Starting interesting conversations with new people can be an important skill when it comes to evaluating whether someone has dating potential. Fortunately, one of the most natural ways of getting to know someone can be asking them questions about themselves. However, it's also important to keep in mind that asking personal questions too soon may make some people feel uncomfortable. That's why having some casual questions to ask when getting to know someone is a great way to test the waters.
According to licensed psychologist and founder of Rapport Relationships Jennifer B. Rhodes, putting in the effort to get to know someone is a significant part of being a good date. “People who are good at dating know that in order to be a good date, it is never about getting your needs met — it is about trying to get to know the other person," Rhodes previously told Elite Daily. Even if you're not officially on a date with someone, taking advantage of a few minutes at a party or while waiting for class to start can be just enough time to see if there's chemistry. So, here are some low-pressure questions to ask someone you don't know super well that will encourage them to open up.