The whole point of employing the services of a dating agency is to meet interesting people who could turn out to be life partners. A huge benefit of utilizing an agency is knowing a little about those matches before there is any real interaction. The decision to make contact and see how things go makes it necessary to come up with some questions that start the flow of conversation and make it easier to get to know one another. Here are three ice-breakers that will make it easier to get through those first awkward moments and see if the match is really a good one.

What Attracted You to Your Current Job?

It’s not unusual for the dating profiles created by upscale matchmaking services to include broad information about what type of work each person does. You don’t know the company name or usually not the job title. What you do know is the industry that the potential match is associated with.

Use that information to find out more about why that individual chose to pursue that line of work. The response will provide come clues into what that person considers important, the hopes for the future, and even how much enthusiasm the person has for the way they earn a living.

What are Some of Your Favorite Spots Around the City?

The profile already included some ideas about hobbies, so you likely have an idea of what sort of spots the person will name. Even so, ask the question. Along with the list of places that you anticipated, there may be one or two surprises. In fact, some of those places may also be some that you enjoy too. The result is that the two of you may decide to pay a visit to that restaurant, sports arena, or other location that provides the opportunity to enjoy mutual activities.

What Places Have You Visited?

Spending some time talking about different cities or countries where each of you have visited is a great way to learn more about one another. During the course of the conversation, you may find that both of you have visited a certain lake, gone to see a play in a specific city, or have relatives who live in one of those places. That can pave the way for more conversation that makes both of you want to linger over the coffee and get to know one another a little better.

Remember that even the best Toronto matchmakers can only accomplish so much. After making the effort to match people based on their preferences, life goals, and other key factors, it really boils down to how well the two of you hit it off. Once the matchmaker has come up with someone that seems to be a good fit for you, take the time to think about what you would like to know above and beyond what’s on the dating profile. There’s a good chance the other person is doing the same, so there will be plenty to talk about during that first meeting.