Truth or dare can be a great deal
of fun in a dating environment. The tension between making someone
reveal something that they find personal and private (and possibly
embarrassing and shameful) or having to do something embarrassing or
shameful is delightful (when done in a playful kind spirit).
you you lost your virginity? Or show us your breasts". That's a hard
dilemma weighing up short and long term reputational risks and costs.
other side is that it is a multi round game with multiple parties. So
your questions will elicit a response as loyalties shift and reinforce
around the room.
In many ways you can see it as a multi-iterated version of the prisoners dilemma. The social dynamics can be very interesting.
It is however best played with people who you are very close to, or who you are not likely to see again.
I think that Charles Bollmann
is wrong in that social versions of the truth and dare game can be very
useful for teenagers and young adults to understand and explore social
norms, and how they deviate from them.
Simple dare games are
dangerous and quite possibly stupid - but at the same time much of what
we admire in heroes and explorers is the same kind of action
rationalised and eulogised.
1st grade, I was 6 years old. I was dared to jump off the roof of our school onto the concrete blacktop playground below.
that time the school had a ramp that surrounded the front entryway and
if you were nimble enough you could climb up the sides of one set of
stairs and onto the concrete sides of this ramp and from there up onto
the roof (it was the early 1980's, safety was not primary in the minds
As for my self, I was big on bravado and on impressing older boys. I was short on foresight.
the game of Truth or Dare each participant has the choice in whether
they would like to complete a challenge, or express a truth. Dares are
challenges that must be completed by the participant that they were
given to. If a dare is not completed, there will be a penalty that will
be decided by all participants in the game. For example, if someone
refuses to do a dare, the group may decide that player cannot blink
until next round. If a participant chooses Truth, he or she must answer
the given question truthfully. The players may decide if there were will
be limited or unlimited amount of truths for each player. In the game
of Truth or Dare, it is no fun if people pick truth every single time.
For an exciting game of Truth or Dare, 5 truths per person is
What is your biggest fear in a relationship?
What was your funniest first date ever?
What is your biggest turn off in a partner?
What is your weirdest habit?
How many kids would you like to have?
What is the perfect first day?
What is one embarrassing fact I should know about you?
What was your childhood nickname?
What is your favourite movie?
Describe your worst date ever?
If there was no such thing as money, what would you do with your life?
What is your favourite food?
What are your three favourite colours, and why?
What is your dream job?
If you were trapped on an island for 3 days, what would you take with you?
Who is your favourite person and why?
Do you prefer apple or android?
How do you put your toilet paper on the roll?
What is your best talent?
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Do you believe in love at all?
What is your dream wedding?
Would you ever consider being a nudist?
How do you feel about end pieces of a loaf of bread?
Can you touch your tongue to your nose?
If you could take away one bad thing in the world, what would it be?
What is your guilty pleasure?
What is the most exotic food that you have ever eaten?
What country would like to live in if you had the chance?
If you could change one thing on your body, what would it be?
What do you daydream about the most?
Describe the weirdest dream you’ve ever had?
Can you lick your elbow?
Is the dress Black and Blue or Gold and White?
How do you feel about social media?
What is your favourite season of the year?
Could you go a week without junk food?
How was your first kiss?
Describe your worst kiss ever?
Do you like to exercise?
Close your eyes and send a blind text to a random person
Go grab a broom and do your best tango
Give a 3 minute stand-up comedy routine
Make up a story about the item to your right
Sing the alphabet without moving your mouth
Do your best president impression
Yell out the first word that comes to your mind right now
Call the pizza place and order 300 sardine pizzas
Pound on your chest and act like a gorilla for the next minute
Sing everything you say for the next 10 minutes
Give a foot massage
Say the alphabet backwards in 15 seconds
Go to the neighbour’s house and ask for a banana
Go up to someone random and ask for a hug
Set your cell phone language to Chinese for the next 10 minutes