set us up on a conference call with dating expert Rachel Greenwald.One thing she really stressed was the importance of coming up with a few icebreaker questions to get the conversational ball rolling.One of my favorite icebreakers is to go around the room and ask people to respond to 1-3 fairly innocuous questions. I wrote about this kind of icebreaker in an earlier post that turned out to be quite popular. " because you have to rack your brain to remember the weird name of whatever band Pitchfork is into right now.But asking people for their shower playlist allows them to reveal their guilty pleasures." So I came up with a few icebreakers in advance and, lo and behold, they totally worked!Now I'm asking every girl I meet silly questions. If you were a character on Friends, which one would you be?
Icebreaker questions are of many different kinds and can be used for any age group.
“It literally is ice skating…the girl whether she wants to or not with have to hold your arm or hand, you are both occupied throughout the activity, and one of you falling will break down the embarrassment barrier!
Ice skating and then a meal is a great first date.”“Bowling, for many reasons. It’s competitive but playful at the same time so you can flirt and mess around a bit with the trash talking.
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(HINT for creating your own: These questions work best if they are a choice between 2 things or a question about a single favorite thing.) If you want to add your story about how you used these questions, and what happened, that would be great too. You can use one or more questions to start your weekly staff meeting or any gathering so your group can get to know each other over time.
You don’t have to be next to each other the whole time but to have to pay attention to the other person.