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Keldeo October 15th, 2013 6:45pm

How do you start a conversion with someone you don't really know?

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rkoehn7341 Nashville, TN
10/15/13 4:45 pm

Whatever a situation is, relate an initial conversation with something you take from what's happening.

ishady 86451132020
10/15/13 3:44 pm

Mention the weather. Everyone likes to talk about it.

comppete Las Vegas
10/15/13 3:02 pm

I first introduce myself and ask questions about them. People always enjoy talking about themselves.

rickvee Living the dream
10/15/13 2:31 pm

Hi there, so what do you think about abortion, gay marriage, politics, religion, gun control, the economy, and nuclear weapons?

glashberg Wave when you flyover
10/15/13 1:57 pm

I usually just talk about something random, usually bring up something I'd think they'd have an interest in.

LilL44 Stuck In Suburbia
10/15/13 1:37 pm

Just say hi and follow the conversation where it goes. If it goes to favorite colors, let's talk about colors, if it's about chemistry let's talk about chemistry, basically whatever.

political Georgia
10/15/13 1:37 pm

"Hey! How are you? Where are you from? Are you single? (If she answers yes) What's your name, number and address?"

Don't worry guys I don't actually do this. :)

Tony SOH Founder
10/15/13 1:31 pm

"Wanna try a cool free app?"

LeDerpityDerp We are not our failures
10/15/13 1:24 pm

This is why I don't have friends.

BigKennyShow Welcome to the basement
10/15/13 12:10 pm

You say hello. Unless your at a urinal, in which case you stay quiet and keep your eyes on your own junk.

stefanie22 Cincinnati
10/15/13 12:00 pm

You say hello.

Other than that I'd need more context. Like what's the situation? Are you at a party? Are you at a bar? Are you just walking down the street?

Keldeo Laverre City
10/15/13 12:21 pm

See Tlaney comment train below :)

inge MIA
10/15/13 12:03 pm

I came up with it all by myself.

HayleyS looking up.
10/15/13 11:59 am

Usually I end up complimenting them on something they are wearing..

HayleyS looking up.
10/15/13 12:16 pm

I actually do do that in real life too if I get the vibe that they would get that I was just messing with them lol

But that's for acquaintances, not total strangers lol

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/15/13 11:58 am

Depends on the context and whether we're talking about somebody you're attracted to or just somebody you want to socialize witb.
So for now, I'll just pick one. A guy is sitting under a tree. You want to be friendly. Walk up and ask, "What's up?"

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/15/13 12:06 pm

He mumbles not much. Staying energetic and positive, you try again: "So, you propping the tree up so it doesn't fall over?" He looks a bit puzzled and says I guess. You say, "Can I help?" He says knock yourself out, and you sit. Take it from there.

Keldeo Laverre City
10/15/13 12:20 pm

Say in a classroom, with people just hanging around.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/15/13 12:25 pm

Then kick off with a question about the day's lesson or the homework assignment. Even if you know the answer, letting somebody help you is a great ice-breaker!

stefanie22 Cincinnati
10/15/13 12:36 pm

High school or college class? If college asking where they went to high school is always a good convo starter. If high school, tlaney's got you covered! :)

violence Pretty hate machine
10/15/13 11:48 am

There's no formula. You open your mouth and start speaking.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/15/13 11:49 am

You mean we can't use mathematics? Boo... :P

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/15/13 11:47 am

The same way you start a conversation a formal conversation with someone you do know.
It varies from person to person. Any specific example?