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99 Mindful Conversation Topics For Deeper Connections — The Good Trade


Written By Kayti Christian

Good Conversation Starters For Everyone

Mindful conversation topics are perfect for deepening relationships and fostering meaningful discussions—whether with strangers, family members, romantic partners, or friends old and new. Whether you use a conversation deck, pull from the questions below, or create your own list, here’s to never wondering what to talk about again!

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Conversation Topics For Anyone

1. Which scent do you find the most soothing? 

2. What is a language you love to listen to even if you don’t speak or understand it?

3. Oceans or mountains? Why? 

4. Describe the most captivating painting or artwork you’ve ever seen.

5. Do you remember the first novel you ever read? If so, what was it?   

6. What is your favorite thing about your personality? 

“What is your favorite thing about your personality?”

7. If you could have a fictional superhero for a best friend, who would it be? 

8. What color would you choose to describe yourself? 

9. What is something you have accomplished as an adult that your younger self would be proud of? 

10. Is there a place in the world that you feel most represents who you are?

11. Where is one place you’d love to travel to again? 

12. If your pet could talk, what would their voice sound like? What would they say about you?

13. What does your name mean?

14. What tasks make you feel like your best self?

15. What’s your Enneagram number and how does it influence your self-care practices?

16. Where do you feel most centered and happy?

17. What’s your favorite comfort food?

18. What do you wear when you’re feeling your very best, and why?

19. What is the best meal you’ve ever had, and what’s the best meal you’ve ever cooked for yourself?

20. What do you love most about your home?

“What do you love most about your home?”

21. What’s a yearbook-style superlative you’d give to your high school self? What’s one for your current self?

22. What gives you goosebumps?

23. Do you know your astrology sign? How about your birth chart?

24. How are you consciously practicing sustainability?

25. Do you have any tattoos?

26. Scuba diving or skydiving?

27. What are you most grateful for in this season of life?

28. Do you give back or volunteer with any organizations?

29. What’s your love language?

Conversation Topics For Friends

30. What do you look for and need in your friendships?

31. How do you feel that you best offer love and support to your friends?

32. Tell me about your childhood best friend.

33. When do you feel most authentically yourself?

34. What's one form of self-expression you've been too hesitant to explore?

“What’s one habit you want to get rid of and one habit you want to keep?”

35. What's one habit you want to get rid of and one habit you want to keep? 

36. What was your first experience with sex like?

37. If you were to perform a duet with a famous musician, who would it be and why?  

38. Do you have any recurring dreams? If so, what do you think they are trying to tell you? 

39. Who do you most admire, and how has that impacted the way you live your life?

Mindful Conversation Topics for Your Parents

40. What’s one thing you’d tell yourself at my age? What’s one thing your younger self would tell you?

41. What do you wish you’d known before having kids? 

42. What was the first big purchase you made as an adult?

43. How did you know when you fell in love?

“What was the first big purchase you made as an adult?”

44. Have you kept any memorabilia from your childhood?

45. What do you miss most about being a child? A teenager? My age?

46. What about the current world would be most surprising to your younger self?

47. If you could travel back in time, which part of your life would you go back to?

48. Who did you vote for in past elections? Why?

49. What are some of your favorite memories about your parents? 

Conversation Topics For Kids

50. If you could have one cartoon character be your real-life best friend, who would you choose and why?

51. What’s your earliest memory?

52. What do you love most about school? 

53. Who are your best friends?

“What does a perfect day with the family look like?”

54. What is your favorite season?

55. What superpower do you wish you had?

56. What do you want to be when you grow up?

57. If you could have any animal as a pet, which would you choose and why? 

58. What does a perfect day with the family look like?

59. What do you love most about our house?

Conversation Topics For Date Night

60. How do you feel best supported in hard times?

61. What does “alone time” look like for you?

62. Dogs or cats (or rabbits)?

63. What do you wish people better understood about you? 

“What does ‘alone time’ look like for you?”

64. What lessons from your childhood have most impacted your worldview?

65. If we could live in another country for a year (no strings attached), where would we go?

66. What do you love most about our relationship? What do you wish to work on?

67. What small joys bring light to your day?

68. How can we better practice sustainability as a couple?

69. What’s a favorite memory you have of us together?

Conversation Topics For Siblings

70. What’s one of your favorite memories from our childhood?

71. What do you think everyone in the family will be doing 10 years from now?

“Which characteristics do you think you inherited from our parents?”

72. Do you have a morning routine?

73. What was your favorite subject in school? Favorite teacher?

74. Which characteristics do you think you inherited from our parents?

75. If you could return to school, what would you study?

76. What Netflix show or movie are you watching?

77. What are you currently reading?

78. What food reminds you most of home?

79. What do you love most about yourself? 

Conversation Topics For Work

80. What accomplishments are you most proud of?

81. What projects are you working on right now that bring you joy?

82. How do you unwind after work?

83. Do you listen to any podcasts during your commute? If so, which ones?

“How do you track your work goals and accomplishments?”

84. What do you enjoy most about our company?

85. Where do you need support that you’re not getting it?

86. How do you track your work goals and accomplishments? 

87. Do you enjoy networking? Why or why not?

88. What was your very first job?

89. What skills are you focused on cultivating right now?

Conversation Topics For Strangers

90. How are you truly doing?

91. What’s one act of kindness you experienced today?

92. What do you do for enjoyment?

93. Do you recharge by being around other people or by spending time alone?

“What is the compliment you receive most often?”

94. If you had a day to yourself, what would it look like, where would you go, and what would you do?

95. What is the compliment you receive most often?

96. Do you collect anything?

97. What was the last movie you watched? 

98. What’s one thing your loved ones would be surprised to learn about you?

99. If you woke up one morning and all your problems were solved, how would go about your day?

Kayti Christian (she/her) is a Senior Editor at The Good Trade. She has a Master’s in Nonfiction Writing from the University of London and is the creator of Feelings Not Aside, a newsletter for sensitive people.


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250 Deep Conversation Topics & Questions About Life, Love, Family

Sometimes only talking about your hobbies and discussing the day’s weather with a friend or new person you’ve met can get old. Why not try connecting with someone on a deeper level and try talking about some deep conversation topics? This can add something new and unfamiliar to a conversation, and even teach you something new about the person you’re talking to.

This list of deep conversation topics can help you cover topics about dreams and aspirations, career goals, fears, accomplishments, challenges, and more. You never know where your conversation may lead thanks to these deep topics.

We’ve compiled 250 deep conversation topics that are designed to help create a deeper connection with someone. Whether you’re meeting someone new at work, talking to someone in class, getting to know that certain someone on a first date, looking for couples questions, or just hanging out with old friends, deep conversations provide limitless potential for where the conversation may go, and what you’ll talk about too.

Check out the full list of 250 deep conversation topics below!

Deep Conversation Topics About Life

Where do you think your life is headed?

How would you be able to rank the following in importance: family, career, love life?

What has been the most difficult experience you've ever had?

Where in the world would you like to live? What’s the reason for it?

If budget were no object, where would you go on vacation?

Who would you prefer if you had to choose a character from a book, movie, or TV show who is the most similar to you? Why?

When was the last time you put in a lot of effort?

When you're bored, what do you usually do?

What two big turning points in your life do you consider to be the most significant?

What do you want to achieve in your life? What is the most important thing to you?

What are some of the things you remember that you'd rather forget?

Do you play any sports? If so, which one?

Tell me about two of your lifelong friends and why they matter so much to you. What factors made you choose them?

What are the rules you want to establish at home? What would you do if someone broke one of them?

Would you rather have a simple task for someone else or a challenging job for yourself?

What color best describes your personality?

On a personal level, which pizza topping do you relate to the most?

What are you reading that isn't part of a class or a requirement at work?

Who do you think knows you the best out of anyone you've met so far?

How would you describe the ugliest thing in the whole world?

What is something you've done as an adult that you'd be proud of if you were younger?

How would you describe the most beautiful thing in the whole world?

You have the ability to erase only one thing from existence. What are your plans for it?

What's the worst thing that's ever happened to you when you've been on the road?

What is the most admirable aspect of human nature? What about the worst thing?

Do you enjoy working there or are you just there to make money?

Do you think humans are really good for this planet?

Do you think it's possible for men and women to only be friends?

What little changes will the world make tomorrow to make it a better place?

What has been your biggest regret in your life?

Which would you want to be called if you could just be called your name or your nickname for the rest of your life?

Have you ever saved the life of an animal? What about a person's whole life?

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What random thing do you think you'll be nostalgic about in 30 years?

How much money is really enough to cover all of your living expenses?

How can you deal with stress? What do you need from your friends when the pressure is really on?

What are the things do you bring with you everywhere you go?

What would you call this year if you had to give it a name?

What's one mode of self-expression that you've been afraid to try?

What is something that the majority of people discover when it is too late?

What was your most memorable “culture shock” encounter while visiting another country?

What do you think are the questions that shouldn’t be asked at a dinner party?

What aspect of your personality would you improve if you could?

How would you spend your day if you woke up one morning with all of your problems solved?

What terrified you but you went ahead and did it anyway?

Do you follow any strict diet?

To you, what constitutes a meaningful conversation?

What do you think will be ridiculous in ten years that is currently quite popular?

What are the three most essential things in your life?

When you think of love, who or what comes to mind?

What was the highlight of your past year?

What is the most annoying habit you can think of?

What are the two things you should purchase to make the cashier uncomfortable?

Deep Conversation Topics About Ethics and Values

Do you consider yourself a truth seeker?

Can you tell me about a time when someone showed you kindness or compassion over something?

Is it more important for people to help others or should they be accountable for their own well-being?

Can you live a meaningful life without your friends and family?

What values have you learned from your parents?

What are two or three big truths about which you've made decisions?

What is the foundation of your life philosophy?

Is it possible for good to exist without evil?

How exactly would you like to die?

Is there a situation in your life where you've been influenced by the church?

Is it more important to you to do things right or to do the right things?

Can you share a story about a significant event that caused a positive change in you as a person?

What’s your purpose in the world?

What does honor actually mean to you?

Do you think it’s okay to kill a person who has done terrible things in your life?

What’s the most terrible punishment you could ever think of?

Have you ever changed or considered changing in order to be accepted by others?

What are the actions in your life that will have the most long-term consequences? How long will that effect last?

Do you believe in astrology? Do you believe your zodiac sign accurately represents you?

Is it true that we have free will, or is it only a product of our imagination?

Is it healthy to be obsessed with someone or something?

Is it possible to be happy without being sad?

For you, what’s the true meaning of life?

Is it ethical to spend money on expensive food while other people are starving?

Is it possible to have right without wrong?

Do you think humans and animals really have souls?

Where did our personalities come from?

What do you think is the best part of being you?

Who is your hero, and why did you choose him or her?

Can you share about a time when you outgrew someone, figuratively? Were your feelings conflicted about what you should do? How and why?

What would happen if everyone's life expectancy was greatly increased?

What’s your most favorite trait about yourself? Why?

Is the world a better place or a terrible place without religion?

Is it true that making the best use of our time makes our life more meaningful and enjoyable?

Is it true that happiness is the most important goal in life?

Can people really change for the better?

What will happen if everyone shares the same viewpoint on every topic?

Is the value of everyone's life the same?

Do you think it’s okay to lie sometimes?

Have you ever given up on something you really want?

How has your ability to succeed been aided by your strengths? In what ways have your flaws hindered you?

Do you think you’re doing more harm than good on this planet?

Can you explain how you learned to accept yourself and other people?

Which is the most important: to help yourself, help your family, help your society, or help the world?

Are you afraid of change?

Why are people so inclined to hold onto beliefs that cannot be proven?

Are we more in love with ourselves in the virtual world than we are in the real world?

Are you accountable for someone's death if they're drowning and you refuse to help?

Deep Conversation Topics About Family

Would you rather paint a room or start a garden with your family?

Which family member do you hate the most? Why?

Which family member do you love the most? Why?

What words would you use to describe your mother and her influence on your life?

What words would you use to describe your father and her influence on your life?

What things would you like to do with your family if we set aside a few hours one day a week for family activities?

What do you wish you knew before you had children?

What are our common characteristics as a family?

Who is the messiest family member in the house?

Does our family have deep darkest secrets?

What does family mean to you?

Do you have a strong bond with your family?

Who’s your favorite cousin?

Does your mom have a weird trait?

Does your dad have a weird trait?

Do you think your parents trust you?

Which one do you prefer: family events or alone time?

Do you still celebrate your birthday with your family?

What do you want your family legacy to be?

After five years, where would you like to go for a family vacation?

Do we love our family members for who they are, or do we love them despite who they are?

What's something silly I did as a kid?

Did your parents allow you to stay up late on school nights when you were growing up?

Is there something I can do better as your daughter/son that I am not doing now?

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What would you do if you were the boss at home for a day?

Did you wish I was a girl or a boy when I was born?

Is there anything you are still mad at me about that I did as a kid?

What do you think of your friends' families compared to your own?

Which of your parents tended to help you with homework as a kid?

Do your parents have any addictions?

Have you experienced being yelled at by your mom in public? For what reason?

How would you be able to tell you’re all grown up?

When were you able to know my gender: before or after I was born?

What certain things do we need to study and learn about in order to be prepared to fulfill our family’s mission?

Is your family's discipline fair and equal?

Do you think it’s right for children to help with household chores?

Do you feel like you could talk with your family about anything at all?

What’s the hardest decision you’ve ever made for your family?

Are you willing to sacrifice anything for the sake of your family?

What special treats would you bake for your family?

Do you know how many birthmarks I have?

What’s one thing that made me cry a lot when I was little?

What kind of events gets our family excited?

What is the best thing about having siblings? How about the worst thing?

What would you do if one of your children or grandchildren got a tattoo?

Is your relationship with your sibling/s better or worse than with your friends?

What house rule was totally the hardest to follow today?

Which of your relatives do you enjoy helping the most?

What are some things you would never do if you were your parents?

Will they be as happy as their biological families?

Deep Conversation Topics About Love and Relationships

Can you tell me one of your most recent inspiring stories about love?

Who would you rather date: someone younger or older than you?

Have you ever observed how others react to us while we're out in public?

What's the weirdest date you've ever been on?

What qualities do you value most in a partner, and which do you value the least?

Can you tell me about something you see in me that makes you really proud?

How do you manage to stay in my mind all day and night? Don’t you get tired?

Why do you think aren’t there more meaningful relationships out there when that is what everyone wants?

Did you fall in love with me because I am the right person, or because the time is right?

Do you believe that your first love has special significance to you?

In this relationship, what is your main weakness?

Who is your role model for a healthy relationship in the world?

Who do you think in this world is your example for a bad relationship?

What is your preferred method of receiving affection?

What makes our relationship unique?

When was the exact moment you knew this was true love?

How do you know when it's time to tell your partner the truth?

Do you think it's good for partners to be competitive with one another?

Do you believe it is important for partners to help one another?

If you could change anything about the way I was raised, what would it be?

Do you think we spend enough time with one another?

Would you choose your child's gender if you could?

What would make you break up with someone? Will you be able to forgive, forget, and rebuild your relationship?

Which would you prefer: a baby without a partner or a baby with a partner?

How many dates did it take for you to know you wanted our relationship to be more serious?

What three words would you use to describe us as a couple?

How would we know if it’s already time to get married?

What is one question you are afraid to ask me but desperately want to know the answer to?

What is the one aspect of our relationship that you would miss the most once it ended?

What would you most regret not telling me if you died tonight evening with no opportunity to contact anyone?

Do you consider yourself more successful than me? Why?

What’s one bad habit you don’t want me to get rid of?

Do you believe our relationship gives you the freedom to be yourself?

What’s your most precious memory of us?

What type of parent do you want to become?

Have you ever thought of breaking up with me for just a simple reason?

Do you believe that in order to fight or love, you must have a strong bond with your partner?

What makes us perfect to be together?

Would you replace me instantly if ever I die tomorrow?

Would you want our first date to be different if you could go back in time and do it all over again?

If we wrote a book about our relationship, what’s would the title be?

What’s your dream destination with me?

Since we started dating, what do you think has been the funniest moment?

Do you believe in making a commitment for the rest of your life?

Could you date someone who disagrees with you on politics?

Is jealousy a normal thing in a relationship?

Would you prefer freedom over security?

What were your thoughts when we first met?

Is there anything I can do right now for you to make you feel more at ease or loved?

What would you do if you were informed that I have a terminal illness?

Do you want to travel back to a time before the internet?

How has news evolved over the past ten years?

What would you use to describe social media in one word?

What’s the best meme you’ve seen recently?

What’s the email address you currently use to log in on your Facebook account?

When is it the right time to quit social media?

Have you ever thought of finding love on social media?

What is so interesting about social media?

Can newspapers disappear in the future?

What's the most awkward Zoom meeting you've ever had?

What news have you recently read?

What are the current events that are deeply affecting your life?

Have you seen funny videos from Facebook last night?

How do news articles affect your daily life?

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Facebook”?

Do you spend your time mostly on social media platforms?

What song was last you played on Spotify?

How do you usually take bad news?

What do you think the world would be like without news?

Have you ever shared your Spotify playlist with someone you really love?

Do you think social media will still evolve in the future?

Why do we need to know the latest news?

If you’d be a reporter for this day, what will be its headline?

What brought you to social media?

Have you tried hacking one of your ex’s accounts?

How long have you been in the social media world?

Do you tweet about how you usually feel?

How has social media affected your life?

How many hours do you dedicate yourself to browse on social media?

What’s the best viral video on YouTube?

Do you trust all of the information you get from the news?

Do you want to be an Instagram influencer someday?

Do you buy newspapers on a regular basis?

Do social media advertisements tempt you to buy their products?

If you could invent a new social media app, what would it be about?

Does social media affect your political views?

How often do you tweet?

Can you show me your Spotify playlist?

How do you take constructive criticisms online?

Do you think life’s better virtually than reality?

In a newspaper, what are the different sections?

When is the perfect age to create a social media account?

Have you been a victim of hacking?

Do you find reading newspapers boring?

Do you consider going on a social media detox?

What’s the best messaging app?

Do you skip ads on YouTube? Or you help video creators to gain money?

Do you watch pirated movies on Facebook?

Do you believe the news is necessary? Why or why not?

What do you think is the most important thing the news should report right at this moment?

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Getting ready to meet your friends? Or maybe you have a date? In any case, you will communicate. And if you think what to talk about , then quickly read this article! I have prepared for you interesting topics for conversation that will not leave the interlocutors indifferent. Also, a few life hacks for a successful conversation are waiting for you below.

We all know that “a smile makes the world brighter”. But we often forget this simple truth. Do you want to impress? Be sincere, positive and smiling person. Listen to the interlocutor, be interested in the details of his story. If the smile “does not stretch” in any way, and the positive has disappeared somewhere, then why even have a conversation? If you are interested in the interlocutor and vice versa, then the conversation will go “like clockwork”. And if it’s hard to squeeze even a word out of yourself and deliberate silence reigns in the air, then there is only one piece of advice: “Run Forrest, run!”.

Read: How to become a cheerful and positive person. Do you like sports, reading, drawing? Tell about it! And do not forget to ask the interlocutor.
  • Books, films, music, serials. A banal topic for conversation, but it's also interesting! Share your musical preferences, exchange books and tips, recommend a movie for the evening.
  • Adventures and funny stories. Each of us has a couple of stories that can make a crowd of people laugh. Remember and tell.
  • Oddities. Do you like to cry while watching a cartoon? Or maybe you're addicted to the smell of the subway? Tell me about your “little cockroaches in your head.” This is not only funny, but also brings together.
  • Fate, outlook on life. If the conversation disposes, then you can talk about personal views on life, on different situations.
  • Humor. Talk about something funny. About favorite comedians, jokes.
  • What you don't like. You can also share your negative attitude towards something. Only with this topic, carefully, please. Try not to hurt the other person's feelings.
    • Future. Tell us about your dreams and goals.
    • Experiences, thoughts. Share your problems (here it is also important not to go too far), maybe you will get good advice?
    • Pets, relatives, mutual acquaintances. This topic is also full of funny (and not so) stories. But it's better to talk about fun.
    • Work, study. Quite an important topic, but the main thing is not to get bored.
    • Leisure, travel. Share your impressions of your vacation or vacation.

    I sincerely hope that exciting communication and positive emotions await you. Good luck!

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    Interesting topics for conversation with anyone, anywhere

    Hello everyone!

    Communication can come to a standstill regardless of who your interlocutor is: a new acquaintance or a person with whom you have known each other for a hundred years. In order not to stretch awkward pauses, it would be good to always have interesting topics for conversation at hand.

    We have prepared for you a large list of topics and tips for a variety of occasions. Don't forget to save the article so you don't lose it!

    Recommendations for interesting communication

    Before we go directly to the topics, we would like to dwell on important nuances that will help avoid mistakes in communication:

    1. Try to ask open questions, i.e. such that suggest a more detailed answer than a monosyllabic “no” or “yes”.
    2. If you come to a tête-à-tête meeting, do not turn the dialogue into an interrogation with prejudice. Do not bombard the person with questions as if he came for an interview. When deciding to touch on a particular topic, be sure to tell similar information about yourself. Usually people continue to speak out of inertia and so do not feel discomfort. But pulling the blanket over yourself, forcing you to listen only to your person, is also not worth it. Stick to the golden mean.
    3. Listen carefully, ask clarifying questions. This is how you show interest and show respect.
    4. Do not give unsolicited advice, especially to unfamiliar people. Even if you think the person needs it. This is extremely insensitive.
    5. Avoid complaining and pitting anyone. The negative is repulsive.
    6. Do not be afraid of silence. There can be natural pauses in any conversation. Long conversations are also exhausting. If it is comfortable to talk with a person, then it will be comfortable with him and be silent for a while. At least to finish your salad or finish your cup of coffee, if the circumstances are appropriate.
    Topics to talk about

    Each situation has its own topics to talk about, so we have divided this article into several categories. Choose your case and take note of what fits.

    On a date

    Before a date, the main thing to remember is how important it is to be yourself. Do not choose topics that you are not interested in.

    If you do not like art, do not study the work of Claude Monet and speak about the work of Pablo Picasso before the meeting.

    Look for things you can talk about passionately together.

    Otherwise, you shouldn't even get upset if communication doesn't work out.

    We did not divide the topics into male and female, but put together a universal list of sample questions, on the basis of which you can develop a discussion with both a guy and a girl. Not only will they help keep the conversation going, but they'll also help you get to know the person well enough to form an opinion about them and decide if they're right for you.

    What are some interesting questions for the couple?

    We invite you to chat on the following topics:

    1. How was your day, working week?
    2. Talk about what helped you get to know each other. For example, if the meeting took place in a group of friends, ask how long the person has known them. If the acquaintance happened on social networks, ask how often the interlocutor makes friends in this way.
    3. What do you like to do in your free time, what are your hobbies?
    4. Where are you from?
    5. What childhood memories do you remember the most?
    6. What films do you watch? What was the last time you went to the cinema? What do you recommend to watch from comedies, science fiction and other things?
    7. What places in the city do you visit most often?
    8. Where have you rested in your life and where would you prefer to return again?
    9. How do you feel about sports, art, music?
    10. Do you like to read books? What genres do you prefer? What publications do you remember the most?
    11. Do you have dreams?
    12. Tell us about your profession, study, work.
    13. How do you feel about alcohol?
    14. Are there bad habits that you struggle with?
    15. How do you like to spend weekends and holidays? Do you prefer a relaxing holiday or an active one?
    16. Do you have pets?
    17. What would you like to do if you had no limitations on finances and resources?
    18. Are you a lark or an owl?
    19. What do you value most in members of the opposite sex?
    20. What brings you the most joy?
    21. What are you looking for in a relationship? What are your goals?
    22. What do you watch on TV? Who is subscribed to on YouTube? How do you feel about TikTok?
    23. What is your attitude towards loneliness?
    24. Do you have childhood friends with whom you still keep in touch?
    25. What type of personality do you consider yourself: extroverts or introverts?
    26. How do you feel about self-knowledge, meditation, yoga and other practices?
    27. What event are you looking forward to? This could be, for example, a festival, a concert by your favorite band, a friend's birthday, a relative's wedding, etc.

    These are just examples of some topics.

    You can create your list according to your own interests and preferences.

    For example, if you love Italian cuisine, tell us about the most interesting dishes and ask your interlocutor what his culinary preferences are.

    In the company of friends

    Silence rarely hangs in a noisy company, but you can still make the meeting even more exciting and exciting. And there are countless topics for friendly conversations.

    Here are the random options:

    1. If you were Neo in The Matrix, which pill would you choose: blue or red?
    2. What superpower would you like to have and why?
    3. Would you rather be the richest person or the smartest?
    4. You can discuss some interesting life hacks and suggest trying them.
    5. New gadgets, mobile applications, news from the world of technology.
    6. How do you feel about esotericism, predictions, horoscopes? Have you had any experience with similar practices?
    7. Discussions on adrenaline, extreme sports, mountain climbing, camping, etc.
    8. Attitude towards various conspiracy theories. For example, the world is ruled by aliens, special services, is mass chipping possible, who killed Kennedy, etc.
    9. Do you believe in ghosts, afterlife?
    10. What's the best advice you've ever been given?
    11. What would you spend your money on if you won a very large amount?
    12. New movies, bloopers, favorite directors, etc.
    13. Political news.
    14. Cool memes from the Internet.
    15. What do you think about gender equality, feminism and other movements.
    16. Which place of residence would you prefer: city or countryside, coastal resort or mountains, house or apartment, metropolis or province?
    17. Would you agree to explore a new planet in the event of an impending apocalypse?
    18. If you had a time machine, where would you go?
    19. How long could you live without communication and amenities?
    20. What did you feel and do first of all if you woke up in an unfamiliar place?

    Note! One of the most productive ways to spend time with friends is to organize board games. So you will avoid silence, and stretch your brain.

    With strangers

    In the company of strangers, topics for communication should be chosen carefully so as not to stumble upon subjects of heated disagreement.

    Here are the most neutral questions that can be used for conversation:

    1. What do you do, what is your occupation?
    2. Where did you study and why exactly there?
    3. Do you have a hobby?
    4. How do you prefer to relax, spend holidays, relax after a working day?
    5. Where did you spend your childhood, where are you from? How did you get to this city?
    6. You can discuss the most popular classical questions. For example, talk about the weather, nature and housing and communal services problems.
    7. If friends introduced you, ask how long they have known each other and what connects them.

    As you ask these questions, always remember to be sure to say the same about yourself.

    In a conversation with a stranger, do not touch on “slippery” topics . It is undesirable to talk about religion, personal life, political views, finances, health.

    Pay attention to the other person's reaction to certain phrases or topics. So you can understand what he is interested in, and what is better not to talk about. In addition, pay attention to how willingly the stranger communicates and whether you are too intrusive.

    It may turn out that you are looking for topics to discuss in vain.

    For heartfelt conversation

    As a rule, topics for spiritual conversations are found by themselves. The direction will depend on who is in front of you: a close friend or a friend, a loved one, a parent, etc.

    The simplest topics will be everyday life, family, relationships with relatives, colleagues, financial issues, health.

    If a person is really close, then the range of topics that can be touched upon expands significantly.

    You can discuss sex with your partner or spouse. Ask what suits you, what you would like to bring, what fantasies to try to realize.

    Here is a list of universal topics that are suitable for heart-to-heart conversations:

    1. Childhood, youthful, student memories. This is an inexhaustible topic, because everyone will find funny, cute, sad, interesting stories from the past in their memory.
    2. Dreams of a person: what he dreamed about in childhood, what he dreams about now.
    3. Friendship: is it possible between a man and a woman, how does the interlocutor look at communication with former partners, etc.
    4. Esoteric, unknown. As a rule, in large companies, rarely does anyone admit that they believe in ghosts or have ever seen something unusual, because no one wants to be ridiculed. But behind a sincere conversation, such secrets are easier to entrust.
    5. Children: attitude towards children, large families, childfree.
    6. Intimate Such issues can be discussed not only between partners, but also between two friends. What is acceptable and what is not. You can share some funny cases from the past. But for this it is necessary that the interlocutor be really congenial and open enough for such topics.

    Intimate conversations are best conducted in the evening over a cup of aromatic tea or wine to create a special intimate atmosphere.

    List of deep philosophical questions

    If you want something more intellectual and serious, you can discuss the following questions:

    1. Are we alone in the Universe?
    2. When will people be able to fly freely into space? Is it necessary?
    3. What will happen to our planet if all people disappear? How quickly and to what extent will structures, nature, wildlife be changed?
    4. What books have had the greatest impact on modern civilization? If you want to show off your intellect, you can, for example, compare the Bible, the Koran, the Torah and other religious works, or share your opinion about literary classics.
    5. What events of world history were the most striking and significant? You can discuss the great commanders, the overthrow of empires, the conquest of new lands, etc.
    6. Medical novelties, the latest news from the world of pharmacological technologies, medieval and modern methods of treatment.
    7. The theme of immortality. Would you like to live forever, would you agree to cryogenic freezing for 200 years?
    8. If you could choose an era in which to live, what would it be?
    9. What would heaven and hell look like if you invented them?
    10. Is there a destiny? If so, how then freedom of choice?
    11. What is the meaning of life?
    12. Where did self-esteem come from if man descended from apes?
    13. Will religion as an institution exist forever or will it ever become obsolete?
    14. How will the world change if life expectancy increases to 500 years?
    15. How to live life to the fullest?
    16. Do animals have a soul and how does it differ from a human one?
    17. Is poverty inevitable?
    18. Do weapons protect or destroy?
    19. Why are the dead more respected than the living?
    20. How relevant is the institution of marriage and family in the modern world?
    21. If one learns from mistakes, why are we so afraid of them?

    Such topics can be discussed in company with friends, in correspondence with a new acquaintance, in the family circle, with a beloved man (woman), even with teenage children.

    You can come up with your own questions and google them first, and then show off your knowledge and thoughts in the company.

    Married couple

    Married life is often absorbed by the routine, and over the years it is more and more difficult to find topics for communication that have not yet been ridden.

    If you haven’t talked about anything other than everyday life and children, here is an approximate list of topical topics and questions that will not only dilute the family evening, but also help you get closer:

    1. What are the most joyful or funny moments from your life (not necessarily together) that you can remember?
    2. Plan your vacation and discuss the necessary details.
    3. Rate how the two of you have changed since you met and why.
    4. What was the most difficult event in your married life for each of you?
    5. What annoys you the most at work?
    6. What brings joy and what brings sorrow?
    7. When did you first feel like an adult?
    8. What details would you change about your own appearance?
    9. How do you see your old age?
    10. What act, from your point of view, is stupid or wrong, do you regret the most?
    11. How did you imagine your life when you were little?
    12. What dreams had to be abandoned and is there a chance to fulfill them now?
    13. What skill would you like to acquire, what to learn?

    This is only a modest part of everything that you can discuss with your soulmate. You can easily choose any topic from the section of philosophical questions or for a sincere conversation. Family psychologists also recommend sharing secrets.

    You can play a game: one spouse asks any 5 questions, and the other must answer them honestly.

    It would also be very good to remember what you talked about in the first days and weeks of your acquaintance. This will help to nostalgic and refresh the senses.

    How to become a good conversationalist

    In conclusion, here are a number of generally accepted communication rules:

    1. If the interlocutor is talking, do not interrupt with questions, let him finish his thought. Perhaps you have found a topic that is interesting for a person and new subjects for discussion will naturally be born from it. The conversation should not be forced. The key to good dialogue is ease.
    2. Call your interlocutor by name. This helps to establish trust and sympathy.
    3. Do not use obscene language, jargon, parasitic words in company with unfamiliar people.
    4. Be respectful even if you disagree with something said.
    5. Keep your distance. Not all people like it when someone breaks into their personal space.
    6. Avoid distractions while talking on your smartphone. This is not appropriate.

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    6. How to learn to remember better: mnemonics
    7. How to deal with stress: useful techniques
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