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Embracing Playfulness: Fun Questions to Engage the Inner Child in New Relationships


As a holistic therapist specialising in couples therapy, I understand the importance of nurturing both the serious and playful aspects of a relationship. Engaging the inner child can help couples connect on a deeper level, revealing how open and available they are to fun and spontaneity. It also provides an opportunity to observe how comfortable one might be with letting go and enjoying the moment, which can be very telling about their willingness to be vulnerable and embrace joy. Here are some fun and playful questions designed to help new relationships discover each other’s playful sides and foster a sense of joy and adventure.


Fun and Playful Questions


1. What’s your favourite childhood game or activity?

2. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

3. What’s the silliest thing you’ve ever done on a dare?

4. If you could be any character from a book or movie, who would you choose and why?

5. What’s the most unusual food you’ve ever tried? Did you like it?

6. If you could visit any fictional world, where would you go?

7. What was your favourite cartoon or TV show as a kid?

8. What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you in public?

9. If you could instantly become an expert in any hobby or skill, what would it be?

10. What’s the funniest joke you know by heart?

11. If you had a time machine, would you visit the past or the future? Why?

12. What’s your favourite board game or video game?

13. What’s the weirdest dream you’ve ever had?

14. If you could have any animal, real or imaginary, as a pet, what would it be?

15. What’s your go-to karaoke song?

16. If you could swap lives with any celebrity for a day, who would it be & what would you do?

17. What’s the best prank you’ve ever pulled on someone?

18. If you had to eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

19. What’s your favourite way to spend a rainy day?

20. If you could create a holiday, what would it be called and how would people celebrate it?


These fun and playful questions can be a start for you to tap into each other’s inner child, fostering a sense of playfulness and spontaneity in your relationship. They provide a light-hearted way to explore each other’s personalities and sense of humour, helping to build a strong emotional connection. Additionally, these questions can reveal how comfortable each partner is with embracing joy and letting go of inhibitions, which is crucial for building trust and intimacy.


•If you have any questions to add to this list, we’d love to hear from you in the comments. Your insights and experiences can help others on their own journey•

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