You could also play a game where, for every point scored, the person who earned the point gets to ask a question.Just be sure to choose a game you're sure to win or tie, or you may find yourself doing all the talking.

There aren't really any right or wrong answers; again, the way these questions are answered tell you more about a person than the answers themselves.

You don't want your date to suddenly feel like an interrogation or a job interview, so you'll have to take special precautions to make the question and answer process more bearable.

You could each write down questions on scraps of paper--serious and fun so that the mood doesn't get too heavy--and throw them into jars (yours in one, his in another).

Take turns fishing out questions and answering them.

But when you become aware of what women are really after with these dating questions, you empower yourself.

Because you're aware of what they're really doing, you give yourself the power to define the dynamic of your relationship rather than letting her do it — which is what happens if you don't recognize where these question are coming from and how to deal with them.

Though being aware of the specific dating questions can definitely help you identify what a woman's priorities may be, it isn't nearly as important as understanding the intentions beneath them.

If you want to see your relationship grow, you'll have to ask questions--lots of them. of The Couples Institute, recommends playing Twenty Questions with your partner because, "They [questions] allow you to discover or re-discover who your partner is." By developing a deeper understanding of your partner's mind and spirit, you could find yourself more deeply in love.

Getting to know one another in a question and answer session may seem unromantic, it's one way to feel closer instantly or let you know that you may need to reconsider your relationship. Learning about people's past can be tricky; you don't want to seem like you're giving them the third degree, but at the same time you want to know more them.

By encouraging people to tell stories about themselves, you not only learn about their history, but also about them from the way they talk about their lives.

These questions are designed to spark the imagination of the person, and drift off into speculation.