Easy Conversation Starters

Meeting guys isn’t always as easy as they make it look in romantic comedies. Trust us; if we could twirl our hair while giggling and know it would get us a date – we would. But since real life is (a lot) different than the big screen, we have to be a bit more strategic. With that in mind, it’s time to share our top five icebreakers to make your next encounter with a gorgeous guy much easier.

Couple at coffee shop

Compliment him

Is he well dressed? Do you like his unique sense of style? Tell him! Everyone likes to be complimented so telling him you like his cuff links or his choice of sweater is an easy way to open the door to conversation. Follow up by asking where he bought the item that caught your eye, where he shops or even whether or not he loves – or loathes – shopping.

Ask for help

We're not suggesting you act like a damsel in distress every time a good looking guy comes along, but depending on where you are, there are certain things you can ask for assistance with as a way to strike up a conversation with someone new (and cute). For example, at the gym, a no-brainer is to ask if you're using a machine correctly or see if he has any tips for getting the most out of the free weights.

Get his opinion

People like to share their expertise and feel like they have something to offer. Whether you're asking what he thinks you should order off the wine list or what kind of organic coffee is best for brewing at home, no matter where you are, there is sure to be a topic you can get him to offer his thoughts on – from art to food to travel.

Comment on what he's reading

Crushing on a cute coffee shop guy? Take a peek at the cover of the book or magazine he has with him. Is it a book you love? One you've been meaning to read? Ask him about it, or better yet, offer your opinion or thoughts on it. If his magazine is about a topic you're interested in (fitness, travel, pets) chances are good that you will find lots to talk about if you make mention of your similar interests.

Bring up a current event

This means staying up to date with what's going on in the world. Read the paper, watch the news and stay current when it comes to politics and popular culture. If it's big news, chances are he's heard about it and there will be potential for discussion on the subject. Even something frivolous (Oscar nominations, Grammy winners) can be great fodder for conversation no matter where you are.

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