101 Conversation Starters

Ice Breakers
  • Where did you grow up?
  • Do you have any pets?
  • Do you have any siblings?
  • Do you know what your your name means?
  • What type of phone do you have?
  • What did you do this past weekend?
  • What are your plans for this weekend?
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
  • What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
  • What is the last thing you do before you go to sleep?
  • What is your middle name?
  • What was the last thing you purchased?
  • What is your favorite holiday?
  • What is your favorite day of the week?
  • If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be?
  • What do you like to do to relax?
  • Are you a saver or a spender?
  • Do you play any instruments?

  • Childhood Questions
  • What was your favorite childrens book?
  • What is your first childhood memory?
  • What type of kid were you (e.g. spoiled, rebellious, well-behaved, quiet, obnoxious...)?
  • What is one thing you miss about being a kid?
  • What did you want to grow up to be when you were younger?
  • School/Work Topics
  • Where did (do) you go to school?
  • What was (is) your favorite subject?
  • What was (is) your least favorite subject?
  • What's the first thing you do after school/work?
  • Were you the class clown or teacher's pet?
  • What do you do for a living?
  • What is your dream job?
  • If you had $10 million, would you still be working/going to school?
  • What was your least favorite job that you've ever had?
  • Have you ever been fired?

  • Relationship Questions
  • What is the first think you notice about a guy or girl?
  • Have you ever been in love?
  • Do you believe in soul mates?
  • What are your turn offs?
  • Do you believe in love at first sight?
  • Do you prefer short hair or long hair on a guy/girl?
  • What do you look for in a guy/girl?
  • Who was the last person you called?
  • Would you rather be rich and never find true love or be poor and find true love?

  • Sports Conversation Starters
  • Who is your favorite athlete?
  • How often do you exercise?
  • What is your favorite sports team?
  • Do you play any sports?

  • Vacation Questions
  • Where was the last place you went on vacation?
  • Where do you plan on going for your next vacation?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  • What countries have you traveled to?
  • What was your worst vacation experience?

  • Food/Drink Topics
  • What is your favorite drink?
  • What is your favorite food?
  • What is your favorite meal of the day?
  • Are there any foods that you dislike or will not eat?
  • Are there any foods that you would like to try?
  • What is your favorite restaurant?
  • What is your favorite pizza topping?
  • What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
  • What did you have for dinner last night?
  • What is the signature dish that you cook?

  • Entertainment Topics
  • Who is your favorite actor?
  • What is your favorite movie of all time?
  • What was the worst movie you've ever seen?
  • What is your favorite TV show?
  • What was the last movie you've seen?
  • What type of music do you like to listen to?
  • Who is your favorite music artist?
  • What was the last book you read?

  • Personal Questions
  • Who do you look up to?
  • Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
  • What are you scared of?
  • What is the best piece of advice you've received?
  • What do your parents do for a living?
  • What is your biggest regret?
  • What is your most embarrassing moment?
  • What is the craziest thing you've ever done?
  • What are some of your short-term goals?
  • What are some of your long-term goals?

  • Misc. Conversation Starters
  • Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
  • Tell me about your first car.
  • Do you drink coffee or tea?
  • If you could have any super power, what would it be?
  • If you were stranded on a deserted island and you could have only 1 item, what would it be?
  • Do you believe in luck?
  • Do you play video games?
  • Do you believe people are inherently good?
  • How often do you shower?
  • What is your favorite board game?
  • What is your favorite charity?
  • Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?
  • Do you prefer cats or dogs?
  • Would you prefer to live in the city or a rural area?
  • What is your favorite season?
  • Do you speak any other languages?
  • Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
  • What is the best thing that happened to you during the past week?
  • What is the worst thing that happened to you during the past week?
  • Do you sing in the shower?
  • What is the most valuable thing that you own?
  • What would you do if you only had 24 hours left to live?







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