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Instead of reusing the same tired lines, spice it up with these conversation starters.

“If you were a fruit, you’d be a Fineapple.”

Although this might seem like the corniest pickup line ever, they are actually a good idea every once in a while. It shows you don’t take yourself too seriously and it invites the other person to show off their sense of humor.

 

“Aliens: Real or Nah?”

This topic is sure to question someone’s views on the universe and it’s also an easy way to get a conversation and maybe even a friendly debate going. You always want to stay away from anything to do with religion or politics for your opener though, stick with fun topics.

 

“Your taste in cars is 10/10”

Opening with a compliment is always a good idea because it makes them feel good about themselves, but it has to be done right. Generic comments aren’t going to make you stick out. So save the “wow you’re hot” for another time.

 

“Two truths and a lie. Ready? Go!”

A survey revealed that this was the most popular opening line. It’s fun and unique and allows you to get to know more about the person you’re talking to. Plus, you can go back and forth for as long as you want until one of you is ready to get back to “normal” conversation.

 

“Want to grab lunch this week?”

Yes, it sounds forward but if you’re messaging a guy the direct vibe is exactly what you want to go for. 98 percent of men are more likely to respond to assertive messages. Since they always face societal pressure to make the first move, you’re going to stand out in the best way possible by sending the message first.

 

“Waffles or Pancakes?”

No one will be surprised to know that women love talking about food. A survey shows they are more likely to respond to messages that bring up food. But don’t just restrict this line to women, it’s a great way to pique a man’s interests as well.

 

“What would your ideal vacation be?”

You can swap out the word “vacation” for anything else you want to hear about.. like how they enjoy their Sunday afternoons or an ideal first date. It can give you ideas to impress them if you happen to be together.

 

These are just a couple starters to get your brain jogging on how to start good conversations. You are sure to pass the ghosting stage with this help.

Do you have any interesting conversation starters? Tell us about them @theMRLshow!