First dates can be a torturous experience. They create a special kind of anxiety with a heightened pressure to succeed and despite our best efforts to break the ice, the experience can be downright awkward. Whether male or female, the hope is that this will be your last first date. In order to make this a reality, you need to start things off confidently by immediately putting your date at ease. Break the ice with questions designed to learn more about your date and create a connection by replacing small talk with a real conversation. Once you have successfully managed to break the ice, you can relax and settle into enjoying your date. From a simple series of questions, you can get to know each naturally, find common ground and decide if there will be a second date.The following is a list of the best possible conversation starters to break the ice on a first date.