Tired of “What’s your major?” “Where are you from?” “What year of school are you?” “What do you do for a living?”
Well, look no further! Here is a list of nerdy speed dating/small talk questions that are guaranteed* to get the conversational ball rolling (and not squish Indiana in the process)!
Feel free to add to these!
• What Hogwarts house are you? • Favorite Doctor? Favorite companion? • ‘67 Impala or Batmobile? • Favorite Avenger? • Snape: misunderstood hero or snarky bad guy, even with his “redemption” scene? • Star Wars or Star Trek? • Which District are you from? Where would you be in the Hunger Games–first to die, middle, or victor? • Are you Sam, Dean, or Castiel? • Are you Merlin or Arthur? • Are you Sherlock or John? • Are you Kirk, Spock, or Bones? • Which Fellowship of the Ring member are you? • Which member of the Galactic Rebellion are you? • Nazgul or Dementors? • Favorite Martin Freeman role: John Watson, Bilbo Baggins, or Arthur Dent? • Favorite Harrison Ford role? • Favorite Benedict Cumberbatch role? • Favorite thing you’ve ever heard Benedict Cumberbatch called (e.g. Benadryl Cumbermuffin)? • Did you like the ending to Merlin? Do you want a movie? • The Force Awakens, Rogue One, Fantastic Beasts, and Cursed Child: should they really have been canon? • Rose Tyler: awesome or annoying? • Zachary Quinto or Leonard Nimoy? What about that crying!Spock–right or wrong? • Favorite alien species from Doctor Who? • Favorite alien species from Star Wars? • Favorite alien species from Star Trek? • Favorite alien species overall? • Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves, or Men? • Scariest villain: Sauron, Voldemort, or Darth Vader? • Who’s worse: Metatron or Umbridge? • Most misunderstood villain: Lucifer, Morgana, or the Master? • Can you say Raxacoricofallapatorius? Can you spell it? • Favorite nerdy quote? • Who would win in a fight: the Winchesters or Buffy? • Would you rather go to Hogwarts or Narnia? • TARDIS, Enterprise, or Millennium Falcon? • Obi-Wan Kenobi, Gandalf, or Dumbledore? • Which set of Narnia characters is your favorite (Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy; Jill and Eustace; Polly and Digory)? • Puddleglum or JarJar Binks? • C-3PO, R2-D2 or BB-8? • Steven Moffat: villain or creative genius (or both)? • Vampires or werewolves? • Pirates or ninjas? • Do you carry salt with you? • Do you read or write fanfiction? • Do you role play?
*Batteries not included. I don’t own anything. Also these have never actually been attempted.