Questions serve a bigger purpose than just being a way to get an answer from someone.
They help steer conversations, they make us think, and they open up parts of people’s personalities we didn’t know were there.
This list of 150+ questions to ask friends is split into four categories, each for different situations with friends!
Have you ever known someone for many years and they say something that makes you think “How did I never know that?”
Asking questions can do so much for a friendship, and asking questions to friends also helps you build social confidence so you can bring your question-asking skills to other settings where you might not be as comfortable.
From finding common interests to learning how you can best support your friends, questions can be the framework for deep and meaningful conversations friendships.
Here’s the list of 150+ interesting questions to ask friends!
Questions to Ask Friends at a Party
Parties are places where silence can feel extra awkward, but also places where you can have some fun with questions.
Here are some questions you can ask your friends at a party (new and old) to keep that from happening!
Deep Questions to Ask Friends
These questions are a little bit deeper and should be reserved for one-on-one or small group settings with close friends. These questions can all help you build rapport with your conversational partner.
Fun Questions to Ask Friends
Sometimes it’s impossible to avoid a lull in conversation, even with your best friends.
Here are some fun questions to ask friends when you’re bored or just passing some time.
Questions to Ask New Friends
Here are some good questions to ask during the “getting to know someone” stages!
Note: Be sure to check out this article on how to make friends as an adult if you want more friends in your life!
Whew! That was a LOT of questions...what’s next?
To be a good partner in conversation, you have to really listen to answers, and be ready to answer plenty of questions being returned.
Though this list is random, keeping your questions relevant in a conversation is an art, too.
Listen deeply, and do your best to relate your response in some way. (Also, remember to balance your questions with observations and stories so you don't accidentally interrogate people!)
The Spokes Method, for instance, is looking at a central topic and thinking of all the questions you could ask related to it (like spokes around the center of a bike wheel).
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