There are some timid, shy people who have difficulties making conversation with new singles, they typically need additional time to adjust to the situation. An uncomplicated convenient answer for them might be to go out on a first date to the movies hence to get used to the presence of the new date, without the obligation to talk. When you come out, you might talk about the movie you just watched.
An additional notion, if you're shy about making conversation, is to ask your date about themselves. It'll serve to show that you're interested in learning about them, as well as remove part of the pressure of talking, off you, until you're more comfortable. By making them do the talking you may feel less stressed and eventually you will relax enough to talk about yourself.
Last point, take into account that most people love to talk about their life, actually, what they would like most is someone that would listen to them attentively, so, if you are a good listener you will find people feel comfortable with you.
Remember, you should do everything you can to put your shyness behind you, otherwise it will put you behind…