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'Just A Friend' Or More? Here Are 18 Fun Texting Games For Couples That You Can Play To Find Out The Bitter-Sweet Truths!

'Just A Friend' Or More? Here Are 18 Fun Texting Games For Couples That You Can Play To Find Out The Bitter-Sweet Truths!

Is there somebody in your life who immediately makes your heart skip a beat or smile foolishly for a really long time? Well, congratulations, you are suffering from the serious condition of ‘falling in love’ with someone.


You don’t know how real this new love is until you gather up the courage to go to them and ask some serious questions. Everyone who has suffered through high school knows how that ends. #TruthOrDareAlert! #ChineseWhisperAlert! #GossipOfTheYear


Thanks to smartphones, such awkward moments can be overcome by messaging apps. However, texting can get a little boring after a while. The same old conversations can become kind of a turn-off especially when you want the ‘Ssup?’ to turn into a ‘What’s up with my girl?’ Well, it’s time to ditch the normal chats and do something more fun and play texting games for couples!


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Texting Games For Couples To Know Him Better


Here are 15 fun texting games to play on whatsapp with boyfriend that will help you break the ice, get to know him better and drop subtle hints about your intentions.


1. Fill In The Blanks


Find yourself a guy who finishes your sentences, not your fries. ‘Fill in the blanks’ is simple, fun and will show if you are actually on the same page.


How To Play: All you have to do is send your partner an incomplete sentence and he has to fill in the blanks, and vice versa. Make it flirty like:


You: “You love it when I __.’ or ‘I want __ to __ my favourite __.”


2. Truth Or Dare


We all know the rules to a regular Truth or Dare, and the texting version of the game is not all that different. In fact, it is a little more interesting because, one, there’s no pressure of playing in person, so you are relatively more comfortable, and two, it is just between you and your partner and not for public display. Plus, you can take a few more seconds to rethink your responses. What a win-win!


How To Play: You ask him to choose between ‘Truth’ or ‘Dare’ and whatever he picks, you then ask a question accordingly. You can involve the voice note feature, exchange pictures (or videos) if you’re doing a dare. Ah, the fun doesn’t end. If needed, set boundaries before you start playing so you both are on the same page about the kind of questions that can be asked.


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3. Would You Rather?


Would you rather play the game or play the game? This one is one of the classics, with the power to reveal interesting things about people in the funniest way. And that makes it one of the best games to play with boyfriend.


How To Play: All you have to do is base a question by staging it with “Would you rather…” and then finishing it with two horrible choices. The weirder the questions get, the more you will get to know your boyfriend. So, don’t hold back if you are in the mood for digging. Example:


You: Would you rather give up food or sex?


4. In Character/Celebrity Friendship


This one is actually quite fun and much like an on-texts version of roleplay. Have you ever wanted to be someone other than yourself for a few minutes? Playing ‘In Character’ is your shot at texting as your favourite celebrity for a few minutes. Trust us, this is the perfect way to turn your guy into the fantasy man you’ve always dreamed of.


How To Play: Both of you have to pick a celebrity, keep it to yourself and pretend to be him/her by sounding like them on texts. You can also make some variations and be a character instead of a particular celebrity. Text each other saying things that the character would say. Feel free to include any quirky catchphrases they frequently use as well. Whoever guesses the character correctly wins. Example:


You: “There’s something about you and I’m finding it impossible to stay away.”


He: Juliet?


You: Nope. “Love me. Please, Christian.”


He: Anastasia Steele?


You: You caught me!


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5. 20 Questions


This parlour game is probably already in your repertoire when you’re getting to know someone. Not to mention one of the most fun car games to play on a road trip. The game uses deductive reasoning and creativity to find out what a player is thinking about or referencing to.


How To Play: The rules of the game are that your partner has to think of one thing or place or person and you have a limit of 20 questions to guess what it is. Your partner can only respond to each question with a yes or no. If you guess it correctly, it is his turn to ask questions. Here’s where it gets interesting - the subject you pick. We are thinking about a movie like The Kissing Booth.


6. Story Builder/Story Time


‘Storytime’ is a game with a life of its own, where the two of you can build on each other’s creative snippets to make up a story with no boundaries. Make sure it is not as innocent like the ones your parents used to read you as a kid.


How To Play: One of you starts a story and the other person adds to it over texts. Simple! Our suggestion would be to make the story slightly naughty to keep things fun. Remember that both of you get only 20 turns each, the story has to end by that time, so ‘set the scene’ right, ladies. But be careful of how you want to shape up the story. Remember what Ted once said on How I Met Your Mother?


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7. Emoji Translation


Emojis are absolutely awesome! You would be surprised what you can make out of them by stringing them together. And this game can only be played over texts.


How To Play: All you have to do is put a bunch of emojis together and your boyfriend has to guess what you are trying to say. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Here are some emojis whose meanings you should definitely know before you begin subtle sexting him!


8. Never Have I Ever


Yes, it is mostly a drinking game, but you can play ‘Never have I ever’ on any regular day on texts as well. It is a great way to find out all those deep dark secrets about him! The game usually always becomes borderline inappropriate, but it’s a lot more fun to go all in.


How To Play: The rules of the game are quite easy - you have to say a statement like - Never have I ever kissed a stranger - and your boyfriend has to answer with a ‘I have’ or ‘I have not’. If it’s the opposite of what you said, that is if he texts ‘I have’, he loses a point. Keep score in this game to score a fun outing with him.


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9. Two Truths, One Lie


This particular game works both ways - it gives you an insight into his life a little better and your guesses let him know what you think or expect of him.


How To Play: The rules are simple. Each player gives three statements - two of which are true and one is a lie. The opponent has to guess which one is a lie to earn points. How you want to redeem those points is up to you. *wink wink*


I remember when I played this texting game for the first time, the price was a loser-to-pay meal. These are the statements I gave:


“I love pineapple on my pizza.”


“I hate dogs.”


“Pink is my favourite colour.”


He obviously thought the first one was a lie because, let’s face it, who can hate dogs? Well, hi there! And that’s how I sneaked a date out of him.


10. I Spy


Flashback to childhood memories of long road trips with family and summer holidays when even television bored us. ‘I Spy’ is a childhood game at best, but it can also test your creativity when played over text.


How To Play: This texting game comes with some ground rules. For instance, you can only spy something within the room you are in and it can’t be something you look up on the internet. To start the game, find something you see and text your partner “I spy…” followed by a short description of the thing you picked. He will then have to guess what it is. Example:


You: I spy something soft.


He: Is it a teddy bear?


You: Not quite


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11. Kiss, Marry, Kill


This game is all about setting your priorities right. Each player is given three options who then has to tell who they will kiss, who they will marry, and who they will kill from the given options. Arguably, the most difficult game to play if played right.


How To Play: Here’s what needs to be done. Choose three people (these can be celebrities, characters or real people in your life) and text them to your partner with ‘Kiss, marry, kill?’ at the end. The answer may surprise you.


12. Backward Texting


This texting game is exactly as it sounds. But fair warning, it isn’t for the lazy or the faint-hearted.


How To Play: The game is really simple, one player will text a sentence in reverse to the opponent who then has to try and guess what the sentence is. The conversation can carry on as long as you both can stand it. And it is a super sneaky way to extract a date out of him. Here’s how:


You: ?em htiw etad a no og ot ekil uoy dluoW


He: Would you like to go on a date with me?


You: OMG Yes!


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13. What If…


Remember the third addition to ‘Truth or Dare’ called ‘Situation’? ‘What if…’ is basically that in the texting world. It can be played in person with a group of friends too. An absolutely imaginative but effective two-people texting game, it will test boundaries and show if your partner is really ‘into you’ or not.


How To Play: Text a ‘What if…’ scenario to him and he will reply with what he would do in that particular situation. It is up to you if you want to take the questions to the next level or not. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers, so just be creative. Example:


You: What if I were to tell you I thought you were cute?


He: My reaction would depend on if you are single.


14. The Confession Game


‘The Confession Game’ is as simple as it sounds. You take turns to confess things about yourself that no one else knows.


How To Play: Open with ‘I want to confess that…’ and make your confession. Begin with light confessions and progress to flirty ones. Tell him your wildest fantasy and he will reveal his. If you want to drop more than just a hint about your enormous and undying feelings for him, just come out clean and say:


You: I want to confess that I love you.


He: I want to confess that I know.


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15. Question For Question


In this texting game, you find out more stuff about each other through questions and not answers. Didn’t get it? This will help.


How To Play: You ask him a question and he has to answer it with another question. Use your Sherlock Holmes skills to know him better with questions. Your goal is to figure out what’s on his mind. Remember, neither of you should give a yes or no answer. That’s the only rule here.


16. Abbreviations


This isn’t a very popular game amongst couples, but it still guarantees excitement and fun. You can play around various abbreviations that struck the right string!


How To Play: In this texting game, you have to abbreviate whatever you are upto. You can make use of dashes and slashes to mark the territory. For example, if you want to say something alluring like “I’m in the bathroom”, you came abbreviate it- IIAB. You partner will be left wondering while he tries to unabbreviate it. You can also make way to your inner reverie’s, just abbreviate. Fun, right?


17. Personal Trivia


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This is another awesome game to develop a bond and know each other better. It’s better option when you guys have already been dating or just started dating - decode some of the personal stuff of use!


How to play: This game involves asking personal questions, which might feel like you are sitting for a job interview. You can ask all sorts of questions from your text mate like their pet’s name, favourite movie, or make the game more interesting by asking questions that will reveal some fun facts about your text buddy. You can play this game indefinitely and bag some useful insights.


18. Hangman


This is probably a game that you’ve played in your childhood. It’s a text based version of a piece of paper. Just set a goal on your mind before you set out to play this texting game for couples and create an intending connection with your partner!


How to play: Players have to set a number of points after which your partner will have to text a series of underscores, each one representing a letter from the chosen word. Once the other player guesses the right letter, you can replace it with the underscore. However, if he guesses an incorrect letter, he loses. To add that flavour and compensate the twist, the one who loses has to do one thing as requested by the winner. Now, you decide- what level do you want to play at! *Wink*


Put them thumbs to good use, ladies. It’s go time!


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This story was updated in April 2019.