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Questions to Ask People

These are interesting questions to ask people, questions that are friendly, questions that will make people feel good.


What do you think are the best questions to ask someone?. At first you can think about questions you will prefer that people ask you.

  • What’s one of the strangest things you’ve ever done?
  • If you were going to write a book, what would you call it and what would it be about?
  • What makes you bored?
  • Have you ever met a famous person?
  • Where is your favorite place to go on a weekday afternoon when you have no plans or obligations?
  • What’s the one thing that people always misunderstand about you?
  • Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol?
  • Do you believe in second chances?
  • Have you ever lost someone close to you?
  • When do you feel best?
  • Tell me about the best vacation you’ve ever taken.
  • Do you have a favorite number? Any particular reason why you like that number?
  • Do you like traveling?
  • What are some things that make you really sad?
  • If you had one day left in this world, how would you spend it?
  • How do you spend your free time?
  • What is your idea of a perfect vacation?
  • Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?
  • Would you rather be hated or forgotten?
  • Would you like to be famous?
  • Do you think people can control their own destiny?
  • What are you most thankful for?
  • What are some of your major goals in life?
  • What were you like in high school?
  • Are you married?
  • Do you usually stay friends with your exes?
  • Which are your 3 most loved food items?
  • Were you named after someone?
  • Who’s your best / closest friend?
  • When do you think a person is ready for marriage?
  • What is the worst thing someone has ever done to you?
  • Which do you prefer, sunrises or sunsets?
  • What were your grades like in school?
  • Are you a religious person?
  • Which genre of movies do you like most and why?
  • Do you have brothers and sisters?
  • What do you think would be one of the best steps we could take toward ending poverty around the world?
  • What are some of your smaller goals in life?
  • What is your blood type?
  • What was your favorite subject in school?
  • If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  • If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go?
  • If you could try out any job for a day, what would you like to try?
  • Which countries have you visited?
  • What do you generally do on Sundays?
  • What kind of people do you like?
  • Do you have any pets?
  • What’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told?
  • Have you ever been in a fist fight?
  • Do you live alone?
  • Do you like spicy food?
  • Do you like to plan things out in detail or be spontaneous?
  • What is the farthest you have been from home?
  • Do you get along with each other?
  • What keys on a keyboard do you not use?
  • If a genie granted you 3 wishes right now, what would you wish for?
  • What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done and would you do it again?
  • Do you live in a house or an apartment?
  • Which is the hardest thing you ever had to do?
  • Would you be willing to eat a bowl of crickets for $40,000?
  • Who in your life has influenced you the most? How did they do it?
  • What do you think would be the hardest thing for you to give up on?
  • What is the most random thing you’ve ever watched all the way through on Netflix?
  • If you were a type of animal, what would you be and why?
  • Do you judge a book by its cover?
  • How would you explain your basic life philosophy?
  • Is torture ever a good option? If no, why not? If yes, when?
  • Drink a glass of Guinness or Fat Tire?
  • How many cities have you lived in?
  • Would you kill an innocent person if you thought it might mean saving a dozen other people?
  • Do you think it’s better to get married when you’re young or better to wait a while?
  • If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?
  • What two things could you not do when you were younger?
  • What’s an ideal weekend for you?
  • What’s something you wish everyone knew about you?
  • What is your favorite physical attribute about yourself?
  • Go to a play or musical?
  • What do you think we could do to best improve the education system?
  • What is one of the weirdest things you used to do as a teenager?
  • Are you a task oriented person or a people oriented person?
  • Do you prefer blondes or brunettes and why?
  • Are you old-fashioned?
  • Who inspires you? Who do you aspire to be like?
  • Describe something that’s happened to you for which had no explanation.
  • Travel by plane, train, or automobile?
  • What kind of parent do you think you will be?
  • Do you think God exists?
  • What languages do you speak?
  • What was the last book you read without skipping through anything?
  • How many times did you move home as a child?
  • How do you like your steak cooked?
  • If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself?
  • Did you ever write a journal?
  • Something or someone you miss the most from childhood?
  • What’s your biggest regret in life?
  • What was the last picture you took with your phone?
  • Do you have any special talents?
  • What’s your earliest memory?
  • What’s the one thing you would like to change about yourself?
  • Are you good at cooking?
  • If you knew you would die tomorrow, would you feel cheated today?
  • Who named you?
  • What’s the first thing you notice about people?
  • What’s one of your favorite habits you have?
  • Tell me about the worst punishment you had when you were a child?
  • What kind of people do you not like?
  • What’s your philosophy in life?
  • What was your life like growing up?
  • What’s the biggest personal change you’ve ever made?
  • What is your favorite word? Least favorite?
  • What is your greatest strength or weakness?
  • Which are the favorite sports you watch on TV?
  • Go to the theater or a movie?
  • Go skiing or snowshoeing?
  • How did you meet your spouse / girlfriend / boyfriend?
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  • Where do you live?
  • What is a relationship deal breaker for you?
  • What accomplishments are you most proud of?
  • Do you like spending more time alone or more time around people?
  • Do you like summer or winter more and why?
  • What is the habit you are proudest of breaking or want to break?
  • If a close family member or friend got extremly ill, how would you handle the situation?
  • Tell me about someone you envy?
  • Tell me about a favorite event of your childhood?
  • What is the weirdest scar you have and how did you get it?
  • What type of music do you listen to? (Genre, artists, songs?
  • What question do you hate to answer?
  • What have you learned today?
  • Are you religious or spiritual?
  • What do you love for breakfast?
  • What do you order or not order at a restaurant you have been to or never been to?
  • Gin, vodka, or tequila?
  • In the afternoon or in the evening?
  • Which are your 2 favourite careers and why?
  • If you could be any age for a week, what age would that be?
  • Which is the nearest bus stop or train station to your house?
  • Do you think people are basically bad or basically good?
  • What’s your favorite part about today so far?
  • Who are some people you’d like to meet someday?
  • Are you more into looks or brains?
  • Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
  • When was the last time you broke someone’s heart?
  • Do you like to cook?
  • Have you ever thought of adopting?
  • What is your biggest goal in life?
  • What do you like least about yourself?
  • If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of someone else, who would you pick and what would you do?
  • What is your best childhood memory?
  • Have you been pulled over by a cop?
  • What is your motto in life?
  • If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?
  • Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
  • What do you think you will be doing five years from now?
  • Have you ever been in a car accident?
  • What’s one of the scariest things you’ve ever done?
  • You discover that your wonderful one year old child is because of a mix up at the hospital and not yours. Would you want to exchange the child to correct the mistake?
  • If you had a brainwashing machine, who would you use it on?
  • Do you have any kids?
  • Would you give a homeless person CPR if they were dying?
  • Would you be willing to lie to a court for a close friend if it meant saving your friend from going to jail for life?
  • Shark diving, bungee jumping, or sky diving?
  • Do you trust anyone with your life?
  • What did your past relationship teach you?
  • Are you happy with your life for the most part right now?
  • Do you feel that children should be sheltered from unhappiness?
  • When was the last time you were sad and why were you sad?
  • What do you think is one of the most undervalued professions right now?
  • What are some of your favorite websites?
  • If you could have personally witnessed anything, what would you want to have seen?
  • Have you ever taken a personality test? (How did the results turn out?)
  • What makes you feel accomplished?
  • What was the weirdest prank call that you have made?
  • Would you ever sky dive or bungee jump?
  • Have you ever danced in the rain?
  • What two things could you not do when you were a child, but you can do now?
  • What is the first thing you notice about people?
  • What would you do if your parents didn’t like your partner?
  • If someone were to make a movie about your life, who would you hope would play you?
  • What kind of music are you into?
  • How do you start a conversation?
  • Would you rather live in the country or in the city?
  • Is there something you constantly lose at your hours or anywhere?
  • Which is the favorite sound you like to hear?
  • Where do you think you'll be living five years from now?
  • What was the best phase in your life?
  • What’s the biggest turnoff in a man/woman?
  • What’s the best decision you ever made?
  • Are you a 'morning' or 'night' person?
  • What jobs have you done?
  • Do you get along with your family? Why or why not?
  • How tall are you exactly?
  • Would you ever take back someone who cheated?
  • Do you like baseball?
  • Ugly and live forever, or attractive and die in a year?
  • What embarrasses you?
  • What’s on your bucket list this year?
  • Do you cry easily?
  • What’s something most people don’t know about you?
  • How do you feel right now? What are you thinking about?
  • What is your perfect pizza?
  • What are some of your favorite books?
  • Who is it?
  • What do you think people think of you?
  • Visit Europe or Mexico?
  • Tell me about something you’ve achieved?
  • Who has had the most influence in your life?
  • In general, what do you think about art?
  • Given a chance, would you bungee jump?
  • Do you know any big gossips?
  • Who do you live with?
  • Are you usually late, early or right on time?
  • Which was the last movie you watched and didn't like at all?
  • Have you ever lived in another country?
  • What is the longest you have gone without sleep?
  • Do you have any brothers or sisters? How many?
  • What are your thoughts on online dating or tinder?
  • What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to?
  • If you could have anyone locked in a room so that you could torment them for a day, whom would
    you choose ad how would you torment them?
  • What’s your favorite food?
  • What is your favorite Wikipedia article? (Shuddup. Everyone has one.)
  • How did you meet your best friend?
  • How do you feel about public speaking?
  • What’s your favorite joke?
  • What is your favorite disney movie?
  • Who is your next door neighbor?
  • If you are in a bad mood, do you prefer to be left alone or have someone to cheer you up?
  • What’s one of your favorite questions to ask new friends or to get a conversation going?
  • Do you believe in ghosts?
  • What holidays do you celebrate? Are you a religious person or not?
  • Which parent are you closer to and why?
  • If yes, for what reason?
  • What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever done?
  • What do you think of best friends of the opposite sex?
  • Do you like to talk on the phone?
  • What cheers you up?
  • Do you vote? Why / Why not? If you do vote, how do you usually vote?
  • Who is that one person you can talk to about just anything?
  • When have you felt your biggest adrenaline rush?
  • What would be harder for you, to tell someone you love them or that you do not love them back?
  • Have you ever tried sushi? (Did you like it?)
  • Have you ever eating a crayon, or glue? Or what strange thing have you eaten?
  • What’s your favorite color?
  • Do you like chocolate?
  • You are walking home in the dark, you see something move. What/Who is it(guess
  • Which is your most recent favorite song?
  • What was your first thought when you woke up this morning
  • What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you?
  • Is there anything I should know?
  • Have a Margarita or Pina Colada?
  • How do you feel about sharing your password with your partner?
  • Is what you’re doing now what you always wanted to do growing up?
  • Name 3 things in nature you find most beautiful?
  • What are your parents like?
  • What accomplishment are you most proud of?
  • If you could learn one random skill, what would you learn?
  • What do you constantly think about that, either makes you sad or just anything?
  • Do you have a sweet tooth or a savory tooth?
  • Do you like reading books or comics?
  • What do you do?
  • Hike or bike?
  • What’s the most money you’ve ever given away?
  • What did you watch on TV last night?
  • Enjoy a houseboat or speed boat?
  • Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?
  • Do you know your heritage?
  • What do you think about when you’re by yourself?
  • Who do you respect the most?
  • If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet?
  • What are some of your favorite movies?
  • Would you relocate for love?
  • What is the least favorite thing about yourself?
  • Crash with friends or stay in a hotel?
  • What do you do for fun?
  • How long have you lived there?
  • What is the strangest name someone has introduced themselves as to you? What is their real name?
  • What kind of sickness have you lied about so you wouldn’t go to work?
  • Do you have anyone you go to for advice? In person or online?
  • Which is your favourite four-legged creature and why?
  • What was the worst phase in your life?
  • What’s your favorite book/movie of all time and why did it speak to you so much?
  • What did you do for your latest birthday?
  • Do you think gay people choose to be gay? Do you think straight people choose to be straight?
  • Are you confrontational?
  • What’s the best prank you’ve ever pulled?
  • Which was the last movie you watched and liked?
  • Tell me about your favourite book, magazine or comic?
  • Tell me about something you really regret?
  • Where were you 3 hours ago? Do you think someone was stalking you?
  • What was the last lie you told?
  • Where do you go to get on a computer?
  • What did you do on your 16th birthday?
  • Do you have a favorite book or read much? Why or why not?
  • What have you always wanted? Did you ever get it?
  • Best compliment you have received?
  • If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently?
  • What are some of the first things you do in the morning?
  • Do you like rainy days or snowy winter days more?
  • What are some things that scare you?
  • What was the last book you read?
  • Do you think all people are equally valuable, or do you think some people in certain situations might be more valuable than others (say, a severely retarded patient vs. a doctor who could potentially save hundreds of lives)?
  • Wear jeans or chinos?
  • Go climbing or zip lining?
  • How old are you?
  • You can have one of the following two things: trust/love?
  • What kind of vacations do you like?
  • Do you miss someone a lot right now?
  • Do you think morals are universal or relative to the beliefs, traditions, and practices of individuals or groups?
  • When was the last time you lied and to whom and why?
  • How many emails do you get each week, roughly?
  • Do you think any kind of afterlife exists?
  • What’s your favorite dessert?
  • What are some things that make you really happy?