100 either/or questions to ask anyone


  1. Coffee or tea?
  2. Black and white or color?
  3. Drawings or paintings?
  4. Dresses or skirts?
  5. Books or movies?
  6. Pepsi or Coke?
  7. Chinese or Italian?
  8. Early bird or night owl?
  9. Chocolate or vanilla?
  10. Introvert or extrovert?
  11. Hugs or kisses?
  12. Hunting or fishing?
  13. Winter or summer?
  14. Spring or fall?
  15. Rural or urban?
  16. PC or Mac?
  17. Tan or pale?
  18. Cake or pie?
  19. Ice cream or yogurt?
  20. Ketchup or mustard?
  21. Sweet pickles or dill pickles?
  22. Comedy or mystery?
  23. Boots or sandals?
  24. Silver or gold?
  25. Jazz or classical?
  26. Dancing or singing?
  27. Checkers or chess?
  28. Board games or video games?
  29. Wine or beer?
  30. Freckles or dimples?
  31. Honey mustard or BBQ sauce?
  32. Body weight exercises or lifting weights?
  33. Baseball or basketball?
  34. Crossword puzzles or sudokus?
  35. Facial hair or clean shaven?
  36. Crushed ice or cubed ice?
  37. Skiing or snowboarding?
  38. Smile or game face?
  39. Bracelet or necklace?
  40. Fruit or vegetables?
  41. Sausage or bacon?
  42. Scrambled or fried?
  43. Dark chocolate or white chocolate?
  44. Tattoos or piercings?
  45. Antique or brand new?
  46. Dress up or dress down?
  47. Cowboys or aliens?
  48. Cats or dogs?
  49. Pancakes or waffles?
  50. Bond or Bourne?
  51. Sci-Fi or fantasy?
  52. Numbers or letters?
  53. Star Wars or Star Trek?
  54. Fair or theme park?
  55. Money or fame?
  56. Washing dishes or doing laundry?
  57. Snakes or sharks?
  58. Orange juice or apple juice?
  59. Sunrise or sunset?
  60. Slacker or over-achiever?
  61. Pen or pencil?
  62. Peanut butter or jelly?
  63. Grammys or Oscars?
  64. Detailed or abstract?
  65. Multiple choice questions or essay questions?
  66. Adventurous or cautious?
  67. Saver or spender?
  68. Glasses or contacts?
  69. Laptop or desktop?
  70. Classic or modern?
  71. Personal chef or personal fitness trainer?
  72. Internet or cell phone?
  73. Call or text?
  74. Curly hair or straight hair?
  75. Shower in the morning or shower in the evening?
  76. Spicy or mild?
  77. Marvel or DC?
  78. Paying a mortgage or paying rent?
  79. Sky dive or bungee jump?
  80. Oreos or Chips Ahoy?
  81. Jello or pudding?
  82. Truth or dare?
  83. Roller coaster orĀ Ferris wheel?
  84. Leather or denim?
  85. Stripes or solids?
  86. Bagels or muffins?
  87. Whole wheat or white?
  88. Beads or pearls?
  89. Hardwood or carpet?
  90. Bright colors or neutral tones?
  91. Be older than you are or younger than you are?
  92. Raisins or nuts?
  93. Picnic or nice restaurant?
  94. Black leather or brown leather?
  95. Long hair or short hair?
  96. “Ready, aim, fire” or “Ready, fire, aim”?
  97. Fiction or non-fiction?
  98. Smoking or non-smoking?
  99. Think before you talk or talk before you think?
  100. Asking questions or answering questions?

I’ve spent way too many hours asking most of these and many other either/or questions. I figured I’d write them down and publish them, so you and I can come back here and just go down the list with friends or family or whoever else.

I love these either/or kind especially because they’re pretty non-threatening. Anyone can answer them, the whole list can go pretty fast, and you can get a good picture of the person who’s answering.

From there, if you’re looking for other questions to ask, check out the old favorite “100 questions to ask people.” And send me some of your own favorites to ask – maybe I’ll make a list of questions just from you guys.