We’ve all rotated through the standard conversation topics: “Where are you from?” “Where do you work?” “How long have you been using Lyft?” Next time you’re chatting with a passenger, offer up one of these questions to inspire a unique conversation.
1. What’s your favorite place in the world?
It might be their grandmother’s rocking chair in Louisiana, or the Great Pyramids of Giza. You’re sure to get a wide range of answers — and ideas for your next vacation.
2. What are you looking forward to this week?
Maybe it’s the chocolate donut they just bought, or the second date that’s been giving them butterflies all weekend. Either way, thinking about this will put your passenger in a great mood.
3. If you could choose any job, what would it be?
Work is a common topic for passengers who rely on you for their commute. This question incorporates your passenger’s true passion, and brings up topics that they’ll love talking about.
In a single ride, you could learn about your city’s new book club, or meet someone who loves New Orleans just as much as you do. The power to spark a great conversation lies in your hands. Want more ideas? Check out the ice breakers that your fellow drivers recommended.