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5 Conversation starters to use at a match social

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5 Conversation starters to use at a match social

Going to a match social is the perfect way to meet singles in a unique and friendly environment but how do you kick-start the initial conversation? With our conversations starters below, you’ll never be caught off guard.

1. Favourite hangouts in the city?

Everyone likes to discover new hidden gems on their doorstep or share their inside knowledge of a city, so why not strike up a conversation by asking them about their favourite go-to places?

Not only can it give you a little more insight into their interests, it also offers a great opportunity to set up the next date.

2. Where’s your favourite place you’ve travelled/been?

If there’s one thing people love to talk about, it’s where they’ve travelled or where they’ve been on holiday. It’s exciting, often adventurous, and a great way to get someone talking positively about some fond memories.

You might even find that you’ve travelled to similar places. If so, you’ll be able to compare all the highlights of your trip.

3. What do you do for a living? What are your interests outside of work?

You might find some people love to talk about their job; others might prefer to talk about anything but. Why not find out what they do outside of work and if they have any hobbies or interests that they can share?

This can be a great way to tell if the person you’re talking to has dreams of being the next big CEO or if their main focus is outside of work. You might also find that you share some common interests, which is sure to navigate the conversation in the right direction.

4. What is your favourite way to spend a Saturday?

Finding out how someone likes to spend their Saturday is a good way to learn a bit more about them and gives you a clearer picture of the sorts of things you two might do in your spare time if you started dating. It also opens up the opportunity of setting up a date on a weekend…

5. Do you have a favourite TV show/film? Why?

Whether it be Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones or a blockbuster hit, most people will have a current or past favourite that can be a great conversation starter. It’s an easy way to see if they’d be as happy as you to enjoy an evening in with Netflix, or if they’d rather be out on the town.

If all else fails, you can always lead with the one about the 10 tonne polar bear…it breaks the ice.