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200 Questions for couples

200 Questions for couples

Whether they are a new boyfriend or girlfriend, or you’ve been a couple for years and years, we’ve got loads of questions for couples that will be perfect for getting a great conversation going.

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Some questions are more serious than others so have a look through and see which questions for couples are right for you and your partner.

We have such a wide variety of questions to choose from I’m sure you will find the perfect set of questions for you and your partner.

Getting to know your partner questions

One of the most important things in a relationship is learning about your partner. You can know what to expect from them and can figure out if you two are a good match.

  • What’s your ideal way to spend a vacation?
  • What makes you dislike a person?
  • Do you think you are a confident person? Why or why not?
  • What about yourself are you most proud of?
  • What would the best version of you be like?
  • What life experiences did you miss out on?
  • When are you the most “you”?
  • What musical instrument do you wish you could play?
  • What is the nicest compliment you’ve received?
  • What age would you like to live to?
  • How did you fall out with some of your previously close friends?
  • When has a mundane occurrence or chance completely changed the course of your life?
  • Are you happy with the people you surround yourself with? Why or why not?
  • If you could travel to any country in the world for one month, where would you go?
  • What is your favorite memory of someone who isn’t in your life anymore?
  • How superstitious are you?
  • What has been a recurring theme in your life?
  • What was your most inappropriate or embarrassing fart?
  • What do you think happens after death?
  • What are your top 5 rules for life?
  • What’s your favorite thing in your / our house?
  • What book or movie do you wish you could experience for the first time again?
  • If you had a friend who spoke to you the same way you speak to yourself, would you keep them as a friend?
  • What petty thing that people do really gets on your nerves?
  • What brings meaning to your life?
  • What is something you wish you could say to people but can’t?
  • What are some of the most attractive traits a person can have?
  • What’s a secret you’ve never told anyone?
  • What small pleasures do you enjoy the most?
  • Who is the most irritating person you know?
  • What has been your biggest screw up so far?
  • What have you struggled with your entire life?
  • What is the most significant change you would like to make in your life?
  • What do you want out of life?
  • What calms you down the most?
  • What are kinds of things do you find repulsive?
  • What would your perfect life look like?
  • If you received a salary to follow whatever passion you wanted to, what would you do?
  • What’s your most embarrassing story about being sick?
  • What friend have you not thought about in a long time?
  • What’s the craziest thing that has happened at a job you worked at?
  • Who do you act nice around but secretly dislike?
  • If money was no object, and with no input from me, how would you decorate your / our house?
  • How good are you at reading people?
  • Are you hopeful about your future?
  • Who do you want to be more like or who do you look up to most?
  • What were the healthiest and unhealthiest periods of your life?
  • What’s the worst emotional or mental anguish you’ve endured?
  • What do you like most about where we live?
  • What do you worry about?
  • What’s something you screwed up and then tried to hide?
  • What’s the scariest / creepiest place you have ever been?
  • Do you think the world is improving or getting worse? Why?
  • How do you think society is changing? Do you think we’ll change with it?
  • What’s the worst thing that people are proud of?
  • What’s the biggest betrayal you have ever experienced?
  • What would be the greatest gift to receive?
  • What is something that you are dreading?
  • What makes you feel super fancy?
  • What would you want your obituary to say?
  • What has taken up too much of your life?
  • What’s the most disheartening and heartening realization you have come to?
  • What was the hardest lesson you’ve had to learn?
  • Would you take 3 million dollars if it meant that the person you hate most in the world gets 9 million?
  • What part of you as a person still needs a lot of work?
  • What are some words of wisdom that have stuck with you all these years?
  • How well do you know yourself?
  • What is your best (not worst) flaw?
  • How forgiving are you?
  • Tell me about a time you almost died.
  • Are you ashamed of anything you did in the past? If you are comfortable talking about it, what was it?
  • Do you prefer living in the countryside, in a town, or in a big city? Why?
  • What’s your fondest memory of a tree?
  • What are some of the most pleasant sensations for you?
  • Are you happy with the career path you chose or do you wish you had chosen a different career?
  • What’s the most unethical thing you do regularly?
  • What is way more difficult than it sounds?
  • What job do you think you were born to do?
  • What’s the biggest financial mistake you’ve made?
  • What makes you lose faith in humanity when you think about it?
  • What was the most painful thing to hear?
  • What biases do you think you have?
  • What are you battling that you don’t tell anyone about?
  • What luxury do you enjoy treating yourself to?
  • What do you most like to do when you have alone time?
  • What is normal now that will be considered unethical and barbaric in 100 years?
  • When you’re gone when you want to be remembered for?
  • If there was a horrible accident and you were unconscious and on life support, how long would you want to be on life support?
  • Do you believe in good luck and bad luck? How about things that are lucky or unlucky?
  • If you had a million dollars to give to any charity, what type of charity would you give it to?
  • What’s something that a lot of people are afraid of, but you aren’t?
  • If you could open a business what type of business would you open?
  • What can someone do that makes them immediately unattractive to you, no matter how attractive they are physically?
  • What untrue thing did you believe for an incredibly long time?
  • What were the three most important turning points in your life?
  • What animal are you most afraid of?
  • What scandal happened in your neighbor or town when you were growing up?
  • How well do you think you would handle prison?
  • What’s the most awkward social situation you’ve been in?
  • What is something that scares you on a daily basis?
  • When was the last time you cried?
  • What’s the most peaceful/restful night of sleep you’ve had?
  • What’s the most dangerous, thrill-seeking thing you would consider doing?
  • What’s your biggest regret?
  • Is it better to trust people or not trust people? And why?
  • What do you think your best and worst personality traits are?
  • Who do you miss the most?
  • What is the hardest life lesson you’ve had to learn?
  • What do you take for granted?
  • What’s the most stressful situation you’ve been in? How did you handle it?
  • What’s the most ambitious thing you’ve attempted?
  • What does you perfect date look like?
  • How often do you change your opinions or how you view the world?
  • What’s the biggest opportunity you were given?
  • What is something we should enjoy more because it won’t be around for long?
  • What’s a question you wish people would ask more often?
  • What is the saddest thing about your life that nobody knows?
  • What are you most sentimental about?
  • Do you think people more people look down on you or up to you? Why?
  • What question do you most want an answer to?
  • What are some of the telltale signs of a shallow person?
  • What do you look forward to most in the day?
  • If you could instantly learn a talent or skill, what would you want to know how to do?
  • When is your favorite time of day?
  • What are the best and worst things about the period of history we are living through?
  • What’s the most rewarding thing in your daily routine?
  • What weird thing stresses you out more than it should?
  • When do you feel like you are really in your element?
  • How likely are you to believe in conspiracy theories?
  • What are some alcohol-induced stories of your younger days?
  • What’s the best way for someone to improve themselves?
  • What was the most productive time in your life? How about the least productive?
  • What three words best describe you?
  • How well do you function under a lot of pressure?
  • What is your weakness?
  • What are two of the most important events in your life?
  • What is something you know is bad for you but you can’t seem to get away from it?
  • What’s the biggest favor you’ve done for someone?
  • How does your current morning routine compare to your ideal morning routine?
  • What brings you the most joy?
  • What are you purposefully ignoring even though you know you should probably deal with it?
  • What do you wish you were better at?
  • Is there anything you did wrong for years and years, only to discover later that you were doing it wrong?

We also have a page of questions to get to know someone that should be helpful.


Questions about their family and childhood

When you are looking for relationship questions, it’s always important to ask about family and childhood. Knowing where your partner came from can help you understand how they are now.

  • What is something your parents did or used to do that really embarrassed you?
  • What small seemingly insignificant thing did your parents, or someone else say when you were a child that has stuck with you all this time?
  • What is the best or worst thing you inherited from your parents?
  • What made you realize that your parents were just human like everyone else?
  • What habits do you still have from childhood?
  • What family vacations did you take as a child?
  • How traditionally “normal” was your family?
  • Children are often very similar to their parents. How do you want to be different than your parents? And how do you want to be similar to them?
  • What school subjects did you like and hate most when you were in school?
  • What unique game of pretend did you frequently play as a child?
  • What movie seriously scarred you as a child or as an adult?
  • What irrational fears did you have as a child?
  • What toy played the most significant part in your childhood?
  • What are some of your earliest memories?

Relationship questions

Here are the main questions for couples that deal with the relationship itself. It’s important to be non-judgmental when asking and answering these questions.  It’s not about telling your partner the things they do wrong or the things you want from them. It’s about working together as a couple to build a healthy relationship.

  • What is something I did that you thought was exceptionally kind or thoughtful?
  • What new hobbies or activities would you like to try together as a couple?
  • What’s our greatest strength as a couple?
  • What could we do to make our relationship stronger?
  • What is something small that we can do daily for each other to make our lives better?
  • How much space / alone time should people in a relationship give each other?
  • What questions should partners ask each other before getting married?
  • What do I do that makes you the happiest?
  • How important is it for individuals in a relationship to maintain their own separate identity?
  • What makes our relationship better than other relationships?
  • What do you think our life will look like in 10 years?
  • What do you think would bring us closer together as a couple?
  • What kind of memories do you want to make together?
  • How often would you like to go out on a date?
  • What do you think the most essential thing in a successful relationship is?
  • What’s your favorite way we spend time together?
  • What’s your favorite gift I’ve given you?
  • Where do you want to live when we retire?
  • In what areas do you think our personalities complement each other? (i.e. One is too reckless, and the other is too cautious, and it balances out to a happy medium.)
  • How well do you think we communicate?
  • What adventure would you like to go on with me?
  • What’s the best relationship advice you’ve received?
  • What are some things you really like about me?
  • What do you think the hardest thing about marriage/being in a relationship is?
  • What can I do to most help us?
  • What do you see as your role in our relationship?
  • What would be a deal breaker for our relationship, something you couldn’t forgive?
  • What makes us different than other couples?
  • What do you think would be the best way to strengthen our relationship?
  • What are some of your relationship goals?
  • How realistic do you think couples in movies and TV are?
  • What does a happy and healthy relationship look like to you?

Couple questions about sex

Sex is an important topic to talk about in any relationship. It’s important to know what each of you considers a healthy and enjoyable sex life.

  • How well do you think our sex drives match up?
  • How important do you think sex is in our relationship?
  • What are you into, but haven’t told me about?
  • What do I do in bed that drives you wild?
  • What is the most adventurous thing you’ve done sexually?
  • Besides orgasms, what is the best part of sex?
  • What’s the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you while having sex?
  • When am I at my sexiest?
  • What would you like me to do in the bedroom to spice things up a bit?
  • What’s better than great sex?
  • What do I do outside the bedroom that turns you on?

Couple questions about having kids

It is vital that a couple is on the same page when it comes to kids. There can be a lot of strife and heartache in a relationship if one partner absolutely wants kids and the other doesn’t, or if you both have wildly different expectations for raising children.

  • Do you eventually want to have children? How many children do you eventually want? Why?
  • What’s the worst parenting mistake a couple can make?
  • What is the best way to raise children?
  • How would we know if we did our job as parents well?
  • Do you think it is more important for a couple with kids to focus on the kids more or each other more? Why?
  • How do you think having kids will / has changed our lives and relationship?

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