100 Good First Date Questions You Need to Ask Him (or Her)

First dates can be tense, exciting, disastrous, or fantastic. If you want your first date to be positive and light-hearted, avoid topics like religion and politics. 

It takes time to get to know someone. It does, however, necessitate some effort. If there’s a guy in your life you’d like to get to know better, you’ll need to go beyond small talk and politeness.

If you really want to make a lasting impression, science has given us good reason to go a little deeper than small talk. Which is asking the right thing and having a better conversation than usual.

So, without any ado let’s get started.

100 Good First Date Questions You Need to Ask Him (or Her)

  1. What made you want to go out on a date with me?
  2. What kind of animal would I be if I were one?
  3. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve discovered about me so far?
  4. What’s the least interesting thing you’ve discovered about me so far?
  5. What was your favourite part of the date so far?
  6. Do you think there’s anything we have in common?
  7. What would we do if we went on another date?
  8. Which celebrity do I most resemble?
  9. What are some things you’d like to learn or improve upon?
  10. Do you consider yourself to be an introvert or an extrovert?
  11. What are you fixated on these days?
  12. On a date, what is one activity that you would like to do?
  13. What do you think you were like when you were a kid?
  14. What do you normally do in your spare time?
  15. Who are the people who have a special place in your heart in your life?
  16. As a kid, did you participate in any sports?
  17. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
  18. What is your favourite cuisine from another country?
  19. Do you have any passion projects that you’re working on right now?
  20. Since you were a child, what kind of pet have you had?
  21. What are your responsibilities, and have you been fulfilling them for a long time?
  22. When you were a kid, what was your favourite family vacation?
  23. What is a typical day like for you?
  24. Who do you admire from the same gender?
  25. How’s it going in your social life?
  26. Do you have a favourite artist or piece of art?
  27. What was the name of the city where you grew up?
  28. What foods do you eat to feel better?
  29. What television shows did you watch as a kid?
  30. What are your thoughts on the current political situation in the country?
  31. What characteristics do you seek in a partner?
  32. What are you most well-known for among your friends?
  33. What are some of your favourite alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks?
  34. Do you have any male friends, and if so, what common interests do you share?
  35. How long have you been a resident of this town?
  36. What is your favourite baked pastry?
  37. What kind of music do you like to listen to?
  38. What aspect of dating do you despise the most?
  39. How many children do you intend to have in the future?
  40. Do you prefer being inside or outside, or do you enjoy both equally?
  41. What is one thing about you that people are always surprised to learn?
  42. Do you like to hang out with a big group?
  43. During this conversation, what stood out to you the most?
  44. When did you realise you’d have a good time on this date?
  45. .Would you rather stay in with your significant other or go out with a large group?
  46. What is a favourite childhood memory of yours?
  47. Why did you make the decision to relocate to this city or town?
  48. What is your favourite location on the planet?
  49. What’s your favourite spot in the city where we live?
  50. What part of town do you live in?
  51. Who would you *not* invite to dinner if you could invite anyone in the world, and why?
  52. What are your favourite and least favourite books?
  53. Is there a favourite author of yours? If so, who is it?
  54. What is your favourite film or television programme?
  55. What is the most delicious meal you’ve ever had?
  56. What was the most memorable vacation or trip you’ve ever taken?
  57. How frequently do you like to work out?
  58. What do you like to do when you have free time?
  59. What are some of your interests?
  60. Which of your hobbies have you been doing for the longest?
  61. What’s a new hobby you’ve taken up recently?
  62. Do you read on a regular basis?
  63. What role do hobbies play in your mental health?
  64. What is a hobby that you would pursue if you had more free time?
  65. What do you consider your life’s passion to be?
  66. How enthusiastic are you about your work?
  67. When do you schedule time for your interests and hobbies?
  68. Is it important for you to have friends who share your interests?
  69. What is the most important social issue to you?
  70. What was it like to be quarantined for COVID-19?
  71. What level of religion do you practise?
  72. Were you raised in a particular religion?
  73. What role do holidays play in your life?
  74. What are your personal values, in your opinion?
  75. Who are the people in your life who mean the most to you?
  76. What gives you the most satisfaction in life?
  77. Do you work to live or live to work?
  78. How important is it to spend time alone?
  79. What adjectives would you use to describe your personality?
  80. When you’re on vacation, do you prefer to unwind or go exploring?
  81. What is your most vexing annoyance?
  82. What types of things irritate you the most?
  83. When you’re sad or angry, how do you act?
  84. What brings you joy?
  85. What alcoholic beverage has a scent that reminds you of the night you were on the verge of passing out?
  86. Which animal do you believe is the most sociable?
  87. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you needed to make someone else laugh?
  88. Which website is your absolute favourite?
  89. Which Halloween costume would be the best fit for your personality?
  90. How much longer will you sit in pain rather than getting up and retrieving a remote that is out of reach?
  91. What is your favourite online resource?
  92. How do you express your emotions to others?
  93. When you need to vent, who do you turn to?
  94. Do you consider yourself to be a person who is calm or anxious?
  95. Have you ever texted a complete stranger for the sole purpose of pleasure?
  96. If money doesn’t grow on trees, why do banks have branches?
  97. Have you ever gotten into an argument with your best friend about the same boy or girl?
  98. If you were a boxer or a UFC fighter, what would your nickname be?
  99. How many times have you tried to communicate with a dog through telepathy just to see if you could?
  100. Would you be able to go a lifetime without using your phone?
  101. What would you be for a month if you had to be an item?
  102. What is it about yourself that you admire the most?

Summing up

When people ask thoughtful questions on a first date, it gives the impression that they want to learn more about you.

Good questions, such as the ones above, are enticing.

Keep in mind the best questions amongst these and slay your first date.

About the Author

Sasha Aun
Sasha Aun
Hi, I am Sasha, a professional relationship expert, and a blogger. At Datinghelpguide, I write tips to create an attractive dating profile and guides on managing dating profiles on multiple apps.