Good questions to ask?

Good questions to ask?

Interesting Questions to Ask People

  • Personal
    • What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
    • What is the last thing you do before you go to sleep?
    • Are you a giver or taker?
    • Describe yourself in one sentence.
    • What is one thing you would change about yourself and why?
    • What is your middle name?
    • What are you thinking about right now?
    • What is important for you in life, love or money?
    • What are your hobbies?
    • What’s the first thing you notice when meeting someone new?
    • Do you have any nicknames?
    • What movie title would you pick as your life story?
    • What’s one of your worst habits?
  • Hypotheticals
    • If your house was on fire, what’s the one thing you’d want to take with you?
    • If money was no object, what would you be doing with your life
    • What would you like to change about the world?
    • What would a utopian society be to you?
    • If you had to give yourself a new name, what would it be?
    • If you knew you only had a day left to live, what would you do?
  • Past
    • What did you want to be when you were a kid?
    • What’s the best advice you received?
    • What’s the worst advice you ever received?
    • What have you learned in this past week?
    • What was the last thing you thought about last night?
    • What is your earliest memory?
    • What was your childhood like?

Fun Questions to Ask

  • Work
    • How often are you late for work?
    • What was your worst job?
    • If all jobs paid the same, what job would you choose to do?
  • Past
    • What is your favorite childhood memory?
    • What was your favorite childhood toy?
    • What was the most trouble you got in growing up?
  • Personal
    • What’s in your fridge?
    • What is the weirdest thing about you?
    • What is your favorite day of the week and why?
    • What is your favorite song?
    • What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
    • What are three things you look for in a spouse?
  • Hypotheticals
    • If you could have any superpower, which one would you pick?
    • In a zombie apocalypse, what would your weapon of choice be?
    • Which TV show’s world would you want to live?
    • If you were given your choice of three wishes, what would they be?
    • If you could trade places with anybody in the world, who would it be and why?

Funny Questions to Ask

  • Personal
    • What was your most embarrassing moment?
    • What is the worst smelling item that you own?
    • Have you ever fallen asleep in public?
    • What is the least valuable possession that you own?
    • What is the longest that you’ve gone without doing laundry?
  • Hmmm…
    • Which gender has it better?
    • What is something that you do, but when other people do the same thing, it annoys you?
    • What is the craziest thing you would do for money?
    • What are some things that you shouldn’t say during a marriage proposal?
    • If you could choose an ugly sweater to wear, what would it look like?
    • What are some things that you shouldn’t say to your (future) in-laws?
  • Silly
    • If there was a booger in my nose, would you pick it for me?
    • Do I have any boogers in my nose?
    • Can you tell me your favorite bedtime story?
    • Do you think that fish get thirsty?
    • When and where was the last time and place you farted?
    • Can you say the alphabet backwards?
    • Can you make a really funny face for me?
    • If you could be any animal, which animal would you be?

Ice Breaker Questions


After introducing yourself to a new person, you can ask some of the following questions in order to help break the ice.

  • Personal
  • What do you consider to be your most valuable possession?
    • Have you read anything good recently?
    • Describe what a perfect day to you would be like.
    • What do you miss most about being a kid?
    • What is your favorite summer activity?
    • If your house was burning down and you could only save 3 items, what would you go and save?
  1. If you…
    • If you knew you only had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?
    • If you could get away with any crime, what crime would you commit?
    • If you could only go to one restaurant for the rest of your life, which one would you pick?
    • If you were given an extra hour every single day, what would you do with the extra hour?
    • If you were at a friend’s house and found a hair in the food that they prepared, what would you do?
    • If you could be any cartoon character, who would you be and why?
    • If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    • If you had to give up one of your five senses (taste, touch, sound, sight, or smell), which one would you give up?
    • If you were given $10,000, and you had to spend it in the next 24 hours, what would you spend it on?
    • If you were given a choice to stay where you are or live anywhere you want in the world, but you had to leave in the next 24 hours, would you stay or leave?

Deep Questions to Ask

  • Personal
    • What was the happiest moment in your life?
    • What was the saddest moment in your life?
    • What quality about yourself do you value most?
    • What are you most proud about in your life?
    • What is your biggest concern about the future?
    • When was the last time you cried? What made you cry?
    • Who has been the most important person in your life? Why?
    • Who has been the most influential person in your life? What did you learn from him/her?
    • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
    • What was your best memory of your childhood?
    • What was your worst memory of your childhood?
    • What are your hopes and dreams for the future?
    • What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned in life?
    • When have you felt most alone?
  • Spirituality/Political
    • What are your religious/spiritual beliefs?
    • Do you think people can control their own destinies?
    • Tell me about your political views.
    • Do you think about dying? Are you afraid?
  • Morality
    • Do you think that people are born basically good or basically bad?
    • Do you think all people are equally valuable?
  • Relationships
    • Tell me about your first serious relationship.
    • Do you believe in soul mates?
    • How is your relationship with your parents?
    • Who do you love in your life?
  • Hypotheticals
    • If you could do something all over again in your past, what would it be?
    • If you knew nobody would judge you, would you do anything differently?
    • How far would you go to save a loved one?

Questions to Ask on a First Date

  • Current
    • How was your day?
    • What was the best thing to happen to you this week?
    • What would you normally be doing if you weren’t here right now?
  • Personal
    • Do you have any pet peeves?
    • Tell me about your best friend.
    • Where would you like to be five years from now?
    • What do you do for work?
    • Do you like to cook?
    • What’s your family like?
    • What is your biggest goal in life right now?
  • Entertainment
    • What TV shows do you watch?
    • What was your favorite TV show growing up?
    • What was the last book you read?
    • What was the last movie you saw?
    • What is your favorite book of all time?
    • What is your favorite movie of all time?
    • What kind of music do you listen to?
  • Extracurricular Activities
    • What do you usually do on weekends?
    • What do you like to do for fun?
    • What do you like to do outside of school/work?
  • Past
    • As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    • What were you like when you were a kid?
  • Hypothetical
    • What’s something that you’d like to try?
    • If you won a million dollars, what would you do?
    • If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you travel to?
    • If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  • Miscellaneous
    • What is your favorite kind of food?
    • What’s your favorite way to spend a rainy day?
    • What is the biggest mistake that people make on a first date?
    • Would you like to go out again next week?

Good Questions to Ask a Girl

  • Personal
    • What is your full name?
    • Are you a spontaneous person?
    • Do you have any tattoos/piercings? Would you ever get any?
    • How many languages do you know?
  • Reading/Media
    • What was the last book you read?
    • What is your favorite TV show?
    • What was the last movie you saw?
    • Who is your favorite actor?
  • School/Work
    • What do you currently do for a living?
  • How long have you been working at your current job?
  • What did you like most about your work?
    • Where school do you go to?
  • What are you studying?
  • How do you like it?
  • Shopping
    • Where do you like to shop for clothes?
    • Do you ever go shopping without the intention of buying anything?
  • Interesting
    • What do you carry in your purse?
    • If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
    • If you knew that today would be your last day of life, what would you do?
    • What area of life do girls have it better than guys?
    • Do you keep a journal?
  • Fun
    • Describe your perfect home to me.
    • What is the craziest thing you have done?
    • Do you like to dance?
  • What type of dancer are you? Have you ever taken any classes?
    • If you were in a man’s body for a day, what would you do?
  • Other
    • Are you a morning or night person?
    • Where was the last place you went on vacation?
    • Do you like kids?
    • Do you generally trust people, or do people need to earn your trust?
    • Who do you talk to when you have a problem?
    • What do you see doing with your life in 5 years?
    • Do you follow your heart or your head?
    • What is something you wish you were better at?

Good Questions to Ask a Guy

  • Personal
    • What time do you usually get up on a Saturday morning?
    • What guilty pleasure do you spend your money on?
    • What quality do you value most in a friend?
  • Work/School
    • What do you do for work?
  • Do you like your work?
  • What do you like least about your work?
    • Where do you go to school?
  • What do you hope to do after you graduate?
  • What is your favorite class?
  • Books/TV/Movies
    • What is your favorite book?
    • What do you watch on TV?
    • What new movie would you like to see?
    • Who is your favorite actress?
  • Toughness
    • Have you ever been in a physical fight?
    • Have you ever broken any bones?
    • What’s the worst injury that you’ve sustained?
  • Interesting
    • When you die, would you rather be buried or cremated?
    • What places have you traveled to?
    • What do you have in your wallet?
    • If you could choose your last meal, what would it be?
    • What area of life do guys have it better than girls?
  • Fun
    • Would you ever get a mohawk?
    • What type of humor do you like best?
    • Describe your ideal vacation.
    • Do you play/watch any sports?
    • Who is your favorite comic book character?
    • If you were in a woman’s body for a day, what would you do?
  • Past
    • What was your favorite age in life?
    • What accomplishment are you most proud of in your life so far?
    • What were you like as a kid?
  • Other
    • What is your dream car?
    • What is the ideal number of people to have over on a Saturday night?
    • What is something new you learned today?
    • Do you have any pets?
    • What’s your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
    • Whatâ is the best advice you ever received?
  • You should ask questions to your crush to show that you are interested in them, see if they are compatible with you and questions to get them thinking about relationships.
  • Personal
    • What would a perfect day be for you?
    • Do you have any hidden talents?
    • What makes you smile?
    • Do you prefer a quiet night at home or going out to a big party?
    • What is the biggest priority in your life right now?
    • Are you an indoor or outdoor person?
    • Is there anything that your parents be surprised to learn about you?
    • What things are you passionate about?
  • Fun
    • If I asked you to cook dinner for me, what would you make?
    • What do you wear to sleep?
    • When we first met, what did you think of me?
    • What are some things on your bucket list?
  • Relationships/Love
    • Have you ever been in love?
    • What characteristics do you look for in a potential boyfriend/girlfriend?
    • Do you believe in soul mates?
    • Do you believe in love at first sight?
    • Have you ever been in love before?
    • Who do you think should make the first move, the guy or the girl?
    • Describe your perfect first date.

Good Questions to Ask an Interviewer

  • Company Specific Questions
    • What is the management/organizational structure like here?
    • Where do you see the company going in the next 5-7 years?
    • Can you tell me about the company’s future growth plans?
    • What do you like best/least about working for this company?
    • What is the company’s culture like?
    • What is one thing you would change here?
    • What challenges are currently facing this company?
    • What is your company’s competitive advantage in the industry?
    • Who is your biggest competitor and what advantages do they/you have?
    • What is the company culture like here?
  • Position Specific Questions
    • What should I expect my work schedule to be like?
    • What kind of work should I expect to be doing the first year?
    • What do you enjoy most about working here?
    • What are some of the challenges a person in this position should expect to face?
    • Can you describe a typical day/week/month in this position?
    • Is this a new position or am I replacing someone?
    • What happened to the prior person in this position?
    • What does typical turnover look like in this position?
    • Can I talk with the last person who held this position or one of his/her peers?
    • Can you describe your ideal employee for this position?
    • What challenges are you currently facing as a manager?
    • How does this position contribute to the department and company overall?
  • Evaluation/Training/Advancement
    • How will performance in this position be measured?
    • What opportunities does the company offer for employees to maintain and improve their skills?
    • What career paths are available for people in this position?
    • Is there a formal training program for new hires?
  • Benefits
    • What type of benefits (bonuses, vacation days, sick time, health insurance etc) do you offer?
    • What is your policy regarding sick days?
    • Are people allowed to work remotely?
    • How much travel is expected?
  • Interview Follow Up
    • Are there any gaps in my qualifications that I can improve on?
    • If I am offered this position, when would you like me to start?
    • Will I be hearing from you or should I contact you?
    • What are the next steps in the interview process?
    • What is the time line for getting back to candidates about the next steps for this position?

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