It started as any normal millennial Sunday night. Surfing the depths of YouTube while my boyfriend binge watched something on Netflix – until something caught my eye.
Truth or drink.
The videos consist of people asking each other uncomfortable questions; If you don’t want to answer you have to take a shot.
Well, the first set of people I watched were exes, then siblings, then parents – I’m sure you get the idea.
I turn to my boyfriend all wide-eyed and excited, “We should do the couples one!”
He turned to me equally wide-eyed – but terrified.
After some persuading, he agreed to do it but only under two circumstances
- I couldn’t get angry with him (I made no such promises.)
- We couldn’t do shots, we would modify it to a drink of beer (This I agreed to, we both had work in the morning, I’m not a monster.)
One of our mutual friends (I say mutual but he was my boyfriend’s friend first) was at our apartment so he decided to be the moderator. So laptop in hand he looked up questions for couples.
Going into this I was prepared for the worst, he and I speak completely different love languages, hence the terrified look on his face. I was gearing up for a little bit of hurt feelings and a lot of learning.
What I got, was surprising and refreshing.
I learned that he did indeed love me just as much (if not more) than I love him. While we may speak different languages, the meaning was the same.
The questions were not that scary, even if some of them were a little hard to answer because it brought up stuff that we hadn’t talked about. What they did though, was help peel back the different ways we show each other love and get down to the nitty-gritty.
He had nothing to worry about, his answers warmed my heart and I gained a lot of insight into the way he thinks.
Couples out there, man and woman up and play this game, you won’t regret it. However, I would change one thing, take shots.
We didn’t skip enough questions to feel the beer.