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Via Quirkology: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things.

In a study by Richard Wiseman, less than 9% of couples that talked movies wanted a second date vs 18% of couples that talked about travel.

Plus, not to get too Freudian, but someone's relationship with their parents and siblings can reveal a about the way they value all of their interpersonal relationships.3.

Places you've lived or traveled Not only is this a great opportunity to learn something about a new place, you'll also find out aboutthe experiences that have shaped your date—and maybe even gauge their adventurous side.

The intensity of the dialogue partners’ bond at the end of the forty-five-minute vulnerability interaction was rated as closer than the closest relationship in the lives of 30 percent of similar students. Via Dan Ariely: We limited the type of discussions that online daters could engage in by eliminating their ability to ask anything that they wanted and giving them a preset list of questions and allowing them to ask only these questions. No matter their gender or orientation, beer-lovers are 60% more likely to be okay with sleeping with someone they’ve just met.

In other words, the instant connections were more powerful than many long-term, even lifelong relationships. The questions we chose had nothing to do with the weather and how many brothers and sisters they have, and instead all the questions were interesting and personally revealing (ie., “how many romantic partners did you have? Sadly, this is the only question with a meaningful correlation for women.

Animals Pretty much everyone's obsessed with their pets, so your date will be grateful to you for giving them an excuse to talk about their cat, dog, guinea pig, hedgehog, or other furry friend.

But the “go with the flow” mentality won’t help you get consistent success on dates.

Allowing someone to be honest about what they like for once can really help them open up and lead to deeper discussions of their career goals.6.

Their friends Showing interest in someone's friends shows you're willing to make an effort to fit into their lives, and this can segue into discussions of what we value in other people.

This is one of those conversation topics that can open the door to finding out a lot of other interesting things about them.7.

The last concert/movie/play/party they made it to Asking someone what they do after work can unintentionally get intimidating, since it's often taken as a cue that we must have hobbies outside our Netflix-watching and wine-drinking.

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