Sometimes a relationship could have great potential, but you don’t seem to do much talking. “We never talk!” some complain. It could be that your dates don’t involve activities that are very conducive to talking. Try some of these conversational dates, see if they help.
Go for a Drive
Nothing like being trapped together in a small for a while space to encourage conversation, and with a great view, too!
Watch the sunrise or sunset together
Swing by the store and get muffins and orange juice, then go watch the sunrise. Or stop at take out to eat while watching the sunset.
Climb a Tree
Climb a tree together and hang out there for an hour or two. Not only does it make for great conversation, but there’s usually a cool view up there.
Skip Rocks in a Lake or Pond
Find a lake or large body of water to skip rocks in. If you don’t know how, have your date teach you. See who can get the most skips.
Have a Picnic
Most cities have a park, and most country areas have hills or forests that make for great picnic areas. If you want it to last a little longer, pack the picnic ingredients instead of ready food so you’ll be making the food while together talking.
Take Your Date’s Dog(s) for a Walk
If you run out of things to talk about, hey, there’s always the dog.
Play, “Would You Rather?”
Think of two equally extreme situations, and take turns asking each other which they would rather do. It can be related to pain, ethics, fear, or discomfort. For example, “Would you rather die by freezing to death or burning in a fire?” or “Would you rather eat a ball of lint the size of a basketball, or eat a ball of horsehair the size of a baseball” or “Would you rather betray your mother to save a city, or passively allow the destruction of a city to be loyal to your mother?”
Play, “What’s Your Favorite Smarty?”
This is a game where you ask your date a question, and instruct them not to answer, but you try to guess how she would answer. Then she tells you if your right or gives you the correct answer. Every time you get a right answer, you get a point. Then switch. Have her ask you a question, but then guess the answer, and you tell her if she’s right. See who can get the most right answers.
Play, “What would you do if…”
This one’s kind of like “Would you rather,” but the idea is to find out what your date would do in a given situation. For example: “What would you do if there was an earthquake right now?” or, “What would you do if you saw tiny child driving a car?” or, “What would you do if an alien ship swooped down from the sky and put a spotlight on you?”
Compare your responses with his. See what you can learn about each others personalities from the differences and similarities in your reactions.
Study a Hot Topic Together
Get some newspapers, mobile devices, or computers, and study a hot topic together. What’s something big on everyone’s mind right now? See how each other feels about the issue, and see if you can find some things to give you a different perspective.