The Newlywed Game: International LDR Version (#Vlog 19)

Chris & I married recently on New Year’s Eve in Bellingham, Washington before finally closing the distance in April this year. Because the first few months of our married life were spent living apart, we had to wait to play the newlywed game until we moved in together.

As newlyweds we decided that we should quiz each other for your enjoyment. We both simultaneously answered 20 questions to see if we actually agreed on our answers.

What is the Newlywed Game?

The newlywed game (also known as the shoe game) tests newly married couples on how well they know their partner & their quirks. Derived from a popular game often played during bridal showers and wedding receptions, this can be played at any time outside of those occasions.

In it’s original format, each partner is given two shoes – one to represent themselves and one to represent their partner. Then, questions are asked of the couple which can be answered by the shoes. Typical questions can include:

  • Who takes up more room in bed?
  • Who is the better cook?
  • Who is more romantic?
  • Who is better at keeping secrets?

Though the questions are often endless, we limited ours to 20. We wanted to keep it short, but could have gone on for a lot longer (and many couples do). So, if you want to see more of this be sure to let us know.

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Have You Played the Newlywed Game?

If you haven’t played yet – this game is great fun. You might even learn a little more about what your partner thinks. Whether you’re planning an engagement party, hen party or just want some fun – this is a great option. Below we have listed a few of our favourite lists of questions to get you started:

We’d love to see your videos of you & your partner trying out the newlywed/ shoe game. If you’ve already played, or this video has inspired you to give it a go, share your videos with us in the comments below.



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Chelsea Martin

Chelsea Martin is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Behaviour Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI). She has been training dogs professionally since 2007, and is the Head Coach for Dogs Trust Dog School Nottinghamshire. She met Chris on a trip to England in 2013, Married him on New Year's Eve - celebrating 2016 as husband and wife!