Happy National Make a Friend Day! Hope everyone is feeling social, as today is the day to make a new friend! I have five questions to help you vinas break the ice. Talking to new people can be riveting yet equally terrifying, for it is hard to figure out what to say. Here are some suggestions to make things a little easier.
1. WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?
This one is easy to say, and easy to put into a conversation effortlessly. It will also show you what you and your new bestie have in common. Asking about their hobbies is a great way to ease into a conversation, as it allows the other person to share their personal passions with you. It will make you closer to this person, too!
2. IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE ONE TYPE OF FOOD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I suggest asking this one because I find everyone loves food, and many different types! Not only will you and your friend know what foods you like, but it is an easy way to then go get food together. It is a good question to ask to start hanging out more often.
3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GENRE OF BOOKS OR TV SHOWS?
You can tell a lot about a person from what they read. You can tell if they like fiction, poetry, non-fiction and more. Maybe if you have read the same book, you can then talk about it. If you don’t read, then ask about their favorite movie or TV show. It’s a great way to learn about a person.
4. WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRAVEL ONE DAY?
This question is harder to ask unless you are true future friends. You really must be having a great conversation! Nevertheless, asking it helps you learn about a person’s hopes and dreams, which is a great way to become best friends.
5. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO STUDY YOUR MAJOR/GO INTO YOUR FIELD OF WORK?
Finally, this is a simple question and easy to start a conversation with. We all decide to study a particular subject for a reason, and there’s no better way to delve into a person than through what they do on a daily basis. Not only, but it’s a great segue into a multitude of other subjects that can arise out of asking this question!
6. WHAT WOULD BE THE MOST AMAZING ADVENTURE TO GO ON?
Adventure buddies are the best buddies, and finding out what they deem to be one is important! Whether that be running around the city capturing photographs of the daily grind, going hiking, or stalking your fave celeb who coincidentally is in town as per their Instagram posts, having a vina that shares these thrills is a major plus. There’s nothing better than having a partner-in-crime on these outings—plus, it’s fun to see how’ll they’ll answer this one!
7. WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD DO AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIVES?
This one could potentially reveal two things: the values your vina finds most important in life, as well as their personality. Skydiving? The sense of freedom and thrill, and that they’re badass babes. Walking the pilgrimage Camino de Santiago in Spain? Nature-loving and perhaps trying to find their zen in life. The possibilities are endless, and this question is just vying for an answer that contains a great story!
Overall, I suggest asking these questions in any order you feel comfortable. Be fearless in the making a new vina friend. Be social and be happy. Ask as many questions as you need; just follow the conversation naturally and have fun!
Happy National Make a Friend Day — head over to Hey! Vina to start finding your gal gang!