Questions to Break the Ice

Questions to Break the Ice

Evlabia Konstantinou, Reporter

 Have you ever met someone new but neither of you knew what to say? This situation can be very awkward, but with these questions, you can easily break the ice.

 Do you like…

Computer games or video games?

 Pop music or Rock music?

Stuffed animals or dolls?

Pancakes or waffles?

Hot chocolate or coffee?

Morning or evening?

Day or night?

Text message or call?

Library or museums?

French or Spanish?

Summer or winter?

Theater or cinema?

Book or movie?

Tea or coffee?

Chocolate or vanilla?

Coca-Cola or Pepsi?

Rain or snow?

Car or motorcycle?

Comedy or horror?

Hamburgers or hot dogs?

Paper or plastic?

Boat or plane?

Painting or drawing?

Reading or writing?

Singing or dancing?

T-Shirts or sweaters?

 Flowers or trees?

Phone or computer?

Brown or black hair?

Superman or Batman?

Doctor Who or the Walking Dead?

Lions or Bears?

Milk or juice?

Gold or silver?

50’s or 80’s music?

Google or Bing?

Frozen yogurt or ice cream?

Blue or green eyes?

Witches or wizards?

Fire or ice?

Straight or curly hair?

Fruits or vegetables?

Burgers or tacos?

Roses or daisies?

Pandas or whales?

Books or magazines?

Circles or squares?

Ketchup or mustard?

Money or fame?

Piercings or tattoos?

Puzzles or board games?

Living room or bedroom?

Sandals or sneakers?

Apples or oranges?

 Bagels or toast?

 Skates or bike?

Go skiing or snowboarding?

Watch or play sports?

Swim in a pool or in the sea?

Sweet or salty?

 Cars or trucks?

 Leather or lace?

Steak or chicken?

Alaska or Hawaii?

Shower or tub?

TV Shows or movies?

Breakfast or dinner?


More questions

Here are some more questions to learn more about the person you’re talking to. 

What’s your favorite book?

If you had an unlimited budget and could buy a painting from an artist, who would that be?

What is your favorite childhood memory?

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would do?

Have you ever experienced a hurricane, a tornado or an earthquake?

If you could take a three-week vacation, where would you go?

If you could live anywhere on this planet and take everything that you love with you, where would you choose to live?


I hope these questions help you break the ice when you are talking to new people, and maybe these questions can help you make new friends.