By E!’s Famously Single Dating Coach, Laurel House

In this week’s dating advice video, relationship expert and E!’s Famously Single dating coach, Laurel House shares great first date conversations tips to help you land that second date. Her expert dating advice is to forget the small talk and open yourself up to deeper conversations.

E!’s Famously Single Dating Coach On What To Talk About On A First Date

You may be wondering how to get passed the small talk on a first date in order to form a lasting relationship and love. “Be revealing, be vulnerable, be you,” says the relationship author. The biggest mistake you can make is to view the first date as merely an opportunity to see if you’re chemically drawn to each other. Doing so will set you up for a fast burn out of fireworks rather than a lasting flame. Remember that the initial hit of chemistry can be exciting but also blinding.

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The first date is the perfect time to see if your core values align. Talking about shared interests is great, but you need to dig even deeper. The conversation should reflect your desire to have a substantive relationship. House’s expert dating advice is to ask the most important question: Why? The first date is about learning new things, and the answer to that question will help you understand each other and your points of view. So pull your walls down! By sharing first, you’re creating an environment of safety and trust.

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