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“top 5 conversation starters that will help you make friends” 

Do you struggle with starting a conversation off when you are meeting new people and talking to your friends?  Worried that a stranger may get a bad first impression when you start talking to them because you don’t know what to say? Then you try saying something and the thing you want to say doesn’t want to come out correctly. You’ve tried ice breakers, you’ve tried engaging into conversation, asking questions and starting small, but nothing seems to work as you get too anxious to say something. Then why not try these top 5 conversation starters that will keep a conversation going?

“Wow, I just can’t believe all the crazy news headlines today. What a week!”

Starting with a topic you are passionate about in the news can help you learn and understand about others people’s viewpoint about what’s going on in the world. They sometimes might not agree with what you say, but that’s ok as its good to debate and find out about other people’s interests. 

“I’m trying to plan my next trip — have you travelled anywhere interesting lately?”

Talking about your recent travels can be a good conversation starter, when you are asking for advice about you next holiday and where you should go. They will usually give you a short answer back that will give you what you are looking for.

“Hey, what do you think about this?”

Asking someone a direct question can always help make your conversation flow. It doesn’t have to be very long as you’re not expecting them to stand around for hours replying to your conversation. Remember to keep it short and snappy. 

“Wow, you look amazing today, where did you buy that outfit from”?

Beginning a conversation with a compliment will help make someone feel positive about themselves and their body image. You don’t want to over compliment someone when speaking to them as it can cause them to become embarrassed and self conscious. You will always be required to allow the other person to compliment you back before moving onto another topic.

“If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?”

It’s always great to start your conversation with a question that is unusual, as people will find it more memorable and remember what you said that day. You should never start with a heavy question and this is why this conversation starter is perfect to use. 

Written by Atlanta Wilson