15 Conversation Starters for Teens

Have you ever met up with a friend or gone out on a date and not known what to talk about?

We've all been there! But there's no need to whip out your index cards with talking points just yet. If you want to have a naturally flowing conversation, it's all about starting it out in the right place. Not sure where to begin? Continue below for the top 15 conversation starters for teens!

1. 'What's the most embarrassing thing you've ever done?'

This is a great question to ask anyone because it will instantly lighten the mood! You will laugh and even be able to share an embarrassing story of your own.


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2. 'What's your favorite book/show/movie of all time?'

People can talk about books, shows and movies for hours on end. By asking them about their favorites, you can get them to explain the ones you're not familiar with, and you can bond over the ones you are familiar with.


3. 'What's your sign? Do you relate to it?'

If you're into astrology and signs, this is a question you're likely burning to ask. The two of you can talk about your signs and whether or not you relate to them!


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4. 'When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? And what about now?'

Isn't it wild how much can change in just a few years? This question is great because you get to see how they've evolved from a child. And you can even tell them your own answers, too!


5. 'Would you rather have a night in or out?'

You can tell a lot about a person based on whether they would rather go out or stay in. And the best part is—there is no right or wrong answer!


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6. 'What's the best trip you've ever been on?'

Asking about past trips and vacations is a great conversation starter. This will bring up fond memories for them, leaving them in a great mood. The two of you can compare trips and see if you've been to the same places!


7. 'Who is your favorite band or artist of all time?'

Music is universal and something we all enjoy, so by asking about their favorite music, you're actually leading your way into a really deep and thought-provoking conversation.


8. 'What's one food you couldn't live without?'

Food is a no-brainer when it comes to topics to discuss. With this question, you'll get to know the person and their favorites. From their grandmother's recipes to the random restaurant you've never heard of, this is bound to get the convo flowing.


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9. 'Who's your favorite person to follow on TikTok?'

TikTok is a platform most of us are on these days, so if you know the person you're talking to has a TikTok, this would be a great question to ask.


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10. 'Where do you want to visit the most in the world?'

Travel is such a big part of many of our lives, and if you're interested in traveling one day, ask if they are, too! You can see if the two of you share any similar interests.


11. 'Where do you picture yourself in five years?'

This is a question that gets asked all of the time when meeting new people especially, but for a good reason. If they have an idea of what they want their future to look like, this will open up the gates to even more topics to discuss.


12. 'If you could have any superpower, what would it be?'

From flying to being invisible, having super strength and reading minds, there are all sorts of superpowers to choose from—and the one that they pick will likely say a lot about them as a person.


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13. 'Are you more into Marvel or DC?'

Another convo starter would be to ask if they're more into Marvel or DC. This will start a likely lengthy convo about which one is better! Even if you disagree, this can be a very fun topic.


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14. 'What's your family like?'

Asking someone about their family life can lead to deep and heartfelt conversations. The two of you can discuss your siblings, parents and the types of relationships you have with them.


15. 'What's your favorite thing to do in your free time?'

When someone reveals what they do in their free time, it can tell you a lot about them. From video games to working out, reading or playing with their dog, this is a great conversation starter!


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