A few weeks back I asked you how to get the Meat of a conversation. Well today you get two tips for cool (and casual) conversation starters.
Make up something about them.
Seriously, I love this one. I say “Oh you look like a Rock Climber.” Try to make it somewhat plausible. Usually they aren’t but they will talk about what they are and there you go;) The best is when you guess right. Make a game of it.
I got this one from Atish. Basically, you say congratulations to the person right when you see them. This works better with someone you know already. They will think about it and generally respond with “oh yea, thanks for remembering.” It’s really funny and works well. I tried it on my friend last week and he went on about something I nearly forgot he did.
Any other fun ways to start conversations?