Or deepened your relationship with your friend or partner? That said, t alking about deep topics — rather than small talk — is crucial to maintaining an intimate connection. From that, we created a list of 52 questions that can scientifically foster intimacy between you and your partner, roommate , or friend — one for every week of the year! We suggest creating a weekly ritual of asking these questions — try it on a Friday night to recap the week. If someone gave you enough money to start a business — no strings attached — what kind of business would you want to start and why? Gimme as many details as possible.