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150+ Funny Conversation Starters Guaranteed to Get a Laugh [2020]

Whether you are meeting new people or talking to friends, it’s always good to open with funny questions or interesting conversation starters. Most of the time a good conversation starter can just begin with a simple question.

What are Conversation Starters?

A conversation starter is a question or a prompt that is used to initiate a conversation. Conversation starters are perfect for any new text, dating app, networking event, or in-person conversation and can help lead to a great conversation.

Why Funny Conversation Starters are Important

A funny conversation starter is important so that you can have the best chance of getting a response back or creating an awesome dinner table discussion. A great conversation starter begins with a unique conversation opener (i.e. don’t just send “hi!”). You want to choose a topic that you and your conversation partner can bond over.

Where You Can Use Funny Conversation Starters

You can use a funny conversation starter in any in-person or online social conversation. A funny conversation starter allows you to generally skip the small talk and choose a fun conversation topic. A great conversation usually starts with an amusing question, making funny conversation starters a fun way to kick off the conversation.

While it is fun to have a dazzling conversation at dinner with friends or family, texting conversations are also nice because there is no awkward silence or uncomfortable pause in the conversation. The texting conversation can flow pretty freely and still give you plenty of time to respond. It is also a fantastic way to practice your social skills and help you find a shared interest as well as create a good conversation.

Lists of Great Funny Conversation Starters

Classic Funny Conversation Starters

A funny conversation is a great way to win a person’s heart. Even if you are a bit of a shy guy, these funny conversation starters are a fun way to get to know a person. Plus, you can always add your own special touch to make them funnier!

  1. Tell me an embarrassing, yet funny story.
  2. What is the funniest joke that you know?
  3. What was your favorite restaurant as a kid (Yes, Chuck E Cheese counts)?
  4. What would your dream job combination be? Mine would be a space-cowboy!
  5. What’s the worst thing about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?
  6. What’s the weirdest smell you have ever smelled?
  7. What is the weirdest thing you are afraid of?
  8. What is something that across the board, everyone looks stupid doing?
  9. If animals could talk, which animal would be the rudest?
  10. If a squirrel could talk do you think it would have a really high voice or a really low voice?
  11. What would be the absolute worst name that you could give your child?
  12. What two items could you buy that would make the cashier the most uncomfortable?
  13. What movie completely changes its plot when you change one letter in its title?
  14. What is something that hasn’t happened yet, but would certainly break the internet?
  15. What is the silliest way that you’ve been injured?
  16. What quote or saying do people often say, but you believe is complete trash?
  17. What was the funniest thing you’ve seen recently online?
  18. What makes you laugh?
  19. What is the weirdest thing that you have ever eaten?
  20. What is a funny excuse that you have given to leave a party early?
  21. What old person tendencies do you have?
  22. What did you think was cool as a kid, but isn’t actually cool now?
  23. Which of the Seven Dwarves is most like your personality?
  24. What is one of the most embarrassing phases you went through?
  25. What about your teenage self embarrasses you the most?
  26. What is your go-to joke?
  27. What is the funniest text you’ve gotten?
  28. What makes you smile without fail?
  29. What is the craziest dream you’ve had?
  30. Do you think you’d survive a zombie apocalypse? Why or why not?
  31. What is the funniest story you know?
  32. What is your favorite drink to order at a bar?
  33. What was your worst fashion disaster?
  34. If you had to change your name to something totally new, what would be your new name?
  35. Come up with a great Knock-knock-joke.
  36. If you had to name a chapter in your life right now, what would it be called?
  37. What would the book about your life be called?

Tinder Conversation Starters

Funny tinder conversation starters are unique because you can ask flirty, yet fun questions to the person with whom you’ve matched.

  1. What is the sexiest and least sexy name?
  2. What’s your favorite thing about a first date?
  3. What qualities do you look for in a person? Please tell me humor is one of them. If so, I got you covered.
  4. What’s the craziest food you want to try? I’ll make it for us for dinner.
  5. What is the worst date you’ve ever been on? I promise ours will be the best!
  6. What is the worst pick-up line that someone has said to you?
  7. What food describes your personality?
  8. What is the strangest date you’ve been on?
  9. What crazy thing do you want to try someday?
  10. If we could teleport anywhere in the world right now, where would you want to go?
  11. What is your favorite way to show affection?
  12. Do have a funny story from a blind date set up?
  13. What is the weirdest thing that you find attractive in a person?
  14. What is your greatest, yet strangest talent?
  15. What is the funniest text someone on this app has sent you?
  16. What animal looks the silliest?
  17. What is your weirdest deal breaker?
  18. What is the cheesiest pickup line that someone has used on you?
  19. What are your interests?
  20. What is a quality that you like the most in a partner and a quality that you like the least?
  21. Where is your favorite place to hangout in the area?
  22. If money wasn’t an issue, what would be one of your goals in life?
  23. What is your favorite social media app?
  24. What was the highlight of your week?
  25. What do you think is the funniest porn name?
  26. What is your ideal date night?
  27. What is funniest sound that you can make?
  28. What is your favorite pick-up line?
  29. What is a random funny thing that happened to you on vacation one time?

Deep Conversation Starters

It’s hard to make a deep conversation funny, but sometimes you can throw in some humor to lighten up the conversation. Don’t worry, you can still have a meaningful conversation even with some humor thrown in!

  1. What is your guilty pleasure?
  2. What was the weirdest thing about your last romantic relationship?
  3. When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
  4. Which TV or movie character reminds you of yourself and why?
  5. What topic could you give a 30-minute presentation on without any preparation?
  6. What do you wish someone taught you a long time ago?
  7. If you could trade lives with one other person who would it be?
  8. What is your most bizarre pet peeve?
  9. What is the strangest situation that you’ve walked into?
  10. What would you change about yourself?
  11. What is the silliest fear you have?
  12. Who do you think would be the worst person to get stuck within an elevator?
  13. How would you describe your sense of humor?
  14. What is your greatest hope?
  15. What skill do you think people should take more time to learn?
  16. What is the worst advice you received?
  17. What do you think is a complete waste of time?
  18. What is considered socially acceptable, but really shouldn’t be?
  19. Have you ever felt out of place anywhere?
  20. What is your weirdest quality?
  21. What friend do you play in your friend group?
  22. What does love mean to you?
  23. What role does laughter play in your life?
  24. What is your favorite memory?
  25. What is one of your biggest regrets?
  26. Which family member are you most like and why?
  27. In 50 years, what random thing do you think you will be most nostalgic for?

Easy Conversation Starters

Easy conversation starters are great opportunities to ask a good conversation question. They are simple enough to start the conversation and often lead to fun conversations!

  1. What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?
  2. What is the best type of cheese?
  3. What is the best type of bread?
  4. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
  5. What is the best purchase you’ve made?
  6. What is the worst purchase you’ve made?
  7. What is your biggest cooking disaster?
  8. What is the most interesting thing you have watched this week?
  9. What is the most interesting thing you have read this week?
  10. What scene in a movie always makes you laugh every time you watch it?
  11. What’s your favorite way to waste time online?
  12. What is the worst gift that you’ve ever received?
  13. What book would you bring to a deserted island?
  14. What is the worst place that you’ve been stuck for a long time?
  15. What isn’t real, but you wish was real?
  16. What do you love to do with your friends?
  17. How do you spend your free time?
  18. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
  19. What do you think is the absolute best job?
  20. Who is your favorite stand up comedian?
  21. What do you do to get rid of stress?
  22. What is the funniest pet name?
  23. What is the most annoying habit that someone else can have?
  24. How often do you stay up past 2a.m.?
  25. What animal do you think is the worst?
  26. What is the biggest diss you can think of?
  27. Do you curse often? If so, what is your go to cursing insult?
  28. What is your favorite indoor activity?

Fun Conversation Starters

If you are looking for other way to start the conversation, look no further!

  1. What was the last thing that you did for fun?
  2. What part of a kid’s movie completely scarred you when you were younger?
  3. What’s the weirdest thing that a guest has done at your house?
  4. If you could start a secret society what would it be called?
  5. What movie should be made into a musical?
  6. Which animal would be super cool if it was made into the size of a horse?
  7. What is the most fun thing to do at an amusement park?
  8. What is the best food combination?
  9. If you could design a new ice cream flavor what would be in it?
  10. What would you name your boat if you had one?
  11. If the color blue had a smell, what would it smell like?
  12. What’s your best “my coworkers are crazy” story?
  13. Where’s your favorite place to nap and why?
  14. What’s the weirdest way you have met someone?
  15. What was the funniest movie you’ve seen?
  16. What is the strangest thing you’ve been asked in a job interview?
  17. What is a magical power that you wish you had?
  18. As a kid, did you ever have an imaginary friend?
  19. What is a ridiculous Wifi name that you’ve seen?
  20. Do you have a signature dance move?
  21. What is a silly nickname that you have had?
  22. What did you last Google?
  23. If you had an extra part of your body what would it be?
  24. If you were a candy bar what candy bar would you be?
  25. What is something that you love that everyone else thinks is gross?
  26. What is the weirdest habit that you have?
  27. What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?
  28. What celebrity would you trade lives with?
  29. What is your family’s best tradition?
  30. What is your favorite quote from a movie?
  31. What is the worst text that you’ve ever sent?
  32. If you could break any world record what record would you want to break?
  33. What movie universe do you want to live in?
  34. If you could master any skill what would it be?
  35. Do you collect anything random or silly?
  36. Do you think there are aliens on other planets?
  37. Is a hot dog sandwich? Yes or no? Why or why not?
  38. What is the weirdest thing that you have put on your pizza?
  39. What would be the worst thing for the government to declare illegal?
  40. What fairytale story would you like to be in?

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January Nelson is a writer, editor, dreamer, and occasional exotic dancer and a collective pen name. Read more articles from January on Thought Catalog.

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