Sometimes (okay, most of the time), though, first dates aren't smooth sailing.
That doesn't always mean you're incompatible — just that we are humans, and dating can be awkward.
I even wrote a book about what I learned – and included a final chapter written by the man who took me out on my last-ever first date.
If you could be any person for a day, who would it be?
Do your parents still live in the house you grew up in?
It can be hard to figure out what to ask without making it seem like you're interrogating your date.
After all, the key to a good date is relaxed conversation, and the last thing you want is to recreate the beginning of this scene from But whether you're trying to fill an awkward silence or just trying to get to know your date better, we have you covered.
It may seem like online dating is straightforward, but what’s happening behind the scenes – and your screen – can be confusing and can often produce bizarre results.