Speed Dating Questions

Good Speed Dating Questions

Dating Dani, our resident Dating expert, has put together a list of useful speed dating questions for you to ask to keep the conversation flowing.

"We can all get a little stuck for words and tongue tied from time to time and not know what to say at a speed dating event. I have put together a list of good speed dating questions, tips, and topics for you. Pick and choose from the list below and have a few of these up your sleeve on the evening. They will help you find out a little more about the people you will meet at your Slow Dating event and will help keep the conversation flowing. Some can be used as ice breakers, some good for students, but above all, all give you a great list of things to say. Don't forget to - as we say around these parts - Have Fun!"

Scroll on down so you're prepared to go to a speed dating event and know what to say.

Finding out more about your date:
  • What makes you happy/sad/angry?
  • Where are you from originally?
  • Are you more of a city or country person?
  • How would your best friend describe you?
  • What is your dream job?
  • What colour best describes your personality?
  • What are you most passionate about?
  • What do you consider your best attributes?
  • If you have friends coming for supper what would you cook?
  • What's your favourite wine?
  • What are the most important things you're looking for in a person?
Finding out about your date's hobbies and interests:
  • What did you do last weekend?
  • What was your best weekend this year?
  • What kind of music do you like?
  • What was the last CD you bought?
  • What song best sums you up?
  • What kind of movies do you like?
  • What is your favourite film?
  • Who is your favourite actor/actress?
  • What is your favourite TV programme?
  • What do you do for fun?
  • Are you a night owl or an early bird?
  • What book are you reading at the moment?
Fun Speed Dating Questions:
  • What would you take with you to a desert island?
  • If you had to be someone else for a day, who would you be and why?
  • If you could invite anyone, dead or alive, to dinner, who would it be?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  • What would be your ideal holiday destination?
  • What's the most reckless thing you've ever done?
  • What makes you laugh?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
  • If you won the lottery how would you spend it?
  • What time in history would you have liked to be born in and why?
  • If you were to star in a movie, who would you like as your co-star?
  • What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done?
  • What would be the title of your biography?
  • What is your favourite takeaway meal?
  • If you were given £1,000 tomorrow, what would you spend it on?
Speed dating questions for students
  • What were you known for in school?
  • Can you lick your own elbow?
  • Do you believe aliens exist?
  • If you found out that you had six months to live, what is the first thing that you would do?
  • Are you reading any books right now?
Finally, some offbeat speed dating icebreaker questions
  • If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you?
  • Do you snore?
  • Do you have a party trick?
  • Exploring or lazing on the beach?
  • If you could be granted three wishes, what would they be?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
  • What's your best joke?
  • What is your best chat up line?
  • What is the cheesiest chat up line you have heard?
  • DIY or call an expert?
  • If your friends compared you to an animal, which animal would it be?
  • Have you ever been told that you look like someone famous?

There is plenty of great useful speed dating questions there; just pick and choose a few for your evening. Don’t take a long list with you; just have a few to ease the conversations along and find out more about the people you are talking to, without it being an interview, so don’t be asking stuff like “Where do you see yourself in three years time”. Like I said earlier, it’s important to Have Fun!