442+ ‘Favorite Things Questions’ For Couple And Friends

Knowing a person is a never-ending process. Even if you think you know everything about a person, there is always a scope to learn more about them and their preferences. ‘Favorite things’ questions are a useful way to cure your curiosities and know a person thoroughly- their likes, dreams, fascinations, passions, predilections, pastimes, among others. It gives you an opportunity to understand the person on a deeper level and strengthen the bond with them. In this post, we have curated some ‘favorite things’ questions to make the task easier and let you have a great conversation with your special one. So, skip the small talks, ask these thoughtful questions and get them to open up.

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Nature And Travel

This favorite things list or questionnaire on nature and travel can help you know some inside stories of your loved one. You may start by asking them, ‘What is your favorite…

1. Music to bond with nature?

2. Part of nature that appeals to you—hills, sky, or trees?

3. Past time—bird watching or watching the sunset?

4. Food to carry while traveling?

5. Family vacation?

6. Animal you wish to spot?

7. Animal you saw in a safari?

8. Destination so far?

9. Sunbathing experience?

10. Thing that makes traveling better?

11. Solo-travel experience?

Which is your favorite solo-travel experience?

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12. Place to stay in the world?

13. College trip experience?

14. Destination for a month-long road trip?

15. Small town in the world?

16. Place in the USA?

17. Destination for scuba diving?

protip_icon Quick tip
If the person has yet to do a particular activity, you can ask them if they would be interested in it. Asking them to give a reason for their answer can keep the conversation going.

18. Travel journal or book?

19. Thing about nature or trees?

20. City where you wish to shift?

21. Experience of traveling abroad?

22. Waterfall destination?

23. Place for adventures, water rides, and sports?

24. Island for a trip?

25. Thing from your last trip?

26. Dream destination around the globe?

27. Season—spring, summer, autumn, or winter?

28. Childhood memory of traveling?

29. Beach destination?

30. YouTube channel for travel videos?

31. Travel tip?

32. Offbeat destination for a weekend getaway?’

33. Which mountain range has caught your eye the most?

34. Best night camping adventure?

35. What was the most memorable journey or hike?

36. A unique flower or plant you came across while traveling?

37. The most tranquil lake you’ve ever seen?

38. A national park you would like to visit?

39. Which trip to a jungle was memorable?

40. Most exciting wildlife experience?

41. Do you want to explore a desert?

42. Most serene early-morning scene while traveling?

43. What is a good nature trail to take?

44. Best location to view stars?

45. A stream or river that had an impact on you?

46. Which is the most picturesque village you have visited?

47. A wonder of nature that you’d like to see?

48. Best recollection of a snowy setting?

49. A cave or other underground location you’ve been to?

50. Most cherished canoe or boat trip?

51. A location where you saw the most gorgeous sunrise?

52. Have you experienced a magical forest?

53. What is your favorite memory of a tropical paradise?

54. A mountain top you’ve always wanted to climb?

55. Your most beautiful train ride ever?

56. A botanical garden or park that awed you?

57. Best memory of a cliff or overlook along the coast?

58. A local celebration you went to while traveling?

59. A location where you felt most in tune with nature?

60. Most memorable natural bath or hot spring?

61. A wildlife refuge that you’d suggest?

62. Best tropical rain experience?

63. A location where you have witnessed either the Northern or Southern Lights?

64. What is your favorite place for a picnic?

Food And Drink

Knowing your friend’s or partner’s inclinations and cravings related to food or drink can be a fun-filled experience of amusement. Begin your excitement with questions such as ‘What is your favorite…

65. Fruit juice?

66. Non-alcoholic beverage?

67. Meal that you uploaded on Instagram?

68. Alternative to a candlelight dinner?

69. Fried food option?

70. Diet you follow?

71. App, website, or YouTube channel for food recipes?

72. Food aroma?

What is your favorite food aroma?

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73. Food to curb hunger?

74. Ice-cream topping?

75. Key element for a successful candlelight dinner?

76. Detox drink for weight loss?

77. Flavor in cakes and puddings?

78. First meal of the day?

79. Recipe you learned from your mother?

80. Street food restaurant?

81. Idea of a dinner date?

82. Steamed food?

83. Cooking technique?

84. Food that you could eat for the rest of your life?

85. Grocery store?

86. Italian food?

87. Salty or spicy snack?

88. Egg recipe for breakfast?

89. Dessert of all time?

90. Cheat meal?

91. Binge-eating snack?

92. Food you swear by?

93. Drink to have in the morning?

94. Chinese food?

95. Healthy option to replace your pizzas?

96. Midnight snack?

97. Food you carry for your holiday trips?’

98. Preferred comfort food?

99. Best dinner you had while traveling?

100. Favorite international cuisine?

101. The best recipe for homemade soup?

102. The best beverage for the summer?

103. A food you have yet to eat but have always wanted to?

104. What cheese do you prefer?

105. Best barbecue or cookout memory?

106. A most beloved family recipe?

107. A beverage you like on a chilly winter night?

108. What is your favorite bread or pastry?

109. What is your favorite coffee or tea memory?

110. A dish you’re pleased to have mastered?

111. The best beer or wine you’ve ever consumed?

112. A regional treat you fell in love with while traveling?

113. What is the preferred variety of seafood?

114. Which restaurant dessert is most memorable?

115. A cuisine festival that you would want to go to?

116. Favorite potluck dinner memory?

117. What is the preferred variety of salad?

118. A meal you adore but find difficult to prepare?

119. Which mocktail or cocktail is most refreshing?

120. Do you still yearn for a snack from your youth?

121. Best breakfast with friends’ memories?

122. Preferred kind of chocolate?

123. Favorite traditional food from your culture?

124. Most memorable patisserie or bakery experience?

125. A beverage you enjoy by the pool or beach?

126. What is your favorite food you had at a picnic?

127. Which berry or fruit is your favorite?

128. A dish that you enjoy preparing for special occasions?

129. Which tea or coffee shop visit is most memorable?

130. Do you have a favorite farmers’ or food market?

131. Nut or seed variety that you prefer?

132. A traditional beverage you’ve tried and liked?

Hobbies And Entertainment

These straightforward questions on hobbies and entertainment can put you and your friend or partner in a comfort zone. You may go with ‘What is your favorite…

protip_icon Point to consider
Learn about their area of interest before asking questions related to that. So, if they like football, ask them about their favorite team, their favorite movie based on football, and so on.

133. Thing to do when you feel lonely?

134. Expensive hobby you indulge in?

135. Movie experience with your parents?

136. Romantic web series?

137. App or social media website for browsing, surfing, or chatting?

138. Fashion trend?

139. Skill or talent you would like to master?

140. Game you like to play with children?

141. Activity you enjoy with your family?

142. Hang out spree—movies or shopping?

143. Celebrity interaction moment?

144. Romcom TV show?

145. Social media platform for picture uploads, comments, and posts?

146. Art form?

147. Music genre?

148. Movie that reminds you of me?

149. Signature dance move?

What is your favorite movie that reminds you of me?

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  1. Recreation activity?
  2. Adventure sport—bungee jumping or skydiving?
  3. Passion that can be turned into a profession?
  4. Bathroom song?
  5. Late night movie?
  6. Romantic movie of all time?
  7. Horror movies?
  8. A book or novel that left a lasting impression on you?
  9. Which musical instrument have you always yearned to master?
  10. What was the most memorable live performance or concert you’ve seen?
  11. A TV program you can binge-watch repeatedly?
  12. Preferred style of dance?
  13. Do you have a go-to card or board game?
  14. A podcast or radio program that you frequently listen to?
  15. Favorite theatrical performance experience?
  16. A pastime you developed while under quarantine or during lockdown?
  17. Best karaoke night memory?
  18. A video game that has your present attention?
  19. A stand-up comedian performance that made you laugh out loud?
  20. Any international concert you have enjoyed recently?
  21. Most memorable gallery or museum visit?
  22. A DIY or craft undertaking you’re proud of?
  23. A tune that consistently cheers you up?
  24. A movie that altered your viewpoint?
  25. What is your favorite recollection from a reading or book group?
  26. A favorite adventure or travel program?
  27. A game or physical activity you like to play or watch?
  28. A Broadway play or musical that you’d love to see?
  29. An actor whose films you never miss?
  30. A cartoon or program you adored as a child?
  31. A YouTube channel you subscribe for entertainment?

People And Family

These specific questions related to your friend’s or partner’s family will connect you both at a deeper level. You may go with ‘What/who is your favorite…

  1. Friendly person?
  2. Cousin or relative?
  3. Most helpful advice given by your parents?
  4. Moment that would rate you as the best child?
  5. Moment with your parents?
  6. Partner in crime—mother or father?
  7. Proud moment for your family?
  8. Famous person you wish to turn into magically?
  9. Lesson learned from past relationships?
  10. Family member who helped you reach your goals?
  11. Activity you enjoy with your family members?
  12. Sibling who is a “friend in need?”
  13. Person who plays a key role in scheduling a family-time?
  14. Family tradition that delights you?
  15. Closest person in your extended family?
  16. Famous personality you share your birthday with?
  17. Optimistic person in your family?
  18. One word that would describe your family?
  19. Person with whom you would like to leave your legacy?
  20. Thing you do to turn a family event into a grand affair?
  21. Influencer to keep mood swings at bay?
  22. Person who makes your day better?
  23. Family joke?
  24. Moment you picture as a grandparent?
  25. Place in your home?
  26. Way to impress your family?
  27. Friend who understands your mood and personality?
  28. Word you use for your parents?
  29. Conflict style?
  30. Family reunion event?
  31. Member you confide in most?
  32. Sibling or cousin to cheer you up when you feel low?
  33. Happiest memory when you look back at your childhood?
  34. Parents’ teachings that you look up to in your daily life?
  35. Friend you consider family?
  36. Who in your family do you admire the most?
  37. Best family vacation ever?
  38. A recipe handed down through the generations in the family?
  39. Who in your family enjoys telling stories?
  40. What is your favorite childhood memory of your sibling?
  41. A relative with who you share your favorite pastime?
  42. Who mediates disputes in the family?
  43. A companion who has supported you no matter what?
  44. What is the most memorable holiday or event in your family?
  45. Do you go to a family member for guidance?
  46. Who in your family is the most artistic or creative?
  47. One of your closest friends?
  48. What is the best family game night?
  49. Who is the best cook in your family?
  50. A relative you admire as a role model?
  51. A pal who consistently makes you laugh?
  52. What is the most prized family relic or memento?
  53. Who in your family is the most daring?
  54. A relative with who you have a special relationship?
  55. A companion you’ve enjoyed your travels with?
  56. Best family wedding ever?
  57. Which member of your family is the most tech-savvy?
  58. A reliable friend who you can always turn to?
  59. Favorite family photograph or album?
  60. Who in your family is the most organized?
  61. A companion who has supported you at a trying time?
  62. Most memorable day trip or family excursion?
  63. A relative with a special ability or talent?
  64. A companion with who you exchange inside jokes?
  65. Who is the family’s historian and record keeper?
  66. A companion with who you’ve gone on the most adventures?
  67. Most cherished Christmas custom in your family?
  68. A relative you’d like to be more like?
  69. A companion who pushes you to improve yourself?
  70. What is your favorite DIY or craft project as a family?
  71. A relative whose knowledge never fails to astound you?

Memories

Need some great conversation starters to know your friend or partner in and out? Well, you can know them better by asking a few questions about their past. You may begin with ‘What is your favorite…

  1. Childhood aspiration or dream?
  2. Part about your upbringing?
  3. Profession you choose to be in as a child?
  4. Nickname during childhood?
  5. Memory of your maternal grandparents’ home?
  6. Thing you would like to do if you could be a child once again?
  7. Funniest thing that has happened to you in your childhood?
  8. Earliest memory that flashes your mind?
  9. Superhero or cartoon character from your childhood?
What is your favorite superhero from your childhood?

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  1. Accomplishment in your career so far?
  2. Memory related to buying lottery tickets?
  3. Laugh or cry moment from the past?
  4. Dream you had about me?
  5. Unique trait as a teenager?
  6. Smell you associate with the place you grew up?
  7. Throwback picture uploaded on Instagram?
  8. Best part of your day as a child?
  9. Friend you cried in front of?
  10. Most treasured memory?
  11. Birthday year?
  12. Song of the 90s, you still hum?
  13. Secret you would like to share with me?
  14. Best gift you have ever received?
  15. Stuff you collected as a child?
  16. High school crush?
  17. Activity you enjoyed with your ex?
  18. Subject in middle school?
  19. Memory about going to school?
  20. Mouth noise to annoy someone as a child?
  21. Weirdest thing you did in your school or college?
  22. Lullaby as a child?
  23. Wish, provided genie gives you three?
  24. Television show from your childhood?
  25. Memory of dating from college?
  26. Time-travel destination?
  27. Most memorable vacation or trip from childhood?
  28. A professor who influenced you?
  29. Your first pet animal?
  30. A story that significantly impacted you as a child?
  31. What was your favorite rainy day activity as a child?
  32. A game or activity you excelled at in school?
  33. Do you recall your first stage performance?
  34. A childhood friend you recall but haven’t seen in a while?
  35. What was your favorite summertime activity?
  36. A memorable festival or holiday memory?
  37. Do you recall your very first bike ride?
  38. A location you frequented with buddies while in high school or college?
  39. Which occasion from high school or college stands out the most?
  40. A property or toy you treasured as a child?
  41. Recollections of a family reunion or gathering?
  42. A song or album that takes you back to a specific time?
  43. Most cherished outdoor or camping adventure?
  44. A trick or mischief you played as a child?
  45. Do you recall your first love letter or crush?
  46. A location you’d wish to go back to from your childhood?
  47. Most memorable trip while attending college?
  48. A fashion or style fad you adhered to in your adolescent years?
  49. Do you recall going to a fair or festival as a child?
  50. A pastime or interest that you were devoted to as a child?
  51. Most memorable friends’ night out or sleepover?
  52. A film from your school days you frequently viewed?
  53. Do you recall a struggle or difficulty you came across as a child?
  54. A childhood memory involving a playground or park?
  55. What holiday or festive meal do you remember the most?
  56. A project or assignment from school or college that you’re proud of?
  57. A dance or performance from your youth?
  58. A routine or habit from your youth?
  59. Which childhood exploration or adventure stands out the most?
  60. A magazine or book from your childhood that you couldn’t put down?
  61. A memorable event or party at your school?

Pets And Animals

These questions on pets and animals might help you understand your friend or potential partner’s psyche. You may ask questions such as ‘What/who is your favorite…

  1. Pet?
  2. Move of your pet?
  3. Aquarium fish?
  4. Dog grooming parlor?
  5. Animal you would like to have in your pet’s surroundings?
  6. Pet you would like to own one day?
  7. Way to spend a day off with your pet?
  8. Food for your pets?
  9. Quote for your pet?
  10. Exotic animal, if it could be?
  11. Last thing you read about a pet?
  12. Way to earn your pet’s trust?
  13. Thing about your pet that surprises you?
  14. Animal character you compare your dog with?
  15. Relative you can leave your pet with?
  16. Friends of your dog?
  17. Behavior of your pet dog?
protip_icon Point to consider
If you have never seen their pet, ask your friend or partner to share their favorite picture of the pet. It will reflect your genuine interest in their life and strengthen your bond.
  1. Thing you want for your pet?
  2. Professional trainer for your pet?
  3. Word you use for your pet?
  4. Animal you admire most in the world?
  5. Game or toy to play with your pet?
  6. Vet for a medical emergency?
  7. Cleaning tip for pets?
  8. Toy of your dog?
  9. Indoor activity of your cat?
  10. Dog breed?
  11. Thing you do together?
  12. Place to take your pets to?
  13. Rewarding thing about being a pet parent?
  14. Tip to keep your pet safe?
  15. Pet when you were younger?
  16. Special event for pets?’
  17. What is your pet’s most treasured excursion or outing?
  18. What is your favorite animal-themed film or television program?
  19. A talent or technique you’ve taught your animal?
  20. Would you like to see a bird or other animal up close?
  21. Favorite animal sanctuary or rescue facility?
  22. A favorite accessory or toy for your pet?
  23. What animal call or sound do you find intriguing or calming?
  24. What is the funniest or most memorable pet-related mishap?
  25. A breed or type of animal that interests you?
  26. What is an animal book or tale that has had an impact on you?
  27. A location or park where your pet enjoys playing?
  28. Animals with which you have a strong spiritual or emotional bond?
  29. What is the best memory of a pet-human bonding experience?
  30. What is your favorite wildlife or animal documentary?
  31. A custom or ritual you share with an animal according to your culture?
  32. What would you most like to see in the wild?

Seasons/Sports

Break the ice and get to know your friend or partner better with this questionnaire related to seasons and sports. Here you go asking ‘What/who is your favorite…

  1. Rainy day memory?
  2. Fruit/meal or diet for changing seasons that is immunity boosting?
  3. Season that matches your personality?
  4. Weather that fixes your mood?
  5. NBA player?
  6. Cloud shape you have ever visualized?
  7. Sports-based movie?
  8. Quality you think a sportsperson must-have?
  9. Important lesson you learned as a player?
  10. Cricketer?
  11. Athletic person around?
  12. Woman player?
  13. Outdoor sport?
  14. Soccer player from the current season?
  15. Piece of advice for strugglers in sports?
  16. Coach for your favorite sport?
  17. Player in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics?
  18. Pre- and post-game routine?
  19. Game era, given a chance to go back in time?
  20. Advice to feel positive and motivated?
  21. Recreation or fitness activity?
What is your favorite fitness activity?

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  1. Gym to workout activity?
  2. Tip to succeed in athletics or sports?
  3. Short-term goal in sports?
  4. Strength you believe you have that makes you a great athlete?
  5. Club or complex for water sports?
  6. Extracurricular activity you were involved in during high school?
  7. Coach or trainer that you look up to as a role model?
  8. Sports performance till date?
  9. Desires or dreams related to sports?
  10. Diet and nutrition plan for flawless performance?
  11. Which winter activity is your favorite?
  12. What is the most memorable sport or activity during a summer vacation?
  13. Which autumnal event or activity do you most relish?
  14. Which springtime flower or plant cheers you up?
  15. Favorite ski or snowboarding memory?
  16. What is your favorite beach sport or activity?
  17. A sport you have yet to attempt but have always wanted to?
  18. What is your favorite sporting event so far?
  19. A sport that helps you unwind?
  20. Favorite sports arena or stadium?
  21. What is your favorite hiking or trekking memory?
  22. A school sport you enjoyed but no longer play?
  23. What is your favorite rainy sports memory?
  24. A game you enjoy watching but don’t participate in?
  25. During a game or activity, what sunset or dawn was most memorable?
  26. A sports icon you adore?
  27. Which is your favorite water sport?
  28. A game that you and your buddies like to play together?
  29. What is your favorite camping or outdoor activity memory?
  30. A game that you believe is underappreciated?
  31. What is your favorite recollection of a game played while visiting family?
  32. What sporting goods do you vouch for?
  33. Which winter sports events do you like the most?
  34. A game you’d adore instructing your young ones in?
  35. What is your favorite beach sports memory?
  36. What is the hardest sport for you to master?
  37. Most memorable sporting triumph or accomplishment?
  38. A game you’d love to watch live at its legendary location?
  39. Best sporting memory from your youth?
  40. Has a sporting injury taught you to be resilient?
  41. What sport do you like watching on TV?
  42. What sport do you think develops character the most?
  43. What is your favorite college or university sports memory?
  44. Which is your favorite sport at the Olympics?
  45. What is your favorite memory of connecting with someone through sports?
  46. Which season do you find most rejuvenating and why?
  47. Do you have a specific tradition or activity you only do during a particular season?
  48. Which season’s fashion or clothing do you look forward to the most?
  49. How does your daily routine change with the transition of seasons?
  50. Is there a particular scent or aroma that reminds you of a specific season?
  51. Which sport do you think requires the most discipline?
  52. Which sports movie or documentary has inspired you the most?
  53. What’s the most challenging aspect of your favorite sport?
  54. Do you have a pre-game ritual or superstition when playing or watching a sport?
  55. Which upcoming sports event are you most excited about?
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Frequently Asked Questions

1.How can ‘favorite things questions’ be used in icebreaker activities?

The ‘favorite things’ games can be used as an icebreaker game, it can include simple yet fun questions that would make people comfortable with one another.

2.How can ‘favorite things questions’ help couples strengthen their relationship?

The game can help couples know about the favorite things of their partners. It also allows them to spend some quality time together which can strengthen their bond.

Questioning and answering are one of the most effective and exciting ways to know a person. Whether it is someone you have been with for a while now or someone you have just met, you can know more about their interests, likes, and dislikes, obsessions, or any unique and unusual proclivities with this collection of interesting ‘favorite things’ questions. These questions will help you get closer and deepen your relationship with each other. Besides, as you continue asking and answering, you may even find some similarities that can further strengthen your bond.

Infographic: ‘Favorite Things Questions’ For Couple And Friends

Asking questions is a great way to know people and their experiences. In the following infographic, you will find a list of questions about favorite things from different genres that you can ask your partner or friends. Keep this list handy and know more about your loved ones.

favorite things questions to ask your partner and friends (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

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Shikha is a writer-turned-editor at MomJunction, with over seven years of experience in the field of content. Having done a certification in Relationship Coaching, her core interest lies in writing articles that guide couples through their courtship to marriage and parenthood.

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