15 Fun Texting Games For Couples

Keep the fiery passion burning bright in your relationship, even over text!

Reviewed by Sarah KenvilleSarah Kenville, MA (Marriage and Family Therapy)
By Sneha TeteSneha Tete  • 

Not everyone likes to talk over the phone, and some prefer texting to stay connected. If you are in a long-distance relationship, you know how convenient it is to be in touch over text messages. However, it may get boring after a point. To spice things up, try any of the texting games for couples. There are interesting games that can double the fun and keep you hooked. These games are engaging, quirky, and help maintain the connection. Scroll down to check out the 15 engaging text games for couples that you may try to spice up the usual text conversations.

15 Best Texting Games For Couples

1. Fill In The Blanks

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Fill In The Blanks is a naughty and flirty texting game that lets you know whether your partner is on the same page as you or not. The game is pretty easy to play.

How To Play

Text your partner an incomplete sentence and ask them to fill in the blanks! For example, “You miss me when you _.” or “I was thinking of you since _.”

2. Emoji Game

Emojis are fun and quirky! And this emoji game is a fun way to express your thoughts. Most of you must have understood the game by now, but still, let us get you through it.

How To Play

Step 1: Create a row of emojis to express your thoughts.

Step 2: Send it to your partner to guess.

You can continue playing this game to discover each other’s fun and quirky side.

Add some twist to the game by putting across challenges. For example, if your partner gets everything right, they can express their feelings via emojis. And if they get it wrong, they owe you a treat or a surprise (dinner or lunch date).

3. Never Have I Ever

This is a drinking game, but you make it fun by playing it over text messages with your boyfriend or girlfriend. All you have to do is frame a question below for your partner to answer. For instance, “Never have I ever kissed a girl/boy.”

How To Play

Step 1: Explain the rules in advance that one can answer only as “ I have” and “ I have not.”

Step 2: Text the question you want to ask.

Step 3: Wait for their answer.

This is the perfect game to know their secrets or ask questions you might not be able to ask directly.

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This fun texting game allows couples to share their deepest secrets by prefixing the secret with “never have I ever.”

4. I Spy

I Spy a texting game for couples

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This is not the game you used to play as a kid. This fun and flirty texting game lets you get creative in every possible way. Before you start, remember that you can ask about things in your room, not on the internet or anywhere else.

How To Play

The rule is you can spy on something in your room or the place you are in. You cannot use the internet for help.

Step 1: Check around your room and pick something to spy on.

Step 2: Text your partner saying, “I spy…” (finish the sentence by describing the object). For instance, “I Spy something soft.”

Step 3: Your partner may guess if it’s a plushy or a silk scarf.

Step 4: You can text them back and say “ not really!” and help them guess with more hints.

This conversation can be flirty and let you explore more in your relationship. However, ensure you set your limits in advance.

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I spy is a guessing game for couples who know each other’s home and the objects around it. This interesting game introduces some fun to your boring life.

5. Kiss, Marry, Or Kill

Kiss, Marry, Or Kill is a game to know where your relationship stands and set your priorities right. The rules of this game are pretty easy. You just have to ask some questions with options and ask them whom they would like to kiss, marry, or kill.

How To Play

Step 1: Text your partner a question asking who they would like to kiss, marry, or kill.

Step 2: Give them three options– you, maybe a common friend, and a celebrity.

Wait for the answer!

6. Confession Game

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As the name suggests, this icebreaker game allows couples to confess to each other. If you have any difficulty or feel shy in confessing or expressing your heart’s desires, this game makes it easy. You can take this game to any tangent – share your secrets or wildest fantasy and wait for your partner to reveal their desires.

How To Play

Step 1: Text and confess something to your partner. For instance, text them saying, “I confess that I love you.”

Step 2: Ask your partner to type the response as “I confess that I know.”

Step 3: Now, it’s time for your partner to confess something, and you have to respond to their confession.

7. Personal Trivia

This is a fun texting game where you can ask your partner questions and learn more about their personal lives. This game is ideal for those in new relationships who cannot directly ask each other to reveal their personal life.

How To Play

Step 1: Ask a personal question to your partner.

Step 2: Wait for the answer.

Step 3: Now, ask your partner to ask you a question and continue the game.

This game will help you get to know each other more personally. However, be careful with what you ask and set your limits in advance.

8. Truth And Dare

Truth and dare a texting game for couples

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The classic truth and dare is an all-time fun and entertaining game. And it’s pretty interesting to play it via text. It is just that if your partner chooses dares, they must present photo proof of the dare.

How To Play

Step 1: Ask your partner to choose either truth or dare.

Step 2: If they select the truth, ask them to answer your question truthfully.

Step 3: If they select dare, give them a fun task, and remember to ask for a photo or a video of them doing it.

9. Would You Rather

Would You Rather is a fun and engaging game that lets you step even more inside your partner’s mindset. This game is suitable for new lovers as it lets you learn about the preferences and personalities of your partner. Playing this game is easy – you just need to ask some questions.

How To Play

Step 1: Ask your partner questions like “Would you rather give up brushing for a month or the internet?”.

Step 2: Wait for your partner’s reply and get to know what they prefer more.

10. What If

This is a personal question game that reveals the crazy side of your partner. In this game, you ask your partner any random question and await their exciting replies. You can get creative, weird, and whacky with your questions.

How To Play

Step 1: Ask your partner a question in the manner, “what if you were left on an island for a week?”

Step 2: Wait for their creative answer.

Step 3: Now, it is your partner’s turn to ask you a question, and it continues this way.

11. Story Making

If you are a creative couple who loves spinning stories and developing plots, this game is for you. This fun texting game will get your imagination to a different level.

How To Play

Step 1: Start a story and text your partner the first line to begin this game. For instance, you may text him: “Once in the woods lived a beautiful girl.”

Do not worry about the grammar or how twisted the plot gets. You may write a sentence or paragraphs; you decide.

Step 2: Ask your partner to add to the story, which is how the game continues. They may respond humorously:

“ Once in the woods lived a beautiful girl.”

“Her name was April, but she was born in June.”

This game will keep both of you amused and have fun with words.

12. Guess The Lyrics

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This texting game calls for your expertise in movies and songs. All you need to do is text your partner any random movie dialogue or song lyrics and ask them to complete it. This game can get extremely interesting and requires quite some brainstorming. You can make it a scoring game and tell your partner that whoever loses has to surprise or pamper the winner.

13. Last Letter Game

Last Letter Game is another fun texting game that you can play to kill boredom. In this game, you text a word or a name related to any particular category or genre. The other person has to respond with a different word starting from your word’s last letter. Confusing? Have a look at the below steps!

How To Play

Step 1: Pick any category or genre – for example, music.

Step 2: Text your partner any word related to that category. It could be a singer’s name or a musical instrument’s name. For example, Michael Jackson, Piano, Jazz, etc.

Step 3: Your partner has to respond with a related word that starts with the last letter of the word you texted. For instance, if you texted Michael Jackson, your partner may respond – Norah Jones.

14. Complete My Sentence

Complete My Sentence is another fun and flirty game in which one partner sends an incomplete sentence, and the other has to complete it over the text. This exciting game is associated with communication and connection in a relationship.

How To Play

Step 1: To begin this game, frame an incomplete sentence and ask your partner to complete it. For example, “I just got back from work, opened my closet and _.”

“I just entered my room and found _.”

Step 2: Wait for your partner’s reply and ask them to send you an incomplete sentence.

15. Where Am I?

This is a fun texting game that will keep you both entertained for hours on end.

How To Play

Step 1: Describe the surroundings of the place you are in. Ensure that it is a location that both of you are familiar with.

Step 2: Your partner has to guess the place within 2 minutes.

Step 3: If they are right, they ask you to identify a place.

The best part about this game is that you don’t have to be physically present at the place you describe to your partner. You can talk about places you have been to together or popular landmarks. Remember to only give a generic description and not obvious clues. Let your partner sweat it out a bit!

Infographic: Scavenger Hunt Texting Game For Couples

So, you’ve played all 15 of the texting games mentioned above? Here’s another one to keep you and your partner adventurously connected – a scavenger hunt.

Whether you are in a long-distance relationship or simply unable to physically meet your partner, play this scavenger texting hunt game to keep the spark alive in your relationship. The rules are pretty simple. Check out the below infographic to know more.

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Romantic relationships have to be a good balance of fun, communication, commitment, and flirtation. Whether you live together or are separated by physical distance, texting a random ’hi’ to let your partner know you are thinking of them is never a bad idea. However, texting might seem like a chore if you are not creative enough. There are only so many ways to enjoy texting in a relationship. Or so it may have seemed before you let this article introduce you to some fun and flirty texting games for couples! Use these games to enjoy texting with your partner while also getting to know details about them that don’t come up in your usual conversations.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can texting games improve communication in a relationship?

Texting games are an excellent way for shy couples to improve communication or for individuals who prefer texting over calls. Lack of communication can lead to boredom in the new relationship, but these games can be used to spice up things and build a stronger connection with your partner.

Can texting games be used to build trust and intimacy in a relationship?

Yes! Texting games or texting, in general, is a convenient way to communicate with your partner, thereby increasing intimacy and trust. Certain intimate and private topics are easier to share via text than face-to-face as the screen barrier helps eliminate embarrassment and promotes comfort.

Key Takeaways

  • Texting your partner is a sweet way to show them you are thinking about them.
  • Sometimes, you should add fun while texting your significant other to keep the spark alive.
  • You can incorporate fun texting games, like a confession game or Truth and Dare, to spice up your usual conversation.

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