The questions above are just a few starting points to help lighten the mood in stressful times, but feel free to get as creative, weird, or playful as you want! If you are wanting to go deep, these first-date questions are a good source of more serious, intimate questions that have nothing to do with the election.
However your conversations go in the upcoming days, be conscious of everyone’s emotions (including your own), and know when to preserve your energy. In other words, lightening the mood may be helpful one day, but muting the group messages and taking a break from your phone may be more effective the next. When those anti-technology moments hit, here’s a list of nine activities that don’t involve doomscrolling.