It can be even more awkward to have the same conversations you’ve had on every single date you’ve ever been on. Here are 20 suggestions for conversation starters that haven’t been done to death. So much of the advice from so-called dating “experts” encourages you to start off talking about politics or what you've done that day and other topics that are either huge hot buttons or totally boring.Striking up conversation with a perfect stranger while having not-so-secret hope that they end up being the love of your life is sometimes awkward.Below are some hot tips and tweaks for your standard conversation topics to help you get to know one another better.Here's a good rule to follow: If the answer to your question requires a noun, you likely aren't going to get too much info from a person.Related: What Your Taste In Music Says About You 6. Do you think if you could get paid just to be yourself it would change the way you act? If a close friend told you that they had been abducted by aliens last night, would you believe them?
Places you've lived or traveled Not only is this a great opportunity to learn something about a new place, you'll also find out aboutthe experiences that have shaped your date—and maybe even gauge their adventurous side.It also may tell you whether or not you guys Pick something YOU love doing, and see where they stand on it. But despite all that preparation, the time you’ll spend interacting with each other is still an important variable — one that’s pretty hard to prepare for by yourself. You might be hesitant to ask something personal when you're just getting to know someone, but you also want to get out of that dreaded small-talk territory—and thwart those equally-dreaded awkward silences.To help navigate this tricky terrain, we've established a few substantive but non-intimidating topics to keep the conversation going when shit gets weird and you find yourself trying to avoid eye contact from across the table:1. Just in terms of where you grew up, what your interests were in high school, what your hometown was like, and what funny things happened to you as kids.
Even if you've both spent your lives in the same city, the character of your respective neighborhoods can provide a funny topic of discussion.