18 Best Conversation Starters For Roommates

  • by Krithika Iyer
  • 08-06-2021
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Breaking the ice with a new person can be challenging, more so when they are gonna be your roommate. Not knowing what to talk about and what will offend them makes us even more skeptical about it. 

Here is a list of fun questions that are the best conversation starters for your roommate and you. Go and break some ice! 

1. What is the most useless talent you have?

This one works like magic! Many people say stuff like balancing a stick on their finger or touching their nose with their tongue. Not only will you discover something new about your roommate, but might also end up having a good laugh.

2. Do you have a spirit animal?

The reason behind someone’s spirit animal is always something interesting. You will, surely, end up having a deep conversation. 

Tell us what yours is in the comments below. 

3. Do you believe in crystals or psychic powers?

Ohhhh! That one might bring chills down your neck. A person’s spiritual beliefs are a good way to bond and are the best conversation starters as well.  

that's wild

4. If you could meet one person dead or alive, who would it be?

Do you want to meet someone from the dead? If yes, what would you talk about?

Talking about favorite or inspirational figures is always interesting. You will know a lot about your roommate’s likes and dislikes with a question like this. 

5. Weirdest food you have tried.

If your roommate is a foodie, then you are in for a long conversation! Food adventure stories are always funny. This is a nice way to have a good laugh and get yourself comfortable.

6. Biggest pet peeve

Pet peeves are fascinating and funny at the same time. The best part? There are always a couple of weird stories attached to them. 

7. What is your go-to pizza topping?

Pizza toppings are endless, and probably also the best way to have endless conversations too. Even though, You might hate what they put on their pizza but may end up loving them!

8. One item you still own since your childhood

This will tell you a lot about the person you are gonna be living with. This is a fun conversation to have and a way to get to know the real them!

9. Have you ever been on Omegle?

Most of us have gone on the internet, at some point or another, to find new people to talk to. While some might not admit it, those who do have fun experiences to share.

This is one of the best conversation starters, which often ends up being a discussion about all the silly things we do in our childhood. 

10. Which movie/ TV series would you want to live in your real life?

All of us have that one movie that we would want to make our real-life look like. It is again a fun way to connect and know your roommate better.

(and one of the best conversation starters to form friendships)

11. Which is the first song that comes to your mind while being in a new city?

Songs have always brought people closer. It would be a great way to jam to each other’s favorite tunes. 

12. Which is your favorite emoji?

That is the weirdest of all questions, but a fun one, for sure. An emoji can tell a lot about a person. Also, it will be very amusing to know the different emojis people like.

13. Would you rather read a book than watch a movie made on it?

This is the best conversation starter for anyone you wanna talk to. 

However, if you end up talking about harry potter or lord of the rings, ready to be in for the night. 

14. Are you a morning person or a night person?

This is not only a good way to know your roommate but also, to know if you guys are compatible. 

If they are a night person, but you a morning person, you might have some things to talk over. 

15. What is your go-to workout?

Well, if you are both morning people, going for a run daily would be great for your health and your friendship. 

And If not, you can grab a bowl of popcorn and watch movies together!

16. Which is your favorite show?

This is one of the best ways to connect. Find out what their favorite show is and binge-watch it together on Netflix!


17. Is this the first time that you have been away from home?

This sure is intense considering many people do get homesick. Nonetheless, all of us do enjoy a certain degree of freedom, and talking about it will actually make you feel more comfortable. 

It also makes you realize that both of you are new to the city and in the same boat.

18. Do you prefer Tea or Coffee?

Go for a coffee date! And start a conversation with these questions.

These Conversation Starters will Will Help You Break The Ice In No Time!

Well now that you know what to talk about with your roommate, get on the CoDee App right now! Maybe, one of these conversation starters will lead to an endless discussion. 

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