270+ Best Conversation Starters For Teens

270+ Best Conversation Starters For Teens

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It is not always easy to talk to a girl or boy you do not know very well. It gets even more complicated when you are nervous about making a good first impression or asking them out on a date.

You do not want to come across as an opinionated person, do you? Instead, you would like to know their views on different things and see if you both have anything in common.

Here are some great conversation starters for teens that may help you pave the way for a beautiful friendship.

270+ Conversation Starters For Teens

The first thing to do is make the girl or boy feel at ease talking to you. Avoid starting with opinionated declarations. Instead, give them time to get to know you and feel comfortable with you. Start with a compliment, and make sure you keep it genuine and heartfelt.

  1. I love the way you do your hair.
  1. I love your dressing sense.
  1. I think you have great taste in music.
  1. I heard you at the debate, and I thought you were very articulate.
  1. It was awesome how you stood up for our classmate against those bullies today.
  1. It is nice of you to make time to tutor some of our classmates in math.
  1. You were brave to speak up about the incident in the cafeteria today.
  1.  I love your writing.
  1. I love your cheerful attitude.
  1. I’m in awe of the way you handled your team’s defeat in the competition.

Once you have the conversational ball rolling, you can mention something about yourself and then nudge them gently for a response.

  1. I love baseball. What about you?
  1. I just saw that new Avengers movie and loved it. Do you plan to watch it?
  1. I think the school’s move to start using eco-friendly food trays is a good move. What do you say?
  1. Do you know my Mom and yours went to the same school?
  1. I love birding. Have you ever tried it?
  1. I am planning to sign up for the dance competition. Are you interested in dancing too?
  1. I am learning to play the piano. Do you play any instrument?
  1. I am eager to join the school’s “Clean the sidewalks” campaign this weekend. Will I see you there?
  1. I love the spring. Which season is your favorite?
  1. My dad says swimming is the best exercise you can get. Do you swim?

Quirky Conversation Starter Ideas

If you already know the teen, you can start with quirkier questions. These ice-breaker questions can set the stage for friendly banter so you can quickly move from acquaintances to friends.

  1. What is the one question that you hate being asked?
  1. If you could change the color of the sky, what color would it be?
  1. Do you have a favorite pick-up line?
  1. What is the weirdest phone call you ever received?
  1. Do you remember the funniest dream you ever had?
  1. What was your most terrifying nightmare?
  1. Which is your most embarrassing moment at school/college?
  1. What was a ridiculous argument you had with your best friend?
  1. If you could have a celebrity for a parent, who would it be and why?
  1. Which superpower would you want given a choice?
  1. What would you do first if you could be invisible for a day?
  1. Which movie character do you relate to?
  1. Which is your family’s favorite cartoon show?
  1. What’s the best thing about being a girl/ boy and why?
  1. When I was little, I wanted to grow up and be an elephant. Do you have any funny childhood dreams?
  1. Are you afraid of things that others consider silly? I have a fear of escalators.
  1. Do you think aliens exist?
  1. If you could make one superhero the President, who would that be and why?
  1. If you could change something about your past, what would it be?
  1. If you had a crystal ball that could either give you one wish or show you your future, which would you choose?
  1. Which supervillain do you think should be a hero?
  1. Do you think life would be fun if you could transform yourself into a robot whenever you wished to?
  1. If you could choose one season to last all year, which would it be?
  1. Which animal do you think you are like and why?
  1. Would you rather be a superhero or a supervillain?
  1. If there is one food you could ban from all school cafeterias, which would it be?
  1. What is the one thing you cannot stand about others?
  1. What’s the worst family dinner experience you ever had?
  1. What’s your signature dance move?
  1. If your parents suddenly transformed into children and you were the adult in charge, what rules would you impose on them?
  1. What was the most embarrassing question a teacher asked you?
  1. What is the most useless skill that you think you have? Mine is blowing bubbles for 15 minutes non-stop.
  1. Have you ever done anything illegal?
  1. If you had the chance to set up a home on a different planet, which would you choose?
  1. Which wild animal would you like to have as a pet?
  1. If you had to come up with a brand name for yourself, what would it be?
  1. If you were given a choice to abolish all homework or abolish schools, which would you choose?
  1. Who would you not want to be stuck in an elevator with?
  1. Who would you love to get stuck in an elevator with?
  1. Which superhero would you still love just as much even if they were to lose all their powers?
  1. If you could change one thing in our country, what would it be?
  1. If you could change the dress code for schools across the world, what would your choice be?
  1. If you were given magical powers to bottle up one memory from your life and relive it as many times as you want, what would it be?
  1. What is the most embarrassing restaurant experience you ever had?
  1. If you could buy a sense of humor on Amazon, who would you gift it to?
  1. If you were to establish a company, what product would you produce?
  1. Do you think food fights should be banned?
  1. What word in the English language annoys you? Mine’s “niche.”
  1. If you could tell the President what to do for a whole week, what would you tell them?
  1. If you were commissioned to make a reality show, what would it be about?
  1.  Which food item would you like to be?
  1. What is the most embarrassing thing you ever bought?
  1. What was the funniest conversation you ever had with a stranger?
  1. What was the most embarrassing question a child asked you?
  1. If you could befriend an ocean creature, which one would it be?
  1. Which of these animals would you want to converse with — dogs, birds, lions?
  1. If you and your parents switched bodies for a day, what is the first thing you would do?
  1. What’s the most bizarre thing you have ever seen on a menu?
  1. What’s the worst advice you ever received?
  1. What is the strangest job you have ever applied for?
  1. If you were to receive a billion dollars today but could only give it away to three people and not spend a dollar, who would they be?
  1. What was the most embarrassing party moment you had?
  1. Which extra body part do you think humans should have?
  1. If you were asked to make a brand new product to be sold on Amazon, what would you make, and what would you call it?
  1. What was the last thing you Googled?
  1. If you could be an eyewitness to any event in the past, which one would it be?
  1. If you could have a personal genie for ten days, what would you get them to do for you?
  1. What is something that you wish no one knew about you?
  1. Have you ever dealt with horrible house guests? What did they do?

Conversation Starters To Get To Know Someone Better

Learning more about a person helps you have deeper conversations with them. Here are some conversation starter questions you could use to get to know more about someone.

  1. What is your favorite subject?
  1. Which is the one class in school you like least and why?
  1. If you could become the teacher for a day, which subject would you teach?
  1. How would you redecorate our classroom if you were given free rein to do so?
  1. What is the one weird subject that you think should be taught in schools?
  1. Which unusual activity do you think should be an Olympic sport? I think sleeping should be one. I’m a cinch to win.
  1. What’s the rudest thing you have ever done?
  1. What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done?
  1. What is the one thing you want to get better at but can’t seem to?
  1. If you could take only two things with you on a trip to Alaska, what would they be?
  1. What unusual interests do you have that others typically do not understand?
  1. Which country would you like to visit once in your lifetime?
  1. What is the worst experience at school that you have ever had?
  1. If you had to describe yourself to a sworn enemy in one word, what would you say?
  1. What is your secret skill — something no one knows you are good at?
  1. If you were the boss for one day and could fire someone, including your boss, who would it be?
  1. What is the thing you find most annoying in your relatives in general?
  1. If you had to describe yourself in five words or less, how would you do it?
  1. What was the most expensive gift you ever gave anyone?
  1. What is the best gift you have ever received?
  1. What is the silliest fight you have had with anyone, and what was it about?
  1. What is the most annoying habit you have?
  1. If your friend helped you get a gift for a difficult-to-please person and that person loved it, would you admit that your friend did the hard work?
  1. If you could bring back one person from the past, who would it be?
  1. If you were granted three wishes, what would you ask for?
  1. If there were a serum that stops aging and lets us all live forever, would you take it?
  1. Which is your favorite sporting activity?
  1. If you could learn a new language overnight, which would it be?
  1. If you could come up with a new sporting activity for the Olympics, what would it be?
  1. Mountain or river — where would you prefer to go for a holiday?
  1. If you could live in a cottage in the middle of the mountains all alone with just nature and no people for company, would you go?
  1. Would you choose friends or family on a week-long vacation to the beach?
  1. Which cartoon character do you think is quite inspiring?
  1. Which TV shows influenced you most as a child?
  1. If you could have one movie character come to life and make them yours forever, who would it be?
  1. If you could have a theme song play whenever you made an entrance, how would it go?
  1. When someone gushes about a deeply meaningful book they read, and you couldn’t make sense of it, would you be embarrassed to admit it, or would you tell them your honest views?
  1. If your favorite aunt wants to buy you expensive tickets to a music show that bores you to death for your birthday, would you stop them and tell them why or give the tickets to someone who loves it so Aunt won’t be hurt?
  1. What do you think is the most comfortable attire ever created?
  1. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?
  1. If you could relive one event from your childhood, which would it be?
  1. Which details about your family do you hate people asking you about?
  1. What activities do you think families should never do together?
  1. What is the one good thing about families and the one bad thing about them?
  1. If you were to play a nasty person in a movie, would you want to watch it with your family, or would you avoid it?
  1. What is your favorite music genre?
  1. What do you think is the weirdest food in the world?
  1. What is your greatest fear?
  1. What are you passionate about?
  1. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
  1. If you were to receive a billion dollars, what is the first thing you would invest in?
  1. Which lesser-known holiday destination would you like to visit at least once in your lifetime?
  1. What is the one habit you want to grow out of but haven’t been able to yet?
  1. What is the one quirk about you that annoys your family?
  1. What is the one thing that you think parents should not be able to do?
  1. What was the best vacation you ever went on?
  1. What is your best school memory?
  1. If you could create your own best friend, what qualities would they have?
  1. Would you like to make friends with people who are just like you or people who have just the opposite tastes?
  1. You have to record a one-minute video about yourself, which would be aired nationwide. What would you say?
  1. What is the one product you waited for other people to buy first?
  1. What is the one skill you would love to acquire?
  1. If you could make one quirky product available for purchase online, what would it be?
  1. What is the most expensive thing you own?
  1. What is the one unaffordable luxury that you would love to own?
  1. What is the one thing you are keen to try but are scared of?
  1. Which is the most essential skill that you think everyone should learn?
  1. If you had to talk for an hour about a topic with no preparation at all, what topic would you choose?
  1. If you could choose one product for free for your lifetime on Amazon, what would it be?
  1. What is something that you have done once but would never want to do again?
  1. What is your most precious possession?
  1. If you could get an expensive technology for free, what would you go for?
  1. What is your dream job?
  1. What is the strangest gift anyone has given you?
  1. What is the most unbelievable compliment you have received?
  1. If you had to shoot a ten-minute video summing up your life, which incidents would you include?
  1. What is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?
  1. If you had the chance to name yourself, what would it be?
  1. What funny prank have you played on someone?
  1. If you were given a choice to decide what book everyone at school must read, which book would you choose?
  1. If you had to pick the worst incident in your life, which would it be?
  1. If you could decide on one TV show that would play on loop on every TV set in the country, which would it be?
  1. What old-people stuff do you see yourself doing when you are 80?
  1. What things were you desperate to try as a child but don’t want to try them now?
  1. If you had magical powers, how would you get rid of an annoying neighbor?
  1. If someone gave you a thousand dollars to spend only on stuff that you have never bought or owned, what would you buy?
  1. What questions would you ask a time traveler from 1,000 years in the future?
  1. If you were to meet your future self, what is the first thing you would want to know about yourself?
  1. What has been the best learning experience of your life?
  1. What is your best memory from your life?
  1. Who has had the most influence in your life?
  1. Which place would you avoid going to?
  1. If you had the option to create the perfect vacation for yourself, what would it be like?
  1. Which song comes closest to describing your life?
  1. What is the one thing you dread about the family game night?
  1. If a friend takes you to bad movies and raves about them, would you tell them the movies are awful, or would you play along?
  1. What is the one “tradition” you hate during your regular family meals?
  1. If someone were to write a book about you, what would the title be?
  1. Which non-family member would you give your credit card details to without question?
  1. If you could change one thing about your parents, what would it be?
  1. If you woke up one day and found yourself in the body of your sibling, what would you do?

Deep Conversation Starter Topics

You don’t want your new friend to think that you are a shallow person who likes frivolous things in life. To show them your depth of character and to understand their outlook on life in detail, engage in deeper conversation with these questions.

  1. If you got a chance to meet God, what would you ask?
  1. What is the one thing that you want your parents to know?
  1. What is the one thing that you would never want your parents to know about you?
  1. If there is one thing you can change about the world, what would it be?
  1. If you got the chance to live forever, would you take it or reject it?
  1. If you had the power to give humanity one superpower, what would you give?
  1. If you could eliminate one thing from the universe, what would you target?
  1. If you were the only human on the planet, what would you do for companionship?
  1. What is the most heart-warming thing that anyone could do for you?
  1. If someone made you the queen of a kingdom and gave you the power to abolish monarchy with immediate effect there, would you do it?
  1. What are the things that you think humans can live without but don’t?
  1. If you were suddenly transported into the future 150 years from now and no one you know is around any longer, would you stay there or try to find a way to come back?
  1. If you got the chance to look into your best friend’s future, would you do it and tell them or keep it to yourself?
  1. If your best friend lied to you and you found out, would you forgive them instantly, believing that they did it in your best interests, or expect that they should explain and apologize?
  1. If you got the chance to make the perfect human, who would you model them on?
  1. If you could know the answer to one question that has baffled all humankind, what would that question be?
  1. If you could wave a magic wand just one time and build something, what would you create?
  1. If you were asked to close your eyes and paint a picture, what do you think you could make?
  1. What would you want people to remember you for 100 years from now?
  1. If you could send one person to the past, who would it be and why?
  1. If you could send one person to the future, who would it be and why?
  1. If you could travel to the past, which year of your life would you go to?
  1. If you could travel to the future, which year would you go to?
  1. What would you want to add to a time capsule from the current time to tell the people of the future that we had a great life?
  1. If you could eliminate either violence or poverty from the world, which would you pick?
  1. If you could make one movie come true, which would it be?
  1. If you were given a choice to eliminate death or disease from the world, which would you pick?
  1. If you had unlimited money, what would you spend it on?
  1. What do you think is more important — money or good health?
  1. What do you think about the most?
  1. What makes you happiest, and what makes you saddest?
  1. What is the one thing that you think everyone should know and think about?
  1. What do you like thinking about the most?
  1. What is a terrifying thing you fear you may face?
  1. If you could stop time, at what point in the past would you freeze it?
  1. If you could control one person’s mind, who would it be?
  1. Which is your favorite book?
  1. If you could be the funniest person on Earth or the most successful person, which would you be?
  1. What do you like to do when you are upset or distressed?
  1. Which person do you turn to when you need advice?
  1. What do you want to stop having strong feelings about but can’t quite manage it yet?
  1. What things do you find unfair in the world?
  1. If you got a chance to make a friend tell you only the absolute truth about one thing, what would it be?
  1. If you had a truth serum, who would you give it to and why?
  1. If the world were to end in five years, what ten things would you do?
  1. If your life were a movie, what would the title be?
  1. If your life were a song, would it be sad or happy?
  1. Would you like to be famous or rich?
  1. Who is your favorite author?
  1. If you could take just one person with you to the Moon, who would it be?
  1. If you had a conversation with your future self, what would you ask?
  1. What is more important to you — happiness or success?
  1. What is the best thing about you?
  1. What do your friends rely on you for?
  1. What would you like to be the go-to person for?
  1. What do you think has shaped your life the most until now?
  1. What is the most forgettable event of your life?
  1. Which event of your life do you think you will never forget?
  1. What trait do you like to see in a person whom you would like to get close to?
  1. Which is your most attractive trait?
  1. What age do you wish to freeze your life at?
  1. If you had everything you need, how would you spend your days?
  1. If you could take only one thing with you on a trip to the Moon, what would it be?
  1. If someone offered you the chance to be immortal, would you take it?
  1. If you could be someone else, who would it be and why?
  1. Happy or compassionate — which would you rather be?
  1. Which Nature sound do you think should be replicable on an instrument?
  1. Has a stranger ever done something that has left a lasting impression upon you? What did they do?
  1. What do you think is humanity’s biggest contribution to the planet?
  1. What do you feel is the most critical thing in a successful relationship?
  1. What does true success mean to you?
  1. If you had the chance to make a change that could change the lives of all for the better, what would you do?
  1. Who is your role model? Why?
  1. Do you believe that power always corrupts?
  1. If you could change one thing about your personality, what would it be?
  1. What do people always learn when it is too late to be of any use?
  1. Do you think people would be happy if they did not have to worry about money?
  1. If you had the power to reverse time, where would you apply it?
  1. Which memory brings a smile to your face every single time?
  1. What is your definition of a bad friend?
  1. What is your biggest regret in life?
  1. What is your biggest shortcoming?
  1. What are you most grateful for in life?

A great conversation starter lets you create a good first impression upon a teenaged acquaintance you are trying to be friends with. It can help you learn a lot about them and also pave the way to many more interesting conversations. Choose your starter topic based on what you think they will like, and you can hit it off right away.

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