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It's one of the biggest dating fears: "What are we supposed to talk about?" To help ease any uncomfortable silences, here are 20 simple ways to break the ice:

  1. What are you reading right now?
  2. What's your new favorite restaurant?
  3. Are you a morning person or a night person?
  4. What's the last good movie you saw?
  5. Do you collect anything?
  6. What's your dream job?
  7. Take me through a full day in your shoes.
  8. What do your friends tease you about?
  9. How do you know (mutual friend)?
  10. Would you prefer to live in San Francisco or New York? Why?
  11. Who in your family do you take after the most?
  12. Leno or Letterman?
  13. Who do you admire the most?
  14. What's your take on (current event)?
  15. What's the most spontaneous thing you've ever done?
  16. What is your greatest fear?
  17. Tell me about a day when everything just went wrong.
  18. What are your most interesting hobbies?
  19. If you found $100 on the ground, what would you do with it?
  20. What are some of your pet peeves?

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