- Betting with each other in relationships is good because it promotes healthy competition among partners while increasing intimacy in the relationship. It is a way to spend time together while trying to keep things interesting and fun.
- The key to successful betting with your partner is to set clear rules of the bets so as to cover any grey areas and to clearly state the consequences of failure and wage in case of loss. Always ensure that your partner is comfortable with the wage itself and also the consequences before proceeding any further, remember that the goal is to have fun with your partner and they are not going to be able to have a good time if they do not feel comfortable.
- Read this article to find out what betting games you can play and how you can play them successfully.
WHAT’S A GOOD BET TO MAKE?
A good bet is a bet you can make in which you are confident to win. There are a variety of fun bets you can make with your boyfriend: some of them can be funny, silly or even flirty. The type of bet will of course depend on your mood and your desired consequence or outcome of the bet. This article gives you a variety of good bets you can make with your boyfriend that range from fun to flirty.
FUN CHALLENGES TO DO WITH YOUR BOYFRIEND
Take A Bank Note from Under a Glass Without Touching or Breaking the Glass:
This is a fun bet for couples who are competitive. With this bet, you place a banknote(s) under a glass tumbler – you can either fill it with water or leave it empty – and dare your boyfriend to take the money from underneath the tumbler without touching it, breaking it, or spilling the water.
Rock, Paper, Scissors (Lizard, Spock?):
This is a funny bet you can make with your boyfriend. ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ is a pretty popular game that is used as a tie-breaker. However, it can also be used as a bet to determine a distinctive winner and loser. To play, you use your hands to make “rock’ (which is a fist) “paper” (which is a flat palm facing downwards), and “scissors” (which is the peace sign sideways). The rules are rock crushes scissors, paper covers rock, and scissors cut paper. An extension or variation of this game is ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock’ which was made popular by the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” – here is how that variation works, as narrated by Sheldon Cooper.
Try Something Spicy:
This is such a classic bet idea for couples who are daring and like to live on the edgy side of life. This classic bet has inspired the hot pepper challenge which is a viral internet sensation. With this bet, you are going to have two or more hot peppers and challenge both you and your boyfriend to eat them and the first person who reaches for the milk loses. However, note that this can be a very dangerous game to play as some peppers are too hot and can have side effects such as – dehydration from sweating too much, and respiratory complications for people who have respiratory problems. It is important to ensure that both you and your partner are up for the challenge – remember the goal is to have fun and not end up in the E.R.
Time Away from Phone and Social Media:
This is a clever idea for bets between couples that want to spend (more) time together because of the challenge that lets you spend quality time with your significant other. The rules to this bet are very simple: you both ditch your phones for a day – no social media, no phone calls, no private messages – just the two of you spending the day together. The first one who decides to check their phone’s notification loses the bet. A study conducted by The Pew Research Center in 2013 found that there were some negative and positive impacts of social media and technology on relationships.
Impact of technology on relationships by age and relationship length. Source link: www.pewresearch.org
GOOD BETTING IDEAS FOR COUPLES
Bet On the Weather:
This is a friendly bet idea for couples who are easing into the betting game. It is easy and the rules are simple to follow. To play this bet, both you and your partner will predict what the weather and temperature will be tomorrow – without using any weather apps or checking the news. The one with the most accurate predictions – or closest to – wins!
Cup Flip Game:
This is such a creative bet for couples of any age. To play, you will need to place six short sticks on the counter or a flat elevated surface. Then you will place money (that you and your partner have put in) between the third and fourth sticks leaving on both sides two spaces to move. You and your boyfriend will then start flipping plastic cups (red solo cups are preferred but you may use any plastic cup of your choosing). When you flip your cup and it lands upright, you will move the money one space towards your direction – the person who flips the cup upright the most and moves the most spaces wins the money when it gets to their end of the stick. This is an interesting bet to make because it is fast-paced and requires a fast handi-coordination.
Predict Dating Shows On TV:
With so many dating shows on T.V., this bet is good for couples who watch reality television together. Your bets can vary weekly from guessing and predicting who will end up with whom? Who will get eliminated that week? Who will have a secret affair? Who will win the game? Etc. these bets between couples are fun because the outcomes are unpredictable and therefore it can be anyone’s win for the week.
Play Along with Game Shows On TV:
This is a good bet to make with your boyfriend if you both enjoy game shows on TV. You can always switch the rules to fit what game show you are watching – if it is question and answer games, then you can both keep score and the person with the most points is the winner at the end of each game.
The Movie Game:
This is an excellent bet for couples who are cinephiles. You can either play movie trivia with your boyfriend or you can watch a new movie together and predict what is going to happen to the events, the main character, minor characters, and the antagonist. The possibilities with this one are endless!
FRIENDLY WAGER IDEAS
This is a fun wager for couples that like playing pool – or if one pair of the couple is trying to learn how to play pool. This bet is pretty straightforward; you play a game of pool – may be the best of three? – and pick a winner from there.
This is a good wager idea bet for gamer couples. You can play against each other in different games either online or offline.
Who Can Peel Hard Boiled Eggs Faster:
This is a creative wager idea for couples who live together and trying to get out of a rut. It is easy enough for a first wager and it involves the couple doing an activity together. The rules are simple – have an even number of hard-boiled eggs for each one and start to peel. The first one to finish wins the game.
Bet On a Sports Game:
This is a good bet wager idea for sports lovers. You and your boyfriend will pick a sports and a specific game in that sport – preferably a game that is going to air on television. You can then each bet on which team is going to win (if the sport is team-based).
GOOD BET CONSEQUENCES FOR COUPLES
Loser Drives Winner Around for a Day:
This will be the reward for winning the bet, whoever loses will have to drive the winner around for an entire day at the request of the winner.
Winner Picks a Movie for Movie Night:
The best part about winning a bet with your boyfriend is that you get to enjoy the perks of winning against him. For example, getting to pick what movie to watch for movie night.
Loser Grants Winner 3 Wishes:
This is a good prize for winning a bet, get your three wishes granted by the loser. The wishes should be reasonable and attainable by the loser.
Winner Chooses What to Have for Breakfast:
Whoever wins the bet gets to choose what you both have for breakfast – if you cook or order in or eat out. Winner’s choice!
Loser Wears a Cosplay Costume All Day:
If you and your partner are into cosplay, Larping, or any other sort of costume-wearing, then you can make them wear a cosplay of a character they do not particularly like from a TV or anime show they like – and make them go out in public wearing it! You can even make them say the character’s catchphrase if they have one.
Winner Decides Where to Have Dinner:
The winner decides where you will go for your dinner date – they decide on the type of restaurant, the location, and the time of the dinner date.
Loser Has to Do Random Activity On a Random Day Chosen by Winner:
Whoever loses the bet has to do something that the winner tells them to do at any given time of the day. The fun part about this is that this activity will be chosen on a random day and time and the loser has to do it with no exceptions. However, as the winner keeps in mind the boundaries set by the loser.
Winner Has to Make Loser Breakfast:
In this twist of events, whoever wins has to make the loser breakfast as consolation. It is a nice break from the norm and it shows that the bets are really just for fun and nothing serious.
Loser Has to Do the Chores:
If you and your boyfriend live together, then this bet consequence should be your ‘go-to’ when none of you wants to be stuck doing the chores. The loser of whatever bet has to do the chores for the day.
Winner Gets a Massage from Loser:
This flirty bet consequence is great for couples. The loser of the bet gets to give the winner a massage and they get to decide how sensational they want to make it.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a good wage?
A good wage is a wage that is fair and considerate of the loser. In this instance, when it is couples that are betting against each other it is important that you both set rules that you are comfortable with. It is also equally important to respect your partners’ boundaries when it comes to wages. For example, if your partner does not drink alcohol, you should respect that and not make them drink alcohol as a wage for losing.
Betting can be really fun for couples especially when they are trying to make the most out of their relationship or trying to get out of the metaphorical rut. The only rules to betting with your partner are to:
- Remember to not be condescending when you win – nobody likes a braggy winner and it will really look bad to your partner. And the opposite is true as well, do not be salty when you lose – nobody likes a sore loser.
- Remember to have fun. And get to experience these amazing moments with your significant other.
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