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Getting to know your partner - 200 dating questions and conversation starters.


One of the most important things in a relationship is learning about your partner. You can know what to expect from them and can figure out if you two are a good match.

  • What’s your ideal way to spend a vacation?

  • What makes you dislike a person?

  • Do you think you are a confident person? Why or why not?

  • What about yourself are you most proud of?

  • What would the best version of you be like?

  • What life experiences did you miss out on?

  • When are you the most “you”?

  • What musical instrument do you wish you could play?

  • What is the nicest compliment you’ve received?

  • What age would you like to live to?

  • How did you fall out with some of your previously close friends?

  • When has a mundane occurrence or chance completely changed the course of your life?

  • Are you happy with the people you surround yourself with? Why or why not?

  • If you could travel to any country in the world for one month, where would you go?

  • What is your favourite memory of someone who isn’t in your life anymore?

  • How superstitious are you?

  • What has been a recurring theme in your life?

  • What was your most inappropriate or embarrassing fart?

  • What do you think happens after death?

  • What are your top 5 rules for life?

  • What’s your favourite thing in your house?

  • What book or movie do you wish you could experience for the first time again?

  • If you had a friend who spoke to you the same way you speak to yourself, would you keep them as a friend?

  • What petty thing that people do really gets on your nerves?

  • What brings meaning to your life?

  • What is something you wish you could say to people but can’t?

  • What are some of the most attractive traits a person can have?

  • What’s a secret you’ve never told anyone?

  • What small pleasures do you enjoy the most?

  • Who is the most irritating person you know?

  • What has been your biggest screw up so far?

  • What have you struggled with your entire life?

  • What is the most significant change you would like to make in your life?

  • What do you want out of life?

  • What calms you down the most?

  • What are kinds of things do you find repulsive?

  • What would your perfect life look like?

  • If you received a salary to follow whatever passion you wanted to, what would you do?

  • What’s your most embarrassing story about being sick?

  • What friend have you not thought about in a long time?

  • What’s the craziest thing that has happened at a job you worked at?

  • Who do you act nice around but secretly dislike?

  • If money was no object, and with no input from me, how would you decorate your / our house?

  • How good are you at reading people?

  • Are you hopeful about your future?

  • Who do you want to be more like or who do you look up to most?

  • What were the healthiest and unhealthiest periods of your life?

  • What’s the worst emotional or mental anguish you’ve endured?

  • What do you like most about where we live?

  • What do you worry about?

  • What’s something you screwed up and then tried to hide?

  • What’s the scariest / creepiest place you have ever been?

  • Do you think the world is improving or getting worse? Why?

  • How do you think society is changing? Do you think we’ll change with it?

  • What’s the worst thing that people are proud of?

  • What’s the biggest betrayal you have ever experienced?

  • What would be the greatest gift to receive?

  • What is something that you are dreading?

  • What makes you feel super fancy?

  • What would you want your obituary to say?

  • What has taken up too much of your life?

  • What’s the most disheartening and heartening realisation you have come to?

  • What was the hardest lesson you’ve had to learn?

  • Would you take 3 million pounds if it meant that the person you hate most in the world gets 9 pounds?

  • What part of you as a person still needs a lot of work?

  • What are some words of wisdom that have stuck with you all these years?

  • How well do you know yourself?

  • What is your best (not worst) flaw?

  • How forgiving are you?

  • Tell me about a time you almost died.

  • Are you ashamed of anything you did in the past? If you are comfortable talking about it, what was it?

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