If you're hitting the road with your honey, prepare for lulls in the conversation with a stockpile of questions on a variety of topics. While you don't have to fill every minute you're in the car with chatter, the miles will pass more quickly if you have plenty of pleasant topics to talk about. Plus, you just might make some memories with that special someone by sharing a few laughs or gaining new insights, depending on what direction your conversation takes.
The Question Game Was Made With Car Rides in Mind
With the wide open road stretched before you and hours of driving still ahead, you've got the perfect opportunity to dig deep and have a few laughs with your partner riding shotgun. You can finally ask them any of the hundreds of questions that have been racking your brain, but that you've never gotten around to asking them.
Pick Up and Move On With These Travel Questions
Take inspiration from the way each of your minds are focused on your destination, with laser-like concentration, and ask each other some questions about the fun of traveling, places you'd like to go and see, and things you'd like to do together in the future.
- What destination do you want to visit together next?
- Which of your childhood vacations would you most like to recreate for our kids?
- If we had to live in one of the places you've visited on vacation, which one would be your first choice?
- What overseas location would you most like for us to visit together?
- What would be your ideal getaway for a long weekend?
- If you could retire to anywhere in the world, where would it be?
- What is your least favorite place you've visited on a trip?
- What do you like the least about travel?
- What is your favorite part of travel?
- What theme park would you most like for us to visit together?
- What would be your idea of a perfect 25th-anniversary trip?
- Which of these forms of transportation would you buy a ticket for right now: a hot-air balloon, a steam locomotive, or a submarine?
Do I Really Know You?
Find out if you really know the person you're dating by asking them these oddball questions. See if the answers you predict are the ones that they actually give.
- What is your favorite way to relax when things are hectic?
- What do you wish you could spend more of your time doing?
- If you could go back in time to before you were born, what period of history would you choose?
- What activities zap your energy the most?
- If your boss said he'd donate $10,000 to the charity of your choice, which one would you pick?
- What situation do you want to happen so badly that you'd willingly commit a crime to make it happen?
- If you inherited ten million dollars, what would you buy first (after all the bills/debt were paid off)?
- Which of your friends would help you dispose of a dead body if you needed them to?
- In what way are you most like one of your parents?
- What personality trait is the biggest turnoff to you?
- What two words would you use to describe my values?
- What talent do you really wish you had?
- Who was/is your favorite family member to spend time with?
Reveal if You're a Relationship Goal or a Relationship Fail
No relationship is perfect, and these questions will help you suss out whether you're a relationship goal or a relationship fail.
- What made you decide to ask me out on our first date?
- What made you accept when I asked you out on our first date?
- What are the first two adjectives that come to mind when you think about our relationship?
- What TV show comedy best portrays our lives?
- If a movie was being made about us, who would play you and me?
- What is your all-time favorite memory about our time together?
- What is something you wish you could change about the early days of our relationship?
- In what ways has our relationship changed you?
- If we were characters in a coming-of-age romance novel, what would our archetypes be?
- How do you think I show love, and does it match how you like to have love shown?
- What ideas do you have about how we could improve the 'couple time' we spend together?
- What compliment would you really like to hear from me?
You Can Never Know Too Much About Someone
People are constantly evolving and changing their tastes, habits, and behaviors. Catch up with your loved one by asking them some of these personal questions you might not have ever thought to ask them before.
- What's the strangest food you've ever eaten?
- Who's the most famous individual you've met in person?
- What have you never done before, that you would most like for us to try together, if money and time were no object?
- What book has had the most impact on your life?
- What's your guilty pleasure?
- What's the most courageous thing you have done so far?
- What would you say is the biggest adventure we've had together so far?
- What's the first thing you purchased using money you earned?
- What negative thing has happened to you that actually turned out to be for the best?
- What's something you didn't want to do at all that turned out to be a terrific experience?
- What's an event or activity you've attended with me that you would have preferred not to participate in?
- Which place do you never want to visit again, and why?
Tell Me How You Really Feel
It's time to get passionate, and these questions might just be divisive enough to make or break your relationship.
- If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
- What food would you never eat, under any circumstances?
- What would we do on your ideal date night?
- What sound irritates you the most?
- What's your favorite thing for us to do together on weekends when the weather is too bad to go out?
- What annoys you the most in restaurants?
- What song do you really love to listen to when you're driving for a long time?
- What is the first thing you notice about someone when you first see them?
- Which public figure do you most admire?
- What qualities or characteristics in a person would cause you to want to have nothing to do with them?
- Other than a dog or cat, what kind of pet would you most like for us to have?
- What's your ideal sleeping arrangement (type of blankets, which pair of pajamas, what time of the evening, and so on)?
Silly Questions Guaranteed to Crack a Smile
A major requirement in a healthy relationship is being able to laugh at and with each other. Toss these questions your loved one's way to get a guaranteed smile and a couple of laughs out of them.
- What was your favorite 'center' (art, music, and so on) in elementary school?
- What's your go-to karaoke song?
- What's your weirdest irrational fear?
- If we could travel to a different time period right now, where would we go?
- If you were renaming yourself right now, what name would you give yourself?
- If you had to wake up inside an animated movie, which one would it be?
- What's your favorite, most comforting, fast food order?
- What cocktail or mocktail can you never drink again?
- Which inclement weather condition do you prefer: hail, lightning, or turbulent winds?
- What's your favorite planet in the solar system, and why?
- What's the oddest song that you know by heart?
'Would You Rather' Questions to Get the Fun Going
When it comes to long car rides, 'would you rather' questions are a great way to keep everyone's spirits up and the conversation flowing. Whether it's dark and mysterious or zany and outrageous, there's a 'would you rather' question out there that's sure to stump you both.
- Would you rather swim with sharks or go camping with a bear?
- Would you rather be on an airplane that's crashing through the sky or stuck in a car that's sinking underwater?
- Would you rather only eat breakfast foods or dinner foods for the rest of your life?
- Would you rather be able to only see ghosts but never hear them, or only hear ghosts and never see them?
- Would you rather be a contestant on a competition cooking show or a competition musical show?
- Would you rather never have to sleep or never have to eat again?
- Would you rather have your house infested with cockroaches or termites?
- Would you rather like to be able to breathe underwater or see clearly in the dark?
- Would you rather be able to change one thing about the past, or control one thing about the future?
- Would you rather be allergic to dogs or cats?
- Would you rather always have one side of your sinuses clogged, or have one ear constantly ringing?
Keep the Conversation Going
Of course, the point of these questions is to start a conversation and help keep it going. Don't run down the list of questions like you're checking things off as fast as possible. This isn't an interrogation or a job interview, but an interaction between two people who care deeply about each other. Pick one (or a few) to discuss and explore the response. Follow up by asking 'why' or encouraging your partner to tell you more, then see where the conversation leads the two of you. Your time on the road will pass quickly, and you'll know a bit more about each other by the time you arrive at your destination!