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170 "Favorite Things" Questions to Ask to Get to Know Someone


My name is Tatiana, but my friends and family call me Tutta. I like writing articles that help bring people closer together.

Get to know each other!

Get to know each other!

What Are Your Favorite Things?

“What is this, 20 questions?” Nope! It’s 170 questions! 170 “favorite things” questions, that is.

Getting to know a new person is a real treat, and what better way to start off a new friendship or relationship than by finding out about their favorite anything-and-everything! If you’re starting a new friendship, you’re bound to learn pretty much everything about them anyway over time, so why not speed up the process?

Favorite things questions can really teach you a lot about someone, so take this as an opportunity to learn about anything you are really curious about!

Whenever I hear “favorite things,” it makes me think of The Sound of Music (which is one of my favorite things)! “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my favorite things.”

Now that this song is looping in your head, let’s move on to find out some of your new friend’s favorite things!

170 "What's Your Favorite" Questions

In this article, we'll look at "favorite things" questions in these categories:

  1. Food and Drink
  2. Television and Movies
  3. Music
  4. Travel and Recreation
  5. Nature and Animals
  6. Sports
  7. Childhood
  8. Fashion and Beauty
  9. Random
Or do you prefer seltzer or sparkling water?

Or do you prefer seltzer or sparkling water?

Food and Drink

  • Favorite fast food restaurant?
  • Favorite ice cream flavor?
  • Favorite chocolate candy?
  • Favorite fruity candy?
  • Favorite flavor Starburst?
  • Favorite dish at Olive Garden?
  • Favorite kind of sushi?
  • Favorite Asian dish?
  • Favorite Italian dish?
  • Favorite food of all time?
  • Favorite way to cook a steak?
  • Favorite pasta dish?
  • Favorite cookie?
  • Favorite fast food French fries?
  • Favorite cereal?
  • Favorite breakfast food?
  • Favorite pizza toppings?
  • Favorite fruit?
  • Favorite vegetable?
  • Favorite dessert?
  • Favorite comfort food?
  • Favorite way to eat bacon?
  • Favorite thing at a buffet?
  • Favorite pumpkin-flavored treat?
  • Favorite dish at Thanksgiving?
  • Favorite cake?
  • Favorite ice cream sundae toppings?
  • Favorite thing to cook?
  • Favorite soda?
  • Favorite alcoholic drink?
  • Favorite drink at Starbucks?
  • Favorite flavor coffee?

Television and Movies

  • Favorite '80s movie?
  • Favorite Harry Potter movie?
  • Favorite Hobbit from the Lord of the Rings?
  • Favorite Simpsons character?
  • Favorite cartoon cat?
  • Favorite TV sitcom?
  • Favorite cartoon?
  • Favorite scary movie?
  • Favorite funny movie?
  • Favorite celebrity?
  • Favorite South Park character?
  • Favorite chick flick?
  • Favorite Pixar movie?
  • Favorite Family Guy character?
  • Favorite Leonardo DiCaprio movie?
  • Favorite actress over 50?
  • Favorite Marvel movie?
  • Favorite TV show?
  • Favorite cancelled TV series?
  • Favorite show on the Discovery Channel?
  • Favorite classic movie?
Maybe something from the '80s or '90s?

Maybe something from the '80s or '90s?


  • Favorite Beatles song?
  • Favorite string instrument?
  • Favorite instrument?
  • Favorite band or music artist?
  • Favorite music genre?
  • Favorite style of dance?
  • Favorite boy band?
  • Favorite disco song?
  • Favorite '80s song?
  • Favorite cover song?
  • Favorite one-hit wonder?
  • Favorite song you're embarrassed to like?
  • Favorite foreign band/artist?

Travel and Recreation

  • Favorite state you’ve visited?
  • Favorite country you want to visit?
  • Favorite thing about America?
  • Favorite kind of vacation?
  • Favorite car?
  • Favorite road to drive on?
  • Favorite way to travel?
  • Favorite beach?
  • Favorite place to go with family?
  • Favorite vacation you’ve taken?
  • Favorite fictional place you’d want to visit?
  • Favorite ride at a carnival?
  • Favorite thing to do at the beach?
  • Favorite rollercoaster?
  • Favorite theme park?
  • Favorite thing about traveling?
Do you like hedgehogs or guinea pigs?

Do you like hedgehogs or guinea pigs?

Nature and Animals

  • Favorite dinosaur?
  • Favorite breed of dog?
  • Favorite season?
  • Favorite flower?
  • Favorite animal at the zoo?
  • Favorite type of bear?
  • Favorite natural disaster?
  • Favorite reptile?
  • Favorite animal?
  • Favorite bird?
  • Favorite thing in the sky?
  • Favorite thing about a rainy day?
  • Favorite sea creature?
  • Favorite color rose?
  • Favorite small mammal?
  • Favorite big cat?
  • Favorite thing about spring?
  • Favorite wild animal you’d like as a pet?


  • Favorite sport?
  • Favorite extreme sport you're too scared to do?
  • Favorite Olympic sport?
  • Favorite football team?
  • Favorite basketball team?
  • Favorite hockey team?
  • Favorite baseball team?
  • Favorite sport to play?
  • Favorite winter sport?
  • Favorite sport you wish you were a pro at?
  • Favorite professional athlete?
  • Favorite sport to watch in person?
Do you like old school games or newer ones?

Do you like old school games or newer ones?


  • Favorite nursery rhyme?
  • Favorite childhood memory?
  • Favorite board game?
  • Favorite children’s show?
  • Favorite toy as a child?
  • Favorite teacher?
  • Favorite thing about school?
  • Favorite age?
  • Favorite Christmas present?
  • Favorite Dr. Seuss book?
  • Favorite Halloween costume you've worn?
  • Favorite lunchbox snack?
  • Favorite Winnie the Pooh character?
  • Favorite thing to do during recess?
  • Favorite superhero?
  • Favorite video game?
  • Favorite color Power Ranger?
  • Favorite fairy tale?
  • Favorite game to play outside?

Fashion and Beauty

  • Favorite department store?
  • Favorite place to shop?
  • Favorite store in the mall?
  • Favorite perfume/cologne?
  • Favorite hair color?
  • Favorite makeup you can't live without?
  • Favorite shoes?
  • Favorite occasion to dress up for?
  • Favorite hairstyle?
  • Favorite outfit you have?
  • Favorite soap scent?
  • Favorite article of clothing?
  • Favorite place for a piercing?
  • Favorite piece of jewelry?
  • Favorite thing to wear to bed?
  • Favorite luxury brand?
Is there a brand you prefer?

Is there a brand you prefer?


  • Favorite brand of toilet paper?
  • Favorite candle scent?
  • Favorite extracurricular activity?
  • Favorite day of the week?
  • Favorite holiday?
  • Favorite website?
  • Favorite way to communicate?
  • Favorite Youtube video?
  • Favorite kind of house?
  • Favorite car color?
  • Favorite baby boy name?
  • Favorite baby girl name?
  • Favorite thing to do when you’re sick?
  • Favorite person you’ve never met?
  • Favorite question you’ve answered so far?
  • Favorite thing you’ve done in the last 24 hours?
  • Favorite place to meet up with friends?
  • Favorite hobby?
  • Favorite way to cheer you up?
  • Favorite thing to look forward to?
  • Favorite kind of gift to receive?
  • Favorite crafty thing to make?
  • Favorite way to relax?
Is there a certain type of gift you like to receive?

Is there a certain type of gift you like to receive?

"My Favorite Things"

Hopefully you’ve taken notes as you've asked all of these questions! Finding out all of someone’s favorite things is not only a great way to get to know them, but an easy way for you to find out what makes this person smile—it can really come in handy when it comes to giving gifts or doing nice things for them!

When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I'm feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel so bad…


Diya on August 28, 2020:

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Random dude on August 17, 2020:

I kind of liked this I got to know my friends better but I think there should be more

Leo Ryan on August 08, 2020:

Very helpful for a birthday trivia and I might share

Sujay on July 28, 2020:


Vidhi on July 20, 2020:

It was so good, I really liked it...

someone on July 04, 2020:

this was really good, there are so many good questions to ask in all sorts of situations and really get to know someone. Thank you :)

someone on June 29, 2020:

this rlly didnt help i wanted stuff like favourite colour and stuff

Jakeb Flahr on June 25, 2020:

Ha if wha that’s is ok

Evans on June 20, 2020:

Can you teach me , any thing about life?

Moksha on May 17, 2020:

Thank u it's really helped me but i want some more favorites

Jha on May 17, 2020:


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Your Mom on May 09, 2020:

Cool Selection of choices

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Simon on November 02, 2018:

Favorite Colors: Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple And Pink

Favorite Food: Bacon Sausage Eggs Ice Cream

Favorite Months: January April May June July August October And December

Favorite Numbers: 1 2 3 5 7 11 13 15 17 19 And 28

Hated Numbers: 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 And 20

Favorite Shows: Family Guy American Dad Scooby Doo The Smurfs The Snorks SpongeBob SquarePants Sesame Street Caillou And Teletubbies

Hated Shows: Dora The Explorer Barney And Friends Go Diego Go Yo Gabba Gabba And Bubble Guppies

Hated Users: Jon Gandee Jeff 171 Nerry Marin You is Dumb And Shakir Simmons

Favorite Users: Brendan Barney And VTM On YT

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