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Life may have come to a grinding halt because of Covid-19, but that’s no reason to stop dating. Stick a ring light on (if you’re so inclined), find the best-lit corner of your apartment and fire up your app of choice.

There’s one snag, though: just what on Earth should you talk about once the camera is rolling?

Here are 50 thought-provoking, funny and romantic virtual date questions you can ask each other to keep the conversation flowing.

Travel and wanderlust

  • Do you feel a strong connection with your hometown? Why or why not?
  • Do you like the idea of living ‘off grid’ or being self sufficient?
  • What language do you wish you could speak and why?
  • Have you ever wanted to ‘give up your job to travel the world’?
  • What would be your ideal road trip?
  • What do you love about where you live right now, and what do you dislike the most?
  • What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever visited?
  • If you had the opportunity to go to a ‘retreat’ somewhere totally remote for a whole month, without any social media or devices, would you do it?

The deep stuff

  • What is one strong opinion you’ve changed your mind about in the last 5 years?
  • If you could perform one miracle, what would it be?
  • If you could either go back in time 100 years or forward 100 years, which would you choose?
  • What would you say to your younger self from 5 or 10 years ago?
  • Are you excited or terrified about the prospect of artificial intelligence?
  • If you could go to outer space as a tourist, would you do it?
  • If you could bring any person from history back to life, who would it be?
  • What are you most afraid of?
  • What is a common saying that you disagree with?
  • If you were to change your name, what would you be called?
  • If you could be me for a day, how would you spend that day?
  • Does ASMR do anything for you?
  • What little thing always makes you irrationally angry?

Foodie questions

  • Strangest food you’ve ever eaten?
  • What fictional food do you wish was real?
  • Favourite cocktail?

Life right now

  • What thing do you keep meaning to get round to, but keep putting off?
  • What song is stuck in your head right now?
  • What one thing do you want to own once you can afford it?
  • What are you reading or listening to right now?
  • What is your go-to podcast at the moment?
  • Would you one day like to write a novel, screenplay, or other kind of book?

Memory lane

  • Favorite cartoon from your childhood?
  • Which fashions do you wish would come back in style?
  • What is a hilarious thing you used to believe when you were a child?
  • Did you ever see or hear something that you just can’t explain?
  • Tell me a strange or interesting story about your family
  • What is the coolest item you own and the story behind it?
  • When was the last time you wrote a physical letter?
  • What scene from a movie had a big impact on you?
  • Best advice you’ve ever received?
  • Which decision completely altered the course of your life?

About you

  • Surprise parties: love them or hate them?
  • Which fictional character do you most identify with?
  • Morning person or night owl?
  • eBooks or physical books?
  • What is the funniest clean joke you know?
  • What cheesy thing is your guilty pleasure?
  • Which website can get you to scroll for hours and hours?
  • Favourite smell?
  • Which habit would you like to get rid of?
  • What were you doing just before this call?

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