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to ask if you were going on a first date with a solicitor in his 50s (OD of course) what would be good topics of conversation?

(62 Posts)
EllenNotHelen Wed 06-Nov-13 00:34:15

Haven't had date for ages and now I'm about to see this solicitor and I'm getting nervous. We've done the messaging thing and lots of amusing banter, but feeling he might think I'm a bit dim and boring (I'm not, just my insecurities) so thought if I had a few conversation pieces in mind it might help.

<< slopes off feeling sad a pathetic blush >>

Mim78 Wed 06-Nov-13 19:30:30

As long as you don't ask "how could you defend someone who you knew was guilty?" you will be fine!

Explanation: solicitors and barristers are constantly asked this. The answer is v long winded and quite boring. If he isn't a criminal solicitor (which he may well not be) it is irrelevant to him anyway.

As others have said, solicitors are just normal people!

MarianForrester Wed 06-Nov-13 19:37:17

Mim78 had just come on to post exactly that grin

cheeseandpineapple Thu 07-Nov-13 11:49:41

OP, don't leave us in suspense, how did it go??

mumblechum1 Thu 07-Nov-13 11:52:12

I'm a lawyer in my 50s and don't like talking about my work when I'm off duty.

So I would just talk about normal stuff like you would with anyone else.

Lisavarna Thu 07-Nov-13 12:27:59

What does (OD of course) in the OP's title refer to? confused

Mandy2003 Thu 07-Nov-13 12:39:11

Online dating grin

Lisavarna Thu 07-Nov-13 23:06:33

of course, thanks!

BlackeyedSusan Thu 07-Nov-13 23:10:31

music of the seventies?

children's tv from the sixties and seventies?

his first computer? (wait five minutes for the tape to load, then it crashes just before the end)

Drgonzosattorney Thu 07-Nov-13 23:13:07

the pros and cons of twerking?

justmyview Thu 07-Nov-13 23:19:10

Mim78 had just come on to post exactly that grin

Yes me too! Don't ask him that.

You can show an interest in why he chose to go into law and what does he specialise in, but I wouldn't treat it as a job interview and go to the date ready to talk about Lord Denning. That would look as if you were trying too hard

Just relax and be natural.

AmandaCooper Sat 16-Nov-13 00:41:05

Yes how did it go??

WorraLiberty Sat 16-Nov-13 00:43:16

That has to be one of the weirdest questions I've read in a long time OP grin

What the fuckety fuck has his job got to do with dating?

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