Ezzie has come up with an ingenious idea. (Don't let the go to your head, Ez).
There should be people that act as professional "chaperons" for dates. These are people who would break the ice when the ice needs to be broken. Perhaps they bring along a fun game for the couple to play that would open up the floor for things to discuss. I hear people say all the time that they have nothing to talk about and there were SO many awkward silences throughout the date. I know for a fact that it is literally impossible to run out of things to talk about. Especially with someone that you have known for under two hours.
This chaperon could also be an easy target for the couple. They could easily make fun of the situation together! I know I would have a blast!
Just throwing the idea out there. Maybe it's my new profession I should pursue cuz Lord knows accounting isn't gonna last for too long.