Do you find yourself in more conversations during the quarantine? Have you felt like you have run out of things to say?
You might relish the extra conversations you have, especially online. Others of us might find it challenging to have conversations online. It can feel like we run out of things to say.
The quarantine has brought us an opportunity to spend extra time with people. You have more conversations with the people you live with, including – spouses, kids, and parents. It also means more conversations virtually – ZOOM meetings with teammates, Google Hangouts with family, FaceTime with high school or college friends, and connecting with your small group.
Whether online or in-person, it’s helpful to have a few conversation starter questions, aka icebreaker questions. These questions can become helpful to put people at ease. Sometimes we need questions to change the subject. Other times these questions become a way to understand what is happening during this season.
Check out these conversation starter questions below:
• What is the high and low of your day?
• What Parks and Rec’s character do you resonate with the most?
• What Office character do you resonate with the most?
• Where is the first place you will go after quarantine?
• Who is one person currently living that you would like to ZOOM with for 30 minutes?
• What TV show family is most like your family?
• What book(s) have you read in the last three months?
• What local businesses have you supported during the lockdown?
• Where’s your happy place?
• What’s one thing you would have changed about your high school experience?
• What’s one thing you would have changed about your college experience?
• If you could say anything to your five-year-old self, what would you say?
• What athlete did you model your game after?
• What’s one hidden talent or passion that you have?
• What made you smile today?
• What is the craziest thing you ate or drank in the last 48 hours?
• Which superhero would you like to be, and why?
• If you were a drink from a coffee shop, what kind would you be?
• What are you looking forward to the most about spring blooming?
• If you had to write an autobiography, what would the title be?
• What food represents your personality, and why?
• If you could try one job for a year, what would it be?
• When was a time that you felt God’s presence the most?
• What story from the Bible means the most to you?
• What was your favorite class you ever took?
• What was the most regrettable fashion trend you embraced?
• What era of history would you want to experience?
• What was your favorite toy as a child?
• What was your first car?
• What podcasts do you listen to regularly?
• What was the first album you ever purchased?
What question do you enjoy the most from this list? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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These are great questions. Thank you for sharing!
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You’re right. There’s only so much you can say these days. This is a good idea.
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