Three Ways to Get the Conversation Going at Dinner

Table conversation cards

Sometimes after a long day at work, it can be easy to feel distracted or fatigued, so much so that it may detract from quality dinner conversation topics that may arise with your spouse or significant other. To avoid having so little to say that you must revert to table conversation cards, here are some ideas for great conversation starters.

The Best Thing That Happened to Me Today Was…

Starting a conversation as simply as this may be all you need to get the ball rolling. You’ll likely be able to feed off one another’s enthusiasm. You may have an interesting story to tell, and she might recount something that really inspired her. It should be noted that it’s certainly possible that the day didn’t go so well, in which case you can change the beginning of the sentence accordingly, and it can become a way to healthfully vent to someone who will offer support.

What Are You Most Looking Forward To?

This is an excellent question because there’s almost always something wonderful to anticipate. From this introduction, you may find the conversation turning toward your hopes and goals for the future, which of course can be a very important discussion to have with your significant other. If it seems that there is nothing in particular to be excited about at the moment, the conversation may turn to why that is, and what can be done to fix it.

Something I’ve Never Told You About Myself

Among conversation topics for couples, this one can yield particularly intriguing results. It’s always a great idea to learn more about the person you care about, and since humans are very complex beings, there is undoubtedly an area of your partner’s life that you are less familiar with, or an aspect of his or her personality of which you had been previously unaware. Perhaps there was a moment from childhood that has turned out to be very telling when it comes to its impact on adult life. Perhaps there is a hidden interest in a certain field, or a previously unmentioned pet peeve.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and you will likely come up with your own discussion starters. The key is to avoid table conversation cards, which usually lack the vibrancy and spontaneity of great interactions. If you have questions or suggestions about how to get the conversation going, be sure to check out the forum below.

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