All About Small Talk, by Erin A. Alexander, LPC

Have you ever thought about what you would talk about on your first date? Or how you have relaxing small talk with your partner? Small talk is actually very healthy in both situations. On a date, it sort of lightens the mood. It helps you get to know something beyond the superficial. Small talk on a date might save you from setting up another date with someone who is not your type.

If you’re already in a relationship, small talk gives couples other things to talk about besides difficulties in the relationship, the kids, finances, and other serious topics. Small talk allows you to learn things about each other that you may have never learned otherwise.

Initiating one little “off-the-wall” topic can lead to quite a lively conversation!

Try it the next time you go on a date or have a romantic night out with your partner.

Conversation  Pieces

  1. What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book?
  2. If you could live in any home on a television series, what would it be?
  3. What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep?
  4. What’s your favorite dance song?
  5. Who’s your favorite TV personality?
  6. What’s the habit you’re  proudest of breaking?
  7. What’s your favorite Web site?
  8. What’s your favorite school  supply?
  9. Who’s your favorite athlete?
  10. What was your most recent trip of more than 50 miles?
  11. What’s the best bargain you’ve ever found at a garage sale or thrift store?
  12. Where were you on September 11,  2001?
  13. What’s your favorite tree?
  14. What’s the most interesting  biography you’ve read?
  15. What do you order when you eat  Chinese food?
  16. What’s the best costume you’ve  ever worn?
  17. What’s your least favorite  word?
  18. If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?
  19. Who’s your favorite X-men hero?
  20. Describe something that’s happened to you for which you have no explanation.
  21. If you could travel anywhere in Africa, where would it be?
  22. What did you have for lunch  yesterday?
  23. Where do you go for advice?
  24. Which do you use more often,  the  Google dictionary or the thesaurus?
  25. Have you ever been snorkeling?   Scuba diving?
  26. Have you ever been stung by a bee?
  27. What’s the sickest you’ve ever  been?
  28. What’s your favorite form of exercise?
  29. What’s your favorite love song?
  30. What did you do for your 13th birthday?
  31. Are you afaid of heights?
  32. Have you ever taken dance lessons?
  33. What’s your favorite newspaper?
  34. What’s your favorite Broadway musical?
  35. What’s the most memorable class you’ve ever taken?
  36. What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
  37. What’s your favorite commercial?
  38. If you could go to Disney World  with any celebrity alive today, who would it be?
  39. Do you prefer baths or showers?
  40. Does your chewing gum lose its  flavor on the bedpost overnight?
  41. What’s your favorite breakfast  food?
  42. Who’s your favorite game show  host?
  43. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
  44. Do you like beets?
  45. Have you ever been in a food  fight?
  46. Name five songs to which you  know all the lyrics.
  47. What’s your favorite  infomercial?
  48. What’s the longest you’ve ever waited in line?
  49. What’s on the cover of your address book or day planner?
  50. Have you ever taken a picture in one of those little booths?

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