36 Questions To NOT Fall In Love

A little more than a year ago, an article was published on thirty-six questions that were found to foster intimacy among pairs of strangers: 36 Questions to Fall in Love. The final task? Four minutes of staring into each others’ eyes.

In honor of this and Valentine’s Day, the Boola is proud to introduce:

36 Questions To Not Fall in Love

(In fact, you’ll probably never want to talk to them again)


  1. At what age did you begin puberty?
  2. Describe one time you felt extremely out of shape. 
  3. If you could be talking to anyone else instead of the person across from you, who would it be?
  4. If you could change a physical characteristic of your partner, what would it be?
  5. Describe a significant other that you’re still in love with. Alternatively, pick the attributes of your perfect companion that your partner does not have.
  6. Would you like to be taller?
  7. What sports do you know absolutely nothing about?
  8. What was your imaginary friend’s name?
  9. Name one way your parents have disappointed you.
  10. What’s your least favorite religion? 
  11. What is the grossest thing that you’ve ever tasted?
  12. When did you last throw up? Why?
  13. How long did it take you to become potty-trained?
  14. In 15 years, describe what you would like your relationship with your mother to be like.
  15. Talk about your favorite kind of fishing for two minutes. Don’t be afraid to really dig into the nuances of fly-fishing.
  16. Give a summary of the most impressive book that you’ve pretended to read.
  17. What is one fact that you were extremely proud of in high school that is no longer relevant?
  18. What is the worst Tinder line that you’ve ever sent to someone?
  19. How many y’s after a “hey” is acceptable? Drunk? Sober?
  20. What’s your least favorite animal?
  21. Talk about how many goldfish you think you’ve owned in your life.
  22. Discuss why these goldfish are no longer here.
  23. Is your chair uncomfortable? Why? How could this be improved?
  24. Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why?* (This is an actual question from the list of questions to fall in love. Somehow).
  25. Would you rather be an ugly genius or a hot moron? Which of these would you consider yourself to be now?
  26. Name 5 better things you could do with your time right now.
  27. Name a dessert that you dislike.
  28. When was the last time you complained to the waiter in a restaurant?
  29. What kind of socioeconomic inequality do you mind least?
  30. Name your guilty-pleasure Republican candidate.
  31. Have you ever clotheslined a biker? How often do you think about it?
  32. What is the most basic thing that you’ve done on social media?
  33. Show the other person the profile picture that you’re most proud of. Did you ask any of your friends to like this picture?
  34. Have your partner dance for you. Give them constructive criticism.
  35. What is your least favorite Pixar movie?
  36. Describe how your partner could be funnier.


Stare at your partner’s forehead for 4 minutes. Don’t break eye contact. Look extremely concerned if possible.