Making Friends with The Questions

It's described as 'the new, fun way to meet people', and there's a chance to find out what it's all about at the National Library of Scotland this month.

The Questions: 101 ways to sort the pearls from the swine is an amusing series of 'either/or' questions designed to discover people's preferences on anything from TV sitcoms to philosophy. It's a direct way to help people to get a conversation going or to determine quickly if the person they've just met is a potential friend or a soulmate. For instance, do they prefer the Beatles to the Rolling Stones? Tea or coffee? Monopoly or Scrabble? Nigella Lawson or Delia Smith?

The idea has been catching on rapidly since The Questions were published in a 'Classic' and a 'Retro' edition last November. Authors Fiona McCabe, William O'Leary and Cath Sutton will be at the Library on Thursday 12 May to explain how it all began and show what fun it can be getting to know people. Tickets are free, but you're advised to book in advance: see our Events page for details.

5 May 2005

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