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Posted anonymously, 21st October 2019

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  • Ask them something about themselves – how long have you lived here, what’s your favorite hobby, what’s the worst movie you’ve ever seen?

  • Where are you from, have you been on any cool holidays lately (not likely with covid lol), do you have kids, how old are they etc

  • The weather and what you did on the weekend

  • I always gravitate towards work

  • Hows your morning/day been?
    How will you spend your weekend?
    I like your ______?

  • I am interested in these answers too

  • My partner asks the table what their favourite spread on toast is :D

  • I am so socially inept, I have nothing to offer you what do ever

  • I give a little compliment, such as I like your dress.

  • Ask the person something about themselves.

  • Depends if you can find common ground ie children or if they are wearing something that could spark a conversation or if you are eating something tell them about it ie you should try the brownies from this coffee shop they’re amazing. If they have a dog comment on it. Anything will usually give you enough of a feel for if you mesh.

  • If you’re at a party, ask how they know the host.

  • Try an ice breaker with something you are comfortable with. Perhaps ‘ I spent the weekend doing craft. Do you do any?’ etc. Most people are happy to talk if you can touch on a topic that interets them.

  • It can be quite daunting trying to strike up a conversation with someone you don’t know, especially if you are a more introverted kind of person. Start small and gradually work up to more in depth topics. Talk about the weather, favourite cafes, film/music genres, holiday destinations …..

  • Also; once people open up about their day and weekend, common interests may be found and conversation continues. Good luck! :)

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