Somewhere sometime in your life, you are going to be asked ‘What Do You Do for Fun?’
‘What Do You Do for Fun’ is the kind of question that anyone would ask to get to the root of the other person.
To see that would you fit well with the person (in case your date asks this question) or with the company & its atmosphere (in case interviewer asks you this question).
Also, inquiring about what kind of activities you indulge yourself into can give quite a lot of information about you.
It helps in figuring out what do you & your date have in common. Similarly, you can discover if you have any shared interests or not.
So consider this question an opportunity to leave a lasting impression on the other person. Don’t get blanked. Answer wisely!
Many people have asked me to write about ‘What Do You Do for Fun’ and provide them a long list that they can use to answer either their date or the interviewer.
So I have collected not only some interesting fun activities but also tips you need to keep in mind when you are answering this query.
- 1 6 AMAZING TIP FOR ANSWERING WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN
- 2 WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN? – SMART ANSWERS TO TACKLE THIS QUESTION
- 2.1 1. Reading
- 2.2 2. Cycling – What Do You Do for Fun
- 2.3 3. Playing Video Games
- 2.4 4. Shopping – What Do You Do for Fun
- 2.5 5. Spending Time with Family and Friends
- 2.6 6. Cooking or Baking
- 2.7 7. Gardening – What Do You Do for Fun
- 2.8 8. Playing Different Sports
- 2.9 9. Painting or Drawing
- 2.10 10. Photographing – What Do You Do for Fun
- 2.11 11. Sewing or Knitting – What Do You Do for Fun
- 2.12 12. Playing Guitar or Any Other Instrument
- 2.13 13. Crafting – What Do You Do for Fun
- 2.14 14. Playing Chess or Any Other Board Game
- 2.15 15. Traveling – What Do You Do for Fun
- 2.16 16. Singing or Dancing
- 2.17 17. Watching Movies or Shows
- 2.18 18. Do Boating or Skiing
- 2.19 19. Making New Friends through Social Media
- 2.20 20. Trying Something Different
- 2.21 21. Working Out – What Do You Do for Fun
- 2.22 22. Visiting New Restaurants
- 2.23 23. Attending Live Games
6 AMAZING TIP FOR ANSWERING WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN
Don’t Avoid This Question
People, who don’t have many hobbies or hobbies that are considered constructive, hesitate to answer this question.
Although this is OK to not have some really cool hobbies but, because we want our first impression to be really good, we get blanked when we don’t have anything good to mention about.
Don’t do this! Instead, talk about your interests or some other good things that you really like to do in your leisure time. Also, talk about hobbies you want to adopt and might adopt in the near future.
Answer Honestly, Don’t Lie
Suppose you tell the other person that you are good at some sport which is also your hobby. But in actual you know nothing but the basics of that sport.
Whereas, the other person is proficient in that sport and knows almost everything & anything about it. So he ends up asking some questions related to that sport but you act utterly clueless as you know nothing more than the basics.
So that will show how little you know about something you call yourself proficient in. It will be a major turn off and can end something before it even gets a chance to begin.
Give Clear and Simple Answer
Make your answer clear and simple. Avoid rambling! Rambling sometimes shows that you are discomforted with the question or person.
So make your answers to the point when you are answering the interviewer. Don’t bring up a really long list of your interests. Just mention those you think will make you stand out amongst others.
When answering your date you can add something from here and there to make it sound more interesting. Keep the conversation friendly and easy-going. When answering, don’t get diverted.
Don’t Talk about Anything Illegal
First. you should not get yourself involved in any illegal activity. Even if you have gotten yourself involved in something like that, don’t mention it when answering this question.
Bring up hobbies that show your good moral values.
Add Some Feelings
While answering add passion and feelings to make your hobby sound more interesting. The listener may not have the same hobby as you have but adding feelings can make him/her understand you better.
It will make them understand why did you choose it as your hobby.
Never Say ‘I Don’t Have Any Hobbies to Talk About’
Remember that you don’t need to have hundreds of hobbies to be known as an interesting or fun-loving person.
So mention the interests that make you feel happy, hobbies you used to have in the past or hobbies you want to indulge yourself in the future.
Saying I don’t have any hobbies will make you look bland and somewhat boring. So, bring up any of your interests and go on.
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN? – SMART ANSWERS TO TACKLE THIS QUESTION
I have collected a lot of data to make a long list of interesting hobbies that you guys can mention when asked about. Or adopt in case you are looking for hobbies.
Here is my ‘What Do You Do for Fun List’ for you all.
It helps to keep our minds active and simultaneously increases our knowledge. Hence, it shows you are smart & a knowledge seeker. Mention your favorite book or writer. You can also discuss why do you like that particular writer.
2. Cycling – What Do You Do for Fun
It strengthens your body and keeps you fit physically. Besides it shows you are someone who cares about fitness and body strength.
3. Playing Video Games
It enhances your skills and sounds cool as well. So talk about any of your favorite video games. Besides this, you can even share your achievements in that.
4. Shopping – What Do You Do for Fun
It makes the mood cheerful & happy. Reduces stress level. Tell what particularly you like to shop most of the time.
5. Spending Time with Family and Friends
Also you can share that you like spending time with loved ones, like you cook a meal together, watch movies or have some constructive conversation together.
6. Cooking or Baking
It allows you to take your inner creativity out and try different recipes. Also to take charge of the kitchen. So, just share which dish among your all dishes is most famous among family & friends.
7. Gardening – What Do You Do for Fun
It relaxes the mood. Also, spending time in and for nature brings the real pleasure.
8. Playing Different Sports
It shows you are a sporty and active kind of person. Moreover sports make you release stress and grant fitness as well.
9. Painting or Drawing
This is my personal fav. Hobby. Significantly, you get a chance to bring out whatever you have in mind and play with beautiful colors. Mention it to show off that you are creative and smart.
10. Photographing – What Do You Do for Fun
Photography is something that inspires your imaginations. Let us capture journey of life. With this in mind talk about it and if you see your date is getting some interest in it, show him/her any photo from your photo album.
11. Sewing or Knitting – What Do You Do for Fun
Knitting is believed to be a great stress reliever. Show off your rare skills by mentioning this hobby.
12. Playing Guitar or Any Other Instrument
It makes you look cool & smart. Because who does not love listening to good music these days.
13. Crafting – What Do You Do for Fun
It makes you look master of creativity. Also, this hobby allows you to express yourself and bring out the hidden imagination.
14. Playing Chess or Any Other Board Game
Show off your intelligence. Also, in this technology era, only a few people play such games these days. So, show others that you are different from the rest of us!
15. Traveling – What Do You Do for Fun
It lets you explore nature, different people and cultures. In addition, makes you an explorative and nature lover.
16. Singing or Dancing
Supercool fun activities. So if this catches the other person’s interest, you can mention your favorite singer or favorite dance style as well.
17. Watching Movies or Shows
You can tell you like some particular movie and why.
18. Do Boating or Skiing
Spending time among waves feels amazing. Tell the other person why.
19. Making New Friends through Social Media
It shows that you like socializing. So just show off your confidence through this fun activity.
20. Trying Something Different
As the time passes our definition of fun changes.So keep trying different activities because you never know which one catches your interest the most.
21. Working Out – What Do You Do for Fun
It makes you feel lighter. Also it shows your interest in fitness.
22. Visiting New Restaurants
Visiting different restaurants is really fun. Moreover, this shows you are a food lover who is always ready to explore a variety of tastes.
23. Attending Live Games
Watching live games with friends or all alone, shows you are outgoing and sporty. If the other person is also sporty you can continue the talk by sharing your favorite sports team.
Hope this list will help you next time when someone asks you What Do You Do for Fun? Also, share your favorite fun activities with us in the comment section and tell why is that your favorite.