Finding someone you connect with can be so exciting. Online dating resources give you access to a lot of personal information about potential partners, everything from vital statistics to hobbies and interests, allowing you to build a profile and determine who would be an ideal love interest. They also provide secure communication platforms where you can exchange direct messages as you continue building a rapport. By the time you get together for your first date, you’ll already have enjoyed engaging conversations. Here are further tips: five entertaining TV shows for you to discuss that were compiled for you by dating experts from loveaholics.com.
Game of Thrones
This fantasy, based on George R. R. Martin’s bestselling novels, is perfect for date conversation. Set in medieval times, this sweeping tale has everything: rival dynasties battling for control of the ‘Iron Throne,’ intrigue, plotting, betrayal, love, sex, violence, and death; lots of bloodthirsty violence and death. Besides, there are dragons, giants, and armies of walking dead. In each episode, various separate plotlines unfold at a dizzying pace, sometimes intertwining. One thing is certain, there is so much going on in GOT that you’ll be chatting about it for many more dates to come.
When it comes to conversation topics for your first date, Friends is the quintessential choice. Over 10 hilarious seasons, from 1994 to 2004, we followed the lives of six twentysomethings living in a New York apartment; more importantly, their love lives. You could debate the validity of Ross’s argument about ‘being on a break’ when he is unfaithful to his one/off girlfriend Rachel. Or the issues highlighted when Monica and Chandler’s friendship develops into something more passionate. Along the way, there are numerous other scenarios involving the perfectly-cast main characters and the uniformly excellent support.
It is 1946. Claire (Caitriona Balfe), a nurse who served in the war, is visiting the Scottish Highlands with her husband Frank (Tobias Menzies) when she spins back to 1743 via a time tunnel located in ancient standing stones. Here she comes across a Highlander, Jamie (Sam Heughan), on the run from English redcoats. Soon she is embroiled in the Jacobite rebellion, forced to choose between the rugged Scottish warrior she is falling for while remaining loyal to Frank – whose ancestor appears as a brutalizing English officer. There’s so much to chat about over the many episodes, but the intense love story at its heart is sure to spark some chemistry on your date.
Inspired by the cult science-fiction series Twilight Zone, Black Mirror is a dark comedy/satire set in the near future. Created by Charlie Brooker, an English screenwriter responsible for ferociously satirical swipes at cultural issues, each episode is standalone, covering a variety of stimulating topics. Black Mirror is ideal for date night discussion because of the compact nature of the shows. Brooker described the ethos behind the show: if technology is the drug, what are the side effects? The black mirror in question refers to the screens we stare, in offices, on trains, at home, every hour of the day.
Running for 13 seasons, Ink Master is a game show centered on tattooing. Every episode, a team of contestants battle for supremacy, under the critical eye of a judging panel chaired by Dave Navarro (an alternative rock star, famous for playing guitar in Jane’s Addiction and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.) There is so much to discuss, from the constant bickering amongst the participants (at times the beeped-out soundtrack sounds like Morse code) but the real star of the show is the often jaw-dropping artwork. The top prize is $100,000, which accounts for the extremely competitive nature of this contest.