I think this is a stupid question. It doesn't tell you a single thing about someone, unless you think someone's not dating anybody is a problem. I'd much rather get to know a person, not his dating history.
Plus, I'd be like, weeeeellll, I had one bf three years ago, and someone broke my heart over a period of 6 months in 2011/2012. So yeah. Does that make you happy knowing this? (And YES, I had something significant happen in my life and didn't blog about it. CAN YOU EFFING BELIEVE THAT?! It was actually too personal to me to blog, which I didn't think possible. I'm obviously over it now. I found out he didn't know me at all, which was great closure. And he denies to himself that he has feelings for me. WHY AM I TALKING ABOUT THIS.)
Anyway. I think it's a stupid question. I want to know what you're into. What you like doing. How many movies you know verbatim. DO YOU LOVE JURASSIC PARK. That's not "small talk," jackass; that's getting to know if your likes/dislikes are the same. Are you going to enjoy waking up early on a Sunday, eating brunch, and watching Dexter all day? Do you want to go for a hike in the morning and the symphony that night? These are things I care about.
And please, just make me laugh.
Me: "So I totally creeped you on facebook and sent you a friend request. Stalking people is so much easier nowadays. We used to have to drive in front of people's houses in order to stalk them back in the day."
Smith: "Well, binocular sales did go way down after the invention of the internet."
I have a slight thing for him.