B: I didn't know that they weren't my type until after I got to know them better. B: You are absolutely correct, sometimes it is a waste.
Just 3-4 to put in my purse or in my pocket and refer to when we start looking like that elderly couple in the restaurant that remains in silence throughout the meal. Really, once you get started with one or two, it's easy to progress the conversation naturally.
Finally, don’t get so obsessed with asking a list of specific questions that you end up putting you’re dating on an “interview”. If it never finds a life of its own then at the very least mix things up so there are some serious questions and some light-hearted ones. If you are serious about finding a relationship you need to decide what’s important to you and base your questions, at least in part, on these areas.
Happy conversations are the difference between a happy relationship and a boring one.
Whatever you decide is important should be the starting point for the questions you want to ask.
Second, you’re not going to want to ask questions that can simply be answered with a “yes” or a “no” if you’re concerned with keeping the conversation going.