What is your take on Conversation starters? What are some of your “go-to’s” for making conversation?
This prompt really got me thinking about how I interact with others. I often resourt to the casual comment on the weather, or simple questions such as “how are you doing”, “how is your weekend/evening/day going?”
Depending on how well I know the person, I’ll start the convo with news events or think of something we have in common like “I really liked your post on Facebook or Twitter about …”
Since I’m not a big conversation starter, especially in situations like crowds with lots of background noise, I often wait for someone to approach me. I’ve often pondered whether this is due to blindness/hearing issues or me just being introverted.
Since nonverbal seem to be quite important when starting conversations, I try my best to naturally smile and look as if I’m enjoying myself. For me, when talking to that guy I may like, blindness comes in handy. I’m not distracted by his appearance or worried about making eye contact. I try to fully engage my time and energy into the conversation.
What do you think? How do you start conversations?
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