40 Questions To Ask On A First Date

first date questions

There is quite simply nothing worse than the awkward silence on a first date. You should never go on a date without having some lines and questions lined up in your head, so you have something to fall back on if the conversation hits a brick wall. These can also help you to learn more about their character and whether a potential relationship is on the cards. We have therefore listed our favourite questions we think you should ask on a first date.

  1. Where in the world have you travelled?
  2. Do you have a pet? What type of pet?
  3. Tell me, who is the most interesting or famous person you have ever met?
  4. What is your favourite movie of all time?
  5. If you had a superpower, what would it be? (only to be asked if they seem like fans of Marvel, this one isn’t for everyone)
  6. Where did you last go on holiday?
  7. Where did you grow up?
  8. Where would you most like to live in the world?
  9. Do you have a dream or a life goal you’re going after?
  10. Where is the greatest place you have ever gone on holiday?
  11. If you won the lottery, what would you do with your time?
  12. Also, if you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?
  13. What could you tell me which I wouldn’t be able to guess about you?
  14. What is your favourite TV series right now?
  15. What is a normal day at work like for you?
  16. What do you do for work?
  17. What’s your favourite band of all time?
  18. Are you a dog or a cat person?
  19. What is your favourite meal of all time? (A great way to cook her the favourite meal on the second date)
  20. Who’s your biggest role model?
  21. Are you a coffee or a tea drinker, or both?
  22. Are you an early riser or a late night person?
  23. Do you have a busy week ahead?
  24. What toppings would you pick on your dream pizza?
  25. Did you go to university? (If so, where)
  26. Have you ever done cocktail making?
  27. What’s top of your bucket list?
  28. Do you have any siblings?
  29. What was the last thing you bragged about?
  30. What is your favourite shop on the high street?
  31. Where do you see yourself in five years? (Try not to make it sound like an interview questions)
  32. If you could meet any character from history, who would it be?
  33. If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be?
  34. What is the worst first date you have ever been on? (This is a good opener for funny stories or a chance to make yourself look pretty good in comparison).
  35. What subject could you talk about all day if possible? (This is a great way to find a topic in common…Hopefully).
  36. What’s your favourite alcoholic drink?
  37. Among your friends, what do they know you for? How would they describe you?
  38. What fad did you never get into or find bizarre? (Have one yourself that you can use as an example, great convo starter)
  39. What animal do you think is the cutest in the world?
  40. What is the animal you dislike the most in the world?
  41. Are you scared of spiders?
  42. What’s the weirdest phobia you have?
  43. What household chore do you dread the most?
  44. How have you changed from the days when you were in high school?
  45. Have you ever done couchsurfing?
  46. Have you ever whitened your teeth? (We had to sneak that one in there)
  47. Have you ever won any money on the lottery?
  48. How tech savvy are you?
  49. Are you impulsive or do you consider things you buy quite deeply?
  50. What would you call a pet if you got one?
  51. What’s the most interesting job you’ve ever had?
  52. Have you ever been to Edinburgh Fringe festival?
  53. Would you ever go to La Tomatina?
  54. Do you follow any vloggers?
  55. Marmite, love it or hate it?
  56. What’s the most expensive item in your room?
  57. Are you confident with public speaking or do you hate it?
  58. Are you a TV watcher or stream on the laptop type of person?
  59. Do you have any nicknames?
  60. If you could be a successful musician or a sports person, which would you be?
  61. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  62. Do you like to cook?
  63. Are you career driven?
  64. When’s your birthday?
  65. What’s the most picturesque view you’ve ever seen?
  66. How did you meet your BFF?
  67. If you could live until 101 years old, would you rather keep your mind or your body the same as when you were 26?
  68. What was the best year of your life, so far? (Hopefully this year will now be your best…woo)
  69. What’s your favourite flavour of ice cream?
  70. Have you ever done karaoke?

Well now you have all the knowledge, all that's left is to quickly apply some activated charcoal deodorant and some teeth whitening powder.

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