170+ Best Get to Know You Questions

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Take a budding friendship, professional relationship, or romantic interest to the next level by asking them some of these get to know you questions, and see what fun and interesting things you can find out about each other.

Get to Know You Questions

Get to Know You Questions (list of questions from the article).


There are some things you can ask in nearly any conversation that most people will have an answer to and won’t have to think too hard about. These questions are good to ask if you’re still feeling out the room and trying to understand if you have a connection with someone.

1. “Who would be the five people, dead or alive, that you would invite to your fantasy dinner party, and why?”

2. “If you could swap lives with anyone in the world for just one day, who would it be and why?”

3. “If tomorrow night you won 10 million dollars in the lottery, what would you do with the money?”

4. “If you could be fluent in any language in the world except your own, which language would you pick and why?”

5. “What’s the one product that you couldn’t possibly live without?”

6. “What’s the one thing, putting aside family, friends, and pets, that you’d save from a burning building?”

7. “Who was your childhood hero, and what do you think of them now?”

8. “What was something you used to fear as a child, but don’t anymore?”

9. “Do you still speak to your friends from school? If not, why not?”

10. “If you woke up in the body of the opposite gender, what’s the first thing you would do?”

11. “Do you sometimes find yourself judging a book by its cover?”

12. “Would you move to another country to be with the love of your life?”

13. “Did you own a secret diary when you were younger? If so, what did you write about?”

14. “Provided that you could look after it, if you could own any animal in the world as a pet, what animal would you choose?”

15. “What do you think people think of you when they first meet you?”

16. “Has your life been made better or worse by the invention of smartphones?”

17. “What’s the best gift you’ve ever been given and why?”

18. “If you were to create a new political party, what would your party philosophy be and what would you wish to change?”

19. “If you were given the ability to read people’s minds, would you do so regularly? If so, why?”

20. “What is your favorite movie and why do you like it so much?”

21. “What is the best concert you have ever been to?”

22. “What is your favorite food and where was the best place or restaurant you have eaten it?”


Keep things entertaining and learn some cool things about each other by putting some of these fun get-to-know-you questions into the conversation.

23. “If you knew that the world was about to end, what would be your last meal? Pick three courses.”

24. “If you could spend tomorrow doing absolutely anything you wanted, what would you do and why?”

25. “What would your dream vacation be?”

26. “What 3 books would you take to a desert island?”

27. “If you could only watch 3 films for the rest of your life, what films would you choose?”

28. “Do you like spicy food?”

29. “What’s the most unique thing about you?”

30. “What are your top three strengths and weaknesses?”

31. “Do you believe in ghosts?”

32. “If you could be a fly-on-the-wall in any room for a day, which room would it be?”

33. “What is your favorite animal and why?”

34. “What would you say is the craziest thing you have done in your life to date?”

35. “If someone tasked you with throwing a surprise party what kind of event would you plan?”

36. “What is your favorite holiday you have been on?”

37. “What is your favorite snack and how often do you eat it?”


Prepare for some interesting answers and intriguing conversation when you pose some of these unique and creative get-to-know-you questions in a future conversation with an acquaintance or potential partner.

38. “If you could invent a dream career for yourself, however ridiculous, what would it be?”

39. “If you were invisible for a day, where would you go?”

40. “If you could have chosen to be a teenager in any decade, what decade would it be and why?”

41. “What’s the scariest thing – not including in films or tv shows – that you’ve ever seen or witnessed?”

42. “Have you ever been fired from a job? If so, why?”

43. “If you were to become a superhero, what would you choose to be your superpower?”

44. “What’s your go-motto for life?”

45. “Have you ever met anybody famous? If so, what happened?”

46. “Do you prefer TV shows with or without a laughter track?”

47. “Which fictional character did you most aspire to be when you were younger, and why?”

Easy and Simple

If you don’t want to get too intimate and would prefer to keep the topics light-hearted and easy, throw some of these simple get-to-know-you questions into the mix.

48. “What’s your favorite memory from childhood and why?”

49. “Name your top 3 films and explain what makes them so great.”

50. “What do you like to do on your days off?”

51. “What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?”

52. “Are you an early bird or a night owl?”

53. “What is your favorite type of music?”

54. “Do you prefer sweet or salty food?”

55. “Would you rather always be 30 minutes early or always be 30 minutes late?”

56. “What’s one TV show that you could watch over and over again without getting bored?”

57. “What was your first job, and did you enjoy it?”

58. “If you could have been born in any country in the world, where would you prefer to have been born?”

59. “What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?”

60. “Where was your first trip abroad, and what was it like?”

61. “What’s the one thing that always makes you laugh?”

62. “Do you like being surprised? Explain why/why not.”

63. “Would you prefer to win millions on the lottery or earn a modest salary working your dream job?”

64. “When you’re in a bad mood or feeling down, what’s the one thing that can always cheer you up no matter what?”

65. “What’s your favorite line from any film?”

66. “Coca-cola or Pepsi?”

67. “What’s your go-to vice when you’re feeling stressed out?”

68. “If you could only listen to one type of music for the rest of your life, what genre would you choose?”

69. “If a genie granted you 3 wishes, what would your 3 wishes be?”

70. “Do you have a favorite sport and did you ever play it, or do you play it now?”

71. “What is your favorite TV show you’ve watched in the past 3 years?”

72. “Do you have a favorite family tradition and how many of your family members have kept that tradition up?”

73. “How would you describe yourself in three words?”

74. “Do you have one hobby you have always wanted to take up?”

Deep and Thoughtful

Connect on a much more meaningful and personal level with someone, if you’re at that stage in your friendship or relationship, with some of these deep get to know your questions.

75. “If you could go into the past and change one thing in your life, what would you change and why?”

76. “Do you believe in the idea of reincarnation?”

77. “If you were ruler of the world for one day, what changes would you implement?”

78. “What is your biggest regret, and why?”

79. “How did you imagine your life at your current age when you were a child, and how different is it from your current life?”

80. “What’s the most important piece of advice you’ve ever been given?”

81. “Would you prefer to be rich and in love or poor and alone?”

82. “In your view, can you ever really, truly know another person?”

83. “If you could change or modify something about yourself, what would you choose to change?”

84. “Do you feel accomplished in your current life? If not, why?”

85. “What’s the worst thing anyone’s ever said about you behind your back?”

86. “Do you think that money can buy happiness?”

87. “Would you do anything for love?”

88. “Do you think that alien life exists on other planets?”

89. “Do you think that the development of AI technology needs to be subject to government regulations?”

90. “If you could fix one global social problem (poverty, hunger etc) with a single press of a button, which issue would you fix and why?”

91. “Have you ever found yourself becoming addicted to something?”

92. “Do you believe that all politicians are the same?”

93. “In your view, is it too late to reverse the effects of climate change?”

94. “What’s one subject that most people misunderstand?”

95. “What’s a subject that you think people don’t talk enough about?”

96. “Who’s a public figure that you admire today?”

97. “Would you consider yourself a forgiving person, or do you tend to hold onto a grudge?”

98. “What is your biggest fear in life and why does it scare you?”

99. “In a world where we didn’t need jobs, how would you spend your time and who would you spend time with?”


Prepare yourself for plenty of laughs and chuckles with the people you’re talking to, and pose some of these funny questions to your partner, acquaintance, or the group.

100. “What’s the most embarrassing moment from your childhood?”

101. “What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you on a first date?”

102. “What’s your favorite guilty pleasure song?”

103. “Do you have a secret vanity skincare or haircare routine? If so, describe it.”

104. “Where’s the worst place you’ve ever had to go to the bathroom?”

105. “Have you ever fallen asleep in public, and if so, where?”

106. “What’s the worst thing your parents caught you doing when you were a child?”

107. “What’s the worst thing you’ve ever eaten?”

108. “If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?”

109. “Have you ever thrown up in public?”

110. “What’s your worst habit?”

111. “If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?”

112. “If you had to remove one of your three meals a day, which would you remove and why?”

113. “What was your go-to prank call when you were a child?”

114. “Have you ever fallen victim to a prank? If so, what happened?”

115. “If you could design your own amusement park with no limitations on the kinds of rides, what would it look like?”

116. “If you were a villain in a superhero film, what would your origin story be?”

117. “What’s the worst thing you were ever grounded for as a child?”

118. “What is your most hated household chore and why?”

119. “What is your go-to karaoke song and can you give me a very quick rendition?”

120. “Which cartoon character from your childhood would you like to be for a day and why?”

121. “What is the worst gift you have ever received and how difficult was it to pretend you liked it?”

122. “What is the worst date you have been on and why was it so bad?”


Whether it’s striking up a conversation with a new co-worker or acquainting yourself with someone who’s in your field at a conference, keep things work-related and professional with these get-to-know-you questions.

123. “What is your number one professional ambition, and do you think you’re close to achieving it?”

124. “When you were a child or teenager, what career did you imagine yourself pursuing when you were an adult? Are you still pursuing it? If not, why?”

125. “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?”

126. “What is your most important motivator when it comes to your career?”

127. “Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business?”

128. “Is there any career path or job that you’d never consider?”

129. “Do you think you have a healthy work/life balance?”

130. “What could you think could be done to create a healthier work environment?”

131. “What’s your least favorite type of work activity?”

132. “Would you consider yourself more introverted or extroverted at the office?”

133. “What has been your greatest professional accomplishment so far in your life?”

134. “Do you prefer working in large teams or smaller groups?”

135. “What has been the worst professional experience in your life so far?”

136. “Do you think you’d be a good boss? If so, explain why.”

137. “Which is more important, teamwork skills or communication skills?”

138. “Should colleagues be encouraged to maintain friendships outside of work?”

139. “What’s a red flag that is guaranteed to put you off a candidate in a job interview?”

140. “What professional skill are you keen to develop or improve?”

For Dating

Better understand if there are sparks and potential moving forward on a date by throwing some of these questions into the conversation and seeing how compatible you are.

141. “Do you believe in the idea of love at first sight?”

142. “How would you describe your perfect night in?”

143. “Do you prefer going out and partying with friends or chilling at home on the sofa with a good film?”

144. “Do you believe in the idea of soulmates? If so, why? If not, why?”

145. “Are you more introverted or extroverted?”

146. “What’s your stance on marriage?”

147. “Would you consider your love language to be: words, affection, gifts, or quality time?”

148. “What’s your idea of the perfect relationship?”

149. “Does love truly conquer all, or is this an unrealistic and outdated concept?”

150. “What’s something that you could never accept in a potential partner?”

151. “What’s your attachment style?”

152. “What’s your greatest or most prominent flaw when you’re in a relationship?”

153. “Is jealousy a sign of possessivity or a sign of love?”

154. “Do you think that there is one perfect person for everybody?”

155. “Is love blind?”

156. “Could you be in a healthy relationship with someone whom you had absolutely nothing in common with?”

157. “Could two people who don’t share a language fall in love?”

158. “What’s the biggest lie a former partner ever told you?”

159. “Have you ever been cheated on? How do you feel about it now?”

160. “Have you ever cheated on someone? If so, why?”

161. “Do you enjoy staying friends with your exes?”

162. “What are the top three traits that you always look for in a potential partner?”

163. “Have you ever experienced unrequited love?”

164. “According to you, what’s the best way to get over a break-up?”

165. “Have you ever broken someone’s heart?”

166. “Are shared interests more important in a relationship than good communication and compatibility?”

167. “What are three things that every healthy relationship needs?”

168. “When it comes to matters of love and romance, is it true that opposites attract?”

169. “Are you a cat person or a dog person?”

More Questions

If you’re still looking for questions to help you better get to know someone, throw some of these questions into future conversations, and see how much you can learn about each other.

“If you had to pick between a life of privilege and wealth but with zero access to art, music, or films, or have a life rich in art and culture but no financial stability, which would you choose?”

170. “Do you see yourself ever becoming famous? If so, what would you become famous for?”

171. “What was your favorite childhood dinner, and do you still love it?”

172. “Are you more of a beach fan or do you prefer a quiet getaway somewhere tranquil?”

173. “Describe your dream day, detailing everything you’d do from when you wake up in the morning until you go to sleep at night.”

174. “Have you ever had to call the emergency services? If so, why?”

175. “What’s one thing you know you should start doing but keep putting off?”

176. “Which of the 7 wonders of the world would you most like to visit?”

177. “How do you think the world would change if flying cars existed?”

178. “If you had unlimited resources and money dedicated to the cause, what business or service would you create and why?”

179. “What is the worst job you have ever had and why?”

Getting to know someone can be intimidating and overwhelming, especially if one or both of you are not particularly strong conversationalists.

That is why this list of questions, covering all types of interaction and relationships, can really help you get to know someone in interesting and creative ways.

Whether you’re going on a date, or want to better get to know a new teammate at work, these questions can really help you out. Have some on hand, memorize them, and prepare for some engaging and enjoyable conversation.

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Get to Know You Questions (list of questions from the article).