There are three essential steps to become someone’s friend with a car. Step 1. Pick them up while rockin’ a pink mustache. Step 2. Give them an awesome fistbump. Step 3. Make a connection! Since it’s not always easy to think of ways to get conversations flowin’, we polled our team of drivers from across the nation to find some surefire ways to break the ice on any ride.
"Hi, I’m Michael. Are you Team Edward or Team Jacob?"
— Michael M., Denver
“If this Lyft could take you anywhere, where would we go?”
— Wendy D., Seattle
“If I see that it’s a fun person, and he/she has a funny pic on Facebook, I say ‘So, before we start here, can you explain to me what’s up with this pic?’”
— Rodrigo S., San Diego
"If I’m having trouble establishing a conversation, I say something like, 'Ok, it’s trivia night in my Lyft today. Tell me something interesting.'"
— Charlotte R., Dallas
"What’s the most interesting thing that has happened to you this week?”
— Trevor Cressey, Seattle
“Best by far is, 'Hey, what’s your favorite restaurant in the area?' I now have a list of over 50 restaurants that I have to try.”
— Joseph, Garcia, Phoenix
"I ask, 'Are you reading/watching anything good?' I like to ask people things they actually enjoy talking about.”
— Morgan Lee, Los Angeles
“What’s something exciting and awesome in your life right now?”
— Noah Yarian, Nashville
“I love asking, ‘What made you laugh out loud today?’”
— Chris Sommers, Sacramento
“I’ve been asking a lot recently if they have an iPhone and if they knew about the Share the Love tab. A lot of them have earned the free credits for themselves and their friends while taking a Lyft with me.”
— Ben Lessin, Baltimore
And we can't forget these classic oldies-but-goodies:
- How’d you come to be in (enter city)?
- How’d you learn about Lyft?
- How’s your day/night going?
- Any fun plans for the day/night?
Try ’em out! By the end of the ride, passengers will feel like they've known you forever.