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Remember this list of 36 questions to make you fall in love with anyone? A January 9th New York Times Modern Love column featured an old study that found two strangers could fall in love by looking into each other’s eyes and asking deep, probing questions. The list of questions made the internet rounds, launching a litany of reactions and — if readers’ comments are to be believed — newly deepened relationships.
But what if you’re not looking to get any closer to your date? Or if you’d like to test just how much your relationship can bend before it breaks? The New Yorker has 36 tongue-in-cheek questions for you.
1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you like to punch in the face?
12. Why did you send me a link to this Times article if you didn’t want us to go through the questions together?
13. Between you and your partner, who is the better gift-giver?
14. No, I did like that jacket, but I specifically asked for it, so it doesn’t really count as a gift that you thought of, and, you know, “it’s the thought that counts.”
21. If you knew we were getting dinner tonight, why would you eat a cupcake at five? All I’ve had to eat today is a cup of soup and, like, eight almonds.
27. How do you feel about your partner’s relationship with his or her mother?
29. Share a tube of toothpaste with your partner.
30. Why are you not squeezing from the bottom? Are you a monster?
36. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you like to punch in the face?
Find the entire list on The New Yorker. Be forewarned, though: we take no responsibility for the heartbreak that might follow!