#4: Funny Conversation Starters
“*Insert in-joke here*”
This can work wonders if you’re looking for good text conversation starters when contacting a friend or former fling. The key to a good conversation is establishing a back and forth, a workable rapport that you can count on to carry you through the course of a relationship.
An in-joke in that context can function like a secret handshake or password. It’s your way of saying—in the parlance of our Millennial age—“Hey, I get you.” Maybe add a little 🙂 or 😉 or :p depending on the person and past history, just to ensure that the tone’s kept nice and light, and boom—instant charm factor!
The one thing to keep in mind when it comes to in-jokes is the fact that for them to work…well, you have to both actually be “in” on the joke. If your reference is too obscure, or flies over your partner’s head, you’ve lost the bond that an in-joke can bring.