16 Fun & Flirty Texting Games for Couples to Help You Stay Connected

Spice things up and stay connected from afar with texting games for couples!

Published April 26, 2023
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You found someone that you absolutely adore, only to spend the majority of your day away from them. Texting games for couples are a spectacular way to stay connected, have fun, and even learn something new about your significant other. If you need some inspiration on how to start, here are some entertaining games to play with your partner over the phone!

Would You Rather?

Would You Rather is an amusing game that will make your partner think outside of the box and help you learn a little more about them. Questions can be odd, funny, serious, or downright preposterous!

How to Play:

  1. Present your partner with two scenarios, starting with the phrase "would you rather." For instance, would you rather win a vacation or win a car? Would you rather be rich, but hate your job, or be poor and love what you do?
  2. There is no right or wrong answer, but they have to pick one! Couples can choose to play in a rapid fire style or they can follow up by asking their partner why they chose a certain response.

Never Have I Ever

This is another fun texting game for couples that can help you brainstorm some fun date night ideas!

How to Play:

  1. The first person will start the game by texting, "Never have I ever" paired with an activity that they have never done before. For example, never have I ever gone skinny dipping.
  2. If your significant other has partaken in this pursuit, then they will send an emoji that represents that action, and then the first person will send another 'never have I ever' statement.
  3. However, if your significant other has also not engaged in this activity, then they will take a turn posing a new scenario.

I Dream Of...

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Have you ever dreamt about winning a million dollars? What about a billion? This game has couples pose questions about they would do if they won it all! Best of all, by asking personal questions about hopes and dreams, you can strengthen your relationship!

How to Play:

  1. For this game, you will present your partner with different questions to determine what they would do with their winnings and how your lives would change for the better!
  2. Once your significant other has responded, then you give a response to the same question.

Question Examples:

  • What type of car would you buy?
  • Where would you want to travel to?
  • What would you pay off first?
  • Would you want to move or stay in our current city?
  • What home purchases or upgrades would you want to make?
  • Would you quit your job? If so, what would your dream pursuit be?

Two Truths and a Lie

Can your partner tell when you are lying? This can be a flirty game to play over text or simply a silly one!

How to Play:

  1. Send a text with three statements, two which are true and one that is a lie These can include goofy statements like "I secretly love Sriracha and peanut butter sandwiches" or you can bump up the romance with declarations like "I bought something red and lacy and I am wearing it right now."
  2. Your partner must then respond with the statement they think is the lie. If they get it wrong, they get one more guess, but will lose their turn.


Can your significant other guess what you are trying to say? GIF gab is an entertaining texting game for couples that involves sending GIFs instead of words.

How to Play:

  1. Send your significant other a series of GIFs to express a three to five word sentence.
  2. Just like in charades, send your partner a number so they know how many words are in the phrase they are guessing.
  3. As your partner guesses, you text numbers to signal that they got a certain part of the phrase correct.
  4. Keep sending GIFs until they get it right!

Fill in the Blanks

Bring on the compliments! Fill in the Blank is another flirty game to play over text where you send a message and your partner has to add in their opinions.

How to Play:

  1. Send a sweet, flirty, or sexy messages to your boo, but leave out little sections for them to fill in! For instance, I love when you ________. You look so ________ when you ________.
  2. This back and forth can be a fantastic way to get excited for your next date night, so keep the banter going until you get home!

Where Is My Partner?

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This is a great game for couples that involves sending both pictures and text clues. The intent - to guess where your significant other is spending their time. Better yet, make this a flirty game to play over text on a weeknight or weekend and have your spouse come and find you for a surprise date!

How to Play:

  1. When you find yourself in a recognizable location, take a few extremely close up selfies to send to your spouse. The intent is to give small clues, without giving too much away.
  2. Send a few photos at a time and then give your partner time to ponder.
  3. Guessers - you only get five chances to get to your conclusion, so pick your predictions carefully!
  4. If your partner cannot seem to figure out the answer, try texting a more obvious clue to steer them in the right direction.

Crack the Riddle

If you know your partner is stuck in a mundane meeting or that they're bored at work, consider playing a game of Riddle Me This!

How to Play:

  1. Think of your best riddles and send them to your boyfriend, girlfriend, or partner.
  2. First one to answer 20 riddles correctly wins!

Word Scramble

Word scrambles are a fantastic way to learn new vocabulary and test your ability to put things back where they belong. They can also keep you connected a a couple as you challenge your minds!

How to Play:

  1. Find new and interesting words you rarely use in daily conversations.
  2. Scramble the letters and text them to your boyfriend, girlfriend, or partner.
  3. Next, since this is a new term, send them a few synonyms as clues to help them figure out the word.
  4. First one to unscramble ten words wins!

Character Conundrum

Which Disney character is your spouse describing? This game involves one person sending an array of clues and the other trying to guess the person who they are sending details about. In order to win, you want to recieve the lowest number of clues.

How to Play:

  1. Everyone starts with five points. The first three clues cost you nothing, but every clue requested after that costs you a point. Each person gets at least five turns, and the person with the most points at the end wins.
  2. Select a Disney character and send three clues to describe this person. For example, "Blue is my signature color. I have a tendency to lose things. I am a wiz with a mop. Who am I?"
  3. If they guess Cinderella, then it's their turn to describe a character. However, if they need more clues, give the one at a time. Be strategic! The goal is to keep them guessing so you win the game!

Guess the Lyrics

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How good are you and your significant other at recognizing a tune? How about just the lyrics? Test your musical memory with this fun game!

How to Play:

  1. First, select a genre of music and let your partner know what it is - let's say you choose country.
  2. Next, send a short lyric. Can they guess the artist who sang the song? For instance, if your boyfriend sends you "Her moods can change like the weather out in Lubbock," the answer would be Josh Abbott Band.


The $100,000 Pyramid is a classic game show that can easily be turned into a texting game for couples! The goal is to guess the main category.

How to Play:

  1. The clue giver first selects a category. For example, the color white. This is what their partner needs to guess.
  2. Next, text your significant other an array of random terms that are all white in color. In this case, the clue giver could say "paper," "snow," "whipped cream," "a ghost," and "an iPhone charger."
  3. The guesser must them deduce the main category. Keep sending clues until they guess correctly and then switch!

Jeopardy-Style Trivia

Almost everyone loves a good round of trivia! Why not switch things up and play it Jeopardy-style? Couples can stump each other with interesting facts and learn something along the way.

How to Play:

  1. Find some interesting trivia facts and send them one by one to your partner.
  2. When your partner has their guess, they must respond with their answer in the form of a question: What is _____?

For example, the question could be: "This animal's poop comes out in the shape of a cube." In this case, the answer would be: "What is a wombat?"

Emoji Pictionary

Is your partner clever enough to deduce your emoji message? This text form of pictionary can be positively puzzling and fantastically fun!

How to Play:

  1. Craft messages using only emojis and see if your partner can figure out the message.
  2. If they need a clue, you can choose to send one in writing or stick with the theme and send more emojis!

Determine the Dish

Consider yourself a master chef? This texting game requires one participant to name a handful of the ingredients and see if the other can guess the culinary creation!

How to Play:

  1. Send your partner a list of ingredients and see if they can determine the dish that these items would make if they were mixed together.
  2. Do they need a clue? Send your partner a text identifying what time of day you might enjoy this dish, the cookware required to make it, or if it is something you love or hate.

For instance, if you listed tomato, basil, and mozzarella, the answer would be a Caprese salad!

Alphabet Game

This is a rapid-fire texting game for couples that not only tests your knowledge on various subjects but also your attention to detail.

How to Play:

  1. Pick any category - states, animals, colors, fruits, Disney movies, or whatever tickles your fancy.
  2. Once you two have decided on a theme, see how many things you can name in the category. The trick is that you must name these things in alphabetical order and you must alternate turns with your partner.

To illustrate, let's say you picked animals. Your partner starts with aardvark, then you say bear, they say cougar, and you say deer, and so forth.

Texting Games for Couples Can Keep You Close

Playing texting games is a simple way to pass the time that also allows couples to stay connected and improve the communication in their relationship. They can even help you better understand how your partner thinks! Have fun and become a stronger couple with these entertaining activities.

16 Fun & Flirty Texting Games for Couples to Help You Stay Connected