Great Conversation Starters

Great Conversation Starters for any Occasion

The Weather
The weather is a great conversation opener since it affects everyone.

You can talk about the heat, cold, wind, rain, cloud, snow...

The Weekend
For the later part of the week, you can ask people about their weekend plans.
  • Do you have anything fun planned for the weekend?
  • Are you going anywhere this weekend?

  • For the first part of the week, you can ask people about how their weekend went.
  • Did you have a good weekend?
  • Did you see any movies this weekend?

  • News and Current Events
    There is an almost limitless number of news and current events that one can bring up

    Conversing about news and current events allows you to get into deeper conversation since you can get information on their personal views.

    Your Surroundings
    There are countless things that you can talk about related to your surroundings. You can talk about the music playing in the background, the dinner menu, history of the area, the drink they ordered, the decor, a painting on the wall, the score of a sporting event on TV...

  • Do you come here often?
  • What is your favorite thing about this city/town?
  • What do you like least about this city/town?

  • Movies, Books, TV, and Music
    People love entertainment. It'll be pretty difficult to find someone who doesn't watch movies/TV, read books, or listen to music.
  • What was the last book that you read?
  • What is your favorite movie that you saw this year?
  • What is your favorite type of music?
  • What TV shows are you currently watching?

  • Find common ground in entertainment the other person has also consumed and discuss what you liked or disliked and go from there.

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