Original post by Gambler
This opener creates drama, and is very effective in getting the whole attention of the group, and will often serve to kick start a broader conversation.
“Hey guys, I need a quick opinion on something. How long do you think you have to be with someone before you get engaged?
Because my friend has been going out with his girlfriend for three months, and we wants to propose to her tomorrow.Personally I think it’s way too soon, but he really loves the girl.
He’s getting here in twenty minutes, and when he arrives I want to be honest and tell him that I think he’s making a mistake, but I’m worried that if I do that he might disown me as a friend. Like I said, he really loves her! What should I do?”
You can expand on the opener with the following lines:
- What would you say to your friend in that situation?
- How soon is too soon to get engaged?
The great thing about this opener is that it introduces drama into the situation, as your friend is arriving in twenty minutes, and is on the verge of making a life changing decision.
This will probably be more exciting than whatever they were talking about, and girls will always be keen to give their opinion on marriage.