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First Date Questions for Insightful Conversations


Questions are the perfect way to get to know someone and our first date questions are a fun way to do just that!   


Meeting new people to date can make you a little anxious and sometimes your mind goes blank and you just sit there! We are here to help make sure that you are covered. 


Take a look at these questions and use the ones that you feel are the best fit. 


Our goal is to help make each date a little more interesting and meaningful.


So that even if you do not meet your match, you can still have a fun time out.


Remember that this is only the first date, there is no reason to talk about the really deep topics.


First dates are for finding some initial connection and chemistry so be a little playful and enjoy learning about someone new without interrogating them. At least wait for the second date for that! 


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Questions to ask on  a first date?


1.Do you like or have pets?


Are you a cat or dog person? Maybe you like snakes or would rather not have pets at all. We all have our preferences when it comes to committing to a pet.


2.Name a movie that you hate, but everyone else loves.


I hate the Wizard of Oz and yes I know it is beloved, but those monkeys!


3.Do you like to cook? What are your specialties?


Here is where some passions may come out! Wings, vegetarian, Italian or Thai…It ‘s all so good, but everyone is different


Cooking together can be a very romantic date perhaps in the future. In the meantime maybe for your second date you can visit a place that has both of your favorite foods.


4.Favorite fast food


Taco Bell or Wendy’s, Chick- fil-a or Popeyes..


5.Which fast food won’t you eat?


Sometimes you can find out more by asking what they fast food they like least or would never eat.


6.Do you enjoy drinking?


 Beer, wine, cocktails? Just socially or often at home? Our habits are important.


7.What is the most spontaneous thing that you have ever done?


 This one could have some interesting answers!


8.Are you a morning person or a night owl?


Some people are chatty and happy in the morning and others need that cup of coffee before they can be approached. These are important things to know.


9.What do you enjoy to do outside of work? What are their hobbies or interests when they are not working?

This can tell you a lot about their personality.


10.Are there things that you would like to do more of, such as hobbies?


 Often there may be things that prevent you from doing more of the things that you love, namely money or time. This can give insights into what they would do when and if circumstances change.


11.If you could be any animal, what would you choose?


This questions can be more insightful than you think!


12.Which superhero would you like to be?


So many great superhero characters to choose from with new movies coming out constantly. We all would like some superpowers, so which ones would you choose?


13.Have you binged any fun TV shows lately?


Netflix and streaming has become so dangerous since most of us have spent a little too much time binging at some point. 


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14.Find out what their favorite music genres?


Country or rock, indie or Rap…we all have our favorites.


15.What are your favorite movie genres?


Romantic comedies or suspense, horror or comedy, this will help when choosing an upcoming date.


16.What are some things on your bucket list?


Finding out what someone dreams of achieving can tell you so much about their personality. Have they thought about their future or maybe haven’t given it to much thought?


17.What is the most adventurous thing that you have done?


 Whether it is someplace you have traveled to or maybe a sport that you have trained for.


18.What is a food that everyone loves, that you can’t stand?


 I have friends that have said pizza and chocolate. They are not my friends anymore.😉


19.What is your favorite travel location?


If you are an avid traveler, now is a good time to find out if you have some shared goals. There are some people that are more homebodies and don’t have that wanderlust.


20.If money were no object, what would you buy?


This is a fun one and you may find out some true desires!


21.Are you close with your family?


This is very telling, pay special attention to how a guy talks about his relationship with his mother and a girl’s relationship with her father. 


22.Do you enjoy your job or career?


If they love their career, that’s great but if they complain and really dislike their job, then what are they doing to change it?


23.What are some of your favorite memories?


It’s funny the things that will first come to mind. This is a nice question to ask your family and friends too!


24.Who do you find very interesting? And Why?


Could be someone in their life or that they admire in business.


25.What is something that you would like to learn how to do?


Everyone wants to be better at something, it’s fun to talk about what some of those things are and what you are doing to get there.


26.Coffee or tea lover?


If they say neither, I say run.


27.What type of books do you enjoy and have you read any good ones lately?


Self help, tech, bios…so many great reads to choose from.


28.What is your idea of your perfect day?


From reading a book to spending the day at the beach, finding out what someones perfect day is can be very telling.


29.If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?


You never know, this may be something that you will get to do at some point. It’s fun to think about some things without any restrictions.


30.What are your favorite sports and teams?


This one can end the first date, so be easy on them!


32.Would you rather be indoors or active outside?


 All of us probably enjoy both, but it’s important to find out what your date prefers. Active people will want to be with a partner that is equally active usually


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33.Have you overcome any challenges that you are proud of?


We all have things that we have gone through that is challenging and its insightful to find out how they have conquered that.


34.What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?


Don’t we all remember the cartoons that we watched every saturday morning? It’s fun to reminisce. 


35.Who do you look up to?


 This could be either family or a mentor type of person.


36.Who is the most famous person that you have ever met?


We all have a story about meeting someone famous, so this one can be interesting!


37.Where did you grow up?


Some families move often and they may have an interesting story to tell.


38.Tell me something random about yourself?


 Maybe a hidden talent will be revealed.


39.What type of music do you listen to?


Share your playlists to see what things that you may have in common or if there is NO way that there should be a second date! Joking…maybe..


40.What is your favorite exercise?


Hiking or golfing, heading to the gym or out in nature. It is great when you find someone that will share in your interests.


41.What makes you happy? 


Get an insight into what makes them tick


42.What is your favorite quote?


Many of us have some favorite quotes that inspire us or favorite people that we look to for wise words.


43.Who is your favorite comedian?


Find out what you both find funny!


44.What reality TV show would you like to be on, if any?


Survivor, the Voice or Naked and Afraid? You may find out some things that you don’t want to know. 😬


45,Do you like spicy foods? 


Very important to know if you like or cook with spicy ingredients often.


46.What are some of your pet peeves? 


What is it that drives you crazy? Some pet peeves are logical and others…not so much.


47.If you were told that you have a week to live, what would you do?


 Hop that plane or eat all the cake that you can find, what would you choose?


48.Are you superstitious? About about what? 


Do you like horoscopes or make a wish when you see a shooting star?


49.What are you afraid of?


 Snakes or spiders or maybe being in the dark…


50.What do you like to do with your friends? 


What do you enjoy doing the most when you and your friends get together?


51.What was the last concert that you went to? 


It’s so much fun to see live music whether it is at a local pub or at a large concert venue.


52.What is coming up that you are looking forward to? 


What’s on the calendar that you are excited about?


53.Who are some of your favorite actors?


We all have our favorites that we love to watch.


54.What would your perfect life look like in 5 years? 


Grand plans or something simple?


55.What are you passionate about?


 What makes them excited and energetic?


56.What is your favorite scent?


Is it something strange like gasoline or food related like basil?


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First Date Questions for Her


57.Are you a country or city girl?


Or a little bit of both…


58.What are your biggest turn offs?


Best to know this now if you are interested in a second date!


59.What do you look for in a guy?




60.How would you describe your personality? What would your friends say about you?


Laid back or intense. Introvert or loves the nightlife? 


61.What are some of your favorite holiday memories?


Thanksgiving memories and holiday dinners. Each family has different holiday traditions and foods that you love the most.


First Date Questions for Him


62.Would you rather watch or play sports?


This will inform what your weekends may look like.


63.What are your biggest turn offs?


Good to know these from the start!


64.What do you look for most in a girl? 


Insightful pay attention!


65.What are your friends like?


As the saying goes, we are a combination of our five closest friends, so find out about the friends!


66.If you could visit any time period, which would you visit and why?


We are drawn to different time periods for different reasons, find out what your dates favorites are.


67.Do you think of yourself as romantic? 


This will tell ya if you will see flowers anytime soon.


68.Where you good in school?


You will probably find out some fun little tidbits of info. 


69.What have you achieved that you are proud of?


Maybe its a degree that you have achieved or great sport achievement… It’s fun to go down memory lane. You can also find out what they are working towards in the future.


70.Is there any part of your life that you would do-over? 


Sometimes we take a path that we wish we could have avoided and this questions can be an interesting way to be self reflective.


71.What is your favorite Dessert?


Ice cream or chocolate cake, pudding or fruit…


72.If you started a business, what kind would you start?


Some people have big ambitions which are good to know.


73.What is your favorite comfort food?


Turkey and stuffing or ice cream, we all have our go-to foods.




When you are first getting to know someone, it helps to have some fun questions to use on your date. We definitely don’t want to come off like we are interrogating anyone.


Any of these first date questions would be great to ask on a second date, or at any point in your relationship. Some answers will naturally come up in conversation, but others can be used to jump start getting to know someone.


We would love to hear some of your favorite questions to ask on a first date and we will add them to our list. Cheers!


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