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The 110 Best Questions To Get to Know Someone Better

  • Post last modified:13. June 2020
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Have you ever been in a situation where you didn’t know what to say and the silence was almost making you escape? Especially if you are an introverted personality you have experienced this type of situation. But also if you are a more talkative person you sometimes don’t know what questions to ask next although you want to learn more about the person sitting in front of you. Here are the 110 best questions to get to know someone better and keep the conversation flowing.

How to get to know someone better: 110 Questions to ask

Who is your childhood hero?
Where would you live if you could?
What was your nickname when you were younger?
What do you consider a perfect evening?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

What means success to you?
What would you do with 1 Million Dollars?
How do you see your glass? Half-full or half-empty?
Which book is your favorite?
With whom would you go for dinner and what would you ask him?

What is your ultimate travel destination?
How would your friends describe you?
Are you the type of person who always comes 20 minutes early or 20 minutes late?
If you were an animal, which one would it be?
What is the typical drink you order?

Some questions are more casual, some others are more personal.
Tip #1: Try to focus in the beginning on more casual questions until the other person “warmed-up” and feels comfortable to tell you more.

Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?
Are you closer to your mother or father?
Would you share your passwords with your partner?
To which person to you talk about anything?
What is your zodiac sign?

Which zodiac signs to you like most?
What is the most random food you love?
What are your goals in life?
What is your dream job?
Would you consider moving across the planet for love?

What was the worst thing you have ever done?
What was the best thing you have ever done?
What is your biggest talent?
If you were a teacher, which subject would you teach?
What are you most afraid of?

Tip #2: If you want to get to know someone better with these questions, listen carefully to the responses you get. Dig deeper if you feel like the person wants to open up to you even more (Really? What is the reason for this?)

What is the craziest thing you have done?
What do you think about before falling asleep?
Why did your past relationships end?
What do you love doing every day?
What are you most proud of?

What was your dream job when you were younger?
What is your favorite wildlife animal?
Which skill would you like mastering?
Who would you consider the most intelligent person in your life?
How many languages can you speak?

Which languages would you like to learn?
Which thing can make your day better?
With which activity do you calm down?
Do you prefer team sports or workouts you do alone?
What is your favorite season in the year?

Which movie character would you want to date?
Which emoji do you use most?
What is your favorite video game?
Where is the place you feel the happiest?
What makes you excited?

How many alarms do you set for the morning?
What would you do with your extra time if you didn’t have to sleep?
What don’t you care about?
Are you a cat or a dog person?
Would you rather spend a day at a beach or on a mountain?

Tip #3: Use these questions to change the topic when the conversation comes to an awkward point.

What is the worst thing you have bought?
What are you most grateful for?
What is the most important thing you want to teach to your kids?
Would you consider yourself a workaholic?
Are you the person who cannot stop dancing in the club or the person who drinks his drinks?

What movie title could describe your life?
What is one big thing you want to accomplish in the next 12 months?
Do you love or hate surprises?
Do you like surprising other people?
What is the perfect age for you?

If you would move to a lonely island, what are the 3 things you would take with you?
What would you like more about?
When you see a shooting star, what do you wish for?
If you had a time machine, to which year would you travel back?
What are your hobbies?

Did your parents or family impact your career choices?
What would your father and mother say to you all the time?
How do you deal with stress?
What challenges you the most?
How do you drink your coffee?

Tip #4: Avoid questions that can be answered with yes or no. Use open questions that tend to get more detailed answers.

What traits do you value the most in other people?
Do you judge people by their appearance?
What is the name you consider the most beautiful?
What do you eat every day?
Which word is your favorite?

Which city is your favorite?
Which quote is your favorite?
What can’t you stop thinking about?
What is your earliest childhood memory?
Which song makes you always dance?

What is your normal sleeping position?
What was the worst job you’ve had?
How is your relationship with your siblings?
Do you have tattoos? If yes, what do they mean to you?
What did you study and why?

What was your favorite subject?
Are you more creative or more analytical?
Would you rather live in a crowded city or suburb?
Which song do you always have to listen to at Christmas time?
Which movie do you always watch at Christmas time?

Do you believe in paranormal things?
When are you most active? Over the day or at night?
In which conspiracy theories do you believe?
What are 10 things at your home you can’t live without?
What is your favorite type of music?

Do you like approaching strangers?
If you would need help, who would be the first person that could help you?
How has your life changed over the past 5 years?
What are your worst habits?
What are your favorite movie genres?

What would you become famous for?
What makes you cry?
Would you consider yourself traditional or modern?
Are you a spontaneous person or more a planner?
Which person has you impressed the most?

Although it takes effort, these 110 questions can really help you get to know someone better!

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