"This is a great question to see how flexible she is," Sullivan explains.
You can see if your personalities and interests jive, too. "Obviously you'll get an insight on her temperament," Sullivan says.
"You get a glimpse into her day, her job responsibilities, how she deals with stress, her energy level, tone, and how she spends her time," Jones says. Some say you never truly know someone until you travel with them.
Those small details and what she chooses to focus on—whether good or bad—clue you in on her personality big time. Odds are you won't be traveling on a first date, but this question (paired with the above) can offer a ton of clues about her persona.
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.
This may seem a bit odd and specific, but how she likes to travel is sometimes even more telling than where she likes to travel. "This opens the door for conversation relating to history, religious perspectives, art, and culture," Sullivan says.
"Her answer will reveal whether she has a dark, goofy, nerdy, romantic, sappy, or quirky side," Sullivan says.
"It's also fascinating to hear anyone's answer," she adds.
If she'd watch every television series ever created, and you're an active guy who can't stand to be indoors, well, that shows you might not be super compatible.
Ask what sports she's interested in, what teams she roots for, and if she played sports in college.
Depending on her answer, you can see whether you're up for some healthy competition or standing behind the same teams. You'll also find out how much time she spends on the couch.