Conversation Starters For New Friends

Introductory Paragraph: Meeting a new friend can often be quite nerve racking and starting a conversation is no easy feat. To help put forth the best first impressions, here are 20 great conversation starters for making new friends!

1. What made you decide to come to this event/location? – This is a casual way to start a conversation and get to know a bit about the other person’s motivation for being there.

2. What have you been up to lately? – This is a great conversation starter as it is open ended, but also gives a chance to learn more about the other person.

3. What was the highlight of your week? – This is a fun and interesting way to start a conversation and may lead to other topics.

4. What movie/tv show have you seen lately that you would actually recommend? – This conversation starter will help get a conversation going and may be a good way to bond over mutual interests.

5. What do you think has been the best invention of the 21st century so far? – Even if the answer is a silly one, this starter will likely get a conversation moving.

6. Have you read any good books lately? – This is a convenient way to start a conversation and you may find yourself with a new book recommendation from a new friend.

7. What kind of music do you like to listen to? – It’s easy to ask this question and its follow-up questions, such as why this kind of music and what’s your favorite song.

8. Do you like sports? If yes, what’s your favorite? – Sports are always a great conversation starting topic since they can lead to talking about teams and events.

9. What was the best thing you’ve done this month? – This will likely lead to some very interesting stories and insight on the other person.

10. What’s something you’re interested in learning more about? – This is a great way to hear more about the other person’s passions and interests.

11. What type of person do you think you are? – A great conversation starter to find out more about what the other person values and considers important.

12. What small thing made your day better recently? – This is a great way to get to know the other person and to spread some positivity.

13. Are you more of an indoor or outdoor person? – A fairly straightforward inquiry that will be a great way to both get to know more about the other person and to come up with more conversation topics if both parties are similar.

14. What did you think of the activity/event that you’re attending? – If the two parties are both attending the same event/activity, this is a natural opener to ask about the other person’s opinion.

15. Do you like trying new things? If yes, show tell me about something new and exciting that you’ve tried lately. – This is a great conversation starter to get to know more about the person, as well as some of the adventures they’ve taken on.

16. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be and why? – A great conversation starter to get to know someone and also learn more about their dreams and aspirations.

17. What kind of activities do you like to do on the weekends? – This is a good way to get to know more about the other person, their hobbies, and possibly even plan for something together.

18. What type of pet do you have? – This is a great conversation starter for those who are animal lovers and may open up topics about their pet and their habits.

19. What’s one thing that you’re really proud of achieving? – An interesting conversation starter, as it will cause the person to get into their accomplishments and the things they’re proud of.

20. What has been your best experience in life thus far? – This is a nice conversation starter that may lead to sharing some eye opening experiences and stories.