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Good ice breakers
#98587 10/27/2010 01:44 PM
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My fiancee and I are going to Hedo for our honeymoon. This will be our virgin trip.

I'm pretty outgoing, but she's a little shy. I'm looking for tips on good ice breakers for newbies like us.

Thanks!

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Ramon #98589 10/27/2010 02:04 PM
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Here are some easy ones:

Join in the games on the beach and in the dinning room. A sure way to meet others with the help of the entertainment coordinators.

Spend time at the bar on the beach. Lots of people stand there and chat.

Just say hi to everyone.

You will find Hedo guests very responsive to smiling people too.

I'm guessing the shy one will come out of her shyness after a few cocktails and whiffs of Caribbean air.


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Bunz z #98590 10/27/2010 02:11 PM
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Bunz hits the nail on the head. It's easy to get involved, and you can't help but say hi to people. It's probably the biggest "thing" I tell people about the place - no where else does almost everyone you interact with/walk by say "hi", "how are you", "ya mon", "you irie"...etc. Guests, staff - everyone.

If you stand in one place long enough, someone will come up and start talking to YOU!

Congrats on your wedding!


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LikePlaym8s #98592 10/27/2010 02:17 PM
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Thank you. We're excited and a little nervous - both about the wedding and the honeymoon.

We're doing a murder mystery wedding. I write and direct an annual murder mystery fund raiser, and this year our wedding ceremony will be part of the show.

Bunz_z, you're correct... a bit of tequila, and my shy, quiet girl makes me look like the wallflower.

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Ramon #98595 10/27/2010 03:35 PM
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Congrats and have a fabulous time!


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pafuncouple #98602 10/27/2010 05:27 PM
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I smoke a cigar at the bar frequently. People come up to me and always ask the same thing: "Is that a Cuban cigar?" (It isn't.) It's a great ice breaker.

Another idea: wear a wrist watch. You'd be surprised how many people come up and ask you what time it is.

Or go up to a group of lazy folks on loungers and say, "I'm going to the bar. Anyone want anything?" I guarantee you'll become everyone's best friend.

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Chicago Jake #98605 10/27/2010 06:21 PM
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I also wear a watch. Jake is right, many people will ask you the time. I loudly announce "The HEDO time is 3:45" (or whatever) In a day or so you will become the official timekeeper.

I like to ask others what they are drinking. Easy topic to chat about, everyone has their favorites

Hanging out at the nude pool bar is an icebreaker in itself.


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Annieomygosh #98608 10/27/2010 07:39 PM
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My ice breaker might be a little different, but its all Hedo. We were playing volleyball on the nude beach and a lovely "young" lady was on the other team. She had the best looking breasts I have ever seen. At the end of the game I walked up to her and told her that if they are real they are gorgeous, and if not her plastic surgeon did a great job. She gave me a big smile and said she had had a reduction and a lift.

Cut away the parts you don't like and point them in the right direction and you've got it made!

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AdirondackPaul #98609 10/27/2010 07:42 PM
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Of course, there are the old stand-by questions to ask of someone you see:

Where are you from?

Is this your first time here?

These will quickly move on to interesting things to talk about.

Respect.


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Hedo-regular #98610 10/27/2010 07:53 PM
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Don't worry about it and don't over-think this. There isn't much ice at Hedo........ except in the drinks. Just try to relax, be yourself, and you'll have a blast.

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LyleM #98613 10/27/2010 10:47 PM
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Everyone says 'hello' to everyone at Hedo. It's as natural as ordering a drink. Almost all people come to Hedo to socialize so if you approach someone and want to start a conversation there is a very good chance this person was about to do the same. Hang around at the bar - as people come over for their drink refills they will smile and start conversations. Met as many people as you can - on many occasions you may be introduced to their friends which speeds up the process. After 3-4 days of hanging around at the nude pool you should hear friendly voices screaming your name everytime you come along. Then you really start feeling like at home.

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Kristof #98623 10/28/2010 07:30 AM
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You will be amazed at how friendly people are at the nude pool. Everyone talks to everyone! If you were at a Marriott or Wyndam, you would be lucky to get eye contact.


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Another good way to break the ice is to communicate with those going the same week by Email. Post your dates on the this site and Email those going at the same time. By the time your trip arrives you will already know a few people. And with the return rate they will most likely have a few friend there as well. First time we went we were greeted with drinks by four couples we had not met, just exhanged Emails and pictures when we arrived at the resort.

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Hedobobind #98626 10/28/2010 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Hedobobind
Post your dates on the this site ...
In the Visitor Schedule, not on this message board please.


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