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I can have an interesting conversation with a stranger, although I never meet a stranger. Do you know someone like this, too?

Making friends can be harder for some than it is for others. How do we do it? It’s no secret or much to it actually, but there are ways in which to approach someone.

Let’s face it… we all need somebody to talk to, laugh with and a shoulder to cry on sometimes. It’s human nature to want a friend, a buddy, a pal to hang out with.

In order to do that, people have to be interested in you or at least, like you. With that being said, you must know you have to first like yourself.

‘Cause if you don’t, how do you expect anyone else to like you? Nonetheless, I’ll give you a few key pointers just to help people who are perhaps shy or just don’t know what to say to someone new.

How to have an interesting conversation

Be aware of your surroundings

You must listen to what goes on around you. What are people talking about and who are they talking about? How to have an interesting conversation with a guy? For instance, after game night, I’m sure you’ll hear all of the fans talking about the MVP of the night before.

Listen to plays and even half-time news or commercials. And it wouldn’t hurt to read an article or two or watch a video. Now, when you approach this guy or girl you like who loves the sport, you’ll be able to at least pull off a decent icebreaker even if you don’t know the game.

Be a good listener

How to have an interesting conversation with a girlfriend? Listen when she speaks. When she talks to you, really listen. Be as attentive as possible. That means putting away your phone, turning the television off and stop doing chores.

Give your girlfriend your undivided attention when you can and ask questions. But please make sure they are relevant to the topic at hand.

Don’t say anything if you don’t know what you’re talking about. That little mistake will stay with you for the rest of the night like a yellow mustard stain on the front of your white linen pants. Stay focused and don’t interrupt!

Tell a good joke

How to have an interesting conversation with a boyfriend? Tell a good joke or a good story. You can’t go wrong with either of those choices if you want to have an interesting conversation with anybody for that matter.

Oh, they don’t have to be true, but at least somewhat believable and have a plot or catchy punch lineDon’t make the stories so overwhelmingly long you lose the listener. Remember, some of us have short attention spans, so make it interesting and to the point.

Think before you speak

Pause before you blurt something out you regret later. Some would argue pausing is a sign of someone who is about to lie, however, I say think about what you’re going to say before you say it! Use your words carefully, especially in sensitive situations.

Words can either help someone or harm them.

Stay calm and cool

Relax! Don’t let someone whom you don’t even know intimidate you. The easiest person to talk to is a stranger. Often times, a stranger will open up when you least expect it.

I’ve had interesting conversations with people I have never seen before as they have revealed to me their life stories. Strange, isn’t it? But it’s true, nevertheless.

Be comfortable

How to have an interesting conversation with girls? Discuss topics you are passionate about. Be comfortable with yourself enough to know you can talk about the color blue and make it interesting.

How many ways can you cook shrimp? Hundreds, I tell you… there are hundreds of ways to prepare shrimp! And Bubba sure did make them sound interesting. (If you didn’t watch Forrest Gump with Tom Hanks, I guess that didn’t mean a thing to you! Lol)


Don’t be so serious all of the time. Have a glass of wine… let your hair down a little and take your shoes off. Let people see the inner child from time to time, providing you don’t overdo it. Be spontaneous, adventurous and always remember to smile.

It’s the kind of thing that’s contagious, but nobody minds catching it.

Final Thoughts

How to have an interesting conversation with God? Talk to him as you would anyone else or like you would your biological father. Do it with respect although you can be humorous, sad, confused, lonely and even happy.

With all of these rules telling you how to have an interesting conversation with anyone, there’s one very important one you should follow. Some say having an interesting conversation is like telling a good story.

It has to have the main characters and a plot. Otherwise, it’s just a bunch of jibberish nobody wants to hear. You also don’t want to scare the other person away with a really weird story, either.   

Be yourself. You can’t win this if you’re acting or pretending to be someone you’re not. While it’s nice to have friends, you don’t need friends who only like you because they think you have money, status or whatever. One real friend beats five fake friends any day.

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Mikki Donaldson is a southern girl, born in “hard time Mississippi.” She, like her town, has seen many hurricanes, but bounce back each time. Mikki is no different from any other person with a passion, late to bed and early to rise. The writer adores her family and seeks to leave her mark on this remarkable world.