Online conversations are a trend these days and what else would someone suggest apart from the flashy lights dwindling the alphabets and emojis to convey the feelings across? That’s the only form of “direct” conversations if you’re not a fan of phone calls in this lockdown phase. But what disturbs the most is the scrollable list of pending “hey’s” flooding the messages. What can be more obvious and boring than a salutation which has long lost its meaning? Well, we know: it’s the art of striking an intriguing conversation starter. Most of you must’ve been struggling with the imperfect string of words to even get a second reply from a person you like and trust us, it’s not that person’s fault for not responding to your “hey’s”.
They say, “the first impression is the last” and with online chats, it certainly will be. So, we, at Betterhalf has decided to help you out with this struggle which dates back to centuries and is still alive. We realize this and so, we’ve put together the finest one-liners to start a conversation with your betterhalf. We’ve sprayed variety to cover all types of people: introverts, extroverts and ambiverts to choose their type and ride the online chats with much more confidence. Pull out your writing pads or your memory and let’s get started:
- “What’s that one thing you think nobody could guess about you?
This might work as a great ice-breaker as it’s a little mischievous with hints of flirtatiousness. It’s quick, curious, and fascinating which highlights your interest in that person more than the usual. This will make it obvious that you wish to know the person beyond a surface level while unhooking the freedom to reveal what s/he wants to share and doesn’t.
- “You seem reserved, but even a reserved person has a party-circle. Can I be in the latter group?”
OR (If you wish to start with a lil flirting): You’ve written you’re an introvert, can I change that?
A simple, quirky yet fun question to put across. It’s one of the perfect ways to ascertain if a person can be playful and ride a joke home. Also, unless s/he is absolutely serious, uninterested, or doesn’t wish to talk, there are high chances that you will receive a reply to this.
- What sort of things make you laugh out loud?
If the profile of the person you intend to strike a conversation with seems to be a lil serious, divert to a more carefree topic. Either you can try with a chill joke or to be on a safer side, open with this safe question. Everyone loves to laugh, and sharing things that make you both laugh your hearts out—cheesy pickup lines, political jokes, a particular flick—whatever that can get the conversation flowing… and both of you laughing, is a great sign.
- If work was not an option and you already had a lot of money, how would you spend your day?
This question can bring a light, and untethered feeling into your conversation. Also, it will be also fascinating to hear the answer. If for instance, she says she would watch every television series ever produced, and you’re an outdoor-adventure guy, this will highlight the difference in your choices to judge your compatibility in the long run.
- What’s been the most significant year of your life so far?
If you want the conversation to become a bit thoughtful, connected, reflective, and meaningful, this might be a great fall-back. You shouldn’t use it as a conversation starter though but after a few dialogue exchanges, you can dive deeper with this to connect on a personal level.
- What would you try, before you die?
With this interesting question to free the imaginations and possibilities, you can get major insight into a person’s goals and priorities in life. You can gauge their nature, whether they’re philanthropic, an outdoor junkie with a killer bucket list, and everything in between.
- If you were stranded on an island alone and could take three things with you, what would they be?
Catching a person off guard is a fair thing as long as your intentions are playful. Despite the quirkiness, you’ll find the three most valuable things to them and the significance of those items in their lives.
- “How many people have you ignored so far because all their message said was ‘hi’?”
Ahaan. This one is our favorite. You can hit the nail on spot with this one. The question seems legit to most of the girls and the hot-cakes. There must be gazillion random ‘hi’ messages clogging their inbox on the app, and how smart is the move to knock em off taking that fact under account? Clever and witty at the same time, isn’t it? 😉
- “*Insert flower emoticons* Here are some choicest flowers before we kick start that conversation.”
Well, this one will work wonderfully on girls (unless guys are going for flowers these days). It’s simple, new, and kinda intriguing which gives the girl the perfect opportunity to choose for herself and guess the reaction.
- “I hope it works out between us but our only similar interest is ‘cooking’ Maggi. Where do we go from here?”
This one would probably fetch you a response. Do we hear why? Because if not this, what else could be an indicator of why you two should be having a conversation in the first place.
- “Are you ready to lie about how we met?”
It’s sly and it’s funny. Chances are, the other side of the conversation would be surprised to read it. Also, it will be a kickstart to your many conversations to come.
Did you pick your favorite conversation starter yet? Tell us in the comments section below.