43 Interesting, Amusing, and Surprising Conversation Topics

When you meet someone, are you often not sure what to talk about? Don't despair! In this article, we suggest 43 extremely interesting conversation topics to break the ice and have a good time.
43 Interesting, Amusing, and Surprising Conversation Topics

Last update: 07 October, 2021

Are you meeting up with someone and would like to have some extremely interesting topics of conversation to hand? In this article, we suggest 43 topics. They’re from diverse fields and range from the serious and reflective to the fun and frivolous.

Some of them are formulated in question format. In this way, you’ll be able to find out a little more about the life of the person you’re meeting. Read on!

Interesting topics of conversation

Co-workers talking about interesting topics.

1. Travel to other countries

One interesting topic of conversation can be the trips you’ve made. For instance, you can talk about the different cultures you’ve discovered, interesting monuments to visit, and things that have happened to you on your travels.

2. Music

Music is often a really interesting topic of conversation. You can share your favorite songs, musicians, and styles of music. Also, how certain music makes you feel.

3. Books

To speak of literature is to speak of life. There are so many interesting books to read. You can talk about the books you’ve read and the ones you want to read. In fact, it’s a topic that goes on and on…

4. Movies

Another classic topic, and one that’s also extremely interesting. Just like the previous topic, you’ll find that this one leads you to many others. For example, love, celebrities, deep reflections, history, etc.

5. Childhood anecdotes

A fun theme that can be really enjoyable. Furthermore, it allows you to get to know the other person better.

6. Love

Love is another interesting topic of conversation. You can reflect on what it means for you and what you understand by a romantic relationship etc.

7. What would you have liked to be?

What would you really have liked to be when you were little? Are you a frustrated actor/writer/firefighter….?

8. Sport

Sport is another theme that leads on to others. You can talk about what sports you prefer, if you practice or have practiced any, the benefits of exercise, etc.

9. What’s madness?

Reflecting on certain topics via questions can also lead to interesting conversations. In this particular case, you can reflect on madness. What is it? What does it mean to be crazy?

10. In what past era would you like to have lived?

This question will lead you to get to know the other person better. Furthermore, it makes for an interesting story.

11. Family

Siblings, nephews, parents, family structure… Talking about the family can also be a good idea, especially if you want to know more about the other person.

12. Work

Work may sound boring, but it’s a good topic for getting to know someone. You can talk about your first work experiences, anecdotes, the job of your dreams…

13. Kitchen

Another very interesting conversation piece. Favorite dishes, combinations of ingredients, unusual dishes... the list goes on!

14. Restaurants

What restaurants have you been to? Which do you prefer? What would you recommend? What’s your favorite restaurant dish? This is another topic that has a lot to offer.

15. What would you take to a desert island?

It’s a curious question but it could lead to other issues. For example, fear of loneliness, your priorities in life, etc.

16. What would you do if you had no fear at all?

A profound question that might lead you to talk about what you would really like to do in life.

17. Euthanasia

This is a complex and delicate subject, but one that can open an interesting debate.

18. Use of social networks

You can start the conversation with questions like, are you on social media? How do you use it? Are you addicted to it?  What do you think of social influencers?

Person using emoticons on mobile

19. History

This isn’t a topic for everyone. However, it’s an extremely broad one and allows you to reflect on a thousand other topics. For instance, curiosities of history, anecdotes, famous people, etc.

20. Studies

Another interesting topic of conversation. Not only to find out what the other person studied, but what they’re passionate about or what their true vocation is. Indeed, do they think that study is ever even necessary?

21. Robots: will they replace us?

A topic that can lead you to reflect on technology, humanity, and the future.

22. Pets

Do you have a pet? If so, what do they mean to you?

23. Values

What does each of you value in a person?

24. What would you do if you could travel back in time?

A topic to ponder on that can often lead to other interesting topics.

25. Celebrities

You can also talk about your favorite actor or actress, singers, music groups, artists…

26. Crazy for love?

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done in the name of love? Would you do it again?

27. Disappointments in love

What disappointments in love have you suffered? What did you learn from them?

28. Art and culture

Talking about art and culture means talking about tastes, beauty, aesthetics…

29. Favorite series

What’s your favorite series? Which one do you never miss?

30. Politics

Although it may be a controversial topic, politics generates debate, and for that reason, it’s an interesting topic.

31. What animal would you like to be?

Another question that lets you get to know the other person a little more. It’s a curious and fun subject too.

32. What did you like to do as a child during recess?

This question will take you back to your childhood.

33. Do you remember your first kiss?

The first few times are never forgotten. It’s a tender and fun topic.

34. Favorite song

What’s your favorite song and why? What memories does it bring back to you?

35. Leisure

What do you like to do in your free time? Another topic that can lead to many others. For example, hobbies, sports, lifestyle, etc.

36. What day in your past would you love to relive?

A question that lets you get to know many things about the other. If they answer it, of course!

37- Have you ever been in danger?

Another question for learning something interesting and new about the other person.

38. Would you like to live abroad?

This question will let you know, among other things, if you’re faced with someone who’s adventurous or not.

39. Would you like to be immortal?

Immortality is something that all of us, at some point or another, have considered.

40. If you could make a wish, what would you ask for?

Another topic for getting to know the other person a little better.

Woman crossing fingers

41. Do you believe in aliens or ghosts?

A topic that will let you know if the other has a mystical side to them. 

42. What’s your biggest fear?

A rather more emotional issue that’ll give you a deeper insight into the other person.

43. What was your most embarrassing experience?

We’ve all had embarrassing moments. They’re usually really amusing to talk about, even though they certainly didn’t seem so at the time.

Finally, can you think of any other topics? Which one of these do you prefer? Undoubtedly, any one of them will guarantee you some interesting answers. You certainly won’t be bored!

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