I Am A Terrible Conversation Starter

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    I'm terrible at making conversation

    and talking because I don't think want I have to say matters or needs to be heard.
    tgwwtl16 tgwwtl16
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 19, 2015

    I'd be like, "So I heard

    that you've flunked for 5 subjects! Looks like you'll have to lose one year. Oh BTW how are you doing?"
    Tawheed1994 Tawheed1994
    22-25, M
    May 14, 2015

    I am and to make matters worse I seem to have

    befriended people in the same boat. So we just stare at each others little green lights and say nothing. :-)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    Been awhile since I've been here.

    Hope everyone is doing well. Feel free to message.
    PrismWing PrismWing
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2016

    I don't like sending the first message to

    anyone. I always feel weird.
    SomeoneLikeNoOne SomeoneLikeNoOne
    18-21, M
    Dec 16, 2014

    Sometimes I pretend other people don't exist,

    then I come on here to pretend any of it matters.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 4, 2016

    online, I'm reasonably okay with chatting.

    .the conversation rarely comes to a dead end. In the 'real world' I'm awful..I overthink..I.e- calculate all the different possibilities of how the person may be react if say something. Like, ew, can it stop already. I wish I was able to remain calm and collected whilst speaking...
    Blueridgemountains Blueridgemountains
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2014

    Not only am I a bad conversation starter,

    I'm a bad conversationalist. Period. I think that may be why my friends circle is so limited. I like to call it "exclusive". It makes it seem less lonely and more cool. Look! I've gone off on a tangent. What was I talking about again? Oh yeah, I suck at conversation.
    ShesSimplyKenny ShesSimplyKenny
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 14, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    horribly awful at starting conversations.

    ...can anyone just suggest few phrases to get along with strangers during first conversations...some genuine friendly phrases....
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa
    16-17, F
    Aug 29, 2015

    I can start conversations sometimes

    but my biggest fault is nervous about asking the other person questions about them self's end up talking mainly about myself seem like a one sided person when I don't even like talking about myself it's horrible
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 27, 2015

    Me: hey Stranger: hi Me: what's up Stranger:

    nothing much Me: *awkward* well I gtg I just realized that I have a homework to do. Bye. STORY OF MY LIFE..
    NotYourGirl NotYourGirl
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    Can somebody please tell me how to get a

    conversation going with new people? I keep messing up somewhere and I get really paranoid.
    smallpancakes98 smallpancakes98
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2014

    i can not start a conversation with people i

    always wait till they say something
    Jacksonsn030 Jacksonsn030
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015
    twerkingnarwhals twerkingnarwhals
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jul 27, 2014

    sometimes it's hard for me to

    even say hi to someone. if I do, the conversation usually ends there, unless the other person continues the conversation. Usually, I try to think of what to say, but every time I do, my mind goes blank! :o
    Whoami30 Whoami30
    31-35, M
    Feb 16, 2014

    It's kinda weird and creepy

    when people just message me but if you have common experiences and replied to one of my experiences, I guess it's not as creepy. But don't expect me to try to keep the conversation going if you message me first. But I've never messaged someone first but if I do, it'll be awkward...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Sep 25, 2015

    There are times that I get awkward

    when I meet new people because I'm not good at starting conversations!!!! Ugh
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses May 13, 2015

    Remember when as kids you could make a friend

    in like 5 mins. When did we lose that mentality?
    Patrician91 Patrician91
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 3, 2016
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