the question with a single word and the goal is to assess your partner’s sincerity and substance. Here are the questions:
- What is your best quality?
- What is the quality you like least about yourself?
- How do you feel about being here in this very moment?
- What would you be doing if you weren’t here right now?
5. Word Association
You may already be familiar with this game, but this time there’s a twist! This game requires some preparation. Before your date, come up with a list of 20 words. Ask your date to do the same thing. You say one word from your list. Instruct your date to respond with a word that pops into her head about you or the experience they are having with you. Then it’s her turn to give you a word and onward you go.
By using these dating games questions and telling stories, your date experience propels your relationship into a far deeper level than a stereotypical first date.
Are you the kind of person who enjoys games and wants to find someone right up your alley? Match is the perfect 2 in 1 dating site for you – their “Game Night” is for members only and it’s a fun way to meet other singles who love playing games and solving riddles!
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