Thinking of conversation starters for a first date can be nerve-racking, but, with Earth’s climate-change-induced apocalypse imminent, there are more options than ever before.
What do you do for fun . . . when you’re not panicking about breaking-news notifications?
What’s your go-to cocktail . . . to drink when it’s a hundred and forty-seven degrees out?
Are you more introverted or extroverted . . . when you discuss the dying bee population?
What do you do for work . . . in the few days remaining before robots take over your job?
How many siblings do you have . . . who don’t know that the Amazon is burning?
What’s your favorite animal . . . featured in a viral video about plastic trash?
What was the first concert you went to . . . at which you remember being plagued by civilization’s collapse?
Are you more of an indoor person or an outdoor person . . . during an electrical-grid failure?
What’s your favorite food . . . to store in your doomsday bunker?
Where did you grow up . . . and begin contributing to greenhouse-gas emissions?
Are you a morning person . . . even after the sun ultimately burns out?
What country would you like to visit . . . if it hasn’t yet fallen into the sea?
What kind of music do you listen to . . . while running from a supervolcano?
How long have you been single . . . as a way to help “conserve energy”?
What’s the last book you read . . . that made you forget about ozone depletion?
Where did you go to school . . . to learn that there are seven billion too many people on the planet?
What’s your relationship like with your parents . . . after they revealed that they don’t believe in climate change?
Is your astrological sign accurate . . . with regards to how you’d handle mass extinction?
What’s your dream job . . . on the new planet we’ll need to colonize?
Who are your closest friends . . . and which ones will you eat first during the coming famine?
What’s your most embarrassing story . . . about needing a small forest to offset your carbon footprint?
How many kids would you like to have . . . not be hit by a massive asteroid?
What’s your favorite TV show to binge . . .. while Iceland holds funerals for its glaciers?
What are your religious beliefs . . . specifically, during a giant earthquake?
Where do you see yourself in the future . . . like, the next eighteen months, max?
Would you like to come back to my place . . . because we’re not doing enough to change the course of self-destruction, and because life is short? Plus, my bunker has incredible snacks.