Sometimes finding a topic of conversation with someone can be complicated, especially if we are trying to get away from the usual topics such as the weather, work environment or hobbies.
Sometimes it is better to try to surprise someone with unexpected questions that can help you to understand the person better and to establish a conversation that is a little less conventional and a little more fun .
Questions to surprise and bring up topics of conversation
That is why throughout this article we pose funny questions with which to surprise someone .
Why do you think they named you?
All proper nouns have a meaning or are derived from words referring to different elements . Many people know or can investigate their meaning. However, it is not so frequent that attempts are made to link this meaning with the thoughts, expectations and beliefs of the people who chose it.
2. If you were a product, what would your slogan be?
Although in the world in which we live personal image is important and in many occasions we can try to show our virtues or “sell” ourselves in jobs or before potential partners, we do not usually think of ourselves as if we were a tele-shop product . That is why making people think about what the slogan would be if they left can be fun, trying to synthesize our virtues in a way that makes us as attractive as possible without failing to be truthful.
3. If you were directing a film, what genre would it belong to?
This question can give us information on how to see the life of the person who answers, or how they would like to see it.
4. What did you want to be as an adult when you were a child?
Remembering our childhood can be something pleasant and melancholy for many as long as it has been happy. Dreams and ways of thinking from childhood can be fun to remember, including those about our dream occupation.
5. What would you ask your self in twenty years’ time?
The uncertainty regarding how we will be and what we will live through the years is something very frequent to find in the western population. To imagine oneself talking with a more experienced self about how it has arrived to where it is or that we will come to think or experience with time can generate a great number of questions and aspects that we want to know about our future.
6. If you could travel in time, would you travel to the past or the future?
Time travel is a cliché when it comes to asking questions when trying to surprise others. However, these types of questions help to show whether the person is more focused on determining how things have come to be the way they are (or on thinking about how the past would change) or whether they are curious about where we will get to.
7. If you were able to change anything in the world. what would you change?
The world is not necessarily fair . There are a lot of things that we would like not to be the way they are, from transcendental matters to small unimportant details.
8. If you were told that you were immortal and that none of your actions would be punished, what would be the first thing you would do?
We often restrict our desires and impulses out of fear of consequences and social judgment. If our actions did not have consequences, what would we want to do?
9. How would you try to seduce me?
While it may be uncomfortable for some people, this question can be fun for both the questioner and the questioned because it is unexpected . It can also make it easier to represent that attempt, making it a little easier to break the ice if there is a real interest.
10. If you could have dinner with any historical character, who would you choose?
Knowing a person who is a reference or who causes us interest would give us the opportunity to know how they have been, what they have thought, what they have done or what they have felt throughout their lives. Likewise, allows us to see the areas that cause concern and curiosity to the person being asked .
11. Without which of the five senses could you live?
The human being enjoys different senses with which he is able to perceive the stimuli that surround him and adapt to the environment. The loss of one of these senses can cause severe difficulties. This question allows us to assess which vital aspects we consider most necessary to perceive .
12. If eating and drinking what you wanted had no consequences, what would you eat more often?
Today we know that in order to maintain our state of health and our physical form it is necessary to eat in a controlled and balanced way, avoiding as much as possible the great excesses. But if the latter were not a problem, we could consume our favourite dishes and drinks much more frequently. This question allows us to know the preferences and culinary tastes of our interlocutor , being a topic of conversation that can give a lot of play.
13. If you had ten seconds for a wish, what would you wish for?
Knowing what one wants is sometimes not easy, especially if one is asked to formulate it on the spot and without time to reflect. This question encourages the subject to think quickly and to answer in the most instinctive and least censored way possible.
14. What superpower would you like to have?
To be able to perform great feats or possess incredible skills is something that many children and young people (and not so young) have dreamed of at one time or another. Asking what kind of special skills they would like to have can help you see what they would like to be able to do and what they would use those skills for.
15. How would you check if it was the chicken or the egg first?
The idea is to make the speaker think about how he or she would be able to solve this paradox , trying to make him or her use logic or intuition.
16. When would you have liked to live?
The history of humanity is vast and has gone through very different periods with the passage of time . Many people would be excited by the idea of having been born in another time to see what life was like at that time, or to consider that the situation was or will be better than the present one in some aspects.
17. What was the strangest dream you ever had?
Our dreams and desires are elements beyond our conscious control and reflect aspects of our personality and psyche that we are sometimes unaware of.
18. An unspeakable fantasy?
Sometimes we have desires and fantasies that we are ashamed to tell, either because of their strength or because of their content . However, expressing it is a liberating element that at the same time allows us to increase the level of trust with the person to whom we are telling.
19. Imagine being mistaken for a famous actor/actress. Who would that be?
The type of life, the way of being or even the role or role he plays, whether in his real life or on stage, makes many celebrities and celebrities an object of admiration and even envy. Commenting on who we would like to be confused with lets us see what values we respect in others while allowing us to share common and divergent points between the admired and the admirer.
20. What would you do if a stranger kissed you in the street?
Exposure to controlled situations means that people are able to put into practice strategies and behaviours that we have tried before, knowing in many cases how they should respond. However, such strategies may not take into account some unexpected situations, such as the proposal.
21. If you could put someone away for life, who would it be?
An interesting question in which the person asked can reflect his or her feelings for someone in particular, as well as why.
22. If a bear attacked you, what would you do to survive?
Imagining one’s own performance in an extreme situation may not seem like fun, but it does stimulate creativity and depending on one’s context and imagination can make for interesting and even surprising conversation.
23. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for love?
When we fall in love we are capable of the greatest madness, many of which we make completely happy to carry out. Remembering what we are capable of doing can make us melancholy or smile at what we have been able to do.
24. What part of your body do you like best and why?
Although this question may seem narcissistic, helps to focus attention on an aspect of oneself that the person asked considers positive , and may serve to increase self-esteem and awareness of one’s own beauty.
25. How would you make someone laugh?
Making someone laugh is usually a small pleasure, leaving a feeling of well-being when that laughter is intentionally provoked or produces a well-being not derived from humiliation or humiliation. Imagine how to make someone laugh too, especially if it is someone you love.
26. If you could trade your life with someone, who would it be?
This question helps to see what things and aspects of your life the person you are asking would change, as well as who you admire and what elements of that person make you worthy of respect.
27. What would you do if you won the lottery?
Money is an element that, although it does not bring happiness, it contributes to allowing us to have a peaceful life in which we do not have to worry about basic needs. Although this is a very typical question, can make us think about what we like and would like to achieve if we were not limited by aspects such as economics.
28. What animal would you like to be and why?
The fauna and flora of our planet has interested us since the beginning of time , observing the different species and their characteristics. Over the centuries we have symbolized in these animals certain values, virtues and defects. Knowing which animal we would like to be can serve to observe the values and/or characteristics that a person would like to have or the type of life that they consider they would like to lead.
29. If you had to give yourself a name, what would it be?
Each of us has a name that we have received from our parents, relatives or guardians. This name is not usually chosen by the individual himself. But what if we had to name ourselves? What would we choose and on what basis?
30. What kind of publication would you be on the cover of?
Our ideal self, our desires and tastes, who we would like to be, what we would like to excel in … these aspects are not usually communicated in a regular way. Imagining yourself as the cover of something can help us see what you want or what aspects of yourself you consider or want to be recognized.
31. Who would you want to see naked and who would you hate to see that way?
Imagining the nakedness of someone we are attracted to, or imagining someone we are not attracted to as they came into the world, can give rise to prolonged, more or less enjoyable conversations. A question that may be uncomfortable, but whose answer may be fun to listen to .
- You may be interested in: “25 uncomfortable questions that can give you a hard time”
32. What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever been caught doing?
We all have little secrets or things that we would be ashamed of if others saw us do , and that on some occasion we have been caught doing. Although it can be embarrassing to confess, it helps to get to know the person better and is a fun and enjoyable topic of conversation.
33. What would you do if you had a laugh in an inappropriate situation or instead of being unable to get out?
Sometimes we get a small fit of laughter at the most inopportune moments . In tense situations, or at times when it is not appropriate and we can’t get out easily (a class, a work meeting). Imagining the scene and thinking and feeling what we would do in such a situation can be fun.
34. What song do you hate but still know by heart?
It is common for most people to have some song or musical genre that they hate or that they find heavy or tiring. However, it is sometimes possible to be surprised by humming such songs .
35. What is the moment when you have felt the most sexy in your life?
Feeling admired and desired by someone we are attracted to is something most people like . Knowing when you have had such a feeling can bring back pleasant and funny memories for the person who is being asked.
36. What makes you most nervous?
The things that irritate or make everyone nervous can be many and varied . Explaining them and contrasting the differences between people can be both entertaining and surprising while serving to better understand the other person.
37. If you were a ghost who lived in a haunted house, how would you attract people inside?
A lot of horror movies take place in mansions and haunted houses where a group (usually families or groups of friends) decide to spend the night. Usually, these mansions are unoccupied and almost empty except for the presence of spirits that are usually unable to leave the place. If those who live there are still alive, they may feel bored and lonely. The question is what would a person do if he were the ghost in order to attract company and have fun?
38. If you could know only one thing about the future, what would you ask?
Knowing what the future holds is quite common. But those who want to know what the future of the world will be like usually want to know a lot of things. Choosing just one thing is complicated, having to reflect on which element makes us more curious.
39. What would a perfect day look like for you?
We all have things that make our day better or worse. Expressing what would make us happy can cause us to let out a smile when we imagine it.
40. If they played a practical joke on you, how would you get revenge?
To be played with by certain jokes can provoke anger and rage, as well as the desire for revenge . Thinking about how we would return certain types of jokes and working out a little plan can make us feel a certain perverse pleasure.
41. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done to eat something you wanted?
With the stomach one does not reason, and that is why there are times when cravings make us perform strange actions, improper of ourselves. Commenting on this type of anecdote can serve both to learn more about the personality of the other and to laugh.
42. What is the subject about which you are ashamed to know so little?
We are all ignorant of many aspects of life , and that is why our level of knowledge often has striking gaps that we may be ashamed to reveal. Anyway, recognizing it is the first step to solve it, and if it also helps us to have a fun time, so much the better.
43. What was the funniest fall you ever had?
Bumps and falls, if they don’t leave sequels and the damage is slight, can be very funny; you just have to see that they have their own audiovisual genre, the slapstick. So remembering those little accidents can be a source of laughter.
44. What kind of people scare you most?
What we are afraid of defines us, and if we apply this to personal relationships, it can be as much fun as it is meaningful.
45. What city you haven’t been to would you like to spend a million euros on?
Imagining situations where you have more power than usual can be very challenging, especially if you add a little hidden test to the question to see how well you know the places you haven’t been.
46. What’s the strangest pub or club you’ve ever been to?
To recall some epic night in a filthy place or with some unique feature.
47. Do you love your dog (or cat) more than any other member of your family?
Some pets are like family.
Have you ever been attracted to a sister (or brother) of a friend?
We all have a friend who has a really good-looking brother or sister.
49. What was your worst drunk?
Almost all of us have had a night when we’ve lost even our dignity.
50. Have you ever downloaded a dating app?
Typical fun question that few people want to answer.