How to start a conversation the right way
For many people out there, starting a conversation is one of the hardest parts of socialising. However, always waiting for someone else to make the first move and initiate it is the worst thing to do.
After all, you may be passing by that special someone you've been looking for, for years, but your inability to initiate a conversation will only get you nowhere. By learning how to properly start a conversation with a stranger, you will meet plenty of new people, and some of them might become your friends or maybe even more.
Once you master it, and you start feeling more comfortable about approaching people, you will also look more approachable to others.
The Bad Chat-up Lines You Should Avoid
Make sure not to start the conversation with one of these bad chat-up lines we've all heard and laughed about. Don't initiate it with small talk - this is really boring and dull and instantly diminishes any desire for conversation in a stranger.
Simply avoid asking questions such as "how are you?" or "the weather is great, don't you think?"
In addition, starting a conversation by asking a stranger about his or her opinion on a serious topic or event, such as the Brexit, won't get you far. In the best-case scenario, you will end up in a tense and tiresome discussion that will make the other person want to end this as soon as possible.
Instead, ask about something simple and light-hearted.
Some of the Best Ways to Start a Conversation
A great way to start a conversation is to ask advice or help from a stranger. Every single person out there has an opinion, and this is a great way to show to someone you know that his or her opinion matters.
This will not only allow you to begin your conversation smoothly, but it will also give you valuable information about the person in front of you right from the very start. That way, you will be able to effortlessly continue the talk and know what he or she likes or dislikes.
You can also create situations that will allow you to start a conversation with a stranger. This is really simple yet effective - you can pretend to trip in front of him or her, or drop something you are holding at the stranger's feet.
You can improvise and think of many different ways to create situations that are harmless, but will surely get someone's attention and will allow you to start a conversation in a natural and spontaneous manner.