Random topics are the best conversation starter

by Aaron

If you’re in a bar or other social place and meeting someone for the first time, don’t talk about work.

Random topics are, by far, the best conversation icebreaker when meeting someone. Don’t talk about work, the weather, where you’re from, or any of that basic stuff. That’s boring conversation that usually goes nowhere.

For example, a while ago someone next to me in a restaurant was eating salad. I turned to her and asked, “What do you think? Is it alright for a guy to order a salad when he’s out with other guys?” :) I had a story about how I got slammed for doing just that. It’s a funny topic, but it’s a great icebreaker and skips over the boring stuff!

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7 Responses to “Random topics are the best conversation starter”

  1. Jessica on December 4th, 2007 2:11 pm

    Yes, it’s too bad you then proceeded to ask this girl if people thought her dog was dirty because it has a slightly darker coloring on one part of its back…otherwise, you had her at “is it okay for a guy to order a salad?”

  2. Aaron on December 8th, 2007 2:37 pm

    Haha, it was an honest question!

  3. Hannah on April 28th, 2008 11:39 pm

    I agree, its a way better way to start a conversation without feeling akward. . . Unless she didn’t have a sense of humor : )

  4. Ebony Bowie on July 20th, 2008 5:14 am

    Do people think your dog is dirty?
    I love it!

  5. Kristin on January 2nd, 2009 6:41 pm

    Wow, you guys really dont have anything else to talk about? I think salads gross!

  6. jazmyn on June 24th, 2010 9:07 pm

    I’ve tried talking about a completely random topic with a stranger. People should twll you first if they have a sense of humor or a brain. Let’s just say this didn’t end happily ever after…

  7. jazmyn on June 24th, 2010 9:09 pm

    I’ve tried it almost every time for meeting new people. it’s really just a shot in the dark if the other person has a brain…….