Conversation starters for dating couples are a very useful dating tip to have at the ready. You might be able to chatter on endlessly to people you know well but meeting someone new is quite different. You might feel lost for words.
Once you are past the basic introductions, how do you continue with the conversation? We have all been in those situations where the conversation is stilted and just not a happening thing. With a little bit of planning ahead you can avoid those embarrassing silences.
That is not to say you should be shooting off 20 questions but it is handy to have a few conversations starters at the ready.
Here are some icebreakers to get the conversation flowing.
Best Conversation Starter Questions
Who is is your best friend?
Asking about a best friend is safe territory. Your bestie is someone you can talk about forever, where you met your bestie, how long you have known them, things you do together and so on.
What makes you laugh?
This is a pretty wide open subject. It could be movies, TV shows, a person and so on. I have a friend who laughs all the time. Her laughing makes me laugh too, so when we’re together there is a lot of laughing. Okay, so that was nonsensical but that is how life is. Don’t expect answers that have been vetted for suitability. That would kill the conversation.
Where would you like to visit?
Have you travelled overseas? Where to?
What sort of travel do you like?
Some people are not that keen on travel or just like to stay pretty close to home whereas others like to travel far and wide. This is a great conversation starter and interesting to see if you have any of the same things in common about this topic.
Where is your dream vacation?
Do you play or have you ever played any sports?
Do you have any hobbies?
The word hobby is pretty far reaching because as well as all the traditional hobby type pursuits it can also encompass indoor and outdoor sports and other leisure pursuits.
What sort of music do you like?
Have you been to any concerts lately?
Sometimes the venue where you are meeting your date/partner may have live music or at least some music playing in the background. This makes music an ideal way to start the conversation by relating to the music at your location. Maybe it is something you really don’t like, or something you really do like, either way, it gives you an ‘in’ to discussing music.
Do you have any brothers and sisters?
Most people are happy to talk about their family.
Leading on from family is…
Where do you live when you were growing up and did you like it there?
Childhood memories are great conversation starters and is bound to bring up some of those – “remember those” moments. Always great if you can share memories that may relate to a particular period in time or a place.
Where do you live now?
Is that a good place to live? What is the shopping like, entertainment, and so on.
Leading on from that…
Do you share with anyone?
Where would you want to live in the world?
Have you read any good books lately?
Some people are really not into books so this one may fall flat but for booklovers it is a goldmine. I have just read ‘The Girl On The Train’ and then watched the movie so asking about books doesn’t necessarily need to be confined to books only.
If you write a book, what would it be about?
What is something that annoys you?
You know we all have pet annoyances, bad drivers, people talking loudly on their mobile phone, rude people, people parking across the driveway (haha – that’s mine).
Once I started thinking of pet annoyances it is amazing how many I could actually come up with. Maybe that says something about me. Anyway you might find you have a few pet peeves in common.
Leading on from that…
What makes you happy?
What makes a perfect day?
It just could be having the perfect cup of coffee. It could have a perfect day in Winter and a perfect day in Summer as for me they are probably influenced by the weather but of course this may not be a factor for anyone else. It’s nice to daydream a little about a perfect day.
Who is your least favorite celebrity?
Who is your favorite celebrity?
Who is your favorite or who is your least favorite? You gotta love Tom Hanks for having his photo taken with a bridal party when he was jogging in Central Park. Okay, you get the idea. Your date might think that was a creepy thing of Tom Hanks to do, so there you have you conversation starter.
What is something you have never done but would like to try?
What do you do for a living?
This should open up the conversation as most people can chat about their work and work colleagues. How long have you worked there?
What career would you like if it could be anything?
How would you spend a million dollars?
What is your favorite app?
This might lead to a phone examination but that’s okay. It’s always good to get new useful app info.
What is your favorite day of the week?
It sounds like a lame question but it’s easy to talk about.
What is your greatest fear?
This might be too heavy going so make a judgment call about how”deep” you want to go?
What is your favorite food and favorite place to eat?
With any luck, this might lead to another date at the mentioned favorite place.
How do you unwind at the end of a work day?
There are enough conversation starters for dating couples here to have you talking for days so keep a few up your sleeve for the next time you meet.
Valentine’s Day is coming up. How about some of these fun conversation starters as a gift!