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25 Great Conversation Starters

These questions are an excellent way to break the ice and learn something you never knew.

  1. How old do you believe a child should be before he/she can date?  Why?
  2. What was your favorite childhood toy?
  3. If you had to live in another country, which one would you choose?
  4. If you could only eat one food, and nothing else, for three days in a row, what would it be?
  5. What three words best describe you?
  6. What’s the one thing you’d like to be remembered for?
  7. If you had more time, what hobby would you like to pursue?
  8. If you could change one thing about your personality, what would it be?
  9. What do people often misunderstand about you?
  10. What’s your idea of a perfect night out – or in?
  11. What’s your ideal vacation length?
  12. Describe how you’d like your life to be five years from now. Ten years from now.
  13. Does chemistry happen immediately, or does it build over time?
  14. Which characteristic could you live without in a life-long partner: sexuality, intelligence, or financial stability?
  15. When was the last time you lost your temper?
  16. What percentage of the time are you comfortable with yourself?
  17. What stresses you out the most?
  18. What was your most embarrassing moment?
  19. Admit your favorite guilty pleasure.
  20. What are your three main goals in life?
  21. Name five things you can’t live without.
  22. Name your worst pet peeve. Are you ever guilty of it yourself?
  23. Would you ever want to know the future? Why or why not?
  24. If you could go back in time and relive one day in your life, which day would you choose and why?
  25. If you could eliminate one crime, what would it be?
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  1. Right Wing Kelly

    On November 2, 2008 at 1:25 pm


    I loved your article. Some of these are fabulous ideas. I will definitely try some at my Christmas party. Thanks.

  2. Swindon Town Books

    On October 12, 2009 at 7:58 am


    This is an intriguing list. Some I think might get me a slap but I shall give some of these a go!

  3. Patrick

    On January 11, 2010 at 2:34 am


    this is what i am talking about!!!! each and every one of these are great conversation openers, because they could have a thousand different responses. some of them are even funny. I am so thankful for this:)

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