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Getting to Know You Questions

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How to Get to Know Someone

How to Get to Know Someone

Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, Getting to hope you like me! — from the song "Getting to Know You"

Meeting new people can be super exciting for some people, while for others, it can cause you to completely stress out. Being an introvert, I’ve never been a person who loved meeting new people. It forced me out of my comfort zone and thrust me into conversations with strangers, and never knowing what to talk about made me feel all the more anxious and awkward.

Whether you love it or are terrified of it, the fact is that from time to time, meeting and talking to new people is inevitable. So if you’re anything like me, it’d be helpful to get some talking tips so you’re not awkwardly talking about how dirty your car is or that funny thing your cat did yesterday.

So for all you socially awkward folks out there, I’ve come up with a list of good questions to get to know someone. I hope they will help you meet new people and make new friends!

Getting to Know Your Date

Getting to know someone has never been more important than when you’re in the dating world, looking for someone you’re compatible with and want to spend more time with.

Dating ‘Getting to Know You’ Questions

What is your ideal date night?

What is most important to you in a relationship?

What qualities do you look for in someone?

What qualities do you dislike in someone?

Who do you admire the most?

What are you most proud of?

If you could describe yourself with three words, what would they be?

Would you consider yourself a risk-taker?

Do you enjoy traveling?

What is your favorite place to visit?

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Are you more of an indoor person or outdoor person?

What's your favorite thing to do on a day off?

Do you prefer reading the book or watching the movie?

What are your favorite tv shows?

What are your favorite movies?

What was the last movie you saw and what did you think of it?

What is your favorite time of year?

What are the holidays like with your family?

What are 3 things on your Christmas wishlist?

Do you have a tightly-knit family?

When was the last time you talked to your parents?

Are you more career focused or family focused?

What do you do for a living?

Do you enjoy your work?

What would your dream job be?

What is your favorite perfume/cologne/scent?

Where do you see yourself in a year from now?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?

If you had a bucket list, what is something that would be on it?

Do you believe in a higher power?

What is something only close friends would know about you?


Getting to Know New Friends

Making new friends can be almost as difficult as dating someone new! Here are a bunch of interesting and funny questions to ask someone to get to know them!

Funny 'Getting to Know You' Questions

If you were at Taco Bell, what would you order?

What is your favorite ice cream flavor and why?

If I told you something embarrassing about myself, would you laugh?

Do you believe there is life in outer space?

What is the last nightmare you had?

Would you rather go to the Superbowl or the Oscars?

If I had Monster Truck Rally tickets, would you go with me?

Are there any conspiracy theories you believe?

Who is your least favorite singer?

Do you own any camo clothing?

Can you name a place you've been that I probably haven't been?

On average, how long are you looking at your phone each day?

What 3 apps do you use most often?

Do you know what the word 'superfluous' means?

What would you eat if you were a vegetarian lion?

If you were president, what would your first order of business be?

What is your spirit animal?

If you could describe your personality using a color, what color would you be?

It's your birthday, what dessert is on the table?

If I started singing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart', would you sing along with me?


Getting to Know Kids

Need some good conversation topics to break the ice with a younger generation? Look no further! Here are questions to ask a kid to get to know them!

‘Getting to Know You’ Questions For Kids

Do you enjoy school?

What is your favorite subject in school and why?

What is your lead favorite subject in school?

What is your dream job when you get older?

Which is your favorite, bike riding, roller skating/blading, skateboarding, or hoverboarding?

When was the last time you did one of the above?

If you were at McDonald's, what would you order?

What is your favorite Blizzard from Dairy Queen?

What is your favorite book series?

If you could only watch 3 movies the rest of your life, which movies would you pick?

What did you dress up as for Halloween last year?

What do you want for Christmas this year?

Who's your favorite member of the PAW Patrol and why?

Which Disney Prince or Princess would you most like to be?

If you could design a ride for Disney World, what would it be like?

You hear the ice cream truck... What do you buy?

If you could buy any 3 things from the dollar store, what would you get?

If you could go back in time and give your younger self some advice, what would it be?

Do you prefer playing sports or playing video games?

What is your favorite sport to play?

What is your favorite video game?

Do you have anything you can't go to bed without?

Tell me about your favorite toy.

If you could pick any item at the grocery store, what would you get?


Getting to Know Someone at Work

Got a new job? You'll want to get to know your new coworkers, because you'll enjoy your work more when you're surrounded by friends!

Questions to Ask a Coworker

Are you a coffee or tea drinker?

What's your order at Starbucks?

If someone brought in donuts, which flavor would you grab?

What was the last book you read?

How do you unwind after a bad day at work?

Do you like peace and quiet, or laughter and noise?

Are there any funny inside jokes around the office?

Who is my favorite comedian?

What do you like to do in your free time?

What type of music do you listen to while you work?

Have you seen any good movies recently?

Do you have kids? How many? How old?

If you're new to the team:

How long have you worked here?

Do you enjoy working here, and why or why not?

If you could change something about your job here, what would it be?

What things do you to help get you through the day?

Do you have any advice for a new person here?

What's your ideal workday?

Where is the best place to eat around here?

If you're getting to know someone new to the team:

Where did you work before?

Did you like or dislike working there?

Do you know anyone who already works here?

What was your first impression of this place?


Getting to Know Me Questions

You're asking your new acquaintance questions to get to know them, but here are some questions you can to help them get to know you too!

Questions For Others Get to Know You

What is my favorite thing to do on a rainy day?

What are my hobbies?

Do I like to cook?

What is my favorite thing to cook?

What is something I do when no one's looking?

When I'm at home, what outfit am I wearing?

What are 3 things that make me happy?

What do I want for my birthday?

If I had $1000 to spend on anything, what would I buy?

What was the last text I sent?

When was the last time I bowling?

Am I an adrenaline junkie?

What would I rather collect, shoes or watches?

Am I a cat or dog person? Why?

If I adopted a dog, what would I name it?

Do I have any tattoos?

What phone app am I always using?

Do I play any games on my phone?

Do I Instagram?

Have I ever been out of the country?