Whether you want to know more about a neighbor, want to start a conversation with that stunner in your office, or just want to get to know your date better, smart and tactful questions are the way to go. The right questions will not only help you bond, but will also earn you great points at creating a good impression.
Asking questions can reveal a lot of things about people you don’t know. It shows that you care and want to know more. They are a pathway to opening up closed doors and making people more comfortable. They are also a great help when you want to break the ice and start the flow of words.
Such questions can also help you get rid of the monotony in a long-time friendship and other relationships. They restart some of the conversations which ended abruptly or help you get a fresh perspective on certain matters of head and heart.
For Someone You Just Met
What does your name mean?
When is your birthday? Are you anything like your zodiac sign?
What are your hobbies?
Do you really enjoy what you do for a living?
What kind of music do you enjoy? Who is your favorite singer/band?
What is the one quality of yourself that you are proud of?
Do you believe in afterlife?
Have you done any weird jobs to make some money?
What quality attracts you towards someone?
Do you believe in “Karma”?
If you could beat up any one celebrity, who would it be?
What were your goals as a child?
Whom are you more close to? Your mother or your father?
Who was your first crush ever?
What kind of literature do you enjoy the most? Who is your favorite writer?
What animal do you relate yourself to?
What is one thing about you that you wish everyone knew?
What do you think is the purpose of life?
What is your most prized possession?
What experience has changed your outlook towards life?
What’s the worst advice that you have ever been given?
What task do you totally hate doing?
For Someone You Like
If I had to take you out, where would you like me to take you?
What is the most important goal of your life?
When you think about your future, do you picture me in it?
List three things that can make you happy anytime.
What reminds you of me?
When you encounter a sad moment, how would you want me to cheer you up?
List three important qualities you want in a life partner.
If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree, whom would you like to go with?
If you have to choose, whom would you want to go to Vegas with?
What movie best describes your life? Which character do you relate to?
Have you ever lost anyone you loved?
What is the most childish habit that you still have?
What is the cheesiest thing that anybody has ever done for you?
What is the worst decision you have ever made in your life?
What do you think people think about you?
For a Girl
Are you Daddy’s girl?
What is your favorite time of the year?
Do you believe that physical chemistry is an important part of a relationship?
Do you think cheating in a relationship can be forgiven?
As a woman, what do you fear the most?
What qualities do you think a man should have?
What is your take on male chauvinism?
For a Guy
What sport or game do you enjoy the most? What is your favorite team?
What is your take on one-night stands?
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
What attracts you to a woman?
Do you think sex without intimacy is fine?
What car would you take me in on a spin?
Do you believe in female equality?
What is your take on baby talk?
Asking these questions is a trick in itself. You need to be interested, not inquisitive, in the way you ask them. Keep your body language in check. Before jumping into personal questions, judge the mood of the person. Do not pressurize or force if the other person does not want to answer. Remember, the key is to be relaxed and appear confident.