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Conversation Starter Questions

Conversation Starter Questions for a Booming Social Life

Ever been on a date and not known what to talk about? Read ahead for some great conversation starter questions and feel the difference in your social life.
SocialMettle Staff
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2018
Jack was very excited about his first date with Jenny. He wore his best suit and devoted one whole hour to making sure that his usually wiry and frizzy hair was neatly combed. He reached the café fifteen minutes early to reserve a table. Jenny entered and smiled as she walked towards him. Jack pulled out a chair for her and they both sat across each other.
Couple drinks an aperitif
Jack had no idea what to do. He'd been dreaming of this moment for so long but now that it was finally here, he couldn't think of a single thing to say to her. He had no idea what to talk about!
Jenny looked at him expectantly and seeing that he looked utterly perplexed, she initiated a dialog with a simple question, "Where did you get this great jacket that you're wearing?" Jack was thrilled! Not only because Jenny had complimented him but because she had actually taken the first step and started a conversation.
They had a very long and lively conversation about fashion and books and movies and other topics that they were both interested in. Needless to say, the date turned out to be terrific and Jack and Jenny are going to be married in a few days.
Jenny never told Jack that she had been as nervous as him on their first date. The only difference was that she had gone one step further than just dressing nice. She'd consulted a few friends and they had helped her out with some good questions to get the conversation started.
Many people fumble when it comes to starting conversations, especially when they've just begun dating. They tend to use one liners and pick up lines which may or may not have the desired effect. We will help you with some questions that work as great conversation starters. Enjoy!
✦ Tell me something about your family.
✦ What's your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
✦ Which is a movie that you can watch a hundred times over?
✦ What's your idea of a relaxing day?
✦ Which was your best and worst vacation?
✦ If you could visit three places which would they be?
✦ Have you ever struck a jackpot on a coin machine?
✦ Who's your favorite actor?
✦ What type of music do you think should be banned?
✦ If you could be a superhero for a day, who would you like to be?
✦ What's the first thing that you notice about a guy?
✦ What are your plans for this weekend?
✦ Do you like to dance?
✦ What's your favorite season of the year?
✦ What according to you is the weirdest thing about you?
✦ What are you thinking at this very moment?
✦ What's your favorite food?
✦ What does your name mean?
✦ What's the first thing that comes to your mind when I say ___?
✦ If you could haunt one person after you died, who would it be? Why?
✦ What's the one thing that can make you smile even when you're terribly sad?
✦ What's your idea of a perfect date?
✦ What was the best thing that happened to you today?
✦ Quick! Three things that you're feeling right now!
✦ What's the strangest thing a girl has ever said to you?
✦ If you could be a cartoon character, which one would you be?
✦ Would you rather live in the mountains or on the beach?
✦ If you could be invisible for one hour, what's the first thing you would do?
✦ If you had to pick three foods to eat for the rest of your life, what would they be?
✦ If you could go back in time, which part of your life would you like to change?
✦ Cats or dogs? Why?
✦ If you could be a vegetable, which one would you be?
✦ When was the last time you laughed till your eyes watered?
✦ If you had one day when nothing would go wrong for you, what would you like to happen?
✦ Which actors do you think have the worst on-screen chemistry?
✦ What's the stupidest thing you spent a fortune on?
✦ What's the one thing that you wish had never happened in your life?
✦ What insect would you eat if you were offered a hundred dollars?
✦ What's one piece of advice you wish you hadn't ignored?
✦ If you had to be renamed after one of the 50 states, which one would it be? Why?
✦ Have you ever eaten something that you couldn't even pronounce the name of?
Hope these conversation starters helped! Use them and have pleasant conversations with any new person you meet. Apart from these you can also try some silly jokes to have a lighthearted conversation. An interesting quote that will coax you to definitely use these.
A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
- Emile M. Cioran