The key to creating a solid first date experience is the art of banter, which begins with asking meaningful questions.
Great questions, asked well, give you and your date plenty of material to work with—and endless conversations to explore.
And it guarantees that her response will be more than a one-word answer.
If she doesn't like her job enough to include it as part of the week's "best of,” then you’ve avoided that landmine.
It also opens up new avenues of communication based on that positive information.