For some people starting a conversation is not that hard because they are naturals and can even pick random chats with strangers and flow with it.
For others it is rocket science as they don’t know how to go about it and hence end up quiet.
This often works at your disadvantage when it comes to dating and especially if it’s a first date because we can all agree that a conversation is much more fun than awkward silence.
Almost all good conversations start with an open-ended question because it encourages dialogue because the response is unlikely to be a one word answer.
Here are a few comments or questions that can start a conversation.
You look really nice, where did you get your dress/watch/coat etc from?
Have you seen any movies recently? How did you like it/them?
What kind of music do you listen to? Do you like (say music genre or artist)
Do you like travelling? If yes where? Why? Dream destination? If no ask for the alternative they prefer.
Are you a sports person? If yes ask what they play or what they watch. If no ask what they do instead.
Are you a foodie? What kind of food do you like or hate? Why?
Have you watched (name movie or series)? Was it interesting? If no ask what they prefer.
Once you set the ball rolling not only will you have a good time chatting but you will get to know afew things about them.