These funny get to know you questions will help you remain calm and relaxed instead of intrusive or aloof when learning more about someone new.
Meeting new people can be nerve-racking for us all, especially for introverts or those with social anxiety. Finding the perfect funny questions to get to know someone is key.
You don’t want to ask too many questions and seem overbearing, but you also want to seem interested. Instead of taking things too far, these funny get to know you questions can help you make a real connection that is authentic yet laidback.
How to ask funny questions to get to know someone
Keep things light. When you are first getting to know someone you usually want to avoid anything too deep.
If you don’t want to just blurt out a question, share a funny story that is related to the question so that there is a more natural flow to the questions to come.
Smile and relax. If you are nervous or jittery you could come off as sketchy. You don’t want to give someone the wrong vibe whether you’re asking them funny or serious questions. [Read: 13 ways to open up and really get to know someone]
Be sure to be yourself and be open to their answers. You need to let the conversation flow instead of just having a Q&A.
Also, be prepared to answer the same questions. If you are trying to get to know someone, they will want to get to know you as well. Be sure you are ready to answer these funny questions as well.
Without your input the conversation will be one-sided and feel more like an interview or worse, an interrogation.
Avoid anything controversial
Being funny doesn’t mean you have to push limits. There is such a thing as family-friendly comedy. So, unless you somehow know this person’s sense of humor, try to avoid any funny questions about politics, religion, etc.
Don’t ask any questions relating to race or even socio-economic status. Keep things rated PG. You don’t want to offend this person or turn these funny get to know you questions into a debate.
When you first get to know someone a distasteful joke can not only be a red flag, but also a major or even immediate turn-off. First impressions do matter. So, keep it clean. [Read: Impress everyone you meet by making a great first impression]
There is enough controversy, drama, and fighting in the world, keep this fun and light. You don’t know this person yet, so sticking to neutral topics at first will be best.
Funny get to know you questions for anyone
These funny questions range from embarrassing to informative and even serve as starters fuller conversations.
So, pick and choose as you please. Not only will your confidence improve, but whoever you’re getting to know will leave knowing just how funny you are. You want to be easy to talk to, not intimidating. These questions will start you off on the right foot. [Read: How to remain calm when meeting someone new]
Asking funny get to know you questions is the perfect way to break the ice with anyone new. So keep on reading and take some notes.
#1 What is your most embarrassing moment? This is a go-to and a classic for a reason. No one’s answer will ever be the same. Be sure to have your go-to story ready too.
This lets you know how seriously this person takes themselves and if they can laugh at their formerly embarrassing moments. If they don’t want to share they may be insecure, which definitely helps you get to know them. [Read: Fun questions to ask your friend to get to know them better]
#2 Do you have any weird talents or skills? This is always an interesting one. For example, I can lick my elbow and it is supposed to be impossible. That is something people always find super intriguing.
But expect for them to ask the same question back, so if you aren’t prepared to walk on your hands or pop your shoulder out of its socket in the middle of a restaurant you can skip this one.
#3 What was your favorite childhood TV show? This always starts fun and nostalgic conversation. You can reminisce on childhood and discuss how your sense of humor has changed, or if you would still watch that show today.
There is nothing like looking back on your past to bring you closer together. Just keep the conversation focused on movies or TV, because childhood talks can get deep fast. [Read: Funny ways to start a conversation with a girl]
#4 What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid? If you have a photo of yours on your phone that is a plus. Everyone loves to hear the answer to this question.
Not everyone stuck with a witch or a ghost, so seeing what this person loved so much that they wanted to dress up as it is pretty darn interesting. Mine was a pumpkin princess… don’t ask.
#5 What was your worst fashion or style faux pas? Again you get to make fun of yourselves and each other. Talking about that mohawk you had, those frosted tips, or feathered hair is always enjoyable.
Plus, it gets you the perfect segue for a compliment… “Well, you sure did grow up nicely.”
Bonding over embarrassing or cringey parts of your past helps you both let your guards down. [Read: An awkward person’s guide to flirting]
#6 What is the most cringe-inducing pick up line you have ever heard? Personally I love these. I mean not to actually be picked up with, but hearing such unbelievably bad or corny pick up lines is hilarious.
Plus, knowing that someone actually thought it would work makes it impossible not to laugh. [Read: 70 hilarious cheesy pickup lines that’ll leave anyone laughing]
#7 What products have you purchased from an infomercial? Infomercials are infamous for some really insane products. Some are meant for people who can’t make eggs, others for people who don’t own a blanket or robe, and some are just totally useless.
Finding out what this person was tricked into trying is very telling. And if the product was a bust as they usually are, this funny question can lead to a good story
#8 If you could merge animals together which two would you choose and why? This can be a little weird to ask, but if you are both animal lovers it would be so interesting to hear their answer and their explanation behind it.
#9 What is the best dad joke you know? This is a funny and lighthearted, even corny topic. Everyone loves a good dad joke. I mean, how could you not? [Read: How to use humor to win over a crush]
#10 Which animal do you think would be the funniest if it could talk? This is great. Yes, we would all love our dogs or cats to be able to talk back to us, but hearing what a whale, ostrich, or giraffe has to say would be quite interesting.
#11 What is your guilty pleasure? This can be a great way to get to know another side to someone. This person may be all business or super professional, but finding out they love to watch The Bachelor or The Real Housewives would be shocking and hilarious.
Plus, if you share a guilty pleasure you can know bond over you hate-love relationship with Chris Harrison. [Read: 33 guilty pleasures that are best kept a secret]
#12 What is the most useless super power you can think of? Everyone always asks what super power you would want to have. Yes, that is a good question, but to make it funnier, ask this.
There are some super heroes and sidekicks that just don’t make sense. Talking about the hypothetical situations where these powers would come into play can lead to a unique and creative chat.
#13 If you could be the opposite gender for a day what is the first thing you would do? Again this says a lot about someone. If you ask a guy and he says staring at himself naked, you know he may be a little superficial. So, this one, although funny, can also be pretty darn eye-opening. [Read: How to be friends with someone of the opposite gender?]
#14 What song is currently downloaded on your phone that you would be embarrassed if it started playing out of the blue? This is one of those funny get to know you questions that not only gets you a peek inside this person’s music taste, but also their actual music taste.
Everyone is all about sharing their love for Drake, but when you admit to loving Nickelback or One Direction it opens up a whole new door. [Read: The best questions to make someone laugh and enjoy your company]
#15 What is your least favorite word? Moist *sorry* is a popular one, but this is always pretty funny to learn about. Just keep this conversation in a location away from food. A lot of least favorite words can sound pretty nasty.
#16 What is the worst/funniest thing you have ever seen while people watching? People watching is probably one of the most fun and interesting activities you can do. Whether you were eating lunch on a park bench or getting a tan at the beach, it is very likely you’ve seen some hilarious human behavior.
Did you see someone get pooped on by a bird? Did you see someone drop their food on the ground, outside, and still eat it? Or, perhaps you saw a couple getting into a heated fight at Taco Bell? [Read: 8 Ways to stop judging people you don’t know]
#17 What word can you never remember how to spell? You might not think about this very often, but we all have those one or two words that we can never spell right. For instance, mine are nauseous and guarantee. But yours might be restaurant, separate, or even vacuum. *I literally spelled vacuum wrong as I just typed it*.
#18 How do you think your last boss would describe you? This can be funny, embarrassing, or boastful. It can also tell you a lot about this person.
If they think their boss would have nothing but wonderful things to say, they may be a little disillusioned. But everyone has something they did at work to pass the time *other than work*, if they share this they are pretty genuine.
#19 Have you ever had a weird interaction with a celebrity? Nearly everyone has met at least one celebrity. Whether it was at a book signing, on a plane, or just on the street, they are almost never normal.
Whether the celebrity was rude, you were fangirling hard, or you mistook someone for someone else this is always a fun story. [Read: The best ways to be interesting and become the life of a conversation]
#20 Would you rather be really hairy or completely bald? I had to throw at least one would you rather in here. But maybe skip this funny get to know you question if your date is in fact bald or very hairy. Otherwise, it is pretty funny to see what someone says.
#21 What was the stupidest thing you’ve ever done? Did you try a bike trick that ended up with a broken leg? Did you egg your principal’s house?
There has got to be an epic story there.
#22 What are you more scared of? Bugs or snakes? I personally love this one because I hate spiders and bugs while my boyfriend is terrified of snakes, but has no issues with bugs. Even seeing someone’s reaction to talking about this can be funny. [Read: How to look cool no matter what you’re doing]
#23 What is the best worst movie you’ve ever seen? What is the most ridiculous movie ever? What movie is so not funny that is became funny?
Was it a parody movie or something actually meant to be funny?
#24 What is the grossest food you’ve ever tried? Was it something you thought would be good? Did it sound gross but turn out sort of okay? Food is a universal love, so talking about it with a stranger is easy. [Read: How to talk to a stranger without it being awkward]
#25 Would you rather go on your dream vacation for only two days or have a week off at home? This tells you if someone is more of a traveler or a homebody.
Do you have this in common? Or can you change each other’s minds?
#26 Would you rather explore the ocean or space? Space is never ending, but there is still so much of the ocean to explore.
#27 What is the dumbest thing someone can be famous for? Being the face of a meme? For being in a local news clip? Are you famous for something weird?
I wouldn’t say I’m famous, but when I was 9, my town got a new playground and I was in a picture in the paper playing on it. [Read: Dating advice from famous couples]
#28 What excites you the most about being old? Are you excited to remove your dentures? Are you pumped to go to bed early or get the early bird deal at your local restaurant?
Being old isn’t all bad. What parts seem fun?
#29 Do you wish superheroes were real? What if villains were real too? Would you rather the world be how it really is? If you could only pick one hero to really exist which would you pick?
#30 What is you weirdest dating app experience? This is a question full of ridiculous stories. People are so weird. Sharing your odd experiences is very bonding.
In fact, on my first date with my boyfriend this is what we talked about and we’re going on two years. [Read: Why dating apps aren’t working for you]
#31 If you had to lose one body part what would you pick? Would you pick your pinky toe or would you want to lose an ear or something more obscure?
#32 Would you rather explore Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory or Jurassic Park? Okay, this seems like an easy one, but not everyone loves sweets. [Read: 60 of the best icebreakers ever]
#33 What game show do you really want to be a guest on? Are you amazing at Family Feud? Do you wish you could have been on an old Nickelodeon game show with slime? Or maybe The Price is Right is more your jam?
#34 What is the funniest thing you’ve heard a kid say? Kids say the darnedest things. They do. It was even a TV show once. What was the funniest thing you’ve heard?
If this came from a family member or even your own child this is a great segway into a deeper conversation.
#35 If you could live in a cartoon which would you choose? The Simpsons? Family Guy? Rick and Morty? Or maybe something more family-friendly, like Rugrats? [Read: 25 hilarious what if questions]
#36 What law is ridiculous? I know this isn’t a law, but it is an ordinance that you can’t eat in the car. What is that about?
#37 Would you rather meet a ghost or an alien? This is such a fun and interesting question. Which do they believe in? Are they more into the spooky stuff or do they want to meet E.T.?
#38 What do you hate most about driving? Other drivers? Traffic? The risk of an accident? That you have to be off your phone?
#39 What do you think is the sexiest name? George? Miranda? Helen? You never know what some people find sexy. [Read: 16 facts about what your crush means]
#40 What is your favorite smell? Not your favorite food or color, but smell. This is much more unique and telling.
#41 What is the silliest holiday? Is it Valentine’s Day? Is it International Pancake Day? As long as they don’t say your birthday all is good. [Read: Are you ready to spend the holidays together?]
#42 What scared you the most as a kid? Was it a character in a movie? Was it your closet? Maybe you hated swings or slides?
#43 Do you pee in the shower? This sounds gross, but it is a more common question than you might think. you probably already know the answer, but this will tell you if they’re willing to admit it or not.
#44 Can you do any accents? This can be offensive so be careful, but it can also be hilarious if done properly. Or if you do an accent that is completely unrecognizable.
#45 What is the funniest question you know? Turn the tables on them.
[Read: Drawing a blank? Try these easy 25 conversation starters]
These funny get to know you questions can be used on your next date, when meeting a potential in-law, or even with a total stranger. Now go on and laugh the day away.
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