This or that questions are an excellent way to open up a conversation with a new acquaintance and get to know them better.
The open-ended nature of the questions makes them ideal for starting a conversation that can take multiple routes and lead to longer and deeper conversations.
The format is of either or questions which can reveal people’s personal preferences, or set up a funny or serious question depending on your setting.
This or that questions are simple but effective. Whether you’re an English teacher looking to get your students talking or you’re looking for talking points on a date, these questions are an excellent way to get people to open up and talk.
This or That games
Due to the nature of this or that questions, there are a few ways you can adapt them into a game. Below are two games you can play that have these questions at their heart.
My friend, my clone
In this game, you read a question and think of the answer. You then ask the question and if their answer matches yours you repeat the process.
If their answer is different from yours, the roles are reversed. They become the questioner and you have to think of their answer.
This game is best played between two people and is a great way to get to know someone better. Couples will enjoy this, as it will reveal how much they know about their partner and whether they are as similar as they think or not.
This game can be played with more than two people and is a great way to see how much you know, or don’t know, about your friends.
You’ll need a coin and a piece of paper to hide the coin to play the game.
To play, one person picks up the coin, asks a question and places the coin underneath the paper. Everyone else has to choose whether they want to back heads for the first answer or tails for the second answer.
Once everyone has made their choice, the questioner reveals their answer. The game then rotates around and whoever has the most correct answers at the end is the winner.
This or That Questions for Adults
- Coffee or tea?
2. Cereal or toast?
3. Cardio or weights?
4. Night or day?
5. Salad or sandwich?
6. Train or aeroplane?
7. Book or TV?
8. TV series or film?
9. Netflix or cinema?
10. PC or Mac?
11. Football or Basketball?
12. Facebook or Twitter?
13. Apples or oranges?
14. Walk or cycle?
15. Ice cream or cake?
16. Beer or cider?
17. Blinds or curtains?
18. Eat out or takeaway?
19. Beer or wine?
20. Truth or dare?
21. At the cinema: ice cream or popcorn?
22. Jogging or hiking?
23. Burger or Taco?
24. Rock or rap?
25. Pop or indie?
26. Kanye or Jay-Z?
27. Camping or glamping?
28. Meat or vegetables?
29. Watching sports or playing sports?
30. Chinese food or Indian food?
This or That Questions for Couples
31. Phone call or text?
32. Night out or night in?
33. Money or love?
34. Growth or security?
35. Fast food or health food?
36. Arrive early or arrive late?
37. Late night or early night?
38. Lie in or early start?
39. Concert or sports game?
40. Restaurant or eat at home?
41. Big wedding or small wedding?
42. Big family or small family?
43. Dogs or cats?
44. Family or friends?
45. Expensive gift or homemade gift?
46. Sleeping with the bedroom door open or closed?
47. Apartment or house?
48. Split the bill or take turns paying?
49. Shopping together or shopping alone?
50. Coffee date or cocktail date?
51. Walk slow or walk fast?
52. Looks or personality?
53. Clean as you cook or clean at the end?
54. Chick flick or thriller?
55. Bowling or movies?
56. Toilet paper over or under?
57. Cook for two or cook your own?
58. Weekend breaks or long trips?
59. Kids or no kids?
60. Share your food or don’t share your food?
This or That Questions for Kids
Asking questions with a binary choice is a great way to get kids engaged and talking.
They love wacky scenarios and having to choose between two fun options. We’ve compiled a great list of this or that questions for kids below for you to check out!
61. Kittens or puppies?
62. Batman or Superman?
63. Nintendo or Playstation?
64. Mario or Sonic?
65. Toys or candy?
66. Football or soccer?
67. Pizza or cake?
68. Ice cream or chocolate?
69. Halloween or Christmas?
70. No homework or no bedtime?
71. Beach or pool?
72. Dragons or unicorns?
73. Koalas or kangaroos?
74. TV or movies?
75. Volcano or mountain?
76. Space or deep sea?
77. Sun or moon?
78. Dancing or singing?
79. Painting or writing?
80. Santa or the Easter bunny?
81. Lions or tigers?
82. Sharks or dolphins?
83. Disneyworld or Legoland?
84. Flying or turning invisible?
85. Reading or writing?
86. Snow or sand?
87. Snowman or snow angels?
88. Computer games or party games?
89. Swings or slides?
90. Zoo or aquarium?
Funny This or That Questions
91. Zombies or vampires?
92. Talking pets or talking babies?
93. Guacamole or salsa?
94. Shorts or trousers?
95. Air guitar or air drums?
96. Sneezing or coughing?
97. Bad breath or body odour?
98. Boxers or briefs?
99. Speeding ticket or parking ticket?
100. Loud neighbours or nosey neighbours?
101. Robots or dinosaurs?
102. Silly hats or silly socks?
103. Bad dancing or bad singing?
104. Three eyes or three legs?
105. Walk backwards or dress back to front?
106. Practical jokes or clever jokes?
107. Ketchup or mayo?
108. Winning the lottery or finding your soulmate?
109. Funny story or one-liner?
110. Bad hair or bad clothes?
111. Clown shoes or clown hair?
112. Ghosts or aliens?
113. Glass half full or glass half empty?
114. Test the waters or dive in at the deep end?
115. Comedian in a serious film or serious actor in a comedy film?
116. Comedy show or a comedy film?
117. Big feet or tiny hands?
118. Working hard or hardly working?
119. Moonwalk or Dad dancing?
120. Sauce on the side or sauce on the top?
Hard This or That Questions
121. Money or love?
122. Time machine or magic wand?
123. Poor and happy or rich and miserable?
124. Sight or sound?
125. Growth and security?
126. Regret or doubt? Underestimated or overestimated?
127. Apathy or obsession?
128. Hero or antihero?
129. Logic or emotion?
130. Happy endings or sad endings?
131. Success or happiness?
132. All the money in the world or world peace?
133. Skill or popularity?
134. Fame or obscurity?
135. Unlimited power or unlimited knowledge?
136. Cherished or respected?
137. Pause time or rewind time?
138. Change the past or see the future?
139. Overly pessimistic or overly optimistic?
140. One day of excruciating pain or a year of dull pain?
141. Smartest person in the world or richest person in the world?
142. Loved by all or loved by a few?
143. Eternal life or 100 fulfilling years?
144. The ability to bring people back from the dead or the ability to cure terminal disease?
145. Painful truth or comforting lie?
146. Regret or doubt?
147. No company or bad company?
148. Save 100 strangers or one loved one?
149. The wisdom of Socrates or the tenacity of Alexander The Great?
150. Predictability or excitement?
This or That Questions for Students
151. English or maths?
152. Homework or classwork?
153. No exams or no homework?
154. Longer lunch or shorter school day?
155. Walk to school or take the bus to school?
156. Detention for 8 hours or detention for every day of the school year?
157. Desks or tables?
158. Pen or pencil?
159. Biology or chemistry?
160. Big class or small class?
161. Win a race or win a debate?
162. 100% in one test or 90% in every test?
163. Modern history or ancient history?
164. Save as you go or save at the end?
165. Work alone or work in a group?
166. School lunch or bring your own lunch?
167. School uniform or wear your own clothes?
168. Cheerleader or mascot?
169. Spelling bee or maths bee?
170. College or high school?
171. Write the essay the night before or the week before?
172. Home school or classroom learning?
173. Field trips or a day of sports?
174. Messy locker or tidy locker?
175. Forget your pencil or forget your notebook?
176. Art projects or science projects?
177. Visual learner or learn by reading?
178. Geometry or algebra?
179. Work in the library or work at home?
180. Live on campus or live in a shared house?
What are this or that questions?
This or that questions are a question that asks someone to choose between one of two options. They’re often used as icebreakers due to their ability to ignite a conversation. They’re similar to what if questions, but they offer two distinct choices instead of an open-ended question. Some examples are:
- Pizza or cake?
- Cats or dogs?
- Blue or red?
- Chocolate or vanilla?
- Beach or mountain?
What are some funny this or that questions?
Due to the format of this or that questions, they can ask questions that elicit a funny response. Think of the answer to these questions:
- Zombies or vampires?
- Big feet or tiny hands?
- Bad hair or bad breath?
- Robots or dinosaurs?
Depending on your audience, you can make these questions as silly as possible. If you’re looking for questions to ask toddlers, these are great. But you can also make them more risque if you’re in an informal setting with friends.
What are some hard this or that questions?
Not only can you use this or that questions to ask funny and whimsical questions, but they’re also a brilliant way to ask profound and philosophical questions. Take a look at the following:
- Money or love?
- Rich and famous or rich and unknown?
- Loved by all or loved by a few?
- Change the past or the see the future?
- Skill or popularity?
The format lends itself to diving deep into topics from a binary choice. If you’re on a date or looking to get to know someone better, asking a simple this or that question such as those above is a great way to elicit a response and trigger a longer conversation.
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