Speed dating is the alternative on the dating scene that is better than online dating. It is the instant dating solution for today’s eager youngsters. Unlike normal dating, it works by only giving you five to 10 minutes to meet and create chemistry. If you want to try it out, here are 22 questions you can ask.


Profession. What do you do for work? Acts as an introductory question. It may reveal the professional status of a person but little about his personality. So move on to another question.

Heritage. Where are you from? – This reveals background. It throws better light on the person.

Personality. What is the one thing about yourself that you would like me to know?


Love Life. When was your last relationship and how long did it last?

Relationship goals. What are you looking for in a relationship? You can both instantly compare whether you match in this area.

Value. What do you think is the most important value in a relationship?


Marriage goals. Do you want to marry or have you ever been married? What do you look for in a husband/wife? This will reveal if both are moving in the same direction – towards or away from marriage.

Family. Do you want/do you have any children? An important question if you are looking for a long-term relationship and your partner is not.

Pastimes. What do you do for fun? – This will throw light on whether your leisure activities match. Are you a bookworm and she an outdoorsy person?

Achievements. What are you most proud about? This reveals the basic values of the person – whether he/she values money or adventure/ intellectual pursuits.


Religion. Is religion important to you? 24×7 living together means understanding on certain basic issues like religious beliefs.

Political views. Do you follow politics? Are you a Democrat or a Republican? You can spar on your political affiliations.

Perception of love. Do you believe in love at first sight? You can decide whether he/she is a romantic person or not.

Sentiments. What is your most treasured possession and why? What a person is sentimental about reveals a great deal about his personality. Is it his bike or a locket presented by a sister?


Last book read. Which is the last book you read? This is a good conversation starter.

Likes and dislikes. Which is the one job in the world that you would love to do? Which is your favorite music and your favorite singer/band? Do you share musical tastes? Who is you favorite actor/actress/celebrity and why? Which is your favorite genre of movies – comedy/thriller/action?

Pets. Do you like animals/keep pets?

Future plans. Where do you see yourself in five years time? It’s a plus if he or she has his or her life and career planned out positively.


Regrets. If you could do it all over again, what single mistake would you correct in life? What are your deepest regrets as a person?

Preferences. Are you a morning person or a night person?

Adventure and taste. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Sports. What is your favorite sporting activity?

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