Every person, without exception, has been in a situation where the eerie and awkward silence descends on a room. It might have been at work, maybe with a group at a dinner party or, worse still, on a date. Next time you can feel the need to fill the silence maybe you should consider some of these conversation starters.
General Conversation Starters
1 – You’re stranded on a desert island. What 5 items do you take?
2 – What 3 celebrities would you invite to dinner and why?
3 – What person/celeb would you bring back from the dead?
4 – What’s your favorite animal?
5 – What’s the best holiday destination you’ve been to?
6 – What’s the top thing on your bucket list?
7 – If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d buy?
8 – If you could only eat one food for the rest of the time what would it be?
9 – If you had to sacrifice one sense what would you give up?
10 – What was your first ever job?
11 – Who would play you in a film?
12 – Do you believe in/have you ever seen ghosts?
13 – If you were an animal what sort of animal would you be?
14 – What was the last film you watched?
15 – If you could have one, what superpower would you have?
16 – If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you move to?
17 – What’s the biggest conspiracy theory you actually believe?
18 – What are your biggest fears?
19 – What is your favorite childhood memory?
20 – If you had to do one, what extreme activity would you do? (Skydive, paraglide, wing-walk etc).
Conversation Starters with a Girl
1 – Where do you get your hair done?
2 – Would you rather get lost in a good book or in a TV box set?
3 – Depends on 2, what’s your favorite book/box set?
4 – Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
5 – What’s the biggest fashion faux pas you’ve seen?
6 – What did you study at school/college?
7 – Where is your favorite vacation spot?
8 – What’s your go-to meal?
9 – Would you rather watch a musical or a stand up comic?
10 – What was your favorite toy as a child?
11 – What is your favorite place? Why?
12 – Do you have a favorite movie genre?
13 – What luxury item couldn’t you give up?
14 – Where do you prefer to shop for clothes/makeup?
15 – Would you change anything about yourself?
16 – What’s your favorite holiday? Christmas etc.
17 – Do you get on better with other girls or boys? Why is that?
18 – Which celebrity inspires you?
19 – What landmark would you most like to visit?
20 – Who’s your favorite Disney character?
Conversation Starters with a Boy
1 – What do you get up to in your spare time?
2 – What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
3 – Do you have a favorite recipe to cook?
4 – Do you follow any sports? What teams?
5 – What’s the funniest one-liner you’ve ever heard?
6 – Who is your favorite actor?
7 – Where did you grow up?
8 – What’s your preferred pancake topping?
9 – Would you rather own a yacht or a private jet?
10 – What is the greatest film you’ve ever seen?
11 – How would you spend your last day on Earth?
12 – What person has had the biggest influence on your life?
13 – What was your best subject at school?
14 – Do you have a favorite song?
15 – What did you want to be growing up?
16 – What is the most memorable present someone has bought you?
17 – Do you play computer games?
18 – What is the first thing you’d pack for a holiday?
19 – Would you go on a trip to Mars?
20 – What’s the tallest building you’ve been up? Why were you there?
Conversation Starters on Tinder
1 – What’s your favorite restaurant?
2 – What do you do on a typical weekend?
3 – What’s your favorite body part on a man/woman?
4 – What’s your best feature?
5 – If you could only listen to one artist for the rest of the time who would it be? Why?
6 – You have to watch a film right now. What would it be?
7 – Would you rather live in a house with glass ceilings or glass floors?
8 – What do you do for work/at college?
9 – If you were cooking me a meal, what would you cook?
10 – Describe your dream date.
11 – How much money would it take for you to live without mirrors?
12 – What one thing couldn’t you live without?
13 – What person are you closest to?
14 – How do you like your eggs?
15 – Would you rather drink a beer or a cocktail?
16 – If you were a drink, what drink would you be?
17 – What three words would your best friend use to describe you?
18 – What’s the last thing you think about at night?
19 – What was the last box set you watched?
20 – What celebrity is closest to your dream man/woman?
Conversation Starters with a Crush
1 – What’s your favorite outdoor activity?
2 – Would you rather have a meal at home or eat out?
3 – What’s your favorite course for a meal?
4 – If you could teleport, where would you go right now?
5 – What animal would you love to see up close?
6 – If you could go back in time, where and when would you go to? Why?
7 – What’s your favorite flower/scent?
8 – What is your favorite season?
9 – What is the one habit that annoys you most?
10 – What do you judge people on when you first meet? E.g. hair, shoes, etc.
11 – Would you rather ride in a limo or on horseback?
12 – What is your most prized possession?
13 – If you had a locket necklace, what would you keep inside? Why?
14 – Would you rather watch the sunrise or sunset?
15 – Do you have a childhood possession? E.g. bear or blanket
16 – What things would you love to do in the next year?
17 – What’s your favorite thing about Christmas (or another holiday)?
18 – What’s better, fire or ice?
19 – What are you most passionate about?
20 – What does your perfect day look like?
There you have it, 100 questions for all sorts of scenarios. Never again should you be stuck for topics to talk about. Just remember, once the conversation has started you must listen and, don’t forget, there is more to a conversation than simply the words that are spoken…