35 unique questions to ask on a first date to help spark the conversation

Because 'what's your favorite color?' is so overrated.

35 unique questions to ask on a first date to help spark the conversation

Because 'what's your favorite color?' is so overrated.
  • Does anyone actually enjoy first dates? They are so nerve-wracking, especially when they are with someone you hardly know. Sure, first dates are meant to be casual and social, but the thought of whether or not a romantic relationship will develop is always in the back of everyone's mind.

  • To rock a first date, get to know your date by asking questions. Here's a list of 35 questions to ask your date to guarantee you both have an enjoyable time. (Though this list does not guarantee a second date.)

  • 1. Do you prefer TV shows or movies?

  • 2. What type of music do you listen to?

  • 3. Do you have any allergies?

  • 4. Who is your favorite superhero?

  • 5. Do you have any siblings/are you close with any of them?

  • 6. What quality do you notice first about a person?

  • 7. What food condiment could you not live without?

  • 8. If you could have any job in the world, what would you choose?

  • 9. What's the best vacation you've ever taken?

  • 10. What vegetable do you absolutely hate?

  • 11. What hairstyle trend do you hate the most?

  • 12. How often do you call your parents?

  • 13. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you choose?

  • 14. Have you read any good books recently?

  • 15. What's number one on your bucket list?

  • 16. Who was your first crush?

  • 17. What is your biggest pet peeve?

  • 18. What three things do you bring if you were stranded on a desert island?

  • 19. What were you like in high school?

  • 20. How is your life different now than you thought it would be at this age?

  • 21. What is the best advice you've ever received?

  • 22. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

  • 23. Who is your least favorite celebrity?

  • 24. What is one of your proudest moments?

  • 25. What is one of your most embarrassing moments?

  • 26. If you weren't afraid of anything, what would you try?

  • 27. Where is your happy place?

  • 28. If you could go to any amusement park in the world, where would you go?

  • 29. Do you have any favorite teachers/professors? What were they like?

  • 30. If your home was on fire and you could only save two things, what would you choose?

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  • 31. What is something you're secretly passionate about?

  • 32. If you were the president for one week, what would you do?

  • 33. Do you collect anything?

  • 34. What's the worst date you've ever been on?

  • 35. Do you want to do this again sometime? (If the answer to number 34 wasn't "this one.")

  • The most important aspect of a first date is getting to know each other, and these questions are a fun way of seeing your date's different sides. Try these out next time you've got a date planned.

Emily Brady is a member of the FamilyShare content team. She studied Communication with an emphasis in journalism. She loves photography and finding a good book to read in her hammock on a sunny, breezy day.


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