How do you break the ice and start having fun conversations?
Don’t ask me. I’m asking you! Okay, maybe I can help a little.
Warning – I don’t know much about what kind of conversation you are going to have, so use these questions in the right context.
– What’s the best thing that happened last week?
– Tell me something funny that happened today
(Ask this only to the people you know… Why would others embarrass their friends in front of you?)
– What are you looking forward to this week? / What are you most excited about?
– What are your hobbies? (People love to talk about their passions…. Ask me to talk about my passion and I won’t stop. Also when someone doesn’t seem to stop, try to figure out a way to escape the situation. Like your you might get an emergency text or you could faint)
– Which is the latest movie that you enjoyed / the latest book that you enjoyed reading? (This can lead to a good conversation if your tastes are similar… If they are not, move on to the next question)
– What are you interested in these days? (People’s interests continuously change. Due to the presence of internet they are pretty quick to jump from one interest to the next one. So asking this question can lead to a good conversation)
– Which is your best travel memory so far? / What’s on your bucket list? (I agree, we all cannot backpack and travel Europe all the time, but there are times when we have had fun travel experiences. )
– What is going right in your life? What’s going well? (If someone asks me this question I’ll be caught off-guard and I’ll need go think for a moment about what is actually going right with me… There are many things actually.. we just need someone to remind us to think about it)
– Which is the most delicious dish you’ve ever had? (Now here by ‘dish’ I don’t mean plate, I mean foooood. And I am not asking this because I want to start a good conversation, it’s mostly because I get to know what can I try next. What? Don’t look at me like that! Food is GOOD!)