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98 Random Conversation Starters

Random conversation starters can be a great way to get a conversation going. They can help you break the ice, get to know someone new, and just have some fun. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when using them.

First, beware of using too many random questions. If you bombard someone with questions, it can come off as interrogating them. Secondly, make sure the questions you do ask are appropriate. You don't want to ask something that is too personal or could make the other person uncomfortable.

Finally, have fun with it! Random conversation starters are meant to be a way to spice up a conversation and have some fun. So go ahead and ask away!

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Table of contents

  1. Good conversation starters
  2. Random conversation starters for kids
  3. Random conversation starters for couples
  4. Random funny conversation starters

Good Conversation Starters

  1. What's your favorite TV show?
  2. What's your favorite movie?
  3. What's your favorite book?
  4. What's your favorite music genre?
  5. What's your favorite band?
  6. What are you doing this weekend?
  7. Where did you go on vacation last year?
  8. Do you like to cook or bake?
  9. What's your favorite food?
  10. Are you a morning person or a night person?
  11. How do you like your coffee?
  12. Do you prefer tea or soda?
  13. What's the best concert you've ever been to?
  14. Who is your role model?
  15. What's your favorite quote?
  16. What's your favorite animal?
  17. What's your favorite flower?
  18. What's your favorite season?
  19. What's your favorite holiday?
  20. What's the best gift you've ever received?
  21. What's the best gift you've ever given?
  22. What's your favorite hobby?
  23. Do you have any pets?
  24. How many brothers and sisters do you have?
  25. Are you married or single?
  26. Do you have any kids?
  27. If yes, how many kids do you have and what are their ages?
  28. Do you want to have kids someday?
  29. If yes, how many kids do you want to have?
  30. What's your favorite sport?
  31. What's your favorite team?
  32. What's your favorite player?
  33. If yes, what kind of pets do you have?
  34. When is your birthday?
  35. What's your sign?
  36. What's your favorite style of clothing?
  37. What's your favorite store?
  38. What's your favorite restaurant?
  39. What's your favorite food?
  40. What's the best vacation you've ever been on?
  41. Where would you like to go on vacation that you haven't been to yet?
  42. What's your favorite activity?
  43. What's your favorite game?
  44. What's your favorite movie genre?
  45. What's your favorite TV show genre?
  46. What kind of music do you like?
  47. Who is your favorite musician or band?
  48. What's your favorite song?
  49. What's your favorite type of food?
  50. What's the best book you've ever read?
  51. Who is your favorite author?
  52. What book are you reading now?
  53. Movie: action, comedy, drama, or romance? 
  54. Pizza or tacos? 
  55. Coffee or tea? 
  56. Summer or winter?
  57. Spicy or not spicy?
  58. Facebook or Twitter?
  59. Instagram or Snapchat?
  60. Apple or Android?
  61. Laptop or tablet?
  62. Would you rather go camping or stay in a hotel?
  63. Would you rather visit the beach or the mountains?
  64. Are you an outgoing person or a homebody?
  65. Are you a dog person or a cat person? (or neither!)
  66. Are you a morning person or a night person?
  67. College or university?
  68. Is it better to give or receive gifts?

    Random Conversation Starters for kids

  69. How are you today?
  70. Did anything interesting happen to you today?
  71. What are your favorite things to do?
  72. Tell me about your family.
  73. What are your friends like?
  74. Do you have any pets?
  75. What is your favorite food?
  76. What is your favorite color?
  77. What is your favorite thing to do for fun?
  78. Tell me about the best day you ever had!

    Random Conversation Starters for Couples

  79. What would be your dream vacation destination?
  80. What is your favorite thing about your partner?
  81. What are some things you've always wanted to do or try?
  82. What is your favorite memory together?
  83. What are your hopes and dreams for the future?
  84. What makes you feel most loved by your partner?
  85. What makes you laugh the hardest when you're together?
  86. When was the last time you felt really connected during conversation?
  87. What topics do you usually avoid talking about with each other? Why?
  88. If you could ask your partner one question, what would it be?

    Random Funny Conversation Starters

  89. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
  90. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  91. What's the best/worst pick-up line you've ever heard?
  92. What's the funniest prank you've ever pulled?
  93. What's the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you?
  94. Have you ever had a dream about being famous? If so, what for?
  95. If you could trade places with anyone in the world, who would it be?
  96. If money were no object, what would you do with your life?
  97. What's the one thing you've always wanted to do but haven't yet?
  98. What would you do if you won the lottery?


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HubSpot's Blog Ideas Generator is also a great way to get the conversation started online. It can help you find topics to write about that are relevant to your circle and industry.