Ever had that feeling of wanting to know more about someone, but you’re not sure how to start the conversation? This can be frustrating and sometimes people just give up. Well, today I’m going to help you out with some rapid-fire questions that will get any conversation started!
How long have you been alive? What is your favourite food? Do you prefer to live in the city or the country? Questions like these are some of life’s most basic.
Questions that, when asked one after another, can help us get to know someone on a deeper level.
Questions that don’t require any special type of knowledge or skill set other than being curious and observant of those around us. Questions that are perfect for rapid-fire questions!
Rapid Fire Questions you Should be Asking
One-Word Rapid Fire Questions
What was the first concert you ever attended?
If you could be the character in a tv show, what character would you want to be?
What’s your favourite holiday?
What’s your favourite season?
Where did you grow up?
Who’s the person you talk to when you need a listening ear?
If you had to give someone a book you’ve read, which would it be?
What is a good spy codename for you?
Favourite holiday destination
What is one food you would never want to give up?
Who is your hero?
If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
What habit holds you back the most?
What is your favourite dessert?
What are you most grateful for in the whole world?
Favourite childhood memory
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever eaten in a restaurant?
Who do you text most?
What is your favourite word in another language?
What’s your favourite pizza topping?
Where do you go when you want to be alone?
What is the best non-curse-world one-word insult?
If you had to be a Disney character, which would you be?
What one thing is just the cutest?
What is your favourite word?
One subject you would like to learn more about.
To you, what is the best age to be?
What time do you usually go to bed at night?
What subject do you find to be most fascinating?
What is your favourite type of music?
What word do you have a hard time pronouncing?
What time of day are you most inspired?
If your life was a story, what would it be titled?
If you could pay someone to do one of your chores, which would it be?
What is your favourite animal?
What is your Zodiac sign? Do you believe in it?
What’s your favourite beverage?
What is your favourite body part?
Name a song that makes you happy.
Who is your best friend?
My favourite outfit when at home
What was your favourite subject in school?
What is your favourite colour?
What is your favourite breakfast?
What’s your least favourite beverage?
What is your favourite month?
Where did you go on your last vacation?
What is your favourite movie genre?
What do you collect?
What word do you hate hearing?
What chore do you absolutely despise doing?
What’s your favourite colour?
If you could learn any language in a week, which would it be?
What do you impulse buy most often at the store?
What was the last thing you watched on tv?
What is your favourite store?
Favourite TV show?
What is your favourite game of all time?
What were you afraid of as a child?
Name the first word that comes to your mind.
Name a person who inspires you.
What do you say when you answer the phone?
What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten from a restaurant?
What is your favourite type of food?
Describe your style in one word.
What is your favourite type of weather?
What career did you dream of having as a kid?
If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
What subject would you be ok never learning about again?
What is your favourite season?
What was your first job?
What is your favourite food?
What is one food you would gladly get out of your life?
What time do you usually wake up in the morning?
What is your go-to pastime?
Two options rapid fire Questions and This or That Questions
Would you rather sleep better or be more fit?
Gold or silver?
Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
Wine or chocolate?
Love or friendship?
Work or play?
Dress up or dress down?
Sleep with socks on or socks off?
Sunrise or sunset?
Quality or quantity?
Street smarts or book smarts?
Money or happiness?
Organized to the smallest detail or “controlled” chaos?
Is technology good or bad for us?
Do you prefer driving or flying?
Would you rather find your dream job or win the lottery?
Go to a concert or go to a sporting event?
Coincidence or fate?
Beach or mountains?
Take a bubble bath or walk in nature?
Sleep in or take a nap?
Amusement park or zoo?
Win the lottery or wake up super fit?
Morning person or night owl?
Book or Netflix?
Do you shower at night or in the morning?
Breakfast food or dinner food?
Play games or ask funny conversation questions?
Learn by watching or learn by doing?
Do you consider yourself a boring or fun person?
Pet – tiger or lion?
Do you kill bugs you find inside or take them outside?
Are you more of an introvert or extrovert?
Win a close game or win an award?
Have more time or more money?
Would you rather be social or be alone?
A night out or a night in?
Bungee jumping or sky diving?
Go to a movie or go to a play?
Expensive presents or homemade presents?
Sleep on the right side or left side of the bed?
Freedom or money?
Would you rather be a famous singer or actor, and why?
Do you prefer watching movies at the theatre, renting a movie from home, or neither?
Summer or winter?
Rain or snow?
Would you rather sleep in late or take long nap at midday?
Are you more of a thinker or a doer?
Are you more analytical or creative?
Work hard or play hard?
Dogs or cats?
Mountain, sand or beach?
Pets or no pets?
Physical strength or mental strength?
Do you prefer to live in the city or the country?
Black or white?
Coffee or tea?
Do you prefer dogs or cats?
Chocolate or vanilla?
French fries or chips?
Music or quiet?
Would you rather drive or fly?
What favourite ice cream flavour – chocolate, strawberry or vanilla?
Bird or dog?
Sweet or salty?
Would you rather fly or have super strength?
Cats or dogs?
Would you rather be in your dream relationship or be in your dream job?
Are you an explorer or a homebody?
Salty or sweet?
The fresh food or fried food?
Do you prefer social time or alone time?
Spend money on a dream home or travel the world?
Nintendo or Playstation?
Go forward in time or go back in time?
Get it done first or wait until the last minute?
Which superpower would you choose – invisibility or mind reading?
Do you watch shows one episode at a time or binge whole seasons?
Morning or evening?
Do you prefer indoor or outdoor activities?
Are you an optimist or a realist?
Would you rather travel to the past or to the future?
iPhone or Samsung?
Read the book or watch the movie?
Minimalist or hoarder?
Work on a puzzle or play a game?
Books or magazines?
Are you more cautious or bold?
Travel in the country or travel abroad?
Mickey mouse or tom & jerry?
What would you do Rapid Fire Questions?
If there’s a spider in your house, do you kill it or set it free?
If you could ask God one question, what would it be?
If you could be any animal what would it be?
If you could be anywhere right now, where would it be?
If you could say one thing to God what would you say?
If you could travel back in time, what period would you go to?
If you were a superhero what would you do first?
If you were on a deserted island with nothing what would you do?
What advice would you give your young self?
Good Rapid Fire Questions for friends
Tell me the nickname your parents used to call you when you were little
The movie character you wish you were
The name that you would give yourself
The weirdest habit that apparently only you possess
What weirdest thing you ever ate?
What do people usually do that annoys you?
What is success for you?
What is the biggest lesson that you learned in 2017 and why was it important to learn?
What is the first thing you notice when it comes to the opposite gender?
What is the last thing that you did to help someone else out and why was it meaningful for them?
What is the most inspiring book that you’ve read and why?
What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
What is the worst thing about you?
What is your best feature?
What is your favourite alcoholic beverage?
What is your favourite animal and why?
What is your favourite childhood memory?
What is your favourite colour and why?
What is your favourite food?
What is your favourite memory from childhood and why?
What scares you?
What would be the most interesting/unique job that you can think of, and what’s something fun about it? (I’m not really sure!)
How do you express yourself when feeling angry at someone else’s actions?
What would you change about yourself?
What’s your favourite thing about wintertime or snowfall season in general?
What’s something new happening in your life right now?
What’s something that you do not like doing?
What’s something that you like doing?
What’s something you could eat for a week straight?
What’s something you don’t like?
What’s the first thing you notice about someone when you meet them?
What’s your favourite colour?
What’s your favourite dessert?
What’s your favourite drink?
What’s your favourite flower?
What’s your favourite food?
What’s your favourite number and why?
What’s your favourite position in bed?
What’s your hobby?
When are you most productive?
When was the last time that someone complimented you on something, what did they say, and how did it make you feel inside?
When was the last time that you cried?
When was the last time you cried
When were you the happiest?
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Why?
When’s your birthday, year/month/day?
Where do you see yourself a year from now and why?
Who is your inspiration and why?
Why can’t we tickle ourselves?
Your favourite cake flavour?
Your nickname at home & office
Rapid Fire Questions for friends
Do you have any tattoos?
Do you like surprises or would rather know all details ahead of time about something, and why?
Do you prefer the company of dogs/cats more than humans and why? (I’m torn on this one!)
How do you release stress in your life when it builds up to be too much?
How do you express yourself when feeling angry/upset with someone else’s actions? (ex: I would ignore them or I would confront them)
How do you handle money?
How do you start your day?
How long can you hold your breath?
How often do you lie?
In which subject were you best at school?
In which subject were you the worst at school?
That most stupid mistake ever done
Are you happy where you are right now in life?
Are you scared in the dark?
Can you describe yourself in one sentence and why it’s accurate to who you are as a person?
Describe yourself in 5 words
Rapid Fire Questions for Girlfriends or Girls
Flats or heels?
On a scale from one to ten, how good are you when it comes to keeping secrets?
How do you feel about tattoos?
Have you ever been in love?
Have you ever stolen anything?
Have you ever tasted soap?
Who do you love the most?
Best fashion advice you’ve ever gotten?
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever gotten?
Rapid Fire Questions for couples
What is your favourite karaoke song?
When was the last time you cried?
What things do you look forward to each day?
What are the things you value most from the beginning of our relationship?
What are some of the things that you are most grateful for?
What was your favourite date we had?
Are there any people, from friends to relatives, you want to get closer to? Why?
What song do you think of when you think of me?
Do you want kids? If so, what are some of the values you want to teach them?
What makes you smile?
What is your favourite memory of our relationship?
Is there anything you’re hesitant to accomplish that I can help you with?
In which situations do you feel most secure in our relationship?
Is there anything you would change about yourself?
Do hugs make you feel at home?
What are you hoping to learn in the coming year?
What is your favourite spot to see the sunset?
What was your favourite part about our first kiss?
What is the main thing that you think makes a relationship last?
How have you changed in the last two years?
What was your first sexual experience?
Are you a leader or a follower?
Have you ever wanted to move anywhere else?
What helped shape your current political stance and principles?
Long drives or at-home dates?
What one possession you cannot live without?
What is your favourite way to communicate?
When did you first know you wanted to be in a relationship with me?
What is your favourite thing about me?
What experiences and situations, whether yours or someone else’s, inspired your philosophy of love?
What makes you feel most loved?
Can you live without wifi?
What is the one secret you want to tell me?
How do you define happiness?
Are there any conflicts that we’ve had in the past that you don’t feel are wholly resolved yet?
What annoys you the most?
What are your goals for this relationship?
Where is a place you’ve always wanted to travel to?
Do you trust me?
Are you a cat or a dog person?
What is your favourite film?
What does a balanced relationship look like to you?
How do you see the future individually and collectively as a couple?
What was your favourite class?
What is your idea of a healthy relationship?
What physical and emotional gestures do you appreciate most?
Have you ever been scared of me?
Do you prefer a good quality of life or a long life?
What is the extent of your religious ideology, if any?
What is your favourite childhood memory?
How do you foresee us resolving our most persistent problems?
What is your favourite place?
If you could gain one quality or ability, what would it be?
What is your favourite TV sitcom?
What is your favourite meal to share for a date night?
What is something you want to do together that we haven’t?
When was the first time you fell in love?
What impresses you the most?
Which family member did you admire most when you were young?
What are some of the highest-valued things on your bucket list?
What is your favourite thing about yourself?
Are you satisfied with our chemistry and intimacy?
What does a perfect day look like to you?
Is there anything about me that you don’t currently know but want to?
What is your favourite book?
Rapid Fire Questions for fun
What job doesn’t exist but you did wish for it to exist?
Who is your favourite comedian?
If you could buy anything with money being no object, what would you buy and why?
If you could fly, where would you fly to first?
Which celebrity annoys you with their social media posts?
If you had 10 minutes to speak to the whole world, what would you say?
Do you cringe every time you enter a public restroom?
What celebrity annoys you?
What is the weirdest thing you’ve seen an animal do?
What celebrity do you wish you looked more like?
What song always reminds you of your childhood?
What did you last search on google?
What is the best pun you can think of?
What tortures you the most?
Have you ever been stunned by a magic trick?
What are you addicted to?
If you had to paint something right now, what would you paint?
What is your favourite dance move?
Have you ever played a prank on your parents?
Describe your perfect girl in 3 words.
Do you find employee engagement activities at work absolutely horrible?
What is the worst job anyone could offer you?
What’s the worst car you’ve had?
What is the worst purchase you’ve ever made?
What object do you keep misplacing?
Have you ever puked on someone as a teenager?
What phobias do you have?
What was your best subject at school?
What did you buy last as an impulse buy?
What’s your favourite colour?
Do you know how to do a card trick?
Would you be the hero in a movie or the sidekick?
What is the punchline to your favourite joke?
Rapid Fire Questions for Boyfriend
If you had no money concerns, what business would you startup?
What’s the most bizarre fact you know?
What’s the worst country you’ve travelled to?
Have you ever made any strange life decisions?
What event in your life makes you ashamed?
What do you think women find most attractive about you?
What strange phobias do you have?
Do you think the invention of alcohol was a good thing?
What would you have written on your tombstone?
What would be your way of seeking revenge on someone you dislike?
What was the most embarrassing thing you’ve had to do out of politeness?
What’s one thing you will never buy again?
How often does your brain go on autopilot?
How close am I to that first impression?
What fact do you wish you had never learned?
What do you dislike most about being a man?
Who do you consider to be your hero?
What’s the longest amount of time you have been awake?
Do you have any restaurant horror stories?
What do you think of women who fart in front of you?
If money was no issue, what invention would you like to come up with?
What would be the worst thing you could put into a pinata?
If you could be invisible for a day, who would you want to spend it with?
What was your first swear word?
What gives you motivation every time you wake up?
Have you ever fantasized about a friend’s girlfriend?
What would you do to occupy your time in prison?
What’s the strangest work experience you’ve ever had?
What would your dream man cave look like?
Where’s the strangest place you’ve been on a date?
What is the wackiest gift you have ever received or given someone?
What would people say about you in your funeral speech?
What was the most pointless subject in school?
Would you rather live in permanent darkness or permanent winter?
What would be your speciality dish if you owned a restaurant?
What’s the worst car you’ve owned?
What’s the most boring activity you do with your partner?
What medical breakthrough would you like to see in your lifetime?
If you could invent a new sea creature, what would you call it, and what would it look like?
What would be the first thought to come to your mind if someone told you that they saw me with another guy?
What would you do if you woke up tomorrow as a baby but had all your recent memories and experiences?
What game do you dominate when you play it?
Is the area where you grew up famous for anything?
If you had to be involved in any historical war, which one would it be and why?
What celebrity couple would you like to be your Mom and Dad?
What extreme sport would you love to do but are too scared to try?
What’s your favourite part of your body?
What is your wildest fantasy?
If I told you that I had a dream that I cheated on you with your best friend, how would you react?
If you were given a chance to give up all but 3 things to have a whole new, more successful life, What are the 3 things you wouldn’t give up?
Which is the song you associate with my image?
What’s the most ridiculously expensive gift you gave someone?
What the most embarrassing thing someone has ever said or done to you is?
Would a movie about your life be a one-hit-wonder, or would there be a sequel?
What age do you feel now?
What conspiracy theory do you think is true?
At what age do you want to retire?
What’s your worst social media experience?
What was your first impression of me?
Would you rather live in a world without sport or a world without women?
What’s one thing you have done to someone that you would not let them do to you?
What’s the strangest thing you’ve been to the hospital for?
Everyone had a crush on a TV character when they were teenagers. Who was yours?
Which celebrity do you think you look like the most?
If you had to describe our relationship in 5 words, what would they be?
How do you show someone you love them?
Where’s the cheapest place to buy sanitary towels?
If I caught you lying to me, how would you save yourself?
What movie quotes have you used in real life?
What do you think should be made illegal that isn’t?
How often do you drive somewhere and not remember how you got there?
What cheap item massively exceeded your expectations?
Have you ever lied about something and pacified yourself by saying it was for the ‘greater good? When? What? How?
If you had to fight one of the Avengers, who do you think you could beat?
Were you ever attracted to one of your teachers?
If I were to be your slave for a day, what would you ask me to do for you?
What was the craziest thing you’ve done on a dare?
If you could have a miniature version of any wild animal, what would you choose?
What part of your body would you like to be robotic?
Do you enjoy being at home or travelling around the world?
What regrets do you have in life?
How would your ex-partner describe you?
What’s the ugliest piece of clothing you own?
If you owned a luxury yacht, what would you call it?
If you could get one superpower, what would it be?
If you could give up one of your senses, which one would it be? Why?
If you could be a fly on the wall of any building, where would you go?
If I were a fruit, what would I be?
If you could have a drink with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
What scene from a movie scarred you for life?
What sport do you wish you were world-class at?
Have you ever cheated or been cheated on?
Would you go onto an alien spaceship if they invited you on?
What’s the most useless piece of knowledge you know?
Is your life how you imagined it would be as a child?
Do you think ghosts exist?
Would you still eat meat if you had to kill the animals yourself?
Your worst date. Describe it.
Do you believe that someone hears you when you pray?
If you were a fictional character who would you be?
What’s your first ever picture on Facebook?
We hope you’ve found this list of 50 rapid-fire questions useful. If you’re looking for more, we have a few others that may be helpful as well!
Keep in mind these are just some questions to get the ball rolling and if they don’t work out there are always other ways to find common ground with someone new. The key is finding those things that will spark an interesting conversation so take your time and ask away!