Making conversation can be super intimidating on a first date or even the first couple of dates. Being a good listener can go a long way. Listening closely can spur new conversation topics too!
Here are a couple of things to avoid talking about, at least on the very first date:
-Personal Money Matters: Asking how much money someone makes is way out of bounds. Telling someone how much you make is just as out of line.
-Previous Romances: Avoiding talking about old loves. your new date doesn’t want to hear about it and it may make them feel like they are being compared to your exes.
-Gossip: Celebrity news is totally cool, but talking about family drama or office politics can make you seem petty.
-Politics and Religion: Not totally off limits but these topics should probably be eased in to so that you aren’t perceived as preachy or closed minded.
source: Emily Post’s Etiquette