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Fun Things to Talk About With a Boyfriend

by Barbie Carpenter

Whether you’re in a new relationship or a long-term one, you might need some fresh conversation ideas for you and your boyfriend. Perhaps you’re tired of talking about the same topics like his sports team or your favorite television show. Inject some new life into your relationship by finding some fun conversation topics. A good conversation topic is one that lets you learn more about your boyfriend and allows you to think creatively and openly.

Dream Vacation

Not every couple has the money to afford a luxurious vacation, but you can certainly talk about your dream vacation with your boyfriend. Ask him about the one place he would love to visit, and ask him what he’d want to do while he was there. Maybe he loves the beach and wants to visit the Cayman Islands to go snorkeling. Share your dream vacation with him as well. This lighthearted conversation topic will put you both in a good mood—after all, everyone loves fantasizing about a relaxing vacation. If you take your relationship to the next level, perhaps you can use these ideas when you plan your honeymoon.

Future

Although talks about the future can occasionally lead to conflict, you can also look down the road in a positive light. If your boyfriend is in school, ask him what he wants to do with his degree. Let him brainstorm about his future career path, and you can express your support of his career. Consider more lighthearted topics about the future as well. Does your boyfriend want to get a pet (or another one, if he has one)? What would he name it? Ask him which state he would want to live in if he could choose. These topics allow you and your boyfriend to look at the future in a fun way, thinking about it in a positive light without applying any pressure about your relationship’s future.

Your Youth

Everyone has funny stories from his or her childhood, so share some of those entertaining stories with your boyfriend. Ask him about his most embarrassing moment from his childhood—what was embarrassing in elementary school will surely be funny now. Share with him any funny stories you have about your youth—maybe a family vacation went awry or your sister gave you an unforgettable haircut. You can learn about your boyfriend’s past and his relationship with his family during this conversation, and you’ll both enjoy reminiscing about the past.

About the Author

Barbie Carpenter worked as a technical writer and editor in the defense industry for six years. She also served as a newspaper feature page editor and nationally syndicated columnist for the Hearst Corp. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida and a graduate certificate in professional writing from the University of Central Florida.

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