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45 Epic Dares To Really Test Your Limits – The Super Fun List You Need

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by | October 14th, 2021


Dares form one half of the most classic party activity: Truth or Dare.

This is one of my favorite games to play. I know what separates the pros from the amateurs and how to change a game from dull and boring to a high-energy exploration of everybody in the room.

Know what questions to ask, and reference this list of truth or dare questions.


Let’s have some fun!

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7 Most Awesome Dares To Try For Fun

If you're really looking to push limits, use some of our best picks. They can really encourage the other players to break out of their shells and show off a wilder side to their personalities. They're a riot to do, and it's enjoyable to watch.

Here are the 7 best dares:

1. Give a massage to a companion for 5 minutes.

You can push the comfort level with this one. Will they choose a platonic shoulder rub or a more sensual massage? Either way, a massage is a massage. It might be torturous for whoever gets this one but enjoyable for the recipients!

2. Moonwalk everywhere you go.

Michael Jackson originated this hit dance move, and truth be told, it's hilarious to watch people try to do it. You never know, you might even discover some of your friends or your own hidden talent for dance!

3. Describe what the sky looks like without using the words blue or white.

How creative of a wordsmith is the person you're daring? They'll have to put on their visionary thinking cap for this one. Make it more challenging by eliminating more words!

4. Yell and act out the first sentence that comes to your mind.

A person's anxiety can be shut down with the help of spontaneity, making the game that much more fun for them. Putting them on the spot can also shut down all brain processes, and they'll be scrambling for words which is always fun to watch.

5. Do a handstand for one minute.

Be sure to have a funny penalty if they can't complete this! Only do this one if you feel it's safe to do so. Otherwise, have a backup plan lined up.

6. Exchange a clothing item with the player on your right.

This is especially good if the person on their right is of the opposite gender. In a way, this is a two-for-one involving another player, even if it's not yet their turn! You know the phrase, two birds, one stone.

7. Say “banana” after everything you say until it is your turn again.

If they forget, their punishment can be to eat a whole banana each time they miss it. This will test their memory, and it's so comical to catch them out! If eating a whole banana is not something they can accomplish, have them acting out being a monkey instead.

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7 Funny Acts To Try To Lighten Up The Mood

Being able to get a laugh out of everyone is a great way to lighten the mood of the fun game. The best way to do that? With some funny dares and allow hilarity to ensue.

Here are the 7 best funny dares:

8. Brush the teeth of the person sitting next to you.

Ever tried brushing someone else's teeth? It's much more complicated than you might think! Practice what the dentist taught you on someone else and see who can keep a straight face in the room.

9. Pretend to be a cat until your next turn.

Watch out for hairballs... and claws. It's really amusing to watch people act like animals. This can be used over and over, swapping out the animal each time. Watch out they don't lick you!

10. Go outside and dance like a cowboy.

What does a cowboy dance like? I guess you'll find out! If they can't do cowboy, suggest ballroom style or breakdance. If you have a tutu lying around, maybe an interpretive ballet?

11. Entertain us all with your best five-minute comedy act.

Test your friends on their entertaining skills. Standup comedy can be challenging, so if they need help, you can share these six tips. But comedy act is open to interpretation so who knows what their performance will be.

12. Call a Chinese restaurant and order a pizza.

Be sure to put the conversation on speakerphone so everyone can hear how funny it is. Make sure they're not rude to the restaurant. After all, wrong number dialing does still happen sometimes.

13. Go for a short walk outside and while walking, hold a conversation with yourself.

Get your video cameras at the ready: Bystanders' reactions to this can be amazing. Hopefully, you decide to play this game while out in a crowd. Having unsuspecting audiences can open a world of possibilities and sidesplitting laughs.

14. Put chocolate syrup on a pickle and eat it.

Anything that involves food with strange combinations can be an adventure in itself, so don't stop at just pickles and chocolate. Mix in peanut butter and anything else you can think of. Not a raw egg though. Perhaps just have a bucket ready in case certain combinations are harder to keep down.

6 Bold Things Young At Hearts Can Try For An Exciting Game

Are things feeling a little boring in the game, like everyone is waiting for something more exciting? If you're looking to spice things up a little bit, a great thing to try truth or dare questions for adults.

Here are the 6 best dares for adults:

15. Put on someone else’s bra.

This is like a double dare. If you really want to make it exciting, say that the bra change has to happen without leaving the room. Too bad if your shirt is super tight, but all the more hilarious. You can fill the bra with toilet paper too.

16. Kiss a friend passionately!

Kissing can be so taboo; it's even criminal in some countries. Many people won't go through with this. Prepare a good consequence in mind and be ready! But if they do, will some sparks be created? Perhaps there was a romance there all along, and it turns into some good truth questions!

17. Name 5 body parts that your partner likes to kiss.

If they don't have a partner, have them name 5 body parts they'd like someone to kiss instead. Watch your friends blush and go strawberry red as they answer.

18. Go around the room and smell everyone’s armpits.

Pheromones are real, so this might make a person learn more about the other players than they bargained for. And hopefully, everyone has had their shower.

19. Try to eat a piece of popcorn off your nose with your tongue.

This will let you find out whether the person you're daring has a "talented" tongue. Catch it on video and replay the feat over and over.

20. Peel a banana using only your feet and toes.

The very image of this act is all sorts of suggestive. Will you make the person eat the banana afterward? We'll let you decide on that.

6 Best Truth Questions That Won't Make You Tell Lies

If you ask the right truth question, sometimes they can be worse than a dare. These questions are perfect for when a person keeps picking "truth" because they're too scared to try the alternative.

Here are the 6 best truth questions that are almost dares:

21. What are your real feelings about me?

Be ready for an earful if you ask this question! The results can be surprising. It's also good to know what a person's first impression of you was... and whether the opinion has changed.

22. If you could do whatever you wanted to me, what would it be?

Answers to this one can be all over the board - but if it's agreeable, you can always invite them to do that thing to you.

23. When will you take me on our first date?

Positive questions like this one help to get positive answers from the right person. It's basically a perfect pickup line. Say it with confidence, and this might just turn into a nice dinner.

24. What sexual activity do you consider totally off-limits?

Asking directly sexual questions like this can be embarrassing... And also get surprisingly honest answers that may shock a whole room.

25. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done in front of the mirror?

After they answer, it's great to encourage them to act it out (or dare them to do so later!) You could even dare someone else to act out that weird thing. Sometimes a dirty truth is revealed.

26. What’s the most exciting fantasy or dream you’ve ever had?

Asking a question about someone's favorite song, worst habit, biggest regret, or biggest fear is old school. It's all about their deepest fantasies now. Getting past shame and fear will help them be more honest. Just be prepared for some funny, creepy, and imaginative answers.

4 Embarrassing Challenges That Will Make You Blush

If you're looking for something that'll really make your friends blush, it's time to try these embarrassing choices. It puts them on the spot and might push them to their limit. Awkward for them but you'll have a blast. Until the tables are turned, of course, and it becomes your turn!

Here are 4 embarrassing dares:

27. Go to a crowded area and do your best fake marriage proposal

This one will make just about everyone cringe - including you. Still, it might be an amusing "test drive" for the real thing! Are you having them propose to a random person, or to you? Either way, cameras out.

28. Call your crush

Your crush won't know what's going on when you call them, and you just have to try to play it cool. This one might actually be beneficial if you can't seem to work up the courage to call them!

29. Fill your mouth with water, and each person in the group must tell the funniest joke they know. If you spit up the water, you have to eat a spoonful of hot sauce.

This one is super random, but hey, why not? Just try not to be that person who accidentally spits up the water because then you'll have to endure the shame of eating hot sauce.

30. Take an embarrassing selfie and post it as your profile picture

This is another super embarrassing dare that many people won't want to do. After all, your profile picture will be seen by millions of people potentially... But even if not millions, it still risks getting some jibs from family.

4 Provoking Things To Do Sent Over Text

Who says that good truth questions or dares can only be played in person? This works even better over text in many ways, especially if you use these dares over text. Have a great time with friends even when you're not in the same room.

Here are 4 dares over text:

31. Send a screenshot of your search history for the last 2 days

This one is going to have a lot of people sweating. Almost every person researches some potentially embarrassing things, so there's plenty of cringe potential here. Of course, you have to trust they don't delete all the bad stuff first.

32. Select one prank video from youtube and do exactly what they do in that video

There are plenty of crazy prank videos on YouTube, so this one could get pretty extreme. If you get anxious just by watching these videos, it'll be quite a challenging dare to complete. Whoever is pranked might not find it as funny though.

33. Open dial pad and type one random number and do a meaningless conversation with them

This dare might be easy for some people, but others get super anxious about making small talk with strangers. Either way, this dare will have you laughing in the end. You may even get a decent conversation out of it.

34. Send me the most recent text that you sent your mom

Most people have rather personal conversations with their mothers, and that's why this dare has the potential to be highly embarrassing. Texts with parents are usually funny!

5 Courageous Things You Can Do To Have Fun

These fun dares are perfect for when you just want to have a good, heartwarming laugh without anyone feeling awkward, embarrassed, or way outside their comfort zone.

Here are 5 fun dares:

35. Let the group choose an item for you to brush your teeth with.

And just so you know, the cat’s tail is off-limits. Touch it at your own peril. The item shouldn't be disgustingly dirty or this dare question gives dirty dares a whole new meaning. Remember what the dentist told you, brush up and down.

36. Open Facebook, go to the account of the first person you see, and like every post on their wall going back to a year.

Hopefully, it's not an old boyfriend. You will have a lot of explaining to do after that — if they don’t block you before you get the chance to speak to them, that is. This may take some time depending if they're a constant poster.

37. Use a brush like you are talking into a microphone each time you speak.

Come on, don’t pretend you haven’t done it in front of the mirror a million times growing up. And if you are feeling extra creative, you can also try some lip-syncing while you’re at it!

38. Color one of your front teeth black. (Eyeliner works!)

Don’t forget to take a selfie after — and say “Cheese!” You can even combine this with the changing of your Facebook profile dare. Everything is funnier when social media is involved. Now, doesn't this make for a pretty smile?

39. See how many grapes you can stuff in your mouth.

This dare should be easier if you use seedless grapes. Did you know, according to the Guinness World Records, the record is 94? Please don't try to get 94 in your mouth!

6 Challenging Acts For Guys To Have A Memorable Time

Not to be anti-feminist or anything, but some crazy dares are just so much more fun if done by guys! The boys in your life are bound to have a great time with these hilarious dares for guys.

Here are 6 dares for guys:

40. Run around outside yelling, “I have lice!”

Just don’t be surprised if a person crosses over to the other side of the street! Lice can be rather stubborn little creatures — not to mention they are pretty gross, too. And don’t even get us started on their eggs!

41. Call your mom and tell her you can’t find a girlfriend in a very panicked voice.

Who knows, she might offer to set you up with her friend’s single daughter. Just be sure to manage everyone’s expectations. But then again, perhaps something good will come out of this. You don't need to tell your mom the truth straight away.

42. Go outside and hug a mailbox until at least three passersby have seen you.

Hey, if tree-huggers are a thing, so can be mailbox-huggers! If not many people pass by on your street, you may need to move everyone outside until it's been completed.

43. Change your relationship status on Facebook to “It’s complicated.”

If we are being perfectly honest, isn’t that always the case? Maybe just give your significant other a heads up, or else you'll have a lot of explaining to do!

44. Eat 10 Oreo cookies that are filled with mayo.

For a person with a strong stomach, this may be one of the easy dares. For the rest of us... Yikes. Make sure you have a glass of water handy to cleanse your palette afterward. But then, it might end up being a surprising treat. Doubtful, but you never know!

45. Tie your shirt up to expose your midriff and twerk.

You guessed it: let the song be the group's choosing and they get to record you on video, too! Show them your dance talent and twerk it like Miley.

Downloadable and Printable List of Best Dares

Here is a downloadable and printable jpg/pdf list of dares (right click the image and select Save Image As...):

Frequently Asked Questions

While choosing the best dares can be funny in itself, the process can trigger a good question. But don't worry, we've got the answers.

What is the most daring act you can ask your friend to do?

You need to know your friend's personal limitations and make your dares to push them to the edge. But remember, truth or dare is supposed to be fun. None of our dares are meant to put you or anyone you're daring in danger or in harm's way. If you feel any of them might... don't do them. Be safe when you're playing.

How can you make someone take the dare without making them feel awkward?

Remind them it's just a lively game. At the end of the day, the purpose of playing dare games is to create some laughter and memories. People can only handle certain limits of embarrassment. Give words of encouragement, but to be completely fair, make sure you also do your share of dares, so your friends aren't the only ones being put under the spotlight.

Can truth or dare type of games strengthened relationships, or will it only make them worst?

Truth and Dare games will strengthen relationships if played with no underlying motives other than to enjoy your time together. It's a great way to hang out and learn about each other through your truth questions. Dares can teach you about each others' strengths and weaknesses.

How can you make challenging your friends more fun?

Be creative and play with energy. Mix up your questions and dares so they're unique because something different is always enjoyable. Incorporate some rules that everyone agrees to, and try changing how you play the game. Instead of coming up with the challenges on the spot, why not write them down and have players draw out their questions or dares.

4 Best Ways To Ask Someone To Do The Challenge

Challenges are so fun, but only if people are willing to do them. A bit of encouragement, the right atmosphere, and mood are important, but what else?

Here is how to ask someone to do a challenging dare:

1. Play to your audience

Try to get a feeling for the room before you decide what sorts of dares to ask. Does the person look like they're feeling light and festive? Stressed after work? Looking to mingle and meet new people? Each of these scenarios calls for a different intensity of dare.

2. Be creative

All of the dares we've provided are in truth a great starting point, but to really have the most joyous experience you'll have to tailor the dares to the person you're daring. You may need to make some creative adjustments to suit your surroundings too.

3. Have fun

Be a kid again! Don't ask a dare just because you think you should. The whole goal is to enjoy - so if someone seems too uncomfortable to keep going, just brush it off and give them a different task instead. Remember, everyone has different comfort zones. The worst thing is when you push someone too much and they no longer want to continue.

4. Stay polite

Until you can tell that people are already amused and committed to the dare game, don't try and push too hard with your dares. Wait for everyone to get warmed up before asking anything too crazy. Start with clean dares then up the ante as it progresses. It shouldn't be about peer pressure.

More Great Truth or Dare Style Questions

Still need more great questions for your truth or dare? We've got you covered:

  1. You can never have too many fun questions to ask. They're perfect to go back to when you're not feeling creative.
  2. Ready to switch up the party activity? Never Have I Ever is another classic, and we have plenty of never have I ever questions for you to get started with.
  3. Using would you rather questions can be perfect for the "truth" side of Truth or Dare.
  4. Not sure where to go next with your questions? Try out a few random questions and see where they take you.
  5. Choices, choices... This or that questions will keep you and everyone you're playing with on your toes.

In Conclusion

This list of dares has some of the best dares of all time. Try out a few of our best dare ideas, truth or dares questions, or just general questions to ask to keep your party going smoothly all night long.

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