There are many ways to help a relationship grow, but nothing beats communication, especially in a new relationship.
And perfect communication always starts with happy conversations.
If you and your spouse are like most modern couples, sometimes it takes awhile to turn off your endless ‘must remember to talk about’ task lists: “There’s a PTA meeting we need to go to on Tuesday”...”Can you come home early on Wednesday and let the electrician in to fix the dryer? It’s time to renew our homeowner’s policy.” And on and on the list goes.
We’re all crunched for time these days and so when we have a few minutes of one-on-one time with our spouses, it’s tempting to try and cover all the household business. It’s supposed to be a romantic interlude from your busy lives. What was your favorite thing to pretend when you were a child? If you were making a list of the five things (not people) that make you happiest in life, what would you write down? If we would travel forward together in time 25 years from now and meet our older selves, what should we ask them? If you could change the ending of any movie you’ve seen or book you’ve read, what would you choose and how would you change the ending? If we had to evacuate our home because of an emergency, once our kids, pets and essential supplies were safely packed up, what object of mine would you run back into the house to retrieve because you know how much that thing means to me? What is the best 0.00 you’ve ever spent on yourself?
Our deep conversation topics for married couples increase connectivity and closeness.
We have questions about dreams, goals, raising children, and how to improve sexual relationships.
Sometimes our relationship with someone else needs a boost of some kind.
But if you want to say something interesting, and make her feel more connected to you, here’s what you need to keep in mind.
It's also the perfect way to gauge whether her level of passion is compatible with yours, Jones says. Each of these explanations reveals something about her character.
"This is a great query because a dream job merges meaning, passion, and lifestyle," Jones explains. If things get a bit awkward or serious, divert to a more carefree topic.
To save you from endless awkward silences, we've compiled 50 first date conversation starters that do all of these things. Otherwise, this question will excite her and you'll learn what's most appealing to her, Jones says.
Plus, they're backed by professionals who know what they're talking about. It promotes a good back-and-forth between the two of you.
Meet the experts: Sarah Jones is a relationship expert, and founder and CEO of coaching website Introverted Alpha, and Sameera Sullivan is the CEO of Lasting Connections, an elite matchmaking service. "This is a great ice-breaker because it's a little mischievous and flirtatious," Jones says.