First Conversation Starters

Paragraph: Starting a conversation can be a daunting task, especially if you’re feeling shy or nervous. But with a little bit of creativity and some help from these 20 conversation starters, you’ll be soon talking to anyone like a pro!

1. What brings you here today? – This is a great way to get started with a conversation, as it will help you to learn the other person’s interests and why they decided to come to the conversation.

2. What do you think of (insert current topic)? -This one gives the other person an opportunity to express their point of view on something they’re passionate about. This could be a great way to further the conversation.

3. How was your weekend? – Asking others about their weekends is a totally safe way to start a conversation. By doing this, you can also learn if the other person had any interesting plans or did something fun.

4. What do you like to do for fun? – Every person has their own way to spend their leisure time, and asking this question will give you an insight into their interests and hobbies.

5. What book are you reading? – This is an excellent conversation starter if the two of you share a love of books. It will be a great way to learn what the other person is passionate about and further the conversation.

6. Do you have any upcoming plans? – Plans for the future can spark interesting conversations as it sets the tone for interesting discussions.

7. Have you been to any cool places lately? – This is a great conversation starter if you get the feeling the other person is an enthusiastic traveler. Talking about wonderful places will enable the conversation to keep going.

8. What do you like to do on (insert day of the week)? – Asking the other person what they like to do on any given day of the week gives you an idea of what they enjoy.

9. What kind of music do you like? – Music is a great way to connect with other people and can spark a pleasant conversation, exploring the different musical preferences.

10. What is the best advice you ever received? – Often a great way to start a meaningful conversation is to ask the other person what the best advice they’ve ever been given is. It’s a great way to get to know someone more deeply.

11. What are you most proud of? – Asking this will get the other person to tell you about their accomplishments, which will likely lead to a whole new interesting conversation about why they’re proud of it.

12. What do you think about (insert recent event)? – This is a great way to spark a good conversation, as it allows the two of you to discuss your individual opinions on a given matter.

13. What is one thing you would like to change in the world? – Asking someone would they would like to change in the world is an interesting way to get to know the other person’s beliefs and convictions.

14. What motivates you? – This conversation starter is great for getting to the heart of what makes the person tick and what inspires them.

15. Who inspires you the most? – People tend to be inspired by different things and getting to know who inspires the other person can be very revealing.

16. Have you ever been to (insert country/place)? -If the other person has been to a certain country or place, they may have some interesting stories to share, which can spark a new conversation.

17. What do you love most about (insert occupation, hobby, or whatever the other person is doing)? -This gives the other person an opportunity to express their love for something they’re currently doing, which will hopefully lead to an interesting conversation.

18. What is something you like to do that few people know about? – This is a great conversation starter because it will reveal facts about the other person that they may not have shared before.

19. What new habits have you adopted? -This is another great way to not just start, but to continue a meaningful conversation as it will help you to know more about the other person’s habits and what goals they are trying to achieve.

20. Did you watch (movie, TV show, etc.) in the past week? -Asking the other person what movies, TV shows, etc. they have watched in the past week can get the conversation going about what kind of entertainment the person is into.