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23 Fun questions to ask your cousin

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The vast majority of us do not know our cousins on a very personal level. If you’re anything like the average human, you only know your cousins from family functions that you attend a few times a year, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to learn more about them.

The best way to get to know your cousin is by asking them questions; lots of them. However, asking serious questions about one’s personal life for hours is somewhat weird, and you should consider not going that route.

Instead, you may want to go with fun questions that will elicit plenty of smiles and laughter and will keep the conversation going naturally. The problem with that, however, is that coming up with fun questions to ask your cousin isn’t an easy task.

No problem; in this article, I’ve compiled a giant list of some fun questions to ask your cousin for a situation that doesn’t feel awkward. Feel free to pick any question that feels the most appropriate at that instance, and you can ask as many or as few as you like. Here you go.

23 Fun questions to ask your cousin

1- What’s your favorite memory with me?

If you meet your cousin pretty often, you should have many memories to share. A fun question to start a discussion is asking them the favorite thing they remember doing with you. It should be pretty fun.

2- What do you and your siblings do for fun?

If your cousin has siblings, you can get some ideas or fun activities from them. Asking your cousins what they do with their siblings for fun will certainly bring up admissions that will lead to a lot of laughs, but will also give you an idea of what to do with your siblings.

3- Would you rather use an Android or an iPhone?

There are two types of people in the world: those loyal to Apple as a company and those that prefer using Android and whatever else works. You already know what kind of device they use, but what about what they prefer?

4- What was the funniest prank you ever played on someone?

Everyone has tried a prank at least once, and not every prank goes as the prankster plans. When it does go according to plans, however, a prank can be a pretty funny joke to play on a person. If you’re pretty sure you’re not the victim of the prank, you can ask this for a good laugh.

5- How would you describe me in a single sentence?

 In most cases, asking this question should almost compel them to say many nice things about you. If you’re very close friends with your cousin, they’ll be much freer in their assessment, answering in a way that will certainly elicit laughs.

6- What is your earliest memory of us together?

Unless you didn’t meet at all until you were older, you most likely have a different recollection of your first experience with your cousin. Consider asking them the first time they remember you guys being together to see if they recall more than you or less.

7- What aunt would you like to live with and why?

When asking this question, you’d expect her to be biased towards your mom unless there’s an aunt that you all prefer for her overly caring attitude. If you’re not sure which of your aunts they’d rather stay with, this question could be a decent start to a conversation.

8- What’s the nicest thing I’ve ever done for you?

One interesting way to steer a conversation with your cousin in an interesting direction is by asking them about the nicest things you’ve done for them. You may already have something in mind when asking the question, but there’s a pretty good chance that you’re wrong.

9- What’s your least favorite thing about me?

While your cousin may be reluctant to tell you what they do not really like about you as a person, asking them during a question and answer section doesn’t give them much choice. This question might be a good opportunity to learn more about yourself.

10- What political or social cause are you passionate about, if any?

Black lives matter, the women’s movement, or the animal rights movement; there must always be one that your cousin is very much aligned to. That could be apparent from the issues they like to discuss, but this is assuming you don’t spend much time with them; just ask.

11- What’s your favorite color?

Judging by what kind of clothing items they wear and the gadgets they own, you should be able to guess your cousin’s favorite color. But what if your guess was wrong? There’s only one sure way to find out (many people don’t have one, surprisingly).

12- Do you prefer cooking or eating?

There are two types of people in the world: those who spend all their time eating and those who spend all their time looking for what to eat. Instead of trying to guess what end of the spectrum your cousin falls in, why not simply ask?

13- Do you prefer watching movies or reading books?

While watching books and reading movies could go together, that doesn’t mean most people don’t have a preference. If your cousin can either choose to read books or watch for the rest of their lives, what would they choose?

14- What’s your favorite movie?

It doesn’t matter if they prefer reading books or watching movies, everyone has that movie that they all cherish very much. A very interesting follow-up question to the preceding one is asking about their favorite movie; it may turn out to be yours too!

15- What’s your favorite fast-food restaurant?

While we can all agree that fast food isn’t the healthiest thing in the world, we should also all admit that we do show up at fast-food restaurants a bit too often. With the plethora of options available in the United States, wouldn’t it be fun to know your cousin’s preference?

16- If you become an author, who would you dedicate your first book to?

Asking your cousin who they like the most sounds weird, and it’s a terrible way to continue a fun conversation. Instead of making the question that straightforward, you can simply ask who they would dedicate their book to if they were an author.

17- What’s your favorite song?

Songs are so popular that everyone listens to them now. Just like with books and movies, most people have a favorite song, although it changes a lot more often than with movies and books. Asking what’s at the top of your cousin’s playlist is a good way to learn about their musical taste.

18- What was the worst fight you were involved in?

We all acknowledge that fighting is bad, but we all get into fights very often anyway. However, certain fights may go a lot worse than we anticipated, causing regret. Asking your cousin what their worst fight is could make your conversation go further.

19- If you could choose a nickname, what would it be?

The majority of people don’t get to choose their names, and neither do they get to choose their nicknames. That doesn’t mean we don’t have something we love to be called. Asking your cousin what their nickname would be if they could is another fun question for a game.

20- What would you refer to as your unique talent?

If your cousin is the creative type, the stakes are high that they have a specific skill they regard as their unique talent. Asking about their talent shows you what they think of themselves while keeping the conversation fun.

21- What would you like to do in the future?

If you haven’t chosen your careers yet, this question should be telling and interesting. While you may already be able to guess their future ambition from their unique talent, some people don’t wish to be professionals in what they regard as their talent. Learn what your cousin thinks.

22- Would you rather play a game or watch a movie?

The world consists of two gigantic groups of people; those who could spend their entire lives playing a game and those who can mention every single character in every Marvel movie released to date. You can ask this question to discover where your cousin leans to.

23- Can you tell me a secret?

While all the questions here should let you know something new about your cousin, asking them to tell you a secret explicitly also works magic. However, you should be ready to tell them a secret because there’s a pretty good chance they’ll turn the question on you.


If you don’t meet your cousin very often, playing a game of questions and answers with them is an interesting activity to try when you finally meet them. This article outlines 23 clever questions to ask your cousin without making the conversation take an awkward turn.

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