Icebreaker Questions For Dating

By Delphine •  Updated: 03/09/22 •  8 min read

Conversations can get quiet as it is most times challenging to keep it going especially on a first date. 

Most daters often overlook the possibility of feeling tongue tied when there’s nothing more to ask or create a conversation from.

This is a situation no one wants to find themselves in and that is why we’ve put this article together. It’s important to note that there are many ice breaker questions available online but these are specifically for dates. 

With this list of first date questions,  you can keep a conversation going and even impress your date but remember not to mix your questions. 

Before we delve into the questions these are important things you have to remember. 

IMPORTANT: Things to remember before using this list. 

i. Don’t memorize the list. 

This is the last thing you want to do. This is meant to give you a fair idea of the type of questions to ask but if you sit in front of your date and recite one question after another, your date will end up feeling uncomfortable or make the date feel like a job interview. 

 Just go through the list, keep a few in your mind and use them as ice breakers when you think the conversation is running dry. 

ii. Mix your questions.

This list consists of both open ended and close ended questions. It’s important that you try and mix your questions so it can lead to more questions rather than a strict yes or no answers.  

You can also try to start with the simple questions to see how ,Uchida of a talker your date is.  Remember that open ended questions will make your conversation flow and make it more lively. 

    iii. Don’t stick to the list.

You will be so focused on jumping from one question to the next and this will lessen your chances of impressing your date. It will also end up making you forget to see any chances to extend a perfect question  I to an exciting conversation.  

iv. Don’t say anything that may leave your date feeling embarrassed or awkward.  

v. Don’t get personal

vi. If your date doesn’t ask you anything, look at them and smile and ask another question. Remember that,  some of the potentials you meet and go on dates with may be shy or need a few minutes to open up and talk to you, 

 First date questions and what you need to know

  1.  It’s important to note that the perfect questions are the ones that lead to conversations so although they may be easy to ask, make sure the ones you ask can create a conversation between you two.  

ii. It is normal to be nervous but make sure you think through what cokes to your mind before speaking

  1. Favorite things

What is your favorite sport?

What is your favorite month of the year?

What is your favorite flower?

What is your favorite time of the day?

What is your favorite animal?

What is your favorite place to eat?

What is your favorite book?

What is your quiet time activity?

What is your favorite movie?

What is your favorite day of the week?

What is your favorite music genre?

What is your favorite fruit? 

What is your favorite flower?

What is your favorite animal?

What is your favorite place to visit?

What is your favorite guilty pleasure? 

What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite drink?

What is your favorite dessert?

What is your favorite place to eat?

What is your favorite candy bar?

What is your favorite late night show?

What was your favorite subject in school?

What is your favorite color?

What is your favorite weather?

What is your favorite memory in school?

What is your favorite thing to learn in your free time?

What is your favorite thing to do outside?

Who is your favorite celebrity? 

Who is your favorite musician?

What is your favorite ice cream?

What is your favorite thing to do around town?

2. Outdoor activities

Camping or staying at a resort?

Go to the mall or Amazon?

Theme park or zoo?

Mini golf or Bowling?

Concert or Comedy show?

Do you remember the last time you dressed up for Halloween? What did you go in as?

What was your best Halloween costume?

3. Scenarios based questions

Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever seen or experienced a ghost?

If someone mistakenly deposited $300,000 into your bank account, would you report it or keep it? 

If you had to live in a different country, where would you live?

What would you do if you won 1 million dollars today?

4. Personality

What are the worst and best parts of your personality? 

Are you a morning person or a night person?

What time do you go to bed and what time do you wake up?

Are you a city person or a countryside person?

What aspect of yourself are you currently trying to improve?

What is your astrological sign?

Are you an animal lover?

What do you do to wake yourself up every morning?

Is there anything you’d like to change about yourself? 

In what ways are you talented? 

5. Career

What was your childhood dream job?

What do you do for work?

Do you enjoy your current job? Why or why not?

What is the best or worst job you’ve had?

What would be your dream job?

6. Relationships 

Can you tell me some things about your family?

Are you close with your family?

How many close friends do you have?

How is your relationship with your siblings?

Describe the worst date you’ve been on.

What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve done on a date?

How did you meet your best friend? Why do you get along so well with them?

Describe an argument you had with a previous boyfriend/girlfriend. Who was at fault? Who won?

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7. Personal 

Do you have any recurring dreams? Describe them.

What is your greatest natural talent or skill?

What is the most adventurous or spontaneous thing you’ve done?

What do people compliment you on most frequently?

If you could go back in time to when you were a teenager, what advice would you give yourself?

Do you have any pets?

Do you follow any religion?

What is the funnest thing you’ve done in the last week? Month? Year?

What is the dumbest thing you’ve done in the last week? Month? Year?

What is something you’re passionate about?

What is something you’re most knowledgeable about?

What kind of car do you drive?

How do you like your coffee?

When is your birthday?

Do you have kids? 

Do you like to travel?

What are some little things that bring happiness into your everyday life?

8. Sports

Do you play any sports?

Do you exercise? What form of exercise?

Do you like roller coasters, bungee jumping, or skydiving?

What sports did you do in junior high or high school?

9. Hobbies

What are some of your hobbies?

What show or shows do you watch religiously?

Do you know how to cook? Do you enjoy it?

What books are you reading now? Or, what is your favorite book?

10. Childhood

What is your most random, silly childhood memory?

What were you like as a kid? Well-behaved? Class clown? Jock?

What did you want to be (for your job) when you were in elementary school?

What celebrities did you have a crush on when you were in high school? Now?

11. Dreams

What is something you wish you could change in today’s world?

What is one thing you would change about your body if you could?

12. Future

 Do you eventually want kids?

Do you plan on staying here for the long run?

If you could go anywhere for a vacation, where would you go?

Describe your ideal dream home

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Final thoughts

With the list above, you can get the conversation started, keep it flowing and give your date a memorable time. Make sure you are well prepared before going for the date. 

Above that,  keep it casual and don’t be too mechanical about your questions. Remember it’s a date not a job interview.