It is a good idea to choose some first date questions to fall back if the silence gets awkward. Once you have found a topic that you both have in common spend some time finding out more about each other and let the conversation flow. Try and ask lots of questions and give elaborate answers so the conversation can flow. Try and get to know the other person, have eye contact, look interested and engage in conversation.
The easiest way to connect with someone is to get them talking about themselves. Ask about their hobbies, their interests… do they enjoy activities like sports, painting, spending time outside, reading, or dancing? Maybe you will find something that you both enjoy doing and, if the date goes well, could potentially be an idea for another date later on down the road.
Would You Rather…?”questions are a good especially for a first date. They make for great icebreaker questions, can be answered by the both of you. Would you rather… go to the beach or the mountains? Go to a rock concert or Opera?
Examples of questions to have up your sleeve should you have a moment of silence