Chatting is one of the fun ways for you to pass the time, and chatting with strangers on the internet may prove to be some of the most enjoyable pastimes you can have in your life as it is just talking to someone new to you, the varied things you’ll be discussing will open up new avenues for the both of you to get to know each other better. But chatting isn’t always an easy task, as doing so will require you to deal with awkward moments/silence, boring conversations, and/or conversation killers. In this blog, we’ll be discussing 5 tips for you to create a good and meaningful conversation with the people you meet in Emerald Chat!
Tip 1: Laughter can revive a conversation
If you’ve experienced the quote “Laughter is the best medicine”, you’ve most likely understood why making someone laugh is one of the best ways for you to uphold a conversation, as all seems to just melt away and is replaced with giggles and chuckles. However, how a joke can be perceived depends on the person you are talking to, and also depends on how you deliver the said joke. To avoid misconceptions, and a very awkward conversation, make sure you stay updated with recent memes (it is recommended that you stay with the non-offensive ones) or recent happenings that make people laugh.
Tip 2: Avoid information overload
Being in a random chatting platform it is inevitable for you to, at some point, overshare about the things you want to talk about, and though this is fine to a certain extent, you must always keep in mind that a good conversation is dynamic. Allowing your chat mate to also actively participate in the conversation by also sharing about themself or something they find interesting is crucial to the survival of that conversation. Also, oversharing may make you say specific things that you might not have wanted to share or are too sensitive for you to share with others. Lastly, information overload also does not help the conversation in any way since most of the things that you’ve shared will be forgotten anyway.
Tip 3: Questions, Questions, Questions
And one more time, Questions. The bread and butter of any conversation that has is, and will happen. If you’re struggling with oversharing or making the conversation more dynamic, asking questions is the one-stop solution to all your worries. However, don’t just ask questions that are easily answerable by yes or no or the ones that don’t make a person dig deep for an answer. Make sure that your questions require a certain level of depth to their response, inoffensive, and also highly relevant to anyone to avoid misunderstandings with your chat mate.
Tip 4: Keep an open mind
We’ve said it before; we’ll say it again. You will meet a lot of people from a lot of different cultures and backgrounds that will shape how they think and respond to you, same as with how you are shaped by your own cultures and backgrounds. The best way for you to avoid unwanted and unnecessary conflict is to keep an open mind to what your chat mate is talking about, not be too rigid on what you believe in, and try to put yourself in the other person’s shoes before you retort at what they said.
Tip 5: Know When to Disconnect
Since Emerald Chat has a “friends list” feature, make sure you effectively use it to your advantage. It is unavoidable that when most of the interesting topics have been talked about and it is now difficult to find another one, or if you feel like cracking jokes won’t work anymore, this is the best time for you to ask the person if they’d like to be a part of your friends list, and vice versa. We are saying this because once a conversation has overstayed its welcome it is detrimental to the friendship that you’ve built, therefore it is best for you to part ways for now. Giving your chat mate room to breathe is essential if you want to establish a friendly relationship with them, while also allowing you to recuperate and think of, or gain more, topics to talk about the next time you decide to talk with each other again.
Conversations with strangers in Emerald Chat are comparable to conversations with new acquaintances in real life, and they are most certainly similarly challenging. However, there are ways for you to navigate these conversations which will allow them to spiral into a dynamic exchange of ideas, thoughts, and opinions on the matters you’ve discussed. In this blog we’ve tackled 5 of the ways for you to navigate conversations, however, this blog post’s main goal would not be achieved if you are not going to use these tips after you’ve read about them. Therefore, tip number 0 is for you to step out of your comfort zone and converse with people from around the world.