One of my favourite parts about the college experience is how unpredictable it is. It reinforces the idea that the most insignificant day can be turned around at any point, the most uneventful party can become the most happening place in the matter of seconds (or for that matter the most happening place can be shut down in under a minute… or in the case of a certain party, twice in the span of 17).
For my part, I recently met someone who, as a certain article might have me believe, I will marry soon enough. While neither of us actually believe this is the case, the night that both of us spent together is one I will never forget. Curious yet?
This person and I, let’s call them M (#jamesbondreference) spent the night asking each other 36 questions. ’36 Questions’ is a study devised by a group of psychologists. The original intent was to see if two strangers could fall in love faster were they to answer a series of specific personal questions. There are three sets of questions, and each following set is more intimate than the earlier one. M had actually done this multiple times before with various people with the intent of getting to know them better, and so given that it was 12 at night, and we knew it was a minimum of a four hour exercise, I, in all my common sense, decided to suggest we do it then (#noregrets).
What started as a few questions turned into one of the best conversations I’ve had in a while, and helped speed along the realisation that I had now found a new friend.
But anyway, my experience aside, you should go try this for yourselves. I plan to do this with people I’ve known for years too, because, as college has taught me, people change and grow with every moment that passes, and there’s always something more to learn!