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What's Your Best Ice Breaker When Meeting Someone New?

Meeting new people can be tricky — you don’t know what to expect, and you want it to go as well as possible. So how do you break the ice? Even if don’t care for the phrase “ice breaker”, what’s your go-to conversation topic or method for striking up a conversation with someone new?

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Yes, “breaking the ice” is a tough phrase. It’s only a step away from “pick-up lines” on one side and “corporate-sponsored fun” on the other, but when you meet someone new, it’s always good to have a go-to topic of conversation you’re comfortable with when talking to someone new. Some people ask questions to get the other person talking (“So, what do you do?” or “What brings you out tonight?”). Other times, launching into a story of your own from current news or local news is way to get a genuine, interesting conversation going. So, what’s yours? Let us know in the comments below.

What’s Your Very Best Ice Breaker? [The Kitchn]


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