If you've been with your partner for a long time, it's easy to assume that you know everything there is to know about them. But the truth is, there's always something new to learn. If you feel like you've exhausted all the typical questions you can ask, don't worry. According to experts, you don't always need to have a deep heart-to-heart conversation in order to get closer. There are some playful questions you can ask your partner that can actually reveal a lot about them.
"In general, you want to ask open-ended questions that are positive in focus but provide deeper answers," Lesli Doares, couples consultant and coach, tells Bustle. "This enables you to see how well you match up on the important things like values, interests, and priorities."
You don't need to stick with deep and meaninful questions in order to learn something substantial about your partner. More silly questions like, "What would your super power be?" can reveal if they're rule followers, risk takers, pragmatic, or unconventional. According to Doares, finding out who their ideal dinner guest is can even reveal what your partner values in the company they keep.
"Playful, curious questions are a fab way to dive deep into conversation with your loved one to reveal intimate things about who you are quickly, without the pressure of having a serious 'talk,'" Georgie Nightingall, relationship expert at Trigger Conversations, tells Bustle. So here are some playful questions you can ask your partner that can actually reveal a lot about them, according to experts.