Congratulations! You've resisted the urge to cancel your plans and stay in, you've successfully put on pants and maybe even a bold lip, and now here you stand — at a party. (If you're the kind of person who doesn't think twice about heading out to party-hop all night, congratulations to you in general.) As you chitchat with your friends, sip your drink, and scan the room, let's say you spot a cute stranger. Now what? You might find yourself staring into your drink, wondering how to talk to someone at a party. Unless the answer is written at the bottom of your Solo cup, (or your actual glass glass if you're fancy,) you're probably going to need a few ideas.
We live in a world where we generally more comfortable with introducing ourselves to a stranger digitally via an app, text, or email. But since you've already decided to leave your apartment, you might as well start a conversation IRL, old school style. While it may seem daunting at first, one obvious upside to this face-to-face interaction is that instead of waiting for a message or text back, you're going to know pretty quickly whether or not this is someone you'll want to keep engaging with. And who knows? The story of this party might be an anecdote you and your soulmate will work into your wedding vows one day. So read on for a few easy ways to chat up that cutie at a party.