A Pushcart Prize-nominated love story


1 Month we met

5 Bad habit you helped me kick

9 Your favorite flower

14 What you banged your head against when I first kissed you

15 Item of jewelry I gave you for your birthday

16 What else I gave you for your birthday

17 Holiday we spent with your parents

18 Car I helped your brother fix

19 Place you liked me to put my hand

20 Restaurant where we celebrated our “one-month anniversary”

23 Your favorite kind of dog

24 Romantic comedy everyone else loved but we both thought was dumb

25 Animal you’re allergic to

26 Color you helped me paint my apartment wall

29 Position you didn’t like so I never suggested it again

30 What state you thought my mole looked like

32 Your favorite wine

35 What you always got on the 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th of every month

36 What I sent your sister money for (twice) while she was on Spring Break

37 Actor we decided it wouldn’t be considered cheating if you slept with

40 Band you turned me on to

41 Month you liked best for a wedding

42 Place I “accidentally” put my tongue

43 Your second favorite flower

45 Country you thought we should visit together

46 Actress we decided it wouldn’t be considered cheating if I slept with

47 Color of my dress shirt that you took

48 Place we always went for Sunday brunch

49 Place you didn’t like me to put my hand

52 Perfume you always wore, even when I bought you a new one

55 Brand of gum we both chew

58 Your favorite dessert

59 What we agreed would be a good name for our first child, if it was a boy

60 Actress we decided it totally wouldn’t be considered cheating if you

slept with

61 “No, turn left before the _________!” (inside joke)

62 Store you always carried coupons for

63 Fruit I love that gave you hives

64 Item of clothing you never wore

65 Your favorite flavor of coffee


1 What you need to lose at least fifteen of

2 Beginning of first lie I told you

3 What I would never let you do with my car

4 Sport you obviously don’t know the first thing about

5 Club you took me to where I kissed another girl when you were in the bathroom

6 What you always forgot to bring back from the store

7 What of yours I was always finding in my sink

8 Movie star (animal) you most resemble

9 STD I think you gave me

10 Boy band you made me listen to

11 What your pothead brother can’t hold down

12 What your deadbeat brother smokes too much of

13 Medication people always say you should be on

21 Ridiculous and embarrassing pet name you gave me

22 Middle of first lie I told you

26 Place where I hid your stupid one-eyed teddy bear

27 Religion you pretend to be

28 What you somehow can’t even boil properly

29 Ugliest part of your body, after your feet

30 Card game you suck at

31 “Always a bridesmaid, never a _____”

32 Title of the book you think is “amazing”

33 Store your sister likes to steal from 34 Surgery you should have first

35 What you thought was another word for “penis,” you moron

38 Name of your friend from college who is so much hotter than you

39 Number of times I tried to break up with you before the last time, in Roman numerals

44 School you never graduated from

45 Disgusting thing you do when you eat

48 Country you were visiting when I slept with your roommate

49 Word my friends use to describe you

50 End of first lie I told you

51 Word my mom uses to describe you

52 Magazine you love but can’t possibly be learning anything from

53 Psychological problem you definitely got from your dad

54 TV show you never understood

55 What I needed to drink seven of before I could sleep with you

56 What we are not anymore

57 “Go ____ yourself.”

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