I love Halloween. I love jack-o-lanterns, adults in costume, dogs and babies in costumes, talk of the zombie apocalypse, pumpkin flavored everything, and anything that makes me jump and scream. I watch scary movies anytime of the year but especially during this time.
I like not knowing what is going to happen and being surprised and horrified and then dissolving into fits of laughter because that dumb girl ran up stairs instead of outside when she should have just called the police.
But mostly I laugh because I know I'm safe, it's not real it's just a movie. Not everyone likes these movies. In fact most of friends and family hate them. I have one bestest friend who loves them as much as I do and this is one of the many ties that binds us for life.
I dream of dating someone who will go to these films with me so I can grab his arm and bury my face in his sleeve during the scariest moments. I imagine him comforting me but all the while being a little frightened himself. Funny thing is none of my boyfriends have ever liked horror flicks. Ever.
And now I know why. Thanks to theOkCupid Blog.
Those OKC math guys created a list of the best first date questions. They're great because on the surface they are innocent and light-hearted but the answers reveal your date's true psyche. Definitely a tool I could of used on my previous dates.
The following questions will help you determine if there is potential for a long-term relationship with your date:
- Do you like horror movies?
- Me: YES
- Have you ever traveled in another country alone?
- Me: YES
- Do you think it'd be fun to give it all up and go live on a sailboat?
- Me: Heck YES (provided my date knows how to sail because I don't)
It doesn't matter if he answers yes or no, it matters if you both have the SAME answers. No wonder my ex and I didn't last. He'd say 'no' to the first and third questions. See? Math doesn't lie.
Need more convincing? Check out this about how asking risky questions on first dates actually results in a deeper connection.
So bypass that banal first date get-to-know-you chatter..."Where did you grow up? What do you do for work? Where do you live in the city? Can you believe it's snowing in October? No? Me either." Blah, blah, blah. Get to the heart of the matter and you might just find your Boo.