Oh, the awkwardness of the first date! A dating coach has some great ideas on what you should discuss on the first date. She suggests that you ask not just what they do for a living, but how they feel about it. Find out about their relationship with their family. How did the past couple of years affect them, we've all been affected some how.
She suggests talking about highlights in their week, it helps you get to know their day-to-day a bit better. You can always bring up something from their dating profile. Be genuine with the compliments. Tell them what's really going on in y our world.