When I was in high school and college, I received many “getting to know you” quizzes by e-mail. Some of them are very similar to others, and some are off the wall; but, most of us enjoy filling them out because, well, we like to talk about ourselves and share our lives with others. It is fun being asked all kinds of ridiculous questions all revolving around our likes, dislikes, the color of our socks, our favorite movie, and the last person we spoke to on the phone. I guess there is just that part in all of us that enjoys talking about the person we think about all the time: “me.”
When Eric and I were first getting to know each other, long before our romance blossomed, Eric sent me a “getting to know you” quiz that he had compiled. If you know my husband, you know that he is extremely detailed and loves seeking knowledge. At the time, I did not know that about him and was amazed to open a questionnaire with over 200 questions he had gathered from several quizzes, along with a few questions that were Eric originals. I sat in front of the computer for hours filling it out! I was so tired when it was over, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it. He probably learned more about me in the twenty or so minutes it took him to read the results than he had learned in the previous three months of general conversation. Had he asked me those questions in person, back to back like popcorn, it would’ve seemed like an uncomfortable interrogation; but, in the context of another e-mail quiz, it was very comfortable and fun.
It’s been several years since I took that quiz and I wish I could remember some of the questions; but, life has infiltrated my brain and pushed those questions to the back of my mind. Still, I remember how I felt filling it out. It was exciting sharing little tidbits about myself with someone I was getting to know… and could potentially love. The quiz was not deep; rather, it focused on my preferences and found out what things made me excited and things that made me cringe. To my knowledge, there were no “how many kids do you want” or “what are your thoughts on <insert political issue here>” questions on the quiz. It had nothing but short, fun questions.
So, for fun, create a comprehensive “getting to know you” quiz for your boyfriend or girlfriend. You may think there is nothing you don’t know about them, but you’ll find out otherwise. It will be like obtaining insider information about your boyfriend/girlfriend. You can ask them everything from their favorite color, to their favorite 60’s TV show, to their favorite Hungarian side dish. Just have fun! If you decide to create a quiz, each of you should participate in making one, answering the questions, and then exchanging them (for the other to answer and send back). Have a blast going through the answers and sharing stories about the results. The quizzes can be one word answers, short answers, or a mixture. I would recommend staying away from essay questions for this activity since it is meant solely as a fun, stress-free way to get to know each other a little better. The main points of this activity are to bring out each other’s fun side and learn about each other!
After completing this, let us know some of the fun, wacky things you learned about each other in the comments below…. Also, feel free to share the craziest question you asked or were asked! Happy quizzing!
Do you *really* know your boyfriend/girlfriend as well as you think you do?