It might seem a rather difficult situation if you are unaware of basic things about your date prematurely. Don’t you think you want to keep your conversation free of any jitters over a cup of coffee? You would ideally like to have a nice friendly chat, but it won’t be easy.
Short small pauses of those ‘silent’ moments are awkward and perhaps unsettling for you. You need to speak smoothly about interesting topics and rather avoid blurting out anything which seems really ‘off-topic’ and probably stupid! Just read on to get a brief overview on starting on the right notes and make it fun and enjoyable for both of you.