Have you ever been on a date and felt like there was an uncomfortable silence? At times it can be difficult to know what to say. Conversation starters are a great way to bring your dates to life and move past superficial talk. They also help you get into meaningful conversations without having to worry about running out of things to say.
Here are 10 conversation starters that can help you have an engaging conversation with your date:
1. Are you a pet owner?
Pet owners love talking about their pets. When people talk about their pets, it opens up a different side of them, which makes this a great conversation starter. This could also lead to making plans about meeting each other’s pets and bonding with them.
2. Have you seen any interesting movies lately?
Talking about entertainment is always something to rely on as with the number of movies available to watch, there is always something new to watch and to discuss. You could discuss what you liked about the movies, what you disliked, etc. You could even schedule further dates to watch movies together.
3. Do you have any fun things to do over the weekend?
When you ask someone what they have planned for the weekend, it allows you to get a peek into what they do outside of their work-life, and what their hobbies and interests are, and what they like to do during their free time.
4. What is your ideal travel destination?
Who does not love to travel? And asking someone what their ideal travel destination is, is a fun way to get to know someone. The ideal travel destination also reveals what someone is passionate about, and why they want to visit a certain place.
5. Is there any hobby you would like to pursue if you could?
Everyone has a busy schedule and there is always this one (or more) thing that they wish they could do if they had the time. When you ask someone more personal questions like this, it helps you get to know a lot more about the person and where their interests lie.
6. What other career path would you choose if not for this one?
Not everyone can pursue their passions and many people end up with jobs that are not their ideal jobs. Asking your date what their ideal, or divergent career would be, helps you learn more about their passions and what their interests and skills are.
7. Did you have any life-changing event(s)?
When you talk about life-changing events, it helps you understand the other person’s perspective of life and also helps you get another outlook towards life as well. Sharing your life-changing events helps you unload your baggage, and can also help you get closer to one another.
8. When you were a child, what did you envision yourself as an adult?
Children are impressionable and have a lot of fantasies, but when they make future plans, at that moment they are very passionate about a certain thing. Discussing the ambitions you had as children is a very interesting way to get to know someone and to know what they were as kids.
9. What do you wish to achieve 5 years from now?
Asking someone about their future plans is a fun way to get to know about someone’s long-term goals, and how ambitious they are, what they want to pursue, etc.
10. What makes you proud of yourself?
Everyone has their own set of expectations of themselves, and when those expectations are met, it becomes a personal achievement. When you share accomplishments that make you proud of yourself, it allows you to share something very personal to you, and also is a nice way of reassuring yourself of what you are capable of. It also creates a good impression on your date when you talk about your capabilities.
Keeping these conversation starters in mind can help you have fun conversations with your date that will have both of you learning more about the other. But if you still find yourself struggling with initiating conversations with your date, you can contact us at CGull and go through our services which will be beneficial to you.
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