These are only a sampling of ideas that you could talk about on a first date; of course, there are many other topics that can be very interesting. However, it is very important that you not spend the entire time talking about yourself. A first date should be an opportunity to learn about your date, not just talk about yourself. In fact, you can use these suggestions to formulate questions to ask your date. It is important that you not come off as having a list of questions that must be answered, so be sure to keep it natural and look for any signs that your date is uncomfortable with what you are asking.
While it might be nice for your date to know what you do for a living, your first date is not the time to go into all of the problems you have with your boss or coworkers. Likewise, you should try to keep information about your family as upbeat as possible, even if there are strained relationships. You do not have to be dishonest, but you do not have to volunteer information about your wayward siblings or troubled childhood, either. Good first date ideas are those that allow you to both be comfortable, enjoy yourselves and get to know one another.