We’ll admit it: it can be awkward to strike up a conversation and break the ice on your first vina date. It’s like any other type of date: a meeting of two strangers in the same place with the hope that they found a connection.
No fear, vinas! These top-notch conversation starters will provide enough girltalk to last through the first coffee and beyond:
WHAT’S YOUR DREAM JOB?
It might be the one that they have at the moment. If their fantasy job is owning a farm-to-table restaurant or publishing a YA novel, explore their dreams with them.
FAVORITE PLACE IN THE CITY?
Transplants and native city dwellers alike could benefit from learning about new places in the city. Find out about the important spaces in their lives – from a secret neighborhood park with a cement slide to the perfect intimate music venue, cityscapes are common ground (no pun intended).
WHAT TV SHOW ARE YOU BINGEING ON?
We are all bingeing on some show on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or other less legal means 😏. You might bond over which character from Bob’s Burgers you relate with the most (Definitely, Tina).
WHAT’S YOUR ZODIAC SIGN? MYERS-BRIGGS? HOGWARTS HOUSE?
Are you an Aquarius ISFP from the proud House Slytherin (ahem, like me)? We’ve all taken various personality quizzes throughout the years, so feel free to pull out your horoscope and learn why your new Virgo vina would make a tried-and-true friend.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON AN ISLAND AND ONLY HAD ONE ITEM, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Can’t live without your iPhone? Or is it the lip balm that you apply every hour? Whether it’s a photograph of your grandmother or a good luck charm, get funny or vulnerable and share the item that you can’t live without. It’s a telling question, so respond candidly!
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Childhood is a formative time, so our hometown will always have a special place in our hearts.
HOW ARE YOU TODAY?
This no-brainer question is often overlooked, but it can open the floodgates to some real talk. Isn’t it nice when someone checks in with us and is invested in your emotional well-being?
WOULD YOU RATHER?
Would you rather live without coffee or wine? Live without a career or love? Get turned into a cat or a dog? This question has unlimited possibilities – don’t forget to ask why! The reason behind their choice is the most interesting part of the conversation starter.
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