Conversation Starters/Questions for Couples

“After 1 year of marriage, the average couple spends only 37 min/week in meaningful, private conversations.”~Mark Lee

When was the last time you had an extensive conversation with your boo? More than the “How was your day,” or “What’s for dinner” conversations. One way to rectify the situation is to have a date night where you can actually TALK to your partner. Even if you can’t squeeze in a date night, at least squeeze in SOME time together. Here are 50 interesting conversation starters/questions that will help you go beyond the surface:

  1. What is your definition of love?
  2. What has been your greatest disappointment?
  3. What was one of your most embarrassing moments?
  4. Who had the greatest impact on your childhood? Why?
  5. What was your best job?
  6. What was your worst job?
  7. Have you ever lost touch with a good friend? How?
  8. What is the most money you’ve ever spent on one item?
  9. Describe your first job?
  10.  Who was your childhood best friend?
  11.  What did you spend most of your time doing as a little kid? A teenager?
  12. How did you get your first car?
  13.  Show me one scar on your body and tell me how you got it.
  14.  What was your first girl/boy friend like?
  15.  Describe a time where you made your parent(s) REALLY mad at you.
  16.  What was your relationship like with your siblings and/or cousins growing up?
  17.  What are you most proud of today?
  18.  What are you least proud of?
  19.  What did you want to be when you were little as far as a career?
  20.  Have you ever dabbled in different religions?
  21.  What are your top 5 favorite songs? Artists? Movies? Actors? Actresses? Why?
  22.  If you could trade places with anyone, who would you trade places with.
  23.  What was a crazy superstition or belief you had when you were younger?
  24.  What was the worst physical fight you had when you were younger?
  25.  Who was the class clown in school? What did they do?
  26. Who was the bully? Have you seen or heard from him/her since?
  27.  Tell me your history of technology. Did you own a beeper? Did you own a car phone (the really big ones)? Did you have a telephone in your room? Did you use a payphone?
  28.  What place in the world would you most like to visit?
  29.  What was your biggest fear growing up (real or imagined)?
  30. What is your biggest fear now?
  31.  Which actor or actress was your childhood crush?
  32.  What were your favorite TV shows growing up?
  33. Did you learn to speak a foreign language?
  34.  Did you ever play an instrument?
  35.  Did your friends have any weird parents or family members?
  36.  Ever known someone who got locked up? What crime did they commit?
  37.  Death penalty or life in prison. Which would you pick? Why?
  38.  What would you do if you found out I had a terminal illness?
  39.  Which of your coworkers do you like the most? Why? Least? Why?
  40. Have you ever lived with a romantic partner that you hated living with? Why? What did he/she do to annoy you?
  41.  What is the funniest joke you know?
  42. Did you ever play the dozens? Did you lose?
  43.  Which of my physical features do you like most? Why?
  44.  Which of my personality features do you like most? Why?
  45.  You get to have one superpower. Which would you pick & why?
  46.  Which decade would you time travel back in time to?
  47. What has been the best day of your life so far?
  48.  Are you putting your parent(s) in a nursing home or are they living with us?
  49.  What would you do if you got laid off today?
  50.  What was the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for someone other than me?

6 thoughts on “Conversation Starters/Questions for Couples

  1. Thanks for this post. I am reading through it and asking my gf some of the questions.. The questions really starts up a conversation because I asked one from the list and lasted at least 20 mins talking about what I asked.. 🙂 have a blessed day

  2. Great list! I made a list myself because I often run into the same problem. After ‘how are you’ and ‘how was your day’ the conversation dies, and I have to do better than that!

    Donnie – if you are interested here is the list I came up with. (I just made it look pretty, but at it’s core, it’s just a list)

    Keep up the good work on your blog. I love the header! 🙂

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