Blake Snow

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30 conversation starters that can help you make friends and learn new things

Lady Bird by Universal Pictures

I would never ask someone all of these questions, but I regularly reach for a handful of them when meeting new people and talking with my family over the holidays.

  1. What are you excited about? (This is my all-time favorite icebreaker because it instantly tells you if that person is interesting or not.)
  2. What do you like better: waking up in the morning or going to bed at night?
  3. What would you do if you had a million dollars?
  4. What is a weird habit that you have?
  5. Would you rather go without television or junk food for the rest of your life?
  6. Where is the most interesting place you have ever been to?
  7. Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets?
  8. What does a perfect day look like to you?
  9. What was it like growing up where you did?
  10. Is the world a better or worse place than it was 10 years ago? Will it get better in the next 10?
  11. What are your top three all-time favorite movies?
  12. In what ways are you different from your parents? How are you the same?
  13. What are three things you have that your parents didn’t have when they were growing up?
  14. What is the most useful thing you own?
  15. What do you think of tattoos?
  16. What is something popular that annoys you?
  17. What is a controversial opinion that you have?
  18. Which is more important: a great house or car?
  19. What is your guilty pleasure?
  20. What is the most overrated movie?
  21. Which is better: movie or books?
  22. What’s your favorite season?
  23. What was the last book you read?
  24. What’s the best place you’ve ever traveled to?
  25. How has technology changed music?
  26. What is the best thing about being a kid/adult?
  27. Who is your favorite extended family member and why?
  28. Which is better: buying experiences or things?
  29. Is the world a mostly safe or mostly dangerous place?
  30. What was the best part of your day?

5 questions I wish a bold journalist would ask the president

Now before any dreamy eyed Obama voters get offended by the timing of this, I’m in no way calling our nascent President a failure. I’m still hopeful. But as an American, I want answers, which is what good reporting should be seeking anyway. So why haven’t these questions been asked (or maybe I missed them)? Continue reading…