List of ideal questions to ask about on your first date

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If you’re worried about not having anything to bring up, or if you’re really nervous and want ideas, then you’ve come to the right spot. Below is the ultimate list of questions to ask about to help break that uncomfortable feeling when you meet your date for the first time.

    1. What’s your typical day like for you?
    2. Are you more of a daytime or night time person?
    3. What’s it like to do (name something you date mentioned in their typical day)?
    4. How long have you lived here in (insert the city where your date is taking place)?
    5. Have you lived any where else aside from this city?
    6. What do you like to do when you’re not busy working?
    7. Do you prefer indoor or outdoor activities?
    8. Have any pets?
    9. Have you had a chance to sight see in city?
    10. What was the last show or movie you saw?
    11. What’s your favorite alcoholic and nonalcoholic drink?
    12. Do you have any siblings? (If yes,) how many siblings do you have?
    13. What were you like when you were a kid?
    14. What’s your favorite type of food?
    15. What are some of the favorite restaurants you’ve tried?
    16. What was the last tv series you’ve seen?
    17. What are some of the books you’ve really enjoyed?
    18. Who are some of your favorite authors?
    19. What would you do if you won the lotto?
    20. What’s your dream job?
    21. What would you do if you never needed to work another day in your life?
    22. If you can vacation anywhere, where would it be?
    23. Within your close group of friends, what are you best known for?
    24. What type of music are you in to?
    25. What are some accomplishments that you’re really proud of?
    26. Name a couple of things that you’re always down for?
    27. What’s your favorite song?
    28. If you had a chance to have one super power, what would it be?
    29. What do you think is the cutest animal in the world?
    30. What would your best morning look like?
    31. What is your favorite color?
    32. What is your ideal city to live in?
    33. What’s your favorite app in your phone?
    34. What country will you like to visit?
    35. What country would you never visit?
    36. What weird talent do you have?
    37. If you had the time to do it, what would you like to learn?
    38. Do you speak any other language?
    39. How tech savvy are you?
    40. What’s your favorite snack or dessert?
    41. Do you currently go to school?
    42. What school do you go to?
    43. What subject or major are you going for?
    44. Have you ever changed career paths?
    45. What made you choose that profession?
    46. What do you like about your job?
    47. What do you dislike about your job?
    48. Do you play any instruments?
    49. What’s your favorite sport?
    50. Do you have a sports team you follow?
    51. What are some of the things you look for in a relationship?
    52. How long have you been single?
    53. What’s the longest relationship you’ve been on?
    54. Are most of your friends’ single, dating or married?
    55. Have you ever had a horrible date? What was it like?
    56. What was the last joke you remember?
    57. Do you have any tattoos?
    58. Do you like to cook? If so what’s your favorite to make?
    59. Do you prefer coffee or tea?
    60. What’s your favorite coffee or tea?
    61. Are you a big social media person?
    62. What do you consider too much social media?
    63. What would you say is in your fridge right now?
    64. What’s your silly habit?
    65. Are you working on any projects or event right now?
    66. Are you allergic to any type of food?
    67. What are some foods that you would never eat?
    68. What’s the last ah-ha moment you’ve had?
    69. What was something you thought was so small, but had such a huge impact in your life?
    70. What type of car would you like to own some day?
    71. What did you do on your last vacation?
    72. What did you do on the holidays?
    73. What are you most grateful for these days?
    74. What do you believe makes a great friend?
    75. What was the last song you listened to?
    76. If you had just 1 year to live, what would you do different?
    77. What’s your zodiac sign?
    78. What’s your element sign?
    79. What’s your spirit animal?
    80. What games are you into?
    81. What’s the most interesting fact you know about today?
    82. What was your favorite thing to watch on tv growing up?
    83. If you can be a part of the cast for any movie or show what would it be?
    84. What would you say is something that you’ve done that no one else has?
    85. What’s the one thing in your daily routine that you wish you can do without?
    86. If you decided to start a business for yourself, what type of business would it be?
    87. What music artist do you always listen to?
    88. What would you recommend that every person try at least once?
    89. What’s the strangest place you’ve visited?
    90. Where would your friends be most surprised to find you at?
    91. If you can go back in time in any era where would you go?
    92. What’s your favorite international food?
    93. If you can give yourself a cool nickname, what would you like others to call you?
    94. What’s the most beautiful view you’ve seen?
    95. What’s the most spontaneous thing you’ve done?
    96. What’s you’re go to funny story?
    97. What’s your favorite quote?
    98. What are your kind of people?
    99. What’s your favorite place to hang out as a kid?
    100. What do you care the least about?
    101. What would you do with the extra time if you never had to sleep again?
    102. When you were a kid, what seemed like the best thing to be a grownup?
    103. If you could send a letter to yourself in the past, what age would you choose, and what would you say?
    104. How different do you act around people you know vs. people you’ve just met?
    105. What do you like to eat to cheer you up?
    106. What fashion or fad did you never understand?
    107. What’s the silliest conversation you’ve had with someone?
    108. What’s the strangest conversation you’ve had with someone?
    109. What’ the most ridiculous thing you’ve done when you’re bored?
    110. What’s happening now that people will look back and laugh at?
    111. What was the cheesiest pick up line someone has used on you?
    112. If you ruled the world, what would you change?
    113. What’s one thing you’ve tried that you’ll never ever do again?
    114. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten and enjoyed?
    115. If you could be the opposite sex for a day, what would you do?
    116. If you had the power to change the law, what would you change?
    117. If you had the power to transform into an animal, what would you be?
    118. Have you ever felt like you’ve met someone in a previous life?
    119. If you could read minds, how would you use that gift?
    120. Would you rather live full time in a boat or full time in an RV?
    121. Would you rather be incredibly fast or incredibly smart?
    122. Would you rather have true love or win the lotto?
    123. Would you rather marry a nice person or a bad boy/bad girl?
    124. Would you rather spend 2 weeks eating only from McDonalds or Burger King?
    125. Would you rather go to an amusement park or family or friend get together?
    126. Would you rather work behind a desk or use your hands?
    127. Would you rather be a hard worker or smart worker?
    128. Would you rather live in a place that always had tropical weather or live in one with 4 seasons?
    129. Would you rather bungee jump, be in a cage surrounded by sharks, or sky dive?
    130. Would you rather be able to stop time or age at half the rate of normal life?
    131. Would you rather have one close friend or many casual friends?
    132. Would you rather live in a mansion or a small cozy house?
    133. If you could give everyone one piece of advice, what would that be?
    134. If you could have the answer to any question in the whole world, what question would you want to answer?
    135. What do you miss about life 10 to 20 years ago?
    136. What’s getting worse as you age? What’s getting better as you age?
    137. Who taught you the most about life?
    138. What’s the hardest you’ve worked toward something?
    139. What friendship have you had that had the greatest impact to you?
    140. If you could be famous for something, what would that be?
    141. What are the top 5 things you like to talk about?
    142. Where would you like to retire?
    143. What sport would be the funniest if the players were all blind folded and drunk?
    144. What’s your favorite holiday?
    145. When do you feel the most like yourself?
    146. What a cheesy song you really like listening to?
    147. What were some of the happiest times in your life so far?
    148. Would you rather have an incredibly fast car, or incredibly fast internet
    149. What took you way to long to figure out?
    150. What fact blew your mind away when you heard it?
    151. Who is the best role model a person can have?
    152. What’s the best way to spend your day off?
    153. What’s the best way to spend a weekend off?
    154. What combination of toppings would make the best pizza ever?
    155. What’s the most thoughtful gift you’ve received?
    156. Who in your family are you closest to?
    157. Who among your friends are you closest to?
    158. What’s a New Year’s resolution you’d like to stick with?
    159. What’s one of your favorite memories with your friends or family?
    160. What’s something you’re financially saving for?
    161. What quality is an automatic “No Thanks, not for me” when you’re pursuing a relationship?
    162. When you were growing up, what did you hope to do as an adult?
    163. If your life was a movie, which famous person would play you?
    164. In one word, how would you describe yourself?
    165. What do you look for in a relationship?
    166. If you were stuck in a deserted island, who would be there with you?
    167. Aside from money, if you could have one material thing with you for the rest of your life, what would that be?
    168. If you could cure a major illness or problem in the world, what would that be?
    169. What do you find most attractive in a potential partner?
    170. What’s your dream house look like?
    171. Who inspires you? Who do you inspire to be like?
    172. What was your first cell phone like?
    173. Tell me what your favorite attribute about yourself?
    174. If you could be any cartoon character, who would you be and why?
    175. What’s your favorite thing about your vacation?

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