Politics, war, natural disasters... looking in a newspaper, it can be hard to find a topic that's suitable for a first date. But look past the more controversial subjects and there's a bounty of possibilities.
One section that always seems to have something fun to chat about is the Technology section. Earlier this week, the NYTimes had a fascinating post, Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime, which cited research showing that our brains need downtime. And that all of our multi-tasking and constant stimulation can actually make it harder for us to learn.
An article like this could lead to a long and interesting conversation, whether or not your date has read it.