I had to post this follow up article from The New Yorker! Firstly, because it’s funny and secondly, because this is the other side of intimacy. The other side of really knowing your partner is that you know their stories, you know their weaknesses, you know their strengths, you’ve lived through the ups and the downs. Some of it is fun and some of it is not. Of course, the trick to a successful partnership is what you do with all of that information.
Of course 36 intimate questions with a stranger is fun and intriguing and exciting. But 36 hours or weeks or months leads to a different destination. Ultimately I think most people want be known and to be loved in that order. If only that process took just 36 questions!