Staying Curious in Your Relationship: 50 Questions to Ask Your Partner

Are you looking for deep questions to ask your partner? While you might have heard of the phrase “Curiosity killed the cat,” curiosity actually breathes life into relationships. So many things make up a happy, healthy relationship, including trust, respect, honesty, and great communication, but one of the things people often overlook is the spirit of wonder.

An article by The Harvard Gazette mentions how retaining genuine curiosity about your partner is important. Recognizing that there may be things you don’t know about them and that you don’t know them inside and out will help keep that spark alive. It also involves making sure you spend enough time apart so you can stay curious about each other as well.

Spending time exploring each other’s thoughts and feelings and building that emotional intimacy could allow you as a couple to connect more deeply. Relationships become more sustainable long-term when you actively nurture this intimacy by talking about your relationship.

One of the best ways you can do this is by creating dialogue that encourages this through fun couples’ questions that might not be overly serious but remain meaningful. Let’s go through some prompts that will help awaken that curiosity and bring about some conversation.

Identity and self-reflection questions

Dive into your partner’s core values, beliefs about themself, and how they see the state of their life.

  1. What are your top three values in life?
  2. What is one thing you would change about yourself?
  3. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  4. What’s your favorite way to wind down and relax?
  5. In what ways have you grown since we’ve been together?
  6. What is your biggest insecurity?

Dreams and aspirations questions

Understand your partner’s deepest desires and aspirations and use this to inform your goals as a couple. Sharing certain goals with your partner can help you strengthen your relationship.

  1. If you could be doing anything right now, what would it be?
  2. What’s your biggest goal in life?
  3. What has been your proudest accomplishment so far?
  4. What is your dream vacation?
  5. What is one of your short-term goals?

Life experience questions

Questions relating to life experiences can offer a little glimpse into your partner’s past – a past that has shaped their present. When you understand your partner’s past better, it can improve empathy and understanding for them in ways you never expected.

  1. How has life been different than what you imagined?
  2. What’s the funniest story from your childhood?
  3. What is your earliest memory?
  4. What is your biggest regret?
  5. If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?
  6. What did you think your life would be like when you were older?
  7. What perceptions did you have about your parents’ marriage?

Would you rather questions

While “would you rather” questions typically form the basis of a fun game, they can also be an effective way to deepen connections. These questions force us to make polarizing choices and thus give us better insight into what our partner prefers or values.

  1. Would you rather spend the holidays with your family or mine?
  2. Would you rather be able to speak every language or be able to speak to animals?
  3. Would you rather be famous or rich?
  4. Would you go to a sports game or a concert together?
  5. Would you rather go whale watching or swim with dolphins?
  6. Would you rather go out to a fancy dinner or have a picnic?
  7. Would you rather retire somewhere tropical or in the big city?

General relationship questions

Asking questions about the relationship between the two of you will help develop a better insight and understanding into each other’s perceptions. Research by the Gottman Institute has shown that emotionally intelligent couples are more intimately familiar with each other’s worlds, making these questions crucial to a happy relationship.

  1. What is your favorite memory of our relationship thus far?
  2. What is your love language?
  3. What do you think would make our relationship stronger?
  4. In what ways can I love you better?
  5. Do you think we share the same vision of our future?
  6. What draws you to me as a partner?
  7. Do you believe in soulmates?
  8. What turns you on most about me?
  9. What do you think is one of my best qualities?
  10. What’s the first thing you noticed about me?
  11. Where would be your ideal place to retire?
  12. What does your ideal date look like?
  13. What is the number one thing on your gift wishlist?

Approaching the topic of sexual intimacy can transform the way you satisfy your partner and improve sexual satisfaction. As couples with less sexual communication report more sexual problems, these questions can be a game-changer in your relationship.

  1. What was your first sexual experience like?
  2. Where are your favorite places to be touched?
  3. What time of day do you prefer to have sex most?
  4. Is there anything new you want to try in the bedroom?
  5. Do you have any sexual fantasies?
  6. Do you have a favorite sexual memory of us?

Fun questions

And, of course, playful and fun questions to ask your partner have the chance to spark up some laughter, romance, and intimacy!

  1. If we went to a costume party, what would we dress up as?
  2. What weird habits do I have?
  3. What crime would you most likely be arrested for?
  4. What TV character would you compare me to and why?
  5. What’s the most embarrassing photo you have of me?
  6. What would be my food fight item of choice?

Deepening Bonds with Cupla

Not only will these questions keep the conversation flowing, but they’ll also help deepen your understanding of your partner. From understanding their aspirations and fears to exploring their values, likes, and dislikes, there are so many areas of life to ask questions about that may end up in laughter, tears, or a hug.

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