text conversation starters

100+ Text Conversation Starters That’ll Get a Response Back [2020]

Let’s be honest, texting is an integral part of our lives. However, that doesn’t mean that the pressure to text someone new is any less daunting. Whether you are trying to send a flirty text, a text message after you meet someone at a networking event, or you are just texting a new person, using a great texting starter will certainly lead to a text back.

If you are unsure where to start, look no further. By the end of this article you will surely find your new favorite conversation starter.

What is a Conversation Starter?

A conversation starter is a question or a prompt that is used to initiate a conversation. Conversation starters are perfect for any new text conversation and can help lead to a great conversation.

Why Conversation Starters are Important

A good conversation starter is important so that you can have the best chance of getting a text back. You want to take the time to pick a fun conversation starter to show genuine interest in the person that you are texting. What is nice about texting conversations is that 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 good way to practice your social skills and help you find a shared interest.

Types of Conversation Starters to Ask a Guy or Girl Over Text

Flirty Conversation Starters

You can also use these for dating apps or just for texting that special someone. These flirty texts can be fun and creative. Maybe you are asking someone out on a first date or perhaps you just enjoy flirting and don’t mind dishing out a compliment. Either way, these conversation openers are a good way to make the first move.

  1. What do you have planned this weekend? Can I be part of those plans?
  2. What are you up to today? I know a great cafe, let’s check it out together!
  3. What’s an emoji that sums up your day so far? Mine is a heart because I am thinking of you.
  4. What food do you crave most often? Maybe we could go get it together sometime?
  5. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Ice cream date, my treat!
  6. I’m watching XYZ movie right now, but I wish you were here watching with me.
  7. Where do you want to go for our first date?
  8. How is your day going and how can I make it better?
  9. You are cute and fun to be around, I’d love to hang out sometime.
  10. What does your ideal weekend look like? Mine would be hanging out with you!

Funny Conversation Starters

Funny conversation starters are a fantastic way to create a fun conversation. You don’t have to be a relationship expert to know that humor is usually a great way to make a good first impression as well as win someone’s heart.

  1. What do you think the color red would smell like?
  2. Tell me one of your favorite funny jokes.
  3. Which planet should the human race relocate?
  4. If you could be an animal, which one would you be?
  5. What mythical creature do you wish actually existed?
  6. What’s the funniest word in the English language?
  7. What celebrity would play you in a movie about your life?
  8. What’s the funniest picture that you have on your phone?
  9. What odd talent do you have?
  10. What professional sport would be funniest to watch if the athletes had to be drunk while playing?

The Best Text Conversation Starters

The best conversation starters are simply fun questions or prompts that create a great conversation topic. A great conversation starter can help lead the way to a meaningful and interesting conversation.

Top 5 Conversation Starters

  1. How would you describe yourself in three words?
  2. What are your top three favorite things to talk about?
  3. Let’s play the question game: You ask me a question and then I will ask you a question.
  4. What four personality traits are the most important to you?
  5. What topic interests you the most?

Text Conversation Starters That Will Lead to Deep Conversation

  1. What makes you nervous?
  2. What are you best at?
  3. When’s the last time you laughed so hard you couldn’t breathe?
  4. What do you look for in a best friend and why?
  5. How do you define happiness for yourself?
  6. What’s your biggest fear in love?
  7. What’s one thing you wish you could have invented?
  8. What’s one thing you’d like to accomplish in your life?
  9. What is your greatest fear?
  10. What do you wish you knew more about?
  11. I hate small talk, let’s cut to the chase. What is one of your pet peeves?
  12. What are you most passionate about?
  13. What does happiness mean to you?
  14. What is the most beautiful view you’ve seen?
  15. What are you most grateful for?

More Text Conversation Starters

  1. What’s your favorite season, and why?
  2. Who is your role model and why?
  3. What do you bring with you everywhere and anywhere you go?
  4. What’s your favorite podcast?
  5. What song do you play most often?
  6. What is your favorite thing about the ocean?
  7. What is your favorite song?
  8. What is your favorite restaurant?
  9. What was your favorite place to visit when you were little?
  10. Send me your favorite meme!
  11. Of all the social media platforms, which is your favorite? Try to decide between Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  12. What is your favorite memory as a kid?
  13. What is your favorite movie?
  14. What is one question you would like to ask someone famous?
  15. What was the last song you listened to?
  16. What thing do you really wish you could buy right now?
  17. When was the last time you danced like no one was watching?
  18. Where is the your favorite place you have traveled?
  19. What is your dream job?
  20. Who’s your favorite character from a TV show, book, or movie?
  21. What’s the best meal that you’ve ever had?
  22. If you opened a business, what type of business would you like to start?
  23. What’s the best road trip you’ve been on?
  24. What are people often surprised to learn about you?
  25. How many other countries have you visited?
  26. What’s your favorite holiday?
  27. What’s the most spontaneous thing you’ve done?
  28. What job would you be terrible at?
  29. What kind of art do you enjoy the most?
  30. What trend do you hope comes back in style?
  31. What fictional place would you most like to visit?
  32. What pets did you have while you were growing up?
  33. What are you interested in that most people probably haven’t heard of?
  34. If you didn’t need sleep, what would you do with all of the extra time?
  35. In your opinion, what makes a good life?
  36. What irrational fear do you have?
  37. Where’s your favorite place to nap?
  38. What are you overly competitive about?
  39. What would be your spirit animal?
  40. What are three of your favorite smells?
  41. What do you like most about your family?
  42. What is the most immature thing that you do?
  43. What do you spend the most time thinking about?
  44. In your opinion, what is the best thing and the worst thing about getting older?
  45. In your friend group, what role do you play?
  46. Who is the most inspiring woman in your life?
  47. What’s the title of the current chapter of your life?
  48. What gives your life meaning?
  49. What is your favorite sport to watch?
  50. What food do you love that a lot of people might find odd?
  51. What scene in a movie always gives you chills every time you watch it?
  52. What are some of your guilty pleasures?
  53. What do you wish someone taught you a long time ago?
  54. What does your perfect breakfast look like?
  55. In your opinion, when is the most interesting period in history?
  56. What is the best pair of shoes that you have owned?
  57. What is the best concert you’ve attended?
  58. What’s the weirdest way you have met someone who is now one of your close friends?
  59. What was the scariest movie that you’ve seen?
  60. Where are five places you really want to visit in your life?
  61. What weird quirks did you pick up from your parents?
  62. What makes you feel old when you think about it?

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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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