Getting Acquainted

These eleven questions can help you get to know the basics about someone in a relatively short time. Often the answers given can lead to deeper conversation, which will create a stronger relational tie.

What is your name?
Tell me about your family?
Where were you born?
What is your occupation?
Did you go away to college? Where? Did you pursue graduate studies?
What are your hobbies?
What would be your dream ___? (Vacation, House, Car, Job, etc.)
Do you have pets? What kind? What are their names?
What is your favorite ____? (Food, Restaurant, Vacation, etc.)
Where have you lived before you lived here?
What places have you visited?