256 Topics to Talk About!

256 Topics to Talk About!

We’ve all been in the middle of a dialogue before when the conversation seems to be dying down and getting a little boring. There even may be a dreaded awkward silence every so often. The best way in my opinion to keep the conversation going is to have a list of subjects to ask about.

Having a good topic to talk about is not only invigorating for conversation, it can also show how compatible you are. Maybe you guys have a common interest you have no idea about!

Always remember to relax and remember it’s a conversation, not an inquisition. And of course, always be sure to listen closely and have a respectful response. If someone’s uncomfortable, don’t push, just have some questions at the ready to ask.

Also remember there are always certain topics that remain taboo for a budding relationship. I’ve always been taught that talking about politics, religion, or how much you or your date make is a no go.

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You’ll basically end up disliking the person half of the time you bring those topics out, when in reality, you’d probably get along fine, because in the long run those things can become totally trivial.

Once you truly care for someone and get to know them their political leanings, religion, and amount of money they make should mean absolutely nothing to you.

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I’ve come up with a set of different categories of questions each with a good list of questions to ask.

These are just a few sample questions for each topic. If you know a lot about a certain topic or any other topics, feel free to ask any questions you’d find interesting, it’s all about keeping the conversation going!

Family

What kind of parents did you have growing up?

Were they strict and crazy or were you free to do what you wanted?

Do you have any siblings?

Did you ever have any family pets?

Do you have anybody eccentric in your family?

Do you have anyone famous or important people in your family past or present?

What did your parents do for work?

Have you ever been in a fight with anyone in your family?

What’s your favorite family story?

Do you have any fun family traditions?

Do you have any secret family recipes?

What’s the most trouble you’ve ever been in with your mom or dad?

Work

Do you enjoy your job?

How long have you worked there?

Have you ever quit a job?

What would be your dream position?

Do you find your job easy?

Do you get along with the people you work for/with?

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History

What century would you choose to live in and why?

Who is your favorite historical character?

If you could meet anybody from the past who would it be?

What historical event do you think has changed the world?

If you could go back in time and stop something what would that be?

Technology

What do you think the most important invention is to humanity?

Would you be able to live without a cell phone or computer?

What kind of inventions do you think we will have in one hundred years?

What’s your favorite piece of tech?

What the most useless invention of all time to you?

Do you think technology is benefiting us or hurting us?

Are we really living in the age of information?

If we had no electricity what would you do?

Hobbies

What do you like to do in your free time?

Is there anything you are particularly good at?

Do you have a hobby/ hobbies?

What would you do if you could transform your hobby into a high paying job?

Music

What’s your favorite song out right now?

What’s your favorite song of all time?

Who is your favorite band?

Who would you say is the best musician of all time?

Do you listen to classical music or like any composers?

What is the best album of all time to you?

Restaurants

What was your favorite restaurant growing up as a kid?

Did you ever have a special restaurant you would go to for your birthday?

Is there any particular restaurant you would never go to?

What’s your favorite quick stop place to go to?

What your favorite “hole in the wall” spot to eat at?

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Food

What’s your favorite comfort meal?

What your favorite type of cuisine?

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?

What’s one type of food you couldn’t get paid to eat?

What the craziest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Have you ever gotten food poisoning?

What’s your favorite meal to cook for yourself?

Movies

What’s your favorite film?

Who is your favorite actor and actress?

What is the greatest role of all time?

What is the best acting performance you have ever seen?

Do you like any cult movies?

How many movies have you gone to see on opening day?

Travel

If you could move anywhere in the world where would that be?

What’s the craziest vacation you’ve ever been on?

What’s the most exotic place you’ve ever been?

How many times have you left the country?

What’s one place you need to see before you die?

Is there somewhere you will never go back to?

What’s your idea of the worst vacation ever?

Sports

Do you watch any professional sports?

Who is your favorite team?

Did you ever play on any sports teams in school?

Is there any sport you’d say you’re really good at?

Have you ever been to a game?

Have you ever won or lost money betting on a game?

Where you grew up or live

Where did you grow up?

Do you prefer living in the city or in the country?

What part of town do you live in now?

Do you like your neighborhood?

What was it like growing up in where you did?

Is there anything interesting about where you grew up?

What part of town would you live in if you had the choice?

Where’s your dream home?

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Television

What kind of shows do you like watching?

Have you ever binge watched an entire series before?

What’s your favorite tv show on the air right now?

What’s your favorite show of all time?

What character do you most relate to on television?

Is their any TV show you’d recommend me watching?

What’s the worst TV show of all time to you?

Social media

Are you obsessed with any type of social media?

Do you agree with the collection and selling of information perpetrated by facebook?

Is there any type of social media you find stupid?

What’s the dumbest thing someone can do on social media?

What’s your view on Instagram “flexing”?

How important is your web personality and profile compared to the real you?

Do you think social media has been helpful or damaging to society?

School

What is the most trouble you ever got into at school?

What kind of school did you go to?

Were you required to wear uniforms?

Were you a good student or a bad student?

What’s the worst grade you ever received?

What group would you say you were in during high school?

What’s your favorite subject?

What did you major in?

If you had to teach any subject what would it be?

Cars

What’s your favorite model of car?

Who is your favorite car manufacturer?

If you could drive any car what would that be?

What the ugliest car to you?

What’s do you think about self-driving cars?

How many people who own expensive cars are do you think are actually wealthy?

If you could drive anywhere where would that be?

How fast would you go if you were driving on the autobahn?

Friends

Who was your best friend growing up?

What do some of your friends do for work?

Do you have any friends who have ever gotten into major trouble?

What’s an important quality you look for in a friend?

Are you highly social or do you like to keep to yourself?

Do you have a lot of loose friends or a few close friends?

Who is your best friend now?

How did you guy get to know each other?

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Accomplishments and success

Have you ever won any awards?

What’s the most important thing you have accomplished in your life?

Is there anything you are proud of?

Is there anything you are currently working on to accomplish?

Bar hopping and clubbing

Have you ever gone on a pub crawl?

How many times have you been to a club?

Are you the type that hates clubs?

What kind of people do you think go to clubs?

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you on a night out?

Have you ever been in the VIP?

What’s the worst place to go out to in your mind?

Aliens

Do you believe life exists outside of our solar system?

Do you think the government has been running a cover up?

If we ever make contact with extraterrestrial life how do you think it will affect humanity?

Conspiracies

What do you think the most believable conspiracy is?

What’s your view on the jfk assassination or the moon landings?

Do you think 9/11 truthers are crazy?

Do you know of any conspiracies that have proven to be true?

Do you think we already live in an Orwellian universe?

Has anyone ever thought you were crazy for believing something?

Do you think the cia is in control of everything?

Talents

Do you play any instruments?

Are you naturally good at anything?

Are you good at drawing?

Is there anything you wish you were a pro at?

Do you find any talents to be attractive?

Volunteering, charitable work

Have you ever volunteered before?

Have you ever worked in a soup kitchen?

Or there anything you think needs more volunteers?

Have you ever donated money to something?

How important do you think charity is?

Do you think we will be rewarded for our charity?

Do you think people volunteer to make themselves feel better or to actually help other people?

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Sex

Have you ever had any funny sexual experiences?

What’s something that seriously attracts you to someone?

What was your first experience like?

Have you ever had a one-night stand?

What’s the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened?

Have you ever been caught having sex?

Whose someone you would marry on the spot?

Trends

What’s the most popular trend right now?

Have you ever been obsessed with a fad?

Are there any trends you think are completely stupid?

What is the longest lasting trend in your mind?

Are there any fads you wish never went away?

Would you rather be trendy or unique?

Clothing and apparel

What’s your favorite article of clothing?

Is there any clothing trend you hate?

Is there any you are obsessed with?

What would you describe your style as?

Is there any type of style that drives you crazy?

Do you think high fashion is insane or art?

What’s the most you would spend on clothes?

What’s your favorite jean company?

What’s your favorite clothing company?

What’s your favorite clothing store?

What’s your favorite type of shoe?

Do you like to dress up or dress down?

What’s you go to comfort outfit?

If you had to wear one designer for the rest of your life who would it be?

Online dating

What’s your view on tinder?

Have you ever gone on an online date?

Do you think people who meet random people off the internet are crazy?

What’s the funniest dating profile you have ever seen?

Do you think catfishing is an epidemic?

Have you ever been catfished?

What’s your view on filters?

Books

Do you enjoy reading?

What’s your favorite book?

Have you ever read a book series?

What’s was your favorite book growing up?

Have any film versions of a book ruined the book for you?

What’s the most boring book you had to read for school?

Do you think reading books will become a thing of the past with so many new forms of media?

Has a book ever made you cry?

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The outdoors

Have you ever been hunting?

Have you ever been out fishing?

Do you think fishing is fun or boring?

Where was the last place you went fishing?

What would be your ideal place to go out fishing?

What would be your ideal place to go hiking?

What the most beautiful place you have ever seen?

Are you an indoor person or an outdoor person?

Have you ever been camping?

Have you ever caught and cooked your own meal?

Have you ever learned any constellations?

Have you ever seen a shooting star?

What’s the longest hike you’ve been on?

Would you prefer the mountains or the desert?

Stressful situations

Have you ever been caught red handed?

What’s the most anxiety filled situation you’ve been in?

Is there anything that gives you an immediate panic attack?

What’s your favorite way to relieve stress?

Do you have any phobias?

What’s the closest you’ve ever came to serious injury or death?

Have you ever been seriously injured?

Is there anything that makes you nervous that people make fun of you for?

Love

Have you ever been in love?

Have you ever had your heart broken?

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Do you believe love can truly be unconditional?

What’s one thing you truly love in this world?

How important do you think love is?

Hopes and dreams

If you had a billion dollars what would you do?

What’s one thing you wish would happen to you?

Is their anything you dream of being?

Has anyone ever made fun of you for following your dreams?

What is your greatest hope in life?

What do you desire to attain in life?

Would you rather have success and stress or mediocrity with peace of mind?

What’s one thing you wish didn’t exist in this world?

If you could change anything in the world right now what would that be?

Weather

What’s your favorite type of weather?

What’s the worst type of climate in the world to you?

Does rain relax you or make you feel depressed?

Where’s the coldest place you’ve ever been?

Where’s the hottest?

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Animals

Are you a cat person or a dog person?

What is the most annoying animal in the world to you?

Would you compare yourself to any type of animal?

If you could own any animal what type would it be?

What was your favorite pet?

Are you afraid of any type of animals?

Have you ever been to the zoo?

What’s the ugliest animal in the world?

What’s the cutest?

Art and culture

Or there any type of art you are obsessed with?

If you could live in and become part of any culture which would that be?

Which culture do you think has had the most profound impact on humanity?

Do you have a favorite artist?

What’s your favorite style of art?

Do you think modern art makes sense?

How much would you spend on a piece of art?

What’s the worst culture in the world to you?

Is there any piece of art that you find is undeserving of the attention it gets?

What’s your favorite museum?

How important do you think culture is to art?

There you go! That’s a ton of topics with even more questions to ask. Log some of these into your memory, or just the topics alone, and you’ll have a great repertoire of things to talk about!

You can save this list and keep it handy to have in case you ever find yourself in a situation where you run out of topics to talk about and are stuck in an awkward silence with your partner or when hanging out with a guy you want to date!

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12 comments… add one
  • alanis June 20, 2018, 5:47 pm

    i am a veterinarian, so i guess the first topic that my date and i will talk about is about animals.

  • angellou June 19, 2018, 5:58 pm

    these are perfect if you want to know your partner better. all the topics listed here and the sample questions are interesting.

  • linda June 18, 2018, 5:36 pm

    one of the best ways to become even closer is to talk about each other’s hopes and dreams. the other topics listed here are perfect too!

  • ann June 15, 2018, 7:59 pm

    any normal person would talk about these topics. thank you for including amazing sample questions too.

  • dina June 14, 2018, 6:05 pm

    my boyfriend loves talking about family, art and culture. he is always interested when it comes to these topics.

  • emma June 13, 2018, 4:46 pm

    i went on a date last night and i was thinking of a topic that we could talk about. the first topic that came into my mind was about pets. i found out that he is also a proud dog lover just like me! we really had a great time!

  • alice June 12, 2018, 5:50 pm

    these are amazing topics you can talk about to keep the spark going in your relationship. you can show your partner that you are still interested to know more about him, just like when you were still in a honeymoon stage simply by asking some of these questions.

  • april June 11, 2018, 5:00 pm

    my guy loves sports and he enjoys talking about it. he knows every sport, literally. i thought he is just into football and basketball but i was wrong. it is a good thing i have questions i could ask him about this topic.

  • madison June 8, 2018, 5:30 pm

    i already saved this list on my phone! thanks for sharing!

  • tammy June 7, 2018, 4:53 pm

    i will definitely keep and use this list! so many interesting topics to talk about you will never experience any awkward silences at all.

  • nancy June 6, 2018, 5:11 pm

    i will never run out of topics again thanks to this fantastic article! gotta share it with my friends too!

  • patricia June 5, 2018, 7:08 pm

    wow! these are all great topics! i am sure my friends and hubby will find them interesting! no more boring conversations from now on!

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