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Heart to Heart

2/14/2019 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM PT

A 2015 article in the NY Times told a story about 36 questions that can make two strangers fall in love. The article went viral, the possibility for deep connection irresistible. Follow up stories came from those who asked the questions on blind dates, over the phone between friends, and people 60+ in long term relationships.

While red roses and romantic love is sold to us on Valentine’s Day, we at San Francisco Village seek to build a loving community every day. We know about the power of being vulnerable, and that mutual vulnerability fosters closeness. As stated in the study the article refers to, “One key pattern associated with the development of a close relationship among peers is sustained, escalating, reciprocal, personal disclosure.”

We will use these questions as a tool to know each other in a more meaningful way. The questions are broken up into 3 sets, each set becoming more probing than the previous one. Invite your partner or good friend, call up a new person in your neighborhood circle, or show up solo to be paired with someone here. We’ll get into pairs and take turns asking and sharing. Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day in 2019 with genuine connection. Maybe some chocolate too.

Want to know what the questions are and read the study?

Check out https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/fashion/modern-love-to-fall-in-love-with-anyone-do-this.html

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