Good Getting To Know You Questions

Getting to know you questions range from the bizarre to the funny to the informative. Good ones allow you to really figure out a person and where they come from. They're good for first dates, getting to know new friends or even asking people you've known for a long time but don't know much about.

Basic Questions
Basic getting to know you questions are simple and usually have one word or short answers. These questions include:

  • What is your favorite color?
  • What is your favorite food?
  • What is your favorite number?
  • What is your favorite music or movie?

Or they can be about family and personal background, such as:

  • What do your parents do?
  • Do you have any siblings?
  • Are you close with your family?
  • Where are you from?

These questions give you the general idea of a person and can create ease and comfort before asking more prying or personal questions.

Funny Questions
These questions will provoke interesting stories and some good laughs between the asker and the answerer. They can include topics such as what is your most embarrassing moment? Conversation gets easier when there is laughter and camaraderie so asking funny questions to get you laughing can break the ice and ease nerves if you are on a date. Sexual jokes and innuendoes can be ok only if you two are comfortable with each other. Making a sexual joke on the first date can sometimes just end in awkwardness or someone becoming offended. Funny questions should be lighthearted and easy to answer. Ask: if you met yourself would you be friends? What animal are you most like? What's your favorite joke? Or what's your favorite curse word?

Deep Questions
Once you break the ice a little bit or feel comfortable enough with someone to talk about more serious topics, ask some deep questions. Don't ask anything too personal, heart wrenching or prying of someone you've just met or of someone that you wouldn't share your own deepest secrets with. These questions can include:

  • What is your biggest regret?
  • What are your biggest fears?
  • Have you ever had your heart broken?
  • Or what's the hardest thing you've ever had to do?

If you haven't known the person you are asking for that long, they may be reluctant to answer your questions, but if you share your answers they may eventually open up. Even someone you know well may have a hard time talking about certain things. It's important to be sensitive to others so as to not offend them or come off as too abrasive.

The only way to get to know someone is by asking questions so play the 20 questions game. Just remember if you expect an answer from the person you are asking, be prepared to answer a few questions yourself!

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