Looking for a way to boost the entertainment at your next dinner party? If there are several couples in attendance, you can play your own version of the popular TV game show, "The Newlywed Game." Since you can make your own rules, participants don't have to actually be newlyweds, just willing to be challenged on their relationship.
For the first five questions, have one person from each pair go to another room while the rest of you write down your answers on paper. Then, you can have them return and try to guess your response. You and the other first respondents can head to that other room while your spouses answer the second five questions. Then, when you return, you have to guess their responses.
Here are some questions to get you started. Consider these suggestions that will help you come up with more questions on your own.
Where is the wildest place you have made love?
This one is sure to elicit smiles and maybe a few red faces, but it will also be entertaining. You might learn a thing or two about your friends—and they'll learn about you, too. (As a suggestion, use the funniest euphemisms for sex that you can think of. "Whoopy" was a common term in the sixties and seventies used on the air instead of blatantly using the word "sex.")
Who usually apologizes first after an argument?
A question like this can make the participants get serious, but it doesn't have to. Speak in a playful tone and keep things light without getting into a fight about your arguments. Your answer can be something like, "I apologize first because I just can't stay mad at my stud of a husband." You get the idea.
Where was your first kiss with your spouse?
This is a memory test. If you don't have the same answer, one of you is wrong. Be prepared for differing responses, and make a joke of it. Wait until after the game is over to pull out that scrapbook to prove you're right about where you first locked lips.
What is a surefire way to put your spouse in the mood for whoopy?
While this is another one of those questions that will bring on the red faces, it is also a great way to bring on the laughs. Whether you have matching answers or not, you will probably be rolling on the floor laughing at the ways spouses know their better half is in the mood for love.
If you were on a deserted island, what three things would your spouse want?
A more advanced question, this one requires a bit more thought than the others. It's harder to match all three things with your spouse's responses. Given the philosophical nature of the question and the improbability of ever being on a deserted island, it also creates interesting conversation.
If you had to take one of your in-laws on vacation, who would it be?
In-laws are often a big influence on a couple's relationship. This question gets people to address in-laws, while focusing on the positive. Obviously, you or your spouse will answer this question with the name of the favorite in-law. It puts a positive spin on a subject that can be complicated or controversial.