OkCupid’s database of 275,294 match questions—probably the biggest collection of relationship concerns on earth—and the 776 million answers!
OKtrends asked and researced…
What questions are easy to bring up, yet correlate to the deeper, unspeakable, issues people actually care about?
Questions to ask on a first date…
Oktrends have done the math and found out some interesting correlations as well as responses that could help you piece together their life story without being rude.
First dates sure can be tough – you are torn between being polite and not wanting to waste your or thier precious time.
You want and need to find out some crucial information about them … going with your gut is usually the best idea but you need SOME information about them to judge them on.
Can you really ask about racial educational and political issues 10 minutes into a first date?
SURE you can
You might just have to weasel your way around the touchy subjects with some well throughout and researched questions…
Luckily the brains behind oktrends have come up with a few excellent examples
Do you want to know if your date is up for sex on the first date?
Or what about whether your date actually has any long term dating potential?
Are politics very important to you?
These are all touchy subjects for many and you would hesitate before asking for a quickie on the first date… haha
apparently you should ask if they like the taste of beer if you want sex on the first date. Singles from the considerably large pool from okcupid that liked the taste of beer were positively correlated with being interested in sex on the first date.
Yes it does seem a little crazy but if you are a little shy about bringing up your intentions you could suggest a beer with dinner and then be preoccupied with whether she falls within the right statistic.
Scratch that idea
Just be natural be yourself and ask open ended honest questions about life and love… If one night stands on the first date are on your mind things are looking grim from the start. Let intimacy occur naturally… If you really need to know just ask!
According to oktrends if your assessing the long term dateability of a guy or a girl use these 3 matching questions… If you agree with your date on all three they are good to go (almost)
Do you like horror movies?
Have you ever traveled around another country alone?
Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat?
They just have to agree with you – it doesn’t have to be yes or a no just if you say
And they say
Hate em, yes, no way
The long term dateabilty is LOW. (according to oktrends)
Interested in this womens political views? If your thinking she is way left wing and your way right shoot this question at her and see what happens…
Would you prefer the people in your life to be simple minded or complex?
Apparently this one question is a great predictor of whether someone is liberal or conservative.
There is also a great correlation between religion and spelling/grammar…
Apparently my spelling and grammar should be around the 9th grade level – or though because double checking auto spell checker isn’t my strong suit my average il get pulled way down…
Anyway if you want to know if your date is religious or not ask them if they think spelling mistakes annoy them!
All of the theses questions are just predictors of courses… do not place any strong judgement before you ASK them how they really feel.