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45 Conversation Starters To Use With Any Guy

Ever meet that heartthrob you’ve always dreamed of and suddenly have absolutely nothing to say? Your mind went completely blank and the cat totally caught your tongue? Yeah, we’ve been there too. But, HC is here to save the day once again with our handy dandy list of 45 things to talk about with just about any guy. So say goodbye to those painfully awkward silences and hello to beautifully (yes, beautifully) flowing conversations.

1. “Where are you from?”

2. “How do you know the host (of the party)?”

3. “Did you watch the baseball (basketball, football, etc.) game last night?”

4. “Do you have any pets?”

5. “So, why’d you choose to come to school here?”

6. “Have you traveled anywhere cool lately?”

7. “Do you speak any other languages?”

8. “What’re your post-grad plans? Or are you on a ‘I plan to never, ever leave college’ kind of plan?”

9. “What’d you do this summer? Interned? Beached all day? Partied all night?”

10. “Who’s on your fantasy football team?”

11. “I can’t wait for all my fall TV shows to finally come back. I’m obsessed with How I Met Your Mother, what about you?”

12. “What’s your major?”

13. “In all seriousness, how much do you miss the Olympics?”

14. “Are you in a frat?”

15. “I really like what you’re wearing. Is that your go-to t-shirt?”

16. “Where do you like to hang out on and off campus?”

17. “How old are you?”

18. “What’s your favorite place to eat?”

19. “How’re your classes going?”

20. “Hey, did you get the notes? I missed the last few. I’d love you could help me out.”

21. “Where are you living this year? I’m finally off campus in an apartment!”

22. “I always see you at the gym. I’m such an exercise buff, too. Need someone to spot you?”

23. “This party needs better music. Why don’t we make a playlist on my phone to play?”
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24. “Did you go to any awesome summer concerts?”


25. “Let’s get real a second, are you team Angelina or team Jen?”

26. “Are you going to get the iPhone 5?”

27. “If you’re stranded on a deserted island, what’re three things you would bring with you?”

28. “What was your favorite Halloween costume growing up?”

29. “What would be the title of your autobiography?”

30. “What’s your favorite late-night snack?”

31. “What was the last movie you saw?”

32. ”What did you want to be when you were growing up?”

33. “What campus sports/clubs/organizations are involved in?”

34. “Ugh remember the ‘90s? What was your favorite memory?”

35. “Can you believe the NHL lock out? It’s worse than last year’s NBA lockout!”

36. “That color shirt looks great on you. Fun fact: that’s actually my faaaav color. What’s yours?”

37. “Do you have any siblings?”

38. “What’re your plans for spring break?”

39. “What’s your Starbucks drink order?”

40. “If your life was a movie, what actor would play you?”

41. “If you could have any super power, what would it be?”

42. “What’s the absolute craziest thing you’ve ever done?”

43. “Most embarrassing moment?”

44. “Alright, let’s get things straight: if you could have dinner with any three people, who would they be?”

45. “True or false: aliens exist?”

There you have it, collegiettes. From sports and fashion, to hometowns and celebrities, there are endless ways to strike up a convo with that campus cutie! Just remember to keep it light and friendly, don’t weigh down the conversation with religion and politics. And if we missed your favorite talking points, let us know in the comment box below!

Jamie is a recent graduate of the George Washington University where she majored in Political Communication and Journalism.  While in school, she interned at several magazines and online publications, wrote for Her Campus, and contributed to her university's newspaper, The Hatchet. Her work has been syndicated in The Huffington Post, USA Today College, and Reader's Digest. Jamie loves boy bands, anything with a little wit and sarcasm, and of course, diet coke. She is currently pursuing a career in magazine journalism in NYC. You can follow her on Twitter, @jamieblynn 
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