A great activity for everyone


By Jon Zajac

As someone who enjoys organizing events that bring people together, I’ve found that incorporating Lifestyle themed “This or That” icebreaker questions can be a great way to get guests engaged and energized. By asking questions related to different lifestyle choices, interests, and preferences, you can encourage your guests to share their perspectives and experiences while also promoting a sense of connection and community.

How to incorporate Lifestyle themed This or That questions

To incorporate Lifestyle themed “This or That” questions into your upcoming event, follow these steps:

  1. Choose a variety of lifestyle-related themes that will appeal to your guests’ interests and preferences. Some ideas might include food, fashion, travel, fitness, hobbies, or technology.

  2. Prepare a list of “This or That” questions for each theme that are thoughtful, engaging, and open-ended. Make sure the questions are inclusive and respectful, and avoid any topics that could be sensitive or controversial.

  3. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. Set a timer for each question (e.g., 2-3 minutes) to keep things moving and ensure everyone has a chance to participate.

  4. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about the topic to keep the conversation flowing.

  5. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions for each theme, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. Use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  6. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a cooking demonstration based on a popular food theme or create a fashion show featuring different style preferences.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your Lifestyle themed “This or That” icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to your guests’ interests and preferences. Here are some ideas:

  • Food: Ask questions related to food choices, cooking styles, and dining experiences (e.g., “Which cuisine do you prefer: Italian or Mexican?” or “Do you prefer cooking at home or eating out?”).

  • Fashion: Ask questions about personal style, clothing preferences, and shopping habits (e.g., “What is your go-to outfit for a casual day?” or “Do you prefer online shopping or in-store shopping?”).

  • Travel: Ask questions related to travel experiences, destinations, and modes of transportation (e.g., “Would you rather explore a city or relax on a beach?” or “Do you prefer flying or driving when traveling long distances?”).

  • Fitness: Ask questions about exercise habits, fitness goals, and motivation strategies (e.g., “What is your favorite way to stay active?” or “Do you prefer group classes or solo workouts?”).

  • Hobbies: Ask questions related to personal interests, passions, and creative pursuits (e.g., “What is your favorite hobby?” or “Do you prefer reading books or watching movies?”).

  • Technology: Ask questions about technology choices, usage habits, and preferences (e.g., “Do you prefer using a smartphone or a laptop?” or “What is your favorite social media platform?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your Lifestyle themed icebreaker activity, you can keep your guests engaged and entertained while also fostering a sense of community and shared interest. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Lifestyle themed This or That questions

  1. Tea or coffee?
  2. Netflix or cinema?
  3. Early bird or night owl?
  4. Reading or watching TV?
  5. Morning person or night person?
  6. Cooking at home or eating out?
  7. Yoga or cardio?
  8. Sweet or savory?
  9. Summer or winter?
  10. City or countryside?
  11. Phone addict or phone minimalist?
  12. Books or e-books?
  13. Sunrise or sunset?
  14. Introvert or extrovert?
  15. Beach vacation or mountain vacation?
  16. Working from home or working in an office?
  17. Sweet talker or straight talker?
  18. Dog person or cat person?
  19. Indoor or outdoor workout?
  20. Singer or dancer?
  21. Facebook or Instagram?
  22. Morning shower or evening shower?
  23. Walking or cycling?
  24. Sunbathing or swimming?
  25. Organized or spontaneous?
  26. Healthy eating or indulging yourself?
  27. City or beach?
  28. Summer or winter sports?
  29. Road trip or cruise?
  30. Celebrity gossip or world news?
  31. Books or movies?
  32. Watching sports or playing sports?
  33. Burger or pizza?
  34. Marvel or DC?
  35. Star Wars or Star Trek?
  36. Playing games or watching TV?
  37. Sneakers or sandals?
  38. Classical music or rock music?
  39. E-books or printed books?
  40. Romantic or comedy movies?
  41. Skiing or snowboarding?
  42. Jogging or hiking?
  43. Football or basketball?
  44. Reality shows or documentaries?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.