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  • [How to talk to strangers]

  • Whether youre looking to make a new friend, get a date or recruit someone into that cool new cult you just joined, it probably means that youre going to have to talk to a stranger.

  • Here's how to start and maintain a conversation with someone you don’t know.

  • Step One: Break the ice.

  • One simple way to accomplish this is by giving a compliment.

  • Hey, cool shirt!

  • Oh, thanks!

  • But don’t be weird about it.

  • Step Two: Keep the conversation going by adding information to what was just said.

  • Hey cool shirt!

  • Oh, thanks!

  • I stole it from a hobo.

  • By adding new information, youve given the other person something new to respond to.

  • Step Three: Continue adding information until you find a common interest.

  • I love stealing stuff from hobos.

  • Really?

  • Yeah! The other day I just stole this whole shopping cart from this guy.

  • At this point you should be off to the races and the conversation should start flowing naturally.

  • Step Four: If you ever find yourself at a loss for what to say next, try asking a question.

  • So where do you work?

  • Have you always hated hobos?

  • What’s your least favourite thing about hobos?

  • Have you ever killed a hobo?

  • Hey what’s your social security number?

  • Who let the dogs out?

  • Do you ever feel like a unicorn trapped in a human body?

  • Do my nipples feel hard?

  • Questions help to re-kickstart a conversation and take it to new places.

  • Step Five: To solidify the success of your interaction, make sure to let the other person know that youre having a good time.

  • Easy ways to do this include smiling and leaning in when the other person speaks.

  • But again, don’t be weird about it.

  • Congratulations! Youre doing it!

  • Youre having a conversation!

  • Doesn’t it feel exhilarating?

  • I mean, not as exhilarating as stealing a pair of shoes of a sleeping hobo.

  • But still, pretty great!

  • Hurray! You did it!

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