Best Icebreaker Questions

You are at a dance or a club and you want to ask someone you’ve never met before to dance. Perhaps you find yourself on a blind date. Maybe you’re at a social gathering where you are expected to mingle with strangers. There will probably be several times in your life when you are in the awkward situation of having to be with someone you have never met before. But what do you talk about when things like this happen? Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to talk about when you meet someone new. 

Here is a list of icebreaker questions for you to use during these hard situations. You can familiarize yourself with them or have them readily accessible on your phone, so you can be confident and prepared for any situation.

Best Icebreaker Questions

 

  1. If you could have lunch with any Disney cartoon character, who would you choose, and why?
  2. If you could make up a word, what would it be and what would it mean?
  3. If you were automatically rich and didn’t have to work, what would you do with your time?
  4. Is there a clothing item that would make you walk out on a date if that person wore it?
  5. If there was a zombie apocalypse, who are the three people you want with you?
  6. If you had to choose to live a certain age for the rest of your life, what age would you choose, and why?
  7. What is your dream place to live?
  8. If you could change your first name, what would you like it to be?
  9. If you could invite a famous person from history to have lunch with you, who would it be?
  10. What is your most-used emoji?
  11. Would you rather have invisibility or strength?
  12. Would you rather live where it snows a lot or where it is in the ’90s a lot?
  13. Cats or dogs?
  14. What is the best piece of advice you have been told? Who told it to you?
  15. Would you rather be able to fly or read minds?
  16. If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
  17. Do you like to go dancing?
  18. Were there any fashion trends you really liked that you would like to bring back?
  19. If there were 26 hours in a day, how would you spend your extra time?
  20. What would you spend your money on first if you won a million dollars?
  21. If you could only keep five apps on your phone, which would you keep?
  22. If you could, would you live in the ocean or on the moon?
  23. If you had to eat fast food for a week, which fast food place would it be?
  24. Sprite or Pepsi?
  25. What’s the grossest food you’ve ever eaten? 
  26. What are your five favorite foods?
  27. If you could travel to Mars, would you?
  28. Do you have any family traditions?
  29. What are your five favorite drinks?
  30. What is your favorite dessert to make?
  31. If you had your own talk show, who would you invite to be your first guest?
  32. What is your favorite breakfast to eat?
  33. If you could be in the Olympics, what sport would you like to play?
  34. If you were a WWE wrestler, what would be your name?
  35. How would your family describe you?
  36. Do you have a favorite karaoke song to sing?
  37. What’s your favorite place you have ever been to?
  38. If you were a superhero, what would your name be?
  39. What is your favorite day of the week, and why?
  40. Do you speak other languages?
  41. If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?
  42. What is your favorite TV show?
  43. What’s your favorite season?
  44. If you could learn a new skill with ease, what would you learn to do?
  45. What is your favorite movie?
  46. What book are you reading right now?
  47. What podcast are you listening to right now?
  48. What’s your favorite flower or plant?
  49. What would you like to be remembered for?
  50. What do you want to do after you retire?
  51. Do you have a favorite scent? What is it?
  52. What movie would you recommend, and why?
  53. If you were stranded on an island and could only have three things with you, what would you have?
  54. What is your favorite sport to watch?
  55. What is your dream job?
  56. What is your favorite sport to play?
  57. Do you have a favorite family tradition?
  58. Do you have any book recommendations?
  59. If you had to listen to one album for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
  60. Do you have a favorite song that you could listen to all day long?
  61. Have you been told you look like someone famous? Who was it?
  62. If you lost all of your memories but could keep three, which ones would you keep?
  63. If you had less time during the day, what is something you would eliminate doing?
  64. What is your favorite holiday?
  65. If you could meet any historical figure, who would you meet and why?
  66. Is there a story behind your name?
  67. What is the worst job you have had?
  68. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  69. If you had a time machine, would you go back in time or go into the future?
  70. Would you rather work at home or work in an office?
  71. How do you like to stay active?
  72. Soda or coffee?
  73. Do you like to wake up early or stay up late?
  74. How do you stay motivated at work if it is a long day?
  75. What’s the best thing going on in your life at the moment?
  76. If you could start a charity, what would it be?
  77. What food do you love that a lot of people don’t?
  78. What incredibly common activity have you never tried?
  79. What habit, talent, or activity has taken you an extremely long time to get good at doing?
  80. What’s the most mind-blowing fact that you know?
  81. What’s your favorite time of the day?
  82. Are you into board games, card games, or video games?
  83. What’s the most annoying but effective commercial you’ve ever seen?
  84. Do you have any app or website ideas that you think should exist but don’t already?
  85. What’s something people always ask you about your job?
  86. What topic could you give a half-hour-long presentation on with no preparation?
  87. Are you more productive at night or in the morning?
  88. What scene from a movie always gives you goosebumps?
  89. Do you think you rely too heavily on your phone? How much do you think is too much?
  90. What’s something that’s taken a major toll on you?
  91. Who’s the most eccentric person you know?
  92. What’s a life lesson you wish you’d learned a long time ago?
  93. How could carousels be spruced up to make them more appealing?
  94. What’s a subject that you think should be taught in school, but isn’t?
  95. What’s the biggest vehicle you’ve ever driven?
  96. Do you think you have a pretty good work-life balance? What does that look like for you?
  97. What’s a place, product, or service you recommend to everyone you meet?
  98. What kind of challenges are you facing these days?
  99. What rule do you wish they would introduce into your favorite sport?
  100. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever tried?
  101. What song would play on a loop in a world of your waking nightmares?
  102. What was the last thing you were really excited about?
  103. What does your perfect breakfast look like?
  104. What something about a person that tells you a lot about them?
  105. What period in history do you think would be the most interesting to live in?
  106. If you could choose your dreams, what would you prefer to dream about?
  107. What’s your favorite pair of shoes?
  108. Would you ride in a hot air balloon if you had the chance?
  109. What’s an issue you’d consider yourself to be an activist about?
  110. When is the best time of day to nap?
  111. What’s the weirdest way you’ve met someone?
  112. What’s the most amazing act of nature you’ve ever witnessed?
  113. Who is the most intelligent or creative person you know?
  114. Do you have any stories about your scars?
  115. What activity could you easily waste the most time on any given day?
  116. What brand or company did you love until they betrayed your trust?
  117. If you had the money, would you try space tourism?
  118. What do you regret paying for?
  119. What are you grateful for?
  120. What’s the best-worst prank you’ve played on someone?
  121. What hobby would you like to get into?
  122. What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?
  123. What’s one place you absolutely have to visit before you die?
  124. What motivates you?
  125. What weird things do you get nostalgic about?
  126. What culture would you like to learn more about?
  127. What are you most likely to get arrested for?
  128. In your opinion, what’s the worst kind of job to have?
  129. What do you wish your phone could do?
  130. What’s your favorite app?
  131. Which animal is the most fascinating?
  132. What fashion trend do you think needs to make a comeback?
  133. What’s one useless fact that you know?
  134. What’s your favorite Olympic sport to watch?
  135. What’s the stupidest thing you’re good at?
  136. How do you usually get your news?
  137. What weird smell do you like?
  138. What does your perfect breakfast look like?
  139. What were your favorite TV shows growing up?
  140. What do you plan to do when you retire?
  141. What music do you put on to get pumped?
  142. Would you rather spend time with other people or at home alone?
  143. How do you unwind after a long day?
  144. Who do you look up to?
  145. How well do you know your neighbors?
  146. What’s the greatest cause to dedicate your life to?
  147. What are three of your favorite snacks?
  148. What would the perfect birthday party look like for you?
  149. If you had to lose one of your five senses, which would it be?
  150. Do you prefer pens or pencils?
  151. If a new volcano formed and the government had an online contest to name it, what name would you submit?
  152. Would you say you’re good at drawing?
  153. What’s your favorite movie genre?
  154. What’s a weird food combination that you actually enjoy?
  155. What’s your worst roommate story?
  156. What public spaces do you feel most comfortable in?
  157. If you were in charge of the company you work for, what would you change?
  158. Are you a dance-in-the-kitchen type of person?
  159. What’s your favorite flavor of cake?
  160. What art medium seems to translate feelings and emotions to you the easiest?
  161. What about becoming an adult caught you completely off guard?
  162. What recent trend are you totally hopping on the bandwagon of?
  163. What’s the worst piece of advice you’ve ever received?
  164. What does the perfect hamburger look like?
  165. Do you ever get deja vu?
  166. Out of all the people you’ve encountered in your life, who has had the strangest name?
  167. What’s your favorite way to spend time outdoors?
  168. Have you ever done something truly courageous?
  169. Do you believe we are all living in a simulation?
  170. What sport do you wish you knew more about?
  171. What are you hilariously bad at?
  172. Are you a cat or a dog person?
  173. What was the best vacation you’ve ever been on?
  174. What are you kind of snobby about?
  175. What kind of people do you most enjoy being around?
  176. What’s the craziest roller coaster you’ve ever ridden?
  177. When someone finds out where you’re from, what’s the first thing they usually ask you about that place?
  178. What’s something you thought would be easy until you tried it?
  179. What would you add to movie theaters to improve the movie theater experience for everyone?
  180. What’s your favorite month?
  181. What’s your favorite holiday?
  182. How many dogs or cats would you have if you didn’t have to take care of any of them?
  183. Besides insects and spiders, what species of animal is the most annoying?
  184. Are you more of a sweatpants or power-suit kind of person?
  185. Would you rather have a home in the mountains or at the beach?
  186. What’s a food that you can never resist when offered?
  187. What’s the grossest food you’ve ever had to eat out of politeness?
  188. What’s the craziest dream/nightmare you can remember?
  189. What is the most embarrassing story from your high school years?
  190. What’s the weirdest non-breakfast food item that you’ve eaten for breakfast?
  191. What’s the longest you’ve been without eating?
  192. What’s the worst thing you ever did as a kid and got away with?
  193. What’s your favorite nostalgia song that you still jam out to when you’re by yourself in the car?
  194. What Disney character were you inexplicably (or rightfully) afraid of when you were little?
  195. What were a few words you couldn’t pronounce as a kid, so you made up your own pronunciations for them?
  196. Have you ever gotten lost? What’s the story behind that?
  197. Have you named any of the cars you’ve owned?
  198. What are some of the earliest bands you remember being obsessed with?
  199. What’s the weirdest tradition you have in your family?
  200. Tell me the story of your first crush.