Whether it’s your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife or some other label, that special someone (or someone’s) should know a thing or two about you, right? Here’s our list of 12 questions your partner should be able to answer, ranging from super important to kind of silly. You decide which are which!
Question #1: “Am I allergic to anything?”
We hope they can answer this question about you, especially if you are allergic to something(s)! From a mild animal allergy to a deadly peanut allergy, your partner should know what could affect your health.
Question #2: “What do I like in bed?”
A massage? 69? Doggy-style? A bowl of Cheerios? Whatever the answer may be, your partner should have some idea what gets you hot and bothered between the sheets!
Question #3: “How’s my relationship with my family?”
Some of us are super close to our families. Others have created friend families of our own. However you define family, it’s important for your partner to have an idea of where you stand. It can help navigate the sometimes painful waters of holidays, or help build on already strong connections.
Question #4: “What’s my favorite movie?”
Come on, this is one of the first things you probably talked about on your first date! Knowing some of your favorite things means they’re paying attention, and care about what’s important to you.
Question #5: “How do I like to receive affection?”
This is a big one. Do you like PDA? Do you prefer your partner tell you how they feel? Show you through gifts? Spend time with you? However you like receiving affection, it’s important your partner knows!
Question #6: “What am I afraid of?”
This could be something silly, like clowns or spiders — but it could also be something deeper and serious, like illness or failure. The more your partner knows about what keeps you up at night, the more they can support you through the tough times.
Question #7: “What’s my ideal vacation?”
Are you an adventurer, always on the go? A lover of museums? More of a beach bum? Planning trips can be stressful enough, so the more your partner understands your travel preferences, the smoother your trip may go. However, keep in mind, they have their own travel ideas, so a healthy balance is key!
Question #8: “What’s my drink of choice?”
Wine? Beer? Diet Coke? G&T? Gatorade? A well-timed drink can be just the thing to keep the party going, turn your frown upside down or help you unwind. If your partner knows your go-to drink order, they can be ready for your refill!
Question #9: “Am I more Red Vines or Twizzlers?”
This is critical. Your partner must know the answer to this one, lest things get really ugly, really quickly.
Question #10: “What’s my biggest pet peeve?”
This is a big one, especially if you live together. After all, if your partner doesn’t know the quirky things that can send you over the edge, how are they supposed to void them?
Question #11: “What’s my go-to karaoke song?”
Even if you’re not a fan of karaoke, chances are you’ll end up somewhere, at least once, a few drinks too deep, with a microphone in hand. Your partner needs to know which song you’ll be able to belt out confidently, without needing to see the fuzzy words up on the screen.
Question #12: “When’s my birthday?”
Ok, sure, not everyone celebrates birthdays, but at the very least, it’s good for your partner to know your birthday (you know, for, like, emergency reasons). But really, they need to know. Because cake.
Ready to see if your partner has the answers?
Do you think your partner can answer all these questions accurately? Can you answer these for them? Give it a try and see how much you actually know about each other!