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Photo: Stock-Asso (Shutterstock) I wouldn’t go so far as to call a first date an “interview.” At the same time, some valuable job interview tips and tricks can also increase your odds of a successful first date. You want to put your best foot forward, make the conversation feel natural, and glean crucial information about the person sitting across from you. Think of your last job interview. It was probably a lot easier for you to answer a specific question like, “could you tell me about a time you overcame a challenging situation at work?” over the vague, open-ended, oh-so dreaded “tell me about yourself.” In either context, the latter question is too broad to start a meaningful conversation. Any time I’ve felt a connection on a first date, it’s because we organically discovered we both love the same episode of the same show, or think a certain musician is overrated, or want to become regulars at the same restaurant. I’ve never felt a spark after someone asked if I’m “passionate” or “care about honesty.” So many well-meaning first-date questions end up being too vague or boring or both. So, what’s a single person to do? Luckily, compared to your one shot at getting a quality response on the apps , you have significantly more leeway to get a conversation flowing once you’ve got a real, live person in front of you. But just like the apps, all the best questions you can ask should be specific, original, and […]