How to Start a Conversation with a StrangerFour Methods:Initiating Contact and ConversationConversing at a Social EventConversing in a Public SpaceApproaching Someone in a Professional ContextCommunity Q&A
Talking to a stranger can be nerve-wracking, but it can also be fun to get to know somebody you don’t know. If you’re ready to make some new friends or just talk to people around you, start by choosing a good conversation opener and building your conversation from there. When possible, converse in various situations so that you can meet lots of people. Practice your skills and you’ll be talking to new people in no time!
Make eye contact before you approach. Eye contact shows interest and connection. If the person meets your gaze, you're off to a good start. Smile warmly, and make your way towards them. If they look away or appear disinterested, try making eye contact with someone else.