Wouldn’t it be great if you could ask a few questions on a first date that would predict whether your relationship will work in the long run or not?
Well, now you can! Statistics have found that there are THREE questions which can predict the outcome of a relationship–if you agree on these three questions, chances are you’ll work out:
1. Do you like horror movies?
2. Have you ever traveled around another country alone?
3. Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat?
Note: These results are not from a psychological study and are the outcomes from statistical analysis.
While the three questions above may SEEM atypical and irrelevant to a relationship and its outcome, the answers could really hold some merit!
Liking or disliking horror movies reveals a lot about an individual’s need for thrill and excitement, traveling alone requires a passion for adventure and a sense of independence and lastly, being willing to live on a boat requires spontaneity and a detachment from material possessions.
Basically, these questions are meant to separate thrill-seekers and adventures from homebodies and comfort creatures. Those who would say yes to all three questions are probably adventure-types who seek thrill, adrenaline rushes and crave fresh and exciting experiences. Someone who would disagree with the questions is likely to be more of an introvert, someone who enjoys routine and likes the comforts of home.
If you agree on all three, you could have a lot in common and end up lasting in the long run. If you have one or two in common, you may share enough commonalities that a relationship is in your future. However, if you do not agree on any of the three questions, a relationship may be difficult to handle.
Of course, if you don’t agree on any or you agree on all, neither outcome is going to make or break your relationship. These are just a set of questions that MAY be able to give you some insight into someone that you just met, however, if you are already in a happy, healthy relationship, these questions may not even apply to you.
What does this mean? While the questions are peculiar, they can speak volumes about a person and their outlook on life.
These outcomes also support the notion that a successful relationship requires like minded people–perhaps opposites don’t attract?