To those unfamiliar with the world of WYR, a “would-you-rather” is a time-honored classic ice-breaker. These questions make for a great game to get to know new friends but they work just as well for romantic partners! They are great whether you’re just starting your relationship and need some intel, but can even be great if you’ve been married for years and feel like you already know everything about each other – because I guarantee you don’t!
Would you rather questions for couples are a great way to introduce a topic that you’ve never thought of before, without needing any reason behind it. It can be fun, it can be weird, it can be a bit more about romance. Half the fun is arguing your case! You picked the choice you are sometimes “forced” into picking, now go ahead and try to defend that position in a fun way.
You can get some very fascinating answers and likely learn a lot more about your partner.
I’ve put together a list of my favorite would you rather questions specifically for couples, and organized them by funny, deep, and adult (naughty) questions below.
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Funny “Would You Rather” Questions for Couples
Funny “Would you Rather” questions can be good for long car trips, long hikes, or perhaps waiting in line for something. You can find out a lot about your partner if you get a sense for what questions make them laugh. You might learn something important about their sense of humor, from an unexpected question, or an unexpected answer! Some of my favorites are in Bold.
- Would you rather be able to fly, or to turn invisible?
- Would you rather have a rewind button or a pause button on your life?
- Would you rather be a reverse mermaid (fish head) or a reverse centaur (horse head)?
- Would you rather that you can only ride a giraffe or an elephant as your transportation?
- Would you rather be cursed forever with itchy tops/shirts or itchy bottoms/pants?
- Would you rather have spaghetti for hair or when you sweat, it’s maple syrup?
- Would you rather that all birds, or all bugs attack you when they see you?
- Would you rather fart every time you try to make a serious point, or burp during every kiss you share?
- Would you rather spiders are as big as trees, or that trees can move and act like spiders?
- Would you rather wear clown shoes forever, or no shoes at all?
- Would you rather have the planet taken over by aliens or robots?
- Would you rather be forever covered in scales or in fur?
- Would you rather be able to talk to animals, or turn into animals?
- Would you rather live in a van or a boat?
- Would you rather live in a real haunted house or in the middle of a dessert?
- Would you rather always have the urge to pee or have to always wear a diaper?
- Would you rather be forever and always cold or sweaty and always hot?
- Would you rather have your own robot or a private jet?
- Would you rather be an unimportant character in the last movie you saw or an unimportant character in the last book you read?
- Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in?
- Would you rather be able to slow down time by 10% or jump three times as high as you can now?
- Would you rather be forced to go 10 mph under the speed limit or 10 mph over the speed limit? (You can still get speeding tickets.)
- Would you rather give up using a phone or tablet forever or give up having any salt in food?
- Would you rather have a successful podcast or a successful YouTube channel?
- Would you rather every third thought you have be out loud or never be alone no matter what you are doing?
- Would you rather be able to regenerate every part of yourself, or be able to heal everyone else but not yourself?
- Would you rather always have a mullet haircut or a ponytail haircut?
- Would you rather always have bad gas or always have a really dry mouth?
- Would you rather not brush your teeth for a week or not shower for a week?
- Would you rather be forced to dance all day, every day, until you get a perfect score on “Dancing with the Stars”, or be forced to eat mashed potatoes until you get a perfect score on “Beat the Chefs”?
- Would you rather be forced to listen to the same 10 songs on repeat for the rest of your life or never hear the same song twice?
- Would you rather go without shampoo for the rest of your life or toothpaste for the rest of your life?
- Would you rather have a time machine or a teleporter?
- Would you rather have to always hop around on one foot or have to always squat?
- Would you rather have an extra toe or extra finger?
Deep “Would You Rather” Questions for Couples
Deeper questions might take some time to think about or get into, and can spark a lot of debate. These would you rather questions may be better suited for couples who’ve been together a bit longer, as they can be difficult to answer. If you’re not truly comfortable with one and other yet, the game may end abruptly as your partner might feel sensitive about sharing their answers if they don’t feel it’s a “safe space”. Ensure them that it is, and you want them to share – but if they are not comfortable, don’t push it! It might be best to only go through a few of these, and not try and “solve” too many deep questions in one sitting!
- Would you rather win every verbal argument, or every physical fight?
- Would you rather know every time someone lies, or always be able to get away with lying?
- Would you rather be able to copy one person’s body and you live in it, or copy one person’s skills?
- Would you rather be loved by everyone, or feared by everyone?
- Would you rather never be angry again, or never get jealous again?
- Would you rather a horrible and corrupt government, or no law at all?
- Would you rather lose the ability to speak, or to read?
- Would you rather die in a year with no regrets or in 20 years with all the regrets?
- Would you rather be able to only see 5 seconds into the future, or only 5 years in the future?
- Would you rather keep all your childhood memories, or be able to form new memories?
- Would you rather be 10 minutes early for everything or 20 minutes late for everything?
- Would you rather invent a new drug to cure illness or discover a new place?
- Would you rather all clothes fit perfectly forever, or you sleep in the perfect bed and sheets forever?
- Would you rather lose the ability to lie or believe everything you’re told?
- Would you rather lose all of the money you’ve earned this year or lose all of the memories you’ve gained this year?
- Would you rather know how you will die or when you will die?
- Would you rather master a musical instrument or have a photographic memory?
- Would you rather be completely insane and know that you are insane or completely insane and believe you are sane?
- Would you rather travel the world for a year on a shoestring budget or stay in only one country for a year but live in luxury?
- Would you rather live in virtual reality where you are all powerful or live in the real world and be able to go anywhere but not be able to interact with anyone or anything?
- Would you rather have whatever you are thinking to appear above your head for everyone to see or have absolutely everything you do live streamed for anyone to see?
- Would you rather humans discover a signal from intelligent life from another planet or figure out how to extend human life for another 100 years?
- Would you rather watch a movie with no snacks or drink or have whatever you want but the movie volume is always just a little too quiet or a little too loud?
- Would you rather always live 10 miles from where you were born or never be able to settle down in one place for more than a year?
- Would you rather have to speak in rhyme for the rest of your life or have to speak in riddles for the rest of your life?
- Would you rather work hard for a boss that has high expectations but values you as a person and employee or work much less for a boss that couldn’t care less?
- Would you rather be a successful artist or a successful business owner?
- Would you rather be unable to use search engines or unable to use social media?
- Would you rather date someone who is obsessed with The Office or Game of Thrones?
- Would you rather live the next 10 years of your life in China or Russia?
- Would you rather be stuck with your spouse in a tree house or in a tent on a rainy day?
- Would you rather have a partner with pets, and acts like their pets, or a partner who doesn’t like pets?
- Would you rather ace a job interview at your dream job or go on a date with the hottest person you know?
- Would you rather date a cat person or a dog person?
- Would you rather date a professional athlete or a famous musician?
Adult “Would You Rather” Questions for Couples
Welcome to the “Adult” questions, where you might be asking yourself “What’s an ‘Adult’ Would You Rather?” Here, you can expect some topics that are a bit sexual, adult themes, or involving nakedness. So anywhere from rated PG-13 to R from here onwards. Why would anyone want to use the sexual variation of this game? Well it’s a great way to get into certain questions for couples, that might otherwise be awkward to talk about. You can get a chance to crack your partner open a little, or perhaps volunteer some information of your own. We all have things we wish we could bring up, but it’s a bit awkward coming out of nowhere. It’s ok if it’s a thinly veiled question, and these ‘Would You Rather’s can get the ice broken and the ball rolling. As mentioned above, this is a great time to encourage sharing in a “safe space”.
- Would you rather have to wear formal wear all day every day, or be naked all day every day?
- Would you rather shop for sex toys in a sex store, or something wearable at the lingerie store?
- Would you rather that your skin changes color when you are aroused, or that your body depicts tattoos of what you did yesterday?
- Would you rather have your hair pulled, or have your back scratched?
- Would you rather every date you went on forever was outdoors or indoors?
- Walk in on your parents having sex, or have them walk in on you?
- Walk in on your best friend naked, or have your best friend walk in on you naked?
- Would you rather only be able to have one child, or have to have seven?
- Would you rather have the best sex of your life once or mediocre sex every day?
- Would you rather find true love for 1 year or be in a stale relationship for 100 years?
- Would you rather have sex with the light on or the light off?
- Would you rather have sex in the shower or on the kitchen table?
- Would you rather you have to wear lingerie every day, or never wear underwear again?
- Would you rather kiss your ex or your mortal enemy?
- Would you rather that you are only satisfied with sex after 1 minute everytime, or 1 hour everytime?
- Would you rather be single forever or date someone with no interest in sex?
- Would you rather your partner be kinky or romantic?
- Would you rather go to bed alone forever or share a bed with someone forever?
- Would you rather have sex with Gossip Girl playing in the background or Friends?
- Would you rather your partner is cursed to forever bite your ear, or lip?
- Would you rather your mom or your ex set up and run your dating apps?
- Would you rather meet someone on a dating app or at a bar?
- Would you rather marry your high-school sweetheart or your college hookup?
- Would you rather kiss someone with coffee-breath or onion-breath?
- Would you rather kiss someone who always wears lots of lip gloss or who always has chapped lips?
- Would you rather give up sex or give up your favorite food?
Hopefully these would you rather questions for couples will help you find funny, deep, or romantic conversations about topics you’ve never talked about before!
Thanks for sharing this collection of questions. We will use them with each other and use them at the dinner. table with the kids.