Be honestly interested in what makes others tick. If you meet someone and they say, “I’m from South Carolina” ask a specific follow up question about it. Instead of saying, “Cool. Gamecocks, huh?” Say, “So what is your favorite thing about SC?” People like to talk about what they like and you will seem like you are interested in them which makes them want to stick around you.
thanks so much! the usual interactions i have with girls r questions about school. How would I ask an interesting question like you mentioned above, or start an interesting conversation? (im TERRIBLE at small talk) – Gkg14
The key is learning how to segue. “That assignment was hard wasn’t it? I mean, it wasn’t as hard as learning to (insert your hobby/sport/second language here). What’s the hardest thing you’ve learned to do?”
“Biology was cool today wasn’t it? It’s amazing to think of all that stuff going on under the ocean. You know, I think if I could choose a dream vacation, it would be at some tropical island. Where would you go?”
thanks! – Gkg14