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.
If she's crazy about museums and monuments, you can infer she's a history buff—or better yet, ask her if she's a history buff. You'll get major insight on her goals and priorities in life.
"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.
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.
Everyone loves to laugh, and talking about the things that make you both fall into a fit—cheesy pickup lines, dad jokes, a particular You Tube flick—gets the conversation flowing... Lots of laughter on a first date is a great sign, Jones says.
This conversation starter can bring a light, playful, untethered feeling into your mix of questions, Jones says.
Catching her off guard is a good thing so long as your intentions are innocent and playful.
Despite the quirkiness of this question, you'll find out what's most valuable to her and the significance of those items Light-hearted questions like this one can stir up memories from her childhood. It may seem silly, but if she hates dogs and your Husky is part of the family, or she's got two cats and you're allergic, things might not work out. You'll find out if she's been running with bulls or scaled a mountain.