Love at first sight isn’t always as easy as the movies but 36 questions are meant to help accelerate the intimacy between two people.
The New York Times released an article in 2015 detailing Mandy Len Catron’s Modern Love essay “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This.”
Broken up into three sets, each more personal than the last, the idea is that by the end of the test you will be much closer with your partner.
The questions focus on vulnerability, love, family and many more intimate topics to gain closeness and connections.
Putting the questions to the test, myself and my friend decided to see how we felt after partaking.
Ranging from ‘When did you last cry in front of another person?’ and ‘Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?’ – we were tested to think about our answers.
We felt that it helped us understand each other at a deeper level and we had a laugh whilst learning more about one another.
Even listing things that we loved about one another in our friendship, it is always nice to know how much your friends care.
Although the questions were mostly relatable, many specified a partner, implying a romantic interest.
It fails to include love between friends and family who would also want to see how this test may improve their connection.
Companies have created renditions of the test to relate to many more people in society and their relations.
— we’re not really strangers (@wnrstweets) December 28, 2022
‘We’re Not Really Strangers’ is one company who have created multiple card games, from friends to couples and even a self-love edition.
Another company ‘What Do You Meme?’ have also released a game ‘Let’s Get Deep’ which follows the same concept.
All of these versions mean that everyone can get involved and includes updated prompts.
I’m not sure I truly believe that 36 questions could make you fall in love with a stranger, but it will help you learn and appreciate your friend, partner or family member more.
Or it could help you learn more about yourself.
Why don’t you put your love to test and try the 36 questions to fall in love.