Valentine’s Day is only a week away, and if you’re heading out for a date with someone new then hopefully this little list will be helpful in keeping the conversation flowing.
But it isn’t just first dates that can be awkward with stilted conversation. Sometimes it’s difficult in a new social setting to know what questions to ask without seeming too intrusive, too vague, or simply too dull. The old ‘what do you do?’ is outdated and outdone, and it’s mainly due to people working in roles or companies that don’t spark their passions. What they would love to do perhaps isn’t what they’re actually doing, so in order to really get to know someone there are other questions we can ask that tell us a lot more about them – questions they’ll actually enjoy answering, and questions they’ll probably ask you in return.
If you could live in any fictional world, what would it be and why?
What book have you read that changed your life?
If money were no issue, what would you do with your life?
What is your favourite childhood memory?
Who would you love to have dinner with, be it a celebrity or historical figure?
What did you want to be when you were younger?
Who has been the biggest influence in your life to date?
Where is your favourite place to escape to?
Do you have a travel bucket list?
Which decade or time period would you love to live in?
Which year of your life so far has been your favourite?
Do you have a hidden talent?
What is the nicest compliment you’ve ever received? And given?
What is your favourite exotic food?
Which historical or celebrity figure do you look up to or admire? Why?
What in your life do you feel the most grateful for?