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Conversation Starters

e-Buddies matches are made based on shared interests, and we often spend a lot of time discussing things that we have in common. But we are all individuals, and we have our own passions that we may or may not share with our e-Buddy.

There are all kinds of people out there. There are those of us are very interested in technology and computers, and can tell you all about the latest and greatest gadgets that are out there. Some of us have fallen in love with music. Maybe you or your e-Buddy play an instrument, or have a favorite song on the radio that you can't hear enough of. Then there are some of us who are athletes, while others may be die-hard sports fans that love to cheer them on.

When was the last time you shared your favorite things with your e-Buddy?

You could ask:

What is your favorite thing in the world? Are you interested in computers? What kind of computer do you have? Do you have a Palm Pilot? Do you like to listen to music? Do you collect records or CDs? Do you play an instrument in a band? What is your favorite song? Do you have a favorite television show? What is your favorite movie? Do you like to read? What is your favorite book? What is your favorite sport? Do you like to play sports or watch them on TV? Do you have a pet? What is your pet's name?

You could ask:
What is your favorite season of the year? Do you have a favorite springtime activity? What are you going to do now that the weather is getting warmer? Are you going to do any spring-cleaning this year? What is your favorite outdoor activity? Do you play sports, or do you prefer to watch them on TV?

Have you had a great conversation with your e-Buddy about something? Have some ideas for questions that get the talk going? Send your ideas for Conversation Starters to Bill Maurer at

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