Speed dating questions

Speed Dating QuestionsJust to help you through those nerve wracking first seconds and to get the conversation flowing and the ice well broken, here are some of our favourite speed dating questions, from the serious and the light-hearted to the downright loony!

Being well prepared with engaging speed dating questions will not only ensure full enjoyment of the evening, you can actually learn a surprising amount about a person from even the most seemingly trivial questions. We don't want you to see this as a job interview, but you do have to make a good impression in 3 minutes, as well as learning as much as you can about your date.

Having another person show real interest is extremely flattering, so asking interesting speed dating questions should score good points with your date, but best of all, being well prepared with good questions will allow your dates to see you at your very best - relaxed, sociable and confidently out-going. Feel free to use any of these as they are, or as a starting point to inspire your own, and remember to email us your favourites at the address below!

The serious...

  • What are you most proud of in your life?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years' time?
  • What 3 words would your best friend use to describe you?
  • If you had only six months to live, what would you do first?
  • Are you an outdoor or an indoor person and what do you enjoy about that?
  • What would you prefer, a day at the races or a night at the theatre?

The light-hearted...

  • What do you do for fun?
  • Who was your hero as a child?
  • Do you believe that the cup is half empty or half full?
  • If you could have lunch with any person, living or dead, who would it be and why?
  • If you could time travel to the past to correct any mistakes you feel you've made, would you?
  • If you won the lottery, how would you spend your millions?
  • If you were an animal in the wild, what would you be?
  • What was the first record you ever bought?
  • Where in the world would you most like to be this weekend and why?
  • What luxury item would you take on a desert island?
  • What makes you laugh?
  • What makes you cry?
  • What is your favourite word and why?
  • If you have friends coming for supper what would you cook?
  • If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be?
  • Would you rather climb a mountain or trek across a desert?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
  • If you could be successful at any job in the world, what would that job be?
  • Describe your perfect Sunday morning?
  • What did you do today that made you feel good?

And the downright loony!

  • Aliens have landed and selected you to visit their home planet. Do you go with them?
  • Were you a mod, a rocker, a punk, a soul dude/diva or did you follow any other trend?

And now what not to ask...!

It's generally not a good idea to ask someone where he or she lives until you know them a little better, and asking what they do for a living isn't considered very original. It's wise to avoid weighty or sensitive areas such as religion, and as far as your own answers go, you won't be showing yourself in the best light if you rattle on about your previous dates or how you miss your ex!

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We'd love to hear the most crazy speed dating questions you've come across, whether you were on the giving or receiving end, and whether they worked for you or not! Send us your dating questions and if any have us all in stitches, we'll put them up on the site for all to see!

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