Conversation Starters Cards


Conversation starters are an excellent way to break the ice when you’re meeting someone for the first time. Having some conversation starters in a handy place like a deck of cards can help you think of something to talk about when conversation lags. Here are 20 different conversation starter cards.

1. If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? – This question encourages your conversation partner to think about how animals, and their unique qualities, would fit into their life and why.

2. Who was your favorite childhood teacher and why? -This is a great question to get to know someone’s past, and to reflect on their experiences with a person who had an impact in their early lives.

3. What inspires you to keep going? – This question probes into what motivates a person, and can spark a deep conversation about the values that a person holds dear.

4. What would you do if money was no object? – It’s interesting to imagine what someone would do if they had unlimited resources. This question allows someone to think outside of the box, and explore the world without personal financial constraints.

5. What hobbies have you taken up during the pandemic? – This question encourages people to reflect on how they’ve spent the past year, and gives them a chance to talk about something new they’ve discovered.

6. What did you want to be when you were growing up? – People love to talk about their childhood aspirations, and this question allows them to reminisce about past ideas.

7. What do you think makes a good friend? – Having a conversation about friendship can lead to meaningful conversations about what it means to be supportive, and how to nurture relationships.

8. If you could go back in time, where would you go? – This is a great question for sparking imagination and getting someone to think about different time periods in human history.

9. What do you find beautiful that others might not? – Everyone has different aesthetic preferences, so this question gets people talking about objects or experiences that they find beautiful.

10. What is your earliest memory? – Recall of early memories can be a fun way to learn more about someone’s childhood experiences.

11. Who taught you the most important lesson in life?- It’s always interesting to learn what experiences have had the most powerful impact on another person, and this question can open the door to meaningful conversations.

12. If you could achieve anything, what would it be? – This is a great way to get people to think about their hopes and dreams for the future, and what kind of goals they would like to strive towards.

13. If you could master any skill, what would it be? – People like to think about what skills they’d like to develop, so this is a great conversation starter that encourages people to think about their potential.

14. What would you do if you could travel for free for a month? -Exploring different places is always fun and this question encourages someone to do just that, even in their imaginations.

15. What do you like best about yourself? – This question can help boost your confidence, and it’s a great way to learn more about someone’s positive traits and self-perception.

16. Who is your biggest role model and why? – Knowing who someone looks up to is a great way to learn more about the values and qualities they admire, and can lead to an interesting conversation.

17. What is the one item that you cannot live without? – This is a great question to get to know someone’s personality and what they cherish and find important.

18. How do you like to celebrate a special occasion? – A person’s answer can provide great insight into how they like to show appreciation, and how they like to spread joy to the people around them.

19. What do you think are the three biggest problems facing society today? – This is a great conversation starter to spark a meaningful conversation about important topics.

20. Describe a time when you surprised yourself – Everyone loves to talk about moments when they achieved something unexpected, and this is a great question to get to know someone’s accomplishments and successes.