20 unique questions to ask your dad on Father’s Day

20 unique questions for dad

Inevitably, the relationship between a dad and a child changes as you both get older. For me, age has brought distance, new jobs, health scares, many crying phone calls, laughter-filled reunions, and everything in between. Despite living miles and miles apart, my dad and I have kept up that special bond (thank you, FaceTime!).

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But as the weeks, months and years fly by, it’s important to realize that nothing lasts forever. It’s important to make every conversation count. So this Father’s Day, we’re equipping you with 20 unique and unexpected questions to ask your dad so you can learn more about him.

Remember, even though he’s been there your whole life, there was a time way before you even existed. He’s probably got some pretty amazing stories and memories to share that’ll make you even closer.

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20 unique questions for dad

Time to focus on questions for Dad and get down to business:

  1. What do you wish you spent less time doing when you were my age?
  2. Who’s your biggest role model of the opposite gender?
  3. What surprised you the most about being a dad?
  4. What about me do you brag to your friends about?
  5. Who taught you how to drive?
  6. If you could talk to one person who has died, who would it be, and what would you ask them?
  7. Have you ever broken the law?
  8. What’s the best piece of advice anyone’s ever given you, and what prompted the advice?
  9. What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
  10. What’s the maddest you’ve ever been?
  11. Is there a memory from high school that makes you cringe?
  12. How do you see me 10 years from now?
  13. Is there a song that changed your life?
  14. When you were growing up, what’s one thing you wanted to change about the world?
  15. If you had $20 as a kid, what would you spend it on?
  16. What have you learned about communication and relationships through the years?
  17. What was the hardest year/decade of your life (so far)?
  18. How did you change from 20 to 30 years old and 30 to 40 years old?
  19. When was the last time you got goosebumps from an emotional experience?
  20. What makes you cry?

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