Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common.
'Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?
' and 'How do you feel about your relationship with your mother?
To prove this, he persuaded 52 sets of male and female strangers and 19 sets of female strangers to try it. Catron describes it thus: "I’ve skied steep slopes and hung from a rock face by a short length of rope, but staring into someone’s eyes for four silent minutes was one of the more thrilling and terrifying experiences of my life". Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
Two of the participants entered a lab via separate doors, before sitting opposite one another and answering his series of ever-more personal and probing questions. Two of them got married (and they invited the whole lab to the ceremony).
If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living?
What roles do love and affection play in your life? Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner.