Let's All Play This Get-To-Know-You Party Game I Invented; It's Called "Soulmate Or Stranger?"

Who has time for small talk? Get to it.

Sep 17, 2013 at 12:00pm | Leave a comment

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Ding, ding, ding. I played the game with the lovely @therajasri, and we are soulmates!

I like questions that split people wide open. Maybe you do, too. Maybe you don't. Maybe you're curious to find out more about someone who you're just getting to know but you don't want to appear like a creepy invasive jerk-o stalker, but you'd be open to prying if you had just the right crutch to lean on.

Well, guess what -- this article is that crutch!

I'm hereby inventing the hot new game sweeping the country called "Soulmate or Stranger?" where you can instantly get to know someone better. So now if you want to ask a bunch of semi-rude, super-invasive, ultra-personal questions to someone you just met, all you have to do is say, "Hey, I read about this game called Soulmate or Stranger, do you want to play?"

Here's how you play. Answer each of these get-down-to-it questions (but you can also pick your own 25), and then compare to find out if you are a soulmate or a stranger. I'll put my answers underneath -- and then you can put your answers in the comments. I really hope we're soulmates!

#1: Do you think people are inherently good or evil?

(My answer: Good.)

#2: Do you have regrets?

(My answer: No.)

#3: Are you afraid of death?

(My answer: No.)

#4: Do you talk behind other people's backs?

(My answer: Yes.)

#5: Do you think it's a crappy thing to talk behind people's backs?

(My answer: Yes.)

#6: Do you enjoy competition?

(My answer: Yes.)

#7: Do you believe in God?

(My answer: Yes.)

#8: Which is more important to you: friends or family?

(My answer: Friends.)

#9: If you were drafted and had to go fight in a war, would you?

(My answer: Yes.)

#10: Do you get jealous easily or often?

(My answer: No.)

#11: Do you enjoy reality TV?

(My answer: No.)

#12: Would you ever do reality TV?

(My answer: Yes.)

#13: Do you Google yourself?

(My answer: Yes.)

#14: Do you ever hate-Google other people?

(My answer: Yes.)

#15: Do you think prostitution should be legal?

(My answer: Yes.)

#16: Do you ever look at porn?

(My answer: Yes.)

#17: Would you ever do porn?

(My answer: No.)

#18: Have you ever gotten beaten up?

(My answer: Yes.)

#19: Have you ever beaten someone up?

(My answer: No.)

#20: Do you hold grudges?

(My answer: Yes.)

#21: Do you have a secret you haven't told anyone?

(My answer: No.)

#22: Do you think drugs should be legalized?

(My answer: Yes.)

#23: Do you identify more with hope or despair?

(My answer: Hope.)

#24: Do you have the same best friend you had in high school?

(My answer: No.)

#25: Do you believe in marriage and monogamy?

(My answer: Yes.)

Now go through and answer the 25, have your friend answer, too, and then compare -- are they wildly different? If you have more in common (13 or more), you've got a "soulmate" (oh, come on, the word has lost all meaning anyway) and if you have less, it's a stranger.

Will you play in the comments with me? Will you make this the hot new game sweeping the country? It's only 25 questions. Let's see if we are soulmates or strangers! I've put a handy BLANK version of the questions you can cut and paste -- and answer -- in the comments below.

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"Soulmate or Stranger?"

#1: Do you think people are inherently good or evil?

Your answer:

#2: Do you have regrets?

Your answer:

#3: Are you afraid of death?

Your answer:

#4: Do you talk behind other people's backs?

Your answer:

#5: Do you think it's a crappy thing to talk behind people's backs?

Your answer:

#6: Do you enjoy competition?

Your answer:

#7: Do you believe in God?

Your answer:

#8: Which is more important to you: friends or family?

Your answer:

#9: If you were drafted and had to go fight in a war, would you?

Your answer:

#10: Do you get jealous easily or often?

Your answer:

#11: Do you enjoy reality TV?

Your answer:

#12: Would you ever do reality TV?

Your answer:

#13: Do you Google yourself?

Your answer:

#14: Do you ever hate-Google other people?

Your answer:

#15: Do you think prostitution should be legal?

Your answer:

#16: Do you ever look at porn?

Your answer:

#17: Would you ever do porn?

Your answer:

#18: Have you ever gotten beaten up?

Your answer:

#19: Have you ever beaten someone up?

Your answer:

#20: Do you hold grudges?

Your answer:

#21: Do you have a secret you haven't told anyone?

Your answer:

#22: Do you think drugs should be legalized?

Your answer:

#23: Do you identify more with hope or despair?

Your answer:

#24: Do you have the same best friend you had in high school?

Your answer:

#25: Do you believe in marriage and monogamy?

Your answer:

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