One may need to approach the people differently depending on their ages, education and gender.
There are many topics that could be used to start a conversation with Libyans.
Sabrata and Liptes) are topics that could be also be discussed.
Talking about your own country might be of interest to some people.
When talking to a woman try keeping a greater gap between you and her (unless you are a woman, of course).
If you are a woman, then a Libyan man will normally keep his distance while talking to you.
However, foreigners should know what topics to bring up when meeting Libyans.
Faraway from the big cities, in small villages, you should avoid eye contact or any conversation with women.
Physical contact is common between Libyan people, such as shaking hands, tapping shoulders and walking arm-in-arm.
Talking about the weather is a good topic to start with, especially the hot weather in summer and how to get away from it by enjoying the splendid Libyan beaches.
The nice places and the ancient cities in Libya (e.g.When meeting someone for the first time I always shake hands only; I will not try to touch them in any other way (pat in the back or shoulder, for instance) unless they intiate.