The two pick at their dinner salads, staring down at the leafy mound before them. Finally, one of them tries to grease the wheels of conversation. Some people consider themselves skilled communicators because they can talk endlessly. But the ability to speak is only one part of the equation—and not the most important part. If you had to give me a nickname right now on the spot, what would it be? Do you think it’s possible that we met in a previous life? How would you describe me to someone who doesn’t know me? If you had the power to read someone’s mind, whose would it be?
You could also play a game where, for every point scored, the person who earned the point gets to ask a question. How do you deal with people in your life that you don’t like? What’s the funniest thing that happened in your childhood? What actor would play you in a movie about your life? What’s your biggest regret that you have in your life so far? What’s the one movie you love more than any other movie? If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?