50 Questions To Ask Your Partner When You’re Bored Out Of Your Mind

Once you’ve scrolled through all of Netflix, baked the third batch of Alison Roman’s chocolate chip cookies, and cleaned your apartment from top to bottom, you and your partner may find yourselves losing your d*mn minds. Since you’ll be social distancing together for the foreseeable future, I brainstormed 50 questions to ask your partner when you’re bored, so your relationship can survive self-isolation.

“Being stuck at home can be a particularly challenging proposition for many couples,” Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin, a licensed clinical professional counselor, and relationship therapist, tells Bustle. “People are stressed out, living in fear, and will often push each other’s buttons. On the other hand, it is a great opportunity to spend time together, have fun, and work on your relationship.”

While you can certainly keep the questions fun and light, this could be a good opportunity to drop some thought-provoking queries about the future, to gauge where your partner’s head is at. “Slow down and focus on each other,” Slatkin says. After all, neither of you is going anywhere. So, what’s the rush?

Ask Interesting “What If?” Questions

Relationship expert Mona Green, ELI-MP suggests the following unexpected questions:

1. If there was a movie made of your life, who would direct, and who would play you?

2. What’s a question you’ve been wanting to ask me, but have never gotten around to?

3. What did you imagine being an adult would be like when you were a little kid?

4. If aliens came to earth, what do you think they would find most interesting about you? About me? About humans? Why?

5. What’s the best piece of advice your grandma gave you?

6. What’s something you do that your 80-year-old self would find funny?

Use Self-Isolation To Talk About Sex

Becca Hirsch, MA, LMFT, a licensed marriage, and family therapist, suggests talking to your partner about your sex life:

7. How do you feel when we talk about sex?

8. Where do you like to be touched?

9. Based on past sexual experiences, do you have a sense of what I like and what I don’t like?

10. What’s something you need from our relationship that you’re not currently getting?

11. What’s your idea of a perfect date night?

Cover The Basics

12. What are your pet peeves?

13. What do you like to do on the weekend?

14. What was your favorite TV show growing up?

15. What’s one thing that would surprise me about you?

16. What are some things on your bucket list?

17. What is your biggest goal?

Get Personal

Rori Sassoon, a relationship expert and co-founder of the matchmaking agency Platinum Poire, suggests questions that run the gamut from steamy to funny:

18. Who’s the better kisser, you or me?

19. What’s my weirdest quirk that you actually find funny or endearing?

20. If money was no object, where would you live?

21. What habit(s) do you have that you think to annoys other people?

22. What do you think I’m most likely to go viral for?

23. What celebrity or public figure would you want to be stuck on a desert island with?

24. What’s a favorite movie/band/TV show that you’re embarrassed you like?

25. If we had to have an imaginary threesome during quarantine, what celebrity would it be with?

Try Out Party Game Questions

Stephania Cruz, the relationship expert, suggests sticking to fun questions, especially if you’re feeling bored, anxious, or stressed:

26. If you could take only five movies on a desert island, what would they be?

27. If you were invisible for two hours, what are some things you would do?

28. If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?

29. If you were granted only three wishes, what would they be and why?

30. What was the worst job you ever had?

31. Who is the most famous person you have ever met?

32. What’s the craziest thing you would do for a million dollars?

33. Who was the first person you had a crush on? How old were you?

34. What words do you hope people use when they are describing you?

Test Your Knowledge Of Each Other

Audrey Hope, relationship coach, and therapist suggests testing how well you already know each other by using a “love test”:

35. What is my favorite food?

36. What do I love to do more than anything in the world?

37. What’s my biggest fear?

38. What’s my biggest pet peeve?

39. When I was a kid, what did I want to be when I grew up?

Rekindle The Spark

Denna Babul, relationship expert and author of Love Strong, offers these fun, light-hearted questions:

40. What’s your secret hidden talent?

41. What song describes you in high school?

42. Who can you do a voice impression of?

43. What is the coolest compliment someone of the same sex has ever given you?

44. What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?

Get Cozy With Your Partner

According to Monica Berg, author of Rethink Love, these queries are always crowd-pleasers:

45. What is the worst date you’ve ever been on?

46. What was something you didn’t want me to know about you when we first started dating?

47. If you had one day to spend as you please without any consequences, what would you do?

Keep Things Light & Fun

Adina Mahalli, MCT, certified relationship expert, and mental health consultant, says these questions always make for a good time:

48. What’s your Patronus?

49. What song always puts you in a good mood?

50. What’s your first memory?

 

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11 Instagram Story Ideas When You’re Bored At Home & Want Some New Content

When you’re at home, there are so many things that you could be doing. But, you might end up kicking back on the couch and catching up on your favorite show. That’s always a relaxing go-to activity, but when you’re tired of doing the same ol’, same ol’, consider spicing up your IG Story. This list of Instagram Story ideas when you’re bored at home is a perfect place to start.

Now’s the time to take your ‘Gram game to the next level. While you’re lounging at home, you could be giving your friends something funny, creative, or delicious to look forward to in your stories. Instead of simply watching your favorite reality TV saga, bring your IG followers along for the ride by giving them a play-by-play of what’s going on. Or if you’re in the mood to show off your skills in the kitchen, try to whip up something that’s straight out of a foodie magazine.

By posting any of these 11 things on your Instagram Story, you’re not only providing some seriously cool content for your friends to see, but you may start seeing more reactions coming in, too. Pretty soon, you’ll forget all about being bored, because you’ll have something really fun to focus all your attention on.

1. A Drool-Worthy Pic Of Your Lunch

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A dish like avocado toast is so Instagram-worthy that it deserves a proper snap before you dig in. Style an artsy photo of your lunch with just the right filters to make it pop, and post it on your IG Story.

2. A Snap Of Your Pup Getting A Bath During Golden Hour

Golden hour is the time during sunset when the lighting is perfect and the colors in the sky are dreamy AF. Take advantage of this time to snap a pic of you giving your pup a bath outside. It combines two of the most ‘Gram-worthy things — a sunset and your pooch — so you know everyone will love it.

3. A Recipe Tutorial Showing Off Your Baking Skills

If you love to bake, show off your skills in a series of Instagram Stories. Give your followers a lesson in the kitchen by bringing them along for the adventure while you bake something delicious. At the end of the video, show off your fresh treats, along with a recipe for your friends to try for themselves.

4. A Boomerang Of Your At-Home Happy Hour Setup

Even at home, you can still have happy hour with your friends. Simply set up a Zoom call and have your homemade drinks ready to enjoy. Before you take a sip, make sure to get a Boomerang of you showing off your at-home happy hour set up with a cute glass, mixers, and maybe some string lights.

5. A Vlog-Worthy Beauty Routine

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If you’re constantly getting asked about your beauty routine, now is the time to share your secrets. Put together an Instagram Story that breaks down everything you do for your friends to follow along. You can even edit your video with the color text of what each product is called and where you bought it.

6. A Bestie Pic From Your Zoom Call

Thanks to the technology we have today, it’s super easy to hang out with your friends whenever, even if they’re long-distance. Set up a Zoom call where you can catch up and play online games. Make sure to snap a screenshot of everyone together. You can even adjust all of your virtual backgrounds so they match or follow a fun theme, like your favorite Disney movie.

7. A Play-By-Play Of Your Favorite Reality TV Show

Instead of just watching The Bachelor or The Voice, bring your followers along for the fun with an Instagram story play-by-play. Document your favorite moments, and add in some commentary.

8. A Funny Pic Of You Recreating Your Favorite Meme

For some LOLs, recreate your favorite memes. For example, you can get cozy in a blanket and make yourself some tea to channel a cute Baby Yoda sippin’ tea meme.

9. A Dance Routine With Your Roomie

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If you’ve been inspired by a few TikTok videos or a music video you keep watching, now is the time to get up and dance. Learn a routine with your roomie, and once you’ve nailed it, it’s time to record a video for Instagram.

10. A Peaceful Overhead Snap Of Your Early Morning Coffee

For something super artsy, capture a peaceful overhead shot of your first cup of coffee in the morning. Set up your fave mug, a book you’re reading, and maybe a plate of toast on your dining room table. Choose a retro, cute filter, and snap a pic staring down at your cozy setup.

11. Interacting With Your Friends In A Series Of Polls

The “Questions,” “Poll,” and “Quiz” features on Instagram Stories are a great way to interact with your followers. You could ask for movie recommendations with a question, or quiz your best friends about your favorite things. Putting up polls for your friends to answer could also be a fun series to do every day.

 

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25 Funny Instagram Captions To Use After A Breakup That Show You’re OK

If your Instagram looked like #relationshipgoals up until your recent breakup, you might feel compelled to share the news of your split with your followers. (If Miley Cyrus can do it, why can’t you, right?) But if long, vulnerable captions aren’t your style, you might want to opt for funny Instagram captions to use after your breakup to convey that you’re newly single and going to be just fine.

If you’re not exactly feeling super funny today, don’t worry. This list has got you covered. Whether you want to just go with a hilarious Lizzo quote that shows how fabulous you are or you want to get some people sliding in your DMs as soon as humanly possible, this list is filled to the brim with options for every mood.

Rather than blowing up your group chat trying to come up with the best caption, let this list do all of the heavy lifting for you. Read each one of them and copy and paste whichever feels the truest to how you’re feeling onto your next Instagram post. Are you ready for this?

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“My DMs are open for sliding. #letthegamesbegin”

This is a not-so-subtle and hilarious way to announce that you’re back on the market. Get ready for your followers who have been silently thirsting after you to pop out of the woodwork.

“Does anyone have Tyler Cameron’s number? Asking for a friend (that friend is me).”

Or sub in Travis Scott, Kristen Stewart, etc…

“You coulda had a bad b*tch, non-committal.”

As if this list would be complete without at least one Lizzo quote. If you want to send your ex a hilarious but also majorly passive-aggressive message, I’d go with this one for sure.

“no ring, no prob”

Pair this with the most DGAF picture you have for maximum LOLs.

“🎼 AND IIIIIIII-IIIII-IIII WILL ALWAAYS LOVE MEEEEE 🎼”

Give your own single-person spin on the Whitney Houston classic.

“PSA: I’m back on the market.”

I mean, the public really deserves to know this information. So, why not announce it PSA-style?

“I am Beyoncé always.”

Michael Scott has gifted the world with plenty of great quotes, but this may be one of his best. Quote the GOAT in your caption to let people know that you’re thriving on your own.

“FYI, Grandma you can stop asking how [ex’s name] is doing.”

Again, this is a little petty. But sometimes being a little petty is funny.

“Realized I’ll probs never find a love like the one I have for pizza & am totally cool with that.”

If you’re a pizza lover, go with this caption to let people know you’ve still got your bae.

“You used to be my cup of tea, but now I sip Champagne.”

I saw this on a t-shirt once and am just still not over it. So petty. So hilarious. So great.

“Made like Elsa and decided to let it go.”

Why not throw a little Frozen reference in there?

“Like Halsey, it turns out I’m bad at love… but I’m good at taking shots so who’s down to meet me at [insert fave bar here]?”

If you’re trying to party, go with this caption. Invite your friends out for a night of celebrating your newfound single status.

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“thank u, next-ing & thriving”

Nothing like a good old-fashioned Ariana tribute.

“I’m good on my own.”

You came into this world alone and you’ll leave it alone, so being single is only natural. Let people know you’re back to being solo and loving it.

“Back together with my Day 1 (me) & we’re happier than ever.”

Just wait for the praise-hands emoji comments to roll in.

“We (are) on a break!”

Obvs, we had to throw a Ross/Rachel tribute in there for those of you who are, in fact, on a break.

“Who wants to help me come up with a fire Tinder bio?”

This is funny but it also shows you’re actively moving on.

“Back to doin’ what I do best: me.”

A little spicy.

“Hot take: There is no greater joy in life than sleeping sprawled out starfish-style in the middle of your bed.”

Have you ever tried doing this? It’s truly one of the greatest spoils of being single.

“singlin’ & minglin'”

You’re not just single and “ready” to mingle, let everyone know you’re out there actively mingling.

“Being a ‘relationship person’ never really quite felt on brand, anyway.”

This is a pretty cheeky way to announce that you’re really embracing and loving the single life.

“Single until I find a human I love more than chicken fingers.”

This will likely be never and I totally get that.

“Still not sure why I’d want a [BF/GF] when no human could ever be as loyal (or gorgeous or smart or cool) as my dog.”

True.

“Imagine waking up in the morning and getting to do WHATEVER YOU WANT without taking ANYONE ELSE into consideration… That’s pretty much every day of my life now, so I’d just like to publicly congratulate myself on that here.”

Ah, nothing like a good, old-fashioned congratulatory post.

OK, now take your pick and show the world just how fine you really are.

 

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Facebook and Instagram: The Silent Relationship Killers

As Generation Y-ers, you all use social media. It’s a way of life. Where would we be if we didn’t constantly know what everyone in our lives was doing? Social media is an excellent way to stay connected with our peers, but sometimes the use of social media sites, such as Facebook and Instagram, can lead to trouble.

Particularly, when it comes to relationships. When someone has easy access to their significant other’s photos, conversations, etc, it can lead to a bit of an obsession. Constantly checking in on your partner is never a good thing, and new studies are starting to prove that.

New research from the University of Missouri School of Journalism has confirmed that too much social media can screw up your relationships, to the point that excessive use makes relationship conflict more likely, which can then lead to cheating and breakups.

Um, no thank you:

“Previous research has shown that the more a person in a romantic relationship uses Facebook, the more likely they are to monitor their partner’s Facebook activity more stringently, which can lead to feelings of jealousy. Facebook-induced jealousy may lead to arguments concerning past partners,” says doctoral student Russell Clayton, who led the study. “Excessive Facebook users are more likely to connect or reconnect with other Facebook users, including previous partners, which may lead to emotional and physical cheating.”

This doesn’t just apply to Facebook and IG, of course. Chronic social media stalking of any kind is detrimental to a relationship. Learn how to trust, and learn how to put away your iPhone for a while. If you’re looking for something, I guarantee that you’ll create a problem.

 

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30 Clever Instagram Captions To Use After A Breakup

After a breakup, only you can decide if and when you’re ready to share your newly-single status with the world. You can keep a breakup private, of course. But if you want to make it clear to everyone at once that bae will no longer be making any appearances on your feed, you can rip off the Band-Aid with a telling Instagram post. What you’ll need: a friend with portrait mode, a fire solo shot, and — most importantly — a clever breakup Instagram caption. And if you’re a little distracted at the moment, don’t worry — I’ve got a few suggestions.

The perfect post-breakup caption doesn’t necessarily have to be petty. You can complement your first single lady pic with a quote that’s empowering or wise or even funny, depending on what you’re feeling and what sort of message you want to send. If you and your boo ended on bad terms, go ahead and give them a little sass. If the split was amicable, use your caption to demonstrate there’s no bad blood. Even if you’re not totally A-OK yet, these clever captions might just make you feel a little better — and they’ll definitely show everyone else that you’re ready to move on.

TV Quotes

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  • “I’m done with great love. I’m back to great lovers.” — Sex and the City
  • “I don’t need anyone. Because I can do every single thing that a person in a relationship can. Everything. Even zip up my own dress.” — 30 Rock
  • “I mean sure, I have my bad days, but then I remember what a cute smile I have.” — Friends
  • “Maybe I won’t get married, ya know? Maybe I’ll do one of those ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ things.” — The Mindy Project
  • “I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke.” — Grey’s Anatomy
  • “I am OK. I may not seem OK, and I may not be OK now, but I am, like, OK.” — Girls
  • “Revenge fantasies never work out the way you want.” — How I Met Your Mother

Movie Quotes

  • “By the way, I faked every orgasm.” — The Naked Gun
  • “I’m in love. I’m having a relationship with my pizza.” — Eat Pray Love
  • “No, I’m no one’s wife. But, oh, I love my life.” — Chicago
  • “I’m enjoying a relationship with two men simultaneously. The first called Ben, the other Jerry.” — Bridget Jones’s Diary
  • “You can go shave your back now.” — Mean Girls
  • “If he were feeling what I’m feeling then he would know how it feels.” — My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • “If you’re going to let one stupid prick ruin your life, you’re not the girl I thought you were.” — Legally Blonde
  • “The thing about being single is, you should cherish it. Because, in a week, or a lifetime, of being alone, you may only get one moment. One moment, when you’re not tied up in a relationship with anyone.” — How to Be Single

Song Lyrics

  • “Call it a curse, or just call me blessed, if you can’t handle my worst, you ain’t getting my best.” — Nicki Minaj, “Marilyn Monroe”
  • “I can’t believe that every day and every night, it’s getting better with you out of my life.” — Calvin Harris feat. Kelis, “Bounce”
  • “I know my place, and it ain’t with you.” — Kacey Musgraves, “Space Cowboy”
  • “My ex asked me, ‘Where you movin’?’ I said, ‘On to better things.'” — Drake, “10 Bands”
  • “We were a match, but not a fit. We were a dream, unrealistic.” — Katy Perry, “Miss You More”
  • “Thanks for the memories even though they weren’t so great.” — Fall Out Boy, “Thnks fr th Mmrs”
  • “Don’t you ever stress the ‘could haves.’ Baby, if it should have, it would have.” — Jordan Bratton, “Danger”
  • “I’ve been movin’ on since we said goodbye.” — Dua Lipa, “IDGAF”

Literary Quotes

  • “Like some wines, our love could neither mature nor travel.” — Graham Greene, The Comedians
  • “Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted makeup.” — Marian Keyes, Watermelon
  • “I like my relationships how I like my eggs. Over easy.” — Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me
  • “One day they’ll realize they lost a diamond while playing with worthless stones.” — Turcois Ominek, Masquerade
  • “I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.” — Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words
  • “It was the beginning for me and the end for you.” — Nikki Rowe, Once a Girl, Now a Woman
  • “I’m proud of my heart. It’s been played, stabbed, cheated, burned, and broken… but somehow still works.” — Alcatraz Dey, The Serpentine Scrolls

It’s never easy to announce a breakup, but the right caption will show everything that you’re doing just fine — and it might even help you heal a little in the process.

 

 

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