When you get into a relationship with your partner, you must take out some time to ask them some vital “get to know you questions.” Getting to know you” questions open your partner up to you in ways you couldn’t have imagined.
They also help you to better prepare yourself for the relationship you just got into.
Thankfully, this exercise doesn’t have to be an arduous one. There are tons of unique ‘get to know you questions’ which you can ask your partner anywhere; over dinner, during your ‘alone time,’ or even over the phone.
However, some of these questions may be a bit sensitive (depending on your partner and their preferences). Please ensure that you have set the pace before you start asking them these questions.
This article will cover 100 ‘get to know you questions, including all the things to ask to get to know someone. We will also share some interesting ‘getting to know you questions’ with you. Feel free to pick up these questions anytime, please.
Questions for career
Now you’re together with your partner, and you must ask them these ‘get to know you questions’ for their career. This is to help you have a clear picture of their career goals and let you know if you are the perfect match in this regard.
Here are some questions to get to know someone; to understand their career objectives.
What was the last position you occupied at your workplace?
What do you do at the moment?
Do you prefer remote work to physical office work or vice versa? Does that even matter to you?
If given a chance, will you make a career pivot right now? If yes, what would you like to venture into?
Do you prefer to work alone, or do you like the magic of teams?
Who’s the most annoying boss you have ever worked for? Why do you call them the ‘most annoying?’
What does your dream boss look and behave like? Can you describe them in detail?
Why did you pick this career path?
If you get a better job offer that pays you more money, will you leave your current job for it?
What are your goals and aspirations for your career? Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years as far as your career is concerned?
Ask these personal questions to get to know someone when you want to probe into your partner’s choice of career a bit. Remember to cut them some slack as well. They may not have all the answers, and that’s absolutely fine.
Given the chance right now, which organization would you live to work for and why?
Do you plan to run your own business someday, or are you happy with being an employee?
What’s your dream vacation destination?
If a genie appears to you right now and gives an open cheque, what one thing will you ask it to do for you?
What’s your dream car?
If you could change your nationality right now, what country would it be?
Do you see yourself attaining your life’s purpose? If no, why not?
Questions about values
What is your biggest pet peeve at the moment?
Are you usually early or late?
What one thing do you hope never changes in your life?
What takes up most of your time on an average day?
How do you wish people treated you more frequently?
What qualities are non-negotiable for you in a partner?
Which successful person has impressed you the most with their work and success?
What one thing do you wish everyone around you could do differently?
What’s the best experience the people in your life have given you in the last?
What is that one thing you can never retire to bed at night without doing?
Get ready for some shocking answers as you ask your partner these unconventional ‘get to know you’ questions.
What is your favorite body part?
What’s the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
At what age did you officially consider yourself an adult?
What’s the hardest thing that you’ve ever done?
What’s the worst thing that happened to you, which turned out to be quite good after all?
What was the last movie or book that made you tear up? Why did you have this reaction to it?
If you were to make a soundtrack of your life, what songs would you add to it?
What do you do for fun after a long day at work?
If you had to change your name, what new name would you pick up?
Do you believe in reincarnation? What creature do you think you’ll come back as in your next life?
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How many people have you been in love with before now?
Tell me about your first love.
If you could speak to a deceased family member for just 1 minute, what would you say to them?
What in your life are you most grateful for?
What is the biggest regret of your life to date?
What’s your favorite season of the year?
What’s that thing you hardly show people about yourself, but you know it’s there?
What’s your biggest fear?
If you could turn back the hands of time, what one decision of yours will you undo?
Do you like hanging around people or being left alone when you are sad?
Knowing the questions to ask to get to know someone is a step in the right direction regarding your relationship. However, to make the most out of these exercises, you must ask these ‘get to know you’ questions at a tight time.
Also, remember that your partner is a human, and depending on their past experiences/temperament, they may pull back when you ask them some questions.
Please, cut them some slack and don’t push things when they aren’t ready to talk about them.
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Sylvia Smith loves to share insights on how couples can revitalize their love lives in and out of the bedroom. As a writer at Marriage.com, she is a big believer in living consciously and encourages couples to adopt this principle in their lives too. Sylvia believes that every couple can transform their relationship into a happier, healthier one by taking purposeful and wholehearted action.