Maybe you’re out on a blind date, or you just wanting to pass the time with your significant other. While you can always talk about random stuff, fiddle with your phones, or just watch people pass by, there’s always a fun and exciting thing that you can do to pass the time—try these games to play with your lover!
It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s a great way to not only get to know each other better, but to also deepen your bond. With the right attitude and enthusiasm, games to play with your lover can be used almost anywhere, thereby eliminating the awkwardness of small talk and the pressure of filling the silence with words.
Sometimes, these games may be just what you need to make the most out of your relationship—and you don’t even have to have s*x. Try these fun, creative games when you have downtime with your lover;
1. Two Truths and a Lie
This is another getting-to-know-you game. You start by telling your date or your guy two truths about you and one lie. Your partner then has to figure out which one is the lie among the three things you said. You take turns and, in the process, find out so much ‘juicy’ stuff about each other.
2. Sticker Stalker
This is a fun game that you and your man will have a blast with. “Sticker Stalker” is a sneaky game that requires stealth and agility as you secretly stick Post-its or stickers on people, whether in the supermarket, at the park, or in your office. The challenge is to stick stuff to as many people as you can without their noticing. The person to put the most stickers on people wins.
3. Never Have I Ever
This is another exciting game that you can play with your man, whether you are out for drinks or at Sunday brunch. This game requires that each of you have drinks *or even small finger food*. You take turns by saying, “Never have I ever done…” and you say some random activity that you’ve never experienced. If your partner sips or eats from his drink, that means he’s already done that thing you mentioned. The trick is to think of something you know your partner may have already done and, therefore, have him finish his drink or food first.
4. No Words
A perfect first-date game you can play with a guy is to start with two full glasses of drinks, whether alcoholic or not. Then, one person begins by asking “yes-or-no” questions about the other. For example, you can ask, “Did you think I’m attractive the moment I walked in the room?” The other will then answer by sipping on the drink. One sip means “yes,” and two sips means “no.” You take turns after the ‘answerer’ is finished with the drink. You can be as serious, funny, or teasing as you want to.
5. True or False
Another version of the previous game is “True or False,” which is also speedier. One of you will tell the other some piece of personal information, and the other has to guess if it’s true or false. This is a great way to break the ice on a first date or make a steady relationship sizzle even more.
6. Spirit Animal
In this game, each of you will need to have a paper, pen, and some coloring materials. You should each visualize the aura of the other, and then draw their spirit animal. You should then do the same for yourself. Then, when both of you are done, show your work to each other and explain why you drew what you drew. This is a great way to learn something new about each other.
7. Sing Song Ping Pong
Channel your inner Pitch Perfect Barden Bella with this game. It doesn’t matter whether you are a great singer or terribly off-key. You or your guy can start the game by singing a line from a song, and then the other should be able to quickly pick up the last word and start a new song with that last word, and the game goes on. The person who can’t come up with a song loses the game.
8. Scavenger Hunt
While more elaborate, a well-executed scavenger hunt can be very fun and exciting. One of you will be the game master in charge of setting up the scavenger hunt. The game master prepares a small gift for each solved clue, as well as another clue to the next location. This is a clean, yet romantic game you can play on Valentine’s Day or even on your anniversary.