Last week we spoke about why girls hate WYD texts. This week, I am going to share with you some better conversation starters to avoid annoying that girl you like by asking her, “WYD?”
1. How are you? / How are you doing?
Though not my favorite conversation starter, because most people are inclined to reply “good” whether they are actually doing well or not. It still leaves more room for conversation than “WYD”
2. How is your day going? How was your day?
This tells us that you care about our day. It gives us more to say and usually baits a longer conversation.
3. Did you complete the goal you were working on?
Personally I set a lot of goals for myself. I am a tutor, a writer, a poet, a crocheter and a crafter. I also play keyboard, and I even have hair goals. In addition to all of that, I am in school and interning. Ask me how I am coming along with any of my goals. I promise it will set you above anyone else that has shown an interest in me.
4. Did you hear about your favorite musician/celebrity?
This may require you to do a little research about their interest. I like Demi Lovato, K. Michelle, and Snow the Product. If you mention any of them, I am all ears and there is an immediate conversation to follow.
5. Did you watch the game?
This is a question you can ask even if both of you aren’t sports fans, or even if you do not support the same team. It shows that you acknowledge an interest they have and it gives them an opportunity to talk about it.
6. Did you eat?
I personally do not ask this question a lot unless I know that the other person often forgets to eat. However, some people see it as a nice way to show you care. It also could lead to a more interesting conversation if you like talking about food. Even though thia conversation starter is not my favorite, it is still better than WYD.
7. Would you like to accompany me *an event*?
This event doesn’t have to be expensive. It could be a fare, a festival, a movie, or an open mic. It could be whatever you are both into, but the best way to get to know someone is by spending time with them,
Bonus: How are you restoring yourself today?
So this is not a message I thought of on my own. Someone sent me this message after this blog post was published and I could NOT resist posting this. This is probably the single best conversation starter I have gotten through text in a long time.
Let me explain, this guy firstly remembers that I work hard and that I was supposed to be on a self-care break. Knowing that I often overwork myself he asked me a question that not only started a conversation, but also was a gentle push to practice self-care.
It was a reminder that he listens when I speak and that he cares about my rest and relaxation. This guy honestly needs to offer a webinar on how to be a decent guy.
Question of the Week
What’s better conversation starter than WYD?
Answer By Ms. Williams | Instagram |
Hello beautiful. How is your day going? Any plans for today?
I chose this one because I love how it shows interest in her day, and also leaves room for you to make plans with her if she is free.
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