May 23, 2018

Technically many things can start a conversation. One time I witnessed a guy start a good conversation after burping too loudly. Anyway, because most people expect conversation starters to be questions, I'm including my five top questions to ask on a date here. 

5 All-T...

February 25, 2018

I love shopping at Trader Joe, not just because of their unique food items, but because it's always a chance to observe how well the cashiers initiate conversation. They are well-known for staffing their stores with people who thrive at small talk. Chitchat is encourag...

February 25, 2018

(sorry I'm working out the kinks of my new website - let's  try this post again with better formatting)

Focus your efforts on TAPP topics, and you’ll prepare your brain for the most common conversation topics. TAPP stands for Things, Activities, People, and Places. The...

February 12, 2018

Trying to figure out how to ask them out without seeming cheesy or desperate? Don’t end the conversation with, “So, um, do you want to go out with me sometime?” That only adds potential awkwardness and pressure to the situation.

Instead, tweak your request into a statem...

February 6, 2018

We all desire more confidence. A short-cut to immediate confidence is simple: go first.

This may seem simple but ask yourself: Do you tend to initiate social interactions or tend to wait until the other person does? Poor conversationalists are normally reactive, as oppo...

February 5, 2018

When you can’t think of what to ask, you can always think of something related to time.
 
Good conversation topics revolve around how people willingly spend their time. When you find out what people choose to spend their time doing or thinking about, then you have prob...

January 24, 2018

You ride the subway every day and you can’t help but notice a really interesting girl riding all the time as well. Your mind swirls with excitement and possibilities about how amazing she could be. You want to approach and possibly ask her out, but HOW?

As someone who...

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