Singapore is a social city. There are networking events, meetups, parties, and barbeques filled with interesting people you haven’t met yet. So how do you say something to fill the air when words haven’t been exchanged?
If you want to make an impression, don’t just ask the Singapore standards, “What do you do? How long have you been in Singapore? It’s hot out eh?”
Filling the awkward silence is also an art. At Plink, we’re experts of everything cool in the world, and that includes breaking the ice. Here are our favourite ways to get a conversation going:
1. “What are you drinking?”
We promise this question wasn’t designed to talk about Plink. It’s a pretty easy ice-breaker, especially if you’re in dire need of a cocktail
2. “I love your shirt, where is it from?”
If you’re going to ask this question, select an interesting piece of clothing, and not something that is clearly from H&M.
3. So what’s your story?”
Most people love talking endlessly about themselves. Ask them this question and you’re bound to get a bunch of weird answers, or the most boring tale of all.
4. Where’s your most favourite place on earth?
Learn all about your new friend and his or her favourite hangouts or happy place.
5. Do you have a pet?
No matter a dog or cat person, anybody who owns a pet will talk about it endlessly to anyone who will listen and whip out their phone to show you a thousand photos of it doing something adorable. What better way than to get your new friend to open up!
So there you go! Your five ice-breakers to whip out at any party. Cheers!
Now tell us your favourite ways to break the ice, and don’t forget to tag us at @plink_ice!