In a 1997 Stony Brook University study, psychologist Arthur Aron explored whether intimacy between two strangers could be accelerated by asking each other 36 personal questions. Since then, this transformative quiz has elevated the intimacy between thousands of strangers — blossoming friendships, romances and marriages. Watch as our Audience Engagement Editor, Stephanie Mach, and our Podcast Editor, Jules Slocum, talk with Aron about his study and experience.

Sara Ruberg

Sara Ruberg is a senior journalism major. She started working for The Statesman in the Fall of 2018 and became assistant multimedia editor the following semester. She was multimedia editor for her sophomore and junior year, and is now the Editor-in-Chief. You can contact Sara at [email protected]


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