Here’s what we know for sure: great conversation on date night is exhilarating.

It doesn’t matter if you’re on your first date or your 50th: it feels awesome when two people are engaged, interested and totally engrossed.

But let’s face it, stellar dialogue doesn’t always come easy in our uber distracting, taxing and busy world.

Take a welcome departure from the same ol’ convo with some help from some conversation cues. Hey, there’s no shame in getting a little help getting your mind off the grind.

Use these questions to kick-off some major connection:

  1. Would you like to do your prom night over again? Why or why not?
  2. What is something you got rid of that you wish you could get back?
  3. What was one of the smartest decisions you’ve ever made?
  4. Do you think you would ever visit a nudist beach? Why or why not?
  5. What is the first section you turn to in a newspaper? Why?
  6. What would you say are the secrets to a happy life?
  7. What is the most difficult thing for you to say NO to?
  8. If you could choose your dreams for tonight, what would you choose?
  9. If you had to deliver a baby, do you think you could? Why or why not?
  10. Would you attend your high school reunion? Why or why not?
  11. What quality did you exude as a child that you still have today?
  12. If you had to eat one food item exclusively for a month, what would it be and why?