Conversation Starters by Michelle

Posted by Danny

On Monday, Jesse and I were on the front porch talking about life – not an unusual occurence.  Michelle can’t stand for two people to be talking without being in the middle of the conversation.  She sort of senses that others have congregated without her, and she quickly finds a way to jump in the middle of the conversation – and in the middle of your lap for that matter.

I’m not 100% sure how the conversation moved to dating, but somehow it did.  And she asked, “Jesse, what do you talk about on a date?”  Jesse responded, “Sometimes it’s easy to talk on a date and sometimes not so much.”  We laughed.

Michelle said, “Jesse, you ought to ask the girl if she can cook.  Because you need that.”  I concurred with her line of thinking and prodded for more.

“What else could Jesse talk about on a date?” I asked. 

She then proceeded to give him a list of ten questions that could be conversation starters.  These were her other suggestions:

Do you like sports?  Because you’re really gonna need to if you marry me?

Do you like weird guys who sing all the time?  

Do you mind guys who wear shirts with holes in them?

Do you like guys who wear black short socks all the time, I mean ALL the time?   Even to church.

Do you mind guys who rock out in a green, old minivan?

Do you like guys who go to weddings almost every weekend?  (wearing short black socks)

Do you like guys who can play any song on the piano, without the music?

Do you like guys who can do math?  Tell her you’re really good at math.

Do you mind a guy who stays out really, really late at night? 

I particularly like the first date opener that includes the reference to marriage!  Clearly a great way to start a new relationship. 

I think he should take these questions on his next date.  I’m not sure it would last that long but it would certainly be interesting to watch!

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  1. Wren

     /  September 12, 2011

    Priceless. And you know that she would never approve of just anyone!! A lot of girls & women will vet any of J’s prospects ~ especially Michelle!!

  2. Aunt Susan

     /  September 12, 2011

    Glad to hear that somebody is looking out for Jesse.! He needs to have his future screened and she’s on the right track.

  3. Sharon

     /  September 12, 2011

    I would date you Jesse…if I wasn’t already married! Just a small bump in the road! :). Great questions!

    • Danny Tanner

       /  September 12, 2011

      Feel free to share them with any single person who might be struggling with conversation starters.

  4. Virginia

     /  September 15, 2011

    This is obviously a very wise child. I love that she get’s right down to the basics.
    There may be a consulting future for her. May I borrow her for my date screenings?


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