11 questions to ask your match before you meet in person



Sooner rather than later, you may have to decide whether the person you’ve been talking to online will be worth meeting in person.

While states might be reopening after getting their coronavirus cases under control, going on a socially distant date can feel a bit risky.

Besides, just because you connected with someone online, it doesn’t always mean that you’ll click in person. And no one really wants to risk their health for a bad date.

So, what can you do to determine who you should or shouldn’t go out with post-quarantine?

According to experts, asking your date the right questions before you meet up can help you figure out if the person you’re talking to is worth the risk.

Here are 11 questions to ask your match before you meet in person:

1. Do you wear a mask? 

Masks are the bucket hats of 2020. Some people are committed and others don’t even understand the purpose. Make sure you’re on the same page, wherever you stand, before you meet up — in public, mind you.

2. What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? 

Ask this question and hopefully, you’ll get some good advice in return. And, if the advice came from their local or city health authority? Marry them.

3. What is your biggest pet peeve in a partner? 

If theirs is eating in bed and you wake up covered in cereal crumbs on the regular, you may have some thinking to do. What would it take for you to give up snacking in your lair?

4. Do you make your bed in the morning? 

This is just a polite way to ask if someone is a total slob IMO. This question will tell you everything you need to know about a person.

5. What are you a snob about? 

If they answer “nothing” then call them a liar and end the call. Everyone is a snob about something, whether it’s music, coffee, wine, or art. This question gives you an opportunity to size them up and establish some witty banter in the process.

6. What could you spend the whole day talking about? 

If you could be potentially sitting on the receiving end of some really absurd stuff, it’s best you find out sooner rather than later. Get a sense of their interests, what they geek out about, and what you may have to put up with in conversation at the same time.

7. If you could ask me anything what would it be? 

Invite your date to pose a personal question that they may be too shy to ask you on their own. This gives you a chance to get vulnerable — and you don’t even have to put on shoes to find out how they do under pressure.

8. When was the last time you were in a relationship? 

It’s important to find out what you’re working with; this is an opportunity to see if your date is, say, fresh out of a relationship or a total commitment-phobe. It also opens the door to talking about exes. No one ever wants to bring it up, but we all want the dirt — so go get it!

9. What did you do this weekend? 

You’ll have a good sense of what your future Saturdays and Sundays could possibly look like after you ask this question. Are they running marathons? Getting too fucked up to remember the weekend? See what happens when they’re left to their own devices.

10. Can I hug/kiss/touch you?

Establish each other’s boundaries before you meet up to avoid any unnecessary awkwardness. Find out if your match prefers a socially distant date or is comfortable with getting a little physical as long as you’re both following the appropriate health and safety guidelines.

11. How is someone as great as you still single?

You know that they know the answer to this question, but it just may not be the answer they give you. If there’s silence, let it speak volumes and if you know they’re lying, think about why that is.

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