This is simple, elegant, and great if you are interested in someone or anytime you want to boost their likability toward you for business or social reasons.” — “Many people think they have nothing in common with a stranger but if someone is at a grocery store, restaurant or bar they are there for a reason—one which is likely similar to yours.You’re both there so you both share a common interest. For instance, ask about what their experience at that venue has been like or why they chose it.” — “Give a genuine smile and say, ‘Hi.’ It sounds too simple but people are so used to other people staring at their phones that a simple smile and hello can be a very bold move. You don’t want to date a rude person anyway.)” — “Asking ‘I’ve been really thinking deeply about something and wondering if I can share it, and get your feedback?
For her, laughing releases oxytocin, the ‘bonding hormone.’ These two things together create an opening for more conversation.” — “I always tell my clients to try out a compliment.It can become exciting if you both realize you are from the same place or like the same things.” — “One of the best ways to start a conversation is to ask a question, and questions germane to the situation are best.For example, if you’re at an event, ask ‘Have you heard this speaker, band or author before?Ask the person you find attractive to help you reach something on a high shelf or hold something while you look through your wallet.At the very least you’ll end up with a fun story to tell your friends.” — “My favorite conversation starters are something relevant yet funny.’ is great because it’s a simple and natural way to begin to ask someone about themselves.Any question that is open ended will work because everyone has a different answer and there is no right or wrong answer.It shows the other person that you’ve noticed them and you’re interested in getting to know them better. ’ shows your interest in the other person and solicits new and interesting information that is fun to discuss.Pretty much anyone will want to share their opinions with an interested party and they will think you are nice and fun to be with, as well.” — “Jokes work well because they are disarming and work on a biological level.It breaks the ice and these days it’s completely unexpected!You can test out doing this by just giving people walking down the street a compliment and see their reaction, most times people will give you a smile and possibly engage in more conversation. ” — “Make a comment or joke about something big in pop culture that most people would be familiar with—something light, NOT political.