16 Tips on How to Keep a Conversation Going with Someone You Like

How to Keep a Conversation Going with Someone You Like

Written by Aisha Zakari

Zakari Aisha Saliu is a passionate cook who loves to travel and meet new people. Her exposure to places and people is her strength in learning new recipes. She is a diverse and passionate writer on topics related to personal development, humanity, relationships, entrepreneurial skills and life in general.

July 18, 2021

Online dating can be awkward sometimes, especially when there’s a pause in the middle of a conversation. However, if you follow these tips, it will help you learn how to keep the conversation going, even when it becomes a challenge for you to keep the conversation going with someone you’re interested in. How do you go about this? We’ll be sharing 16 tips to keep a conversation going for online dating or relationships.

How to Keep a Conversation Going

1. To Keep A Conversation Going Have A Reason For Starting It

Are you having the desire to know them better? Are you in the same city as them and want to meet up? Be clear and have a reason why you’re starting the conversation. This gives the person clarity and helps build a connection.

2. Be Curious To Know About Them

Have a genuine interest in the person. Be inquisitive about them and ask questions. People love to talk about themselves and when you’re this way with them, they tell you. This gives room for conversation and you get to know them better.

3. Have A Conversation About Something Of Mutual Interest

One of the quickest ways to grow a bond with someone you like is by having/sharing something in common. This makes up for an instant attraction. There are certain topics you could talk about – politics, religion, entertainment, football, weather, music, movies – anything but I won’t bank on politics and religion. But people have their preferences. If they like such topics, indulge in them and keep the conversation going.

4. Find The Right Time To Have The Conversation

You ever notice you’re getting along with someone and all of a sudden, the fast response takes time to get to you? Do you keep wondering what went wrong or why they suddenly stopped talking to you? Well, chances are they are busy with their today activities, work or a new project.
If you notice a disengagement in the conversation, ask them if this is a bad time to talk as you want to respect their privacy – this opens room for conversation and you get to know if they’re interested.

While you are at this, you may want to know 7 Reasons Why Relationships Fail

5. Listen Actively To Keep The Conversation Going

Listening to what the person you like has to say helps to grow the relationship. Give them your attention and understand what they are saying.
This tells them you’re interested and you find them intriguing to want to keep talking.

6. Always Compliment Them

Something like “you look good in that photo” will do. Throwing compliments at them when they look good in a post/photo can help them soften up with you. People love to get compliments – it boosts them up. Do this and have a way to them.

7. Share Your Hobbies And Interest

Make use of that share option! Share whatever it is you’re doing with the person you like – be it a piece of music you enjoy listening to, a project you’re working on, a dance routine you have just made – share it.

This gives them a glimpse of your personality and a better understanding of the type of person you are. You could also ask them to share what they may be doing – this sparks a conversation and you show them you’re interested.

8. Ask How They Spent Their Day

And tell them how you spent your day to keep the conversation going; “I had a very interesting day today. I met, guess who?”
This sparks up curiosity almost instantly as you leave the room to think about who you met. By doing this gets personal to them and they would want to ask questions.

9. Have A Knack For Asking Them Questions

Knowing it’s a good time to talk is what you need to do this tip. It makes them see you as welcoming and have no choice but to open up to you seeing you have a genuine interest in them.

10. Ask For Their Suggestions And Advice

In doing this, you’re telling them that you respect them and want them to share their knowledge with you. This is also a way of knowing if the person you like is smart – you’ll be killing two birds with one stone. And what’s more? The conversation keeps going!

11. Find An Interesting Game To Play With Them

Play a game of “This or That”, “Would you rather” or “Never have I”

This is an interesting choice of conversation as you’ll get to know their preferences and they yours.

Coffee or Tea? Tea for me, please!

12. Don’t Be Shy To Shoot Your Shot

Having your message left on reading can be heartbreaking and displeasing, especially from someone you like. But you should not be shy because it’s either it works out or it doesn’t – so, double text. Get your message across – let them know you’re shooting your shot.

13. Ask Open-ended Questions

Ask questions that give room for more than a one-word reply. Avoid asking “how are you?” questions that lead to “I’m fine”. It kills the conversation almost immediately unless if they are interested to know how you are doing. Rather than “how are you?”, do it differently. How about “If you were feeling bad/sick, I’d know. So tell me, what are your plans for today?”

14. Ask “Tell Me” Questions

Examples can be:

“Could you tell me about yourself?”

“Tell me about your day?”

“Tell me your favorite food?”

These questions show you’re interested. It says it all. Ask these questions to keep the conversation going with the person you like. Remember, have no shame.

15 .Listen Actively To Participate In The Conversation

It takes two to make a conversation flow. The time, the efforts being the energy you put into knowing them is the same effort you should give in them getting to know you. Participate in the conversation, be a great talker. Keep the conversation going.

16. Try To Bring The Conversation Back To Life

Some conversations might just die without you knowing but when you realize this, bring the conversation back to life by telling a funny joke, talk about something new they didn’t know about you, or flirt. Flirting is fun, it gives them the idea that you’re interested in them and it keeps the conversation going.

Shoot your shot to show you’re interested in any way you can. Let out what feel in your mind/heart, you deserve to have some relief. Follow these tips to keep the conversation going and see how it works out!

If it was helpful, you might also want to check out How To Make Your Crush Like You.

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