150+ Great Ice Breaker Questions to Get to Know Someone


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What’s the best way to break the ice? Asking questions that help you learn more about the other person. Whether it’s a first date, business meeting or a social event, meeting new people can be stressful.

If you’re not sure what to say or how to get the conversation started, use these 150+ ice breaker questions to help you get to know someone new.

Break The Ice with Awesome List of Questions by Awesoroo

1. “What books/movies have you read/seen lately?”

2. “What’s the worst job you’ve ever worked?”

3. “Tell us about a fun experience you had recently.”

4. “What is your absolute favorite city in the world? Why do you love it so much?”

5. “What’s your earliest childhood memory?”

6. “What’s your favorite sport?”

7. “If you could go to any city or country in the world, where would you go?”

8. “If you were forced to give up one of your senses, which one would you choose: feeling, hearing, smelling, seeing, or tasting? Why?”

9. “If you had the chance to talk to any person who is now living, who would it be?”

10. “If your house caught on fire, which three objects would you save?”

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11. “What do you like to do in the summer?”

12. “What’s your favorite TV show?”

13. “What’s your favorite food? And your least favorite?”

14. “Tell us about your most memorable birthday.”

15. “Are you more of a morning or night person?”

16. “What was your most embarrassing moment?”

17. “Do you have any hobbies? What are they?”

18. “What did you want to be when you grew up?”

19. “Do you have any exciting plans that you’re looking forward to?”

20. “What is one thing that always makes you laugh?”

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21. “Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant rodent?”

22. “What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten when you were on vacation?”

23. “If you had to be a vegetable, which one would you be? Why?”

24. “If you have the chance to meet any historical figure, who would you choose? Why?”

25. “Which season are you: fall, winter, spring, or summer?”

26. “If you were stuck on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?”

27. “How would you describe your dream job?”

28. “What’s your favorite feature about yourself?”

29. “Which three words describe you best?”

30. “If you could have three wishes granted, what would you wish for?”

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31. “If you could have an endless supply of food, which foods would you choose?”

32. “If you could go out and buy a car right now, what car would you buy?”

33. “If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be?”

34. “If you could live in any time period in history, which period would choose?”

35. “If you could visit any planet in the universe, which one would you choose?”

36. “Have you ever met a celebrity?”

37. “Have you ever lived in another state?”

38. “Have you ever taken a trip to Disney World?”

39. “What is your idea of the absolute perfect day?”

40. “What personality traits do you admire most in another person? Yourself?”

41. “What is one thing that no one else here knows about you?”

42. “What does your closet look like?”

43. “What hobbies have you always wanted to pursue, but never did? What attracts you to those interests?”

44. “Do you prefer to cook, or eat out at a restaurant?”

45. “Do you play any instruments? If so, which ones do you play?”

46. “What kind of music do you like best?”

47. “What’s the best thing that happened to you this weekend?”

48. “What was the hardest thing you ever had to do?”

49. “If you could relieve any moment in your life, which moment would you choose?”

50. “Tell us about one action you took to improve the overall quality of your life.”

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51. “Who’s the person in your life that you admire most?”

52. “If you had the chance to be mayor for a day, what three things would you change?”

53. “If someone was getting mugged on the street, would you: call the police, take matters into your own hands, or keep on walking?”

54. “Tell us about one time when you had to really take a leap of faith.”

55. “If you knew you couldn’t fail, what is one thing you would do?”

56. “Name three things that you love about your friends? And three things you dislike?”

57. “Name two role models in your life. Why are these people so influential?”

58. “What is your favorite smell? Why do you love that smell?”

59. “What was the wildest, craziest thing you’ve ever done?”

60. “Describe a bizarre experience you’ve had in your life.”

61. “If you won $10,000, what would you spend the money on?”

62. “If you could have any pet in the world, which pet would you choose?”

63. “If you could learn any new skill, which one would you learn?”

64. “What would you do with your life if you never had to work?”

65. “If you only had two weeks to live, what would you spend your time doing?”

66. “What do you love to do when you’re alone? When you’re with friends?”

67. “Name two things you’re very good at, and two things you’re very bad at.”

68. “How do you like to spend a rainy day?”

69. “Do you prefer coffee or tea? How do you take your coffee/tea?”

70. “Tell us about one experience where you tried something new that was uncomfortable or completely unknown to you.”

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71. “Who was your favorite band or musician when you were in high school?”

72. “What’s the best prank you ever played on someone? What’s the best prank that someone ever played on you?”

73. “What things are you passionate about?”

74. “What is your biggest pet peeve?”

75. “What bad habits do other people have that drive you crazy?”

76. “Where is the one place you would never be caught dead?”

77. “Describe your perfect kiss in three words.”

78. “If you had to run for office, what would your campaign slogan be?”

79. “What one city in the U.S. should not be allowed to be included on a map?”

80. “What is the very first thing you notice about someone when you first meet them?”

81. “What are your emotional, creative and spiritual turn-ons?”

82. “What bizarre things are you carrying around in your pocket, wallet or purse?”

83. “What is the one thing in the world you could never live without?”

84. “If you could choose one day to live over again, which day would that be?”

85. “What quote or saying keeps you motivated to keep going in life?”

86. “If you had the chance to go back in time and change one thing, what would you change?”

87. “What is one gift that you received that you will always treasure?”

88. “Tell us about a situation where you stood up for someone or something.”

89. “What is one thing you really want to be known for?”

90. “What is your motto for life?”

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91. “If you were forced to give up one of your favorite foods, which one would be the hardest to give up?”

92. “If you could put any thought or message into a fortune cookie, what would it be?”

93. “If you could have any super power in the world, what would you have? Why?”

94. “If you had a winning lottery ticket for a million dollars, what would you do with the money?”

95. “What is your favorite animal, and why?”

96. “What is one item in your home that you should really throw out, but you know you never will?”

97. “If you had the chance be an ice cream flavor, what flavor would you be and why?”

98. “What is one thing you really love doing in the summer?”

99. “Who was your favorite superhero when you were a child?”

100. “What is your dream job? Why haven’t you pursued it?”

101. “What is one goal you really want to accomplish during your lifetime?”

102. “If a movie was being made about your life, what would it be about? Who would play you?”

103. “Who is your favorite cartoon character and why?”

104. “What is one unique or quirky habit that you have?”

105. “What is your favorite thing about our family and why?”

106. “What’s the greatest piece of advice anyone has ever given to you?”

107. “Which piece of technology do you think has had the biggest impact on your life?”

108. “What is your earliest childhood memory?”

109. “If you could remain one age forever, which age would you choose?”

110. “Who was your favorite teacher in school? How did he or she impact your life?”

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111. “What is one important life skill you think everyone should have?”

112. “What sport do you love watching on television?”

113. “If you were given one free hour a day, what would you do with that time?”

114. “What is the best thing that has happened to you this year?”

115. “If your friends were asked to describe you, what would they say?”

116. “What would be the ultimate gift for you?”

117. “If you were given a time machine, what point in time would you travel to: the past or future?”

118. “What is the biggest perk at your job?”

119. “If you had to host a talk show, who would your first guest be?”

120. “If you could describe your team in one word, what word would that be?”

121. “What do you admire most about the person sitting next to you?”

122. “What is your favorite thing to do outdoors?”

123. “If you could exchange roles with someone, who would it be?”

124. “What are the top three things on your bucket list?”

125. “What activities do you enjoy doing to relieve stress?”

126. “Where do you see yourself in 20 years?”

127. “What would you say is your greatest achievement?”

128. “What was the happiest time in your life?”

129. “How many countries have you visited during your lifetime? Which one was your favorite?”

130. “What is the most recent book that you have read?”

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131. “What do you plan on doing when you retire? Will you travel the world, or just enjoy life?”

132. “What is one sentence you would love to hear from your boss?”

133. “If you had the ability to instantly transport yourself anywhere in the world, where would you go?”

134. “If you were given any award, what award would you receive and for what achievement?”

135. “What were your favorite toys to play with as a child?”

136. “What was your first pet? What was its name?”

137. “What was one life lesson you never appreciated until years afterward?”

138. “What sound do you hate the most?”

139. “Describe the last peaceful day you had.”

140. “What is one dish that you cook really well?”

141. “If you could remodel any room in your house, which one would you choose?”

142. “What is the least healthy thing you’ve ever eaten?”

143. “What is one activity that you did as a child, but no longer do?”

144. “Have you ever lived or spent time in another country?”

145. “What type of food do you prefer when you eat out?”

146. “Do you speak any other languages?”

147. “If you could try a new activity, which activity would you try?”

148. “If you were given $10 million to spend in 10 days and couldn’t spend it on your family or yourself, what would you do with it?”

149. “Do you prefer stability or spontaneity?”

150. “If you had the chance to change one thing about the world, what would you change?”

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151. “What would your dream house look like?”

152. “Have you ever yelled at another person in public?”

153. “What would you say is the most exciting thing you have ever done?”

154. “If you could invite any three people in the world – living or dead – to a party, who would you invite?”

155. “If you had to choose one song to play continuously in the background for the rest of your life, what song would you choose?”

156. “If you could commit a crime and get away with it, what would you do?”

157. “If you could trade places with any famous person in the world, who would you choose?”

158. “If you could hear one person’s thoughts, which person would you choose?”

159. “If you discovered a new island, what would you name it and why?”

160. “If you were forced to live in a TV show for a year, which show would you live in?”

161. “If you had the chance to do any job in the world for one day, which job would you choose?”

162. “If you could plant a secret listening device into any person’s room, which person would you choose?”

163. “What is your favorite warm drink?”

164. “What is your favorite place in your home and why?”

165. “What is one personality trait you value in a friend?”

166. “What is the perfect age and why?”

167. “If you could combine three animals together to create the ultimate animal, which ones would you choose?”

168. “What was your worst dating experience?”

169. “Who was the worst roommate you ever had?”

170. “Do you have any fears or phobias?”

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171. “Do you feel like you have a calling in life? What is that calling?”

172. “Do you believe in ghosts or the afterlife?”

173. “What would you say is the greatest invention during your lifetime?”

Break out these 150+ ice breaker questions during your next business meeting or party to help everyone get to know each other. These will help you get to know someone without feeling awkward.