Since our last attempt at playing a game here at Clutch was pretty successful, we though we’d try it again. This time, we’re taking a crack at Would You Rather? Who doesn’t love an opportunity to make fun, thought-provoking hypothetical decisions and then explain their rationale to their friends? Would You Rather? is a cool way to open the lines of dialogue about issues you may have already pondered but never had an occasion to discuss or to contemplate situations you’ve never considered.
Here’s how this will work. I’ll provide you with five either/or scenarios, and you’ll make a choice between them and post your choice in the comments. Be sure to include your reasons for choosing the way you did. Try to avoid answers like, “neither” or “both.” Readers are welcome to post up their own either/or scenarios, so that we can keep the conversation going.
Without further ado, I give you Clutch’s first game of Would You Rather?
1. Would you rather date:
a. an arrogant man with an equal or higher level of education, who earns significantly more than you do; or
b. a blue-collar man who earns equal or less than you do, but is also supportive, kind, and secure?
2. Would you rather live:
a. in a gentrified neighborhood you barely recognize as a once-historically black community; or
b. a neighborhood that has remained predominantly black but has become less safe in the past 5-10 years?
3. Would you rather have:
a. a large group of close friends with whom you only get to interact online; or
b. one close friend with whom you get to spend countless hours in person?
4. Would you rather live:
a. overseas in any country of your choice; or
b. in America, in any state of your choice, but with the caveat that you can never travel outside the country?
5. At the age of 38 years old or older, would you rather decide to:
a. have a child via artificial insemination and raise him/her as a single parent; or
b. keep waiting to find a suitable partner to marry and accept that you may not be able to have biological children?
Your turn! Answer as many of the Would You Rather questions as you’d like and don’t forget to explain your reasons. Also, be sure to add in either/or scenarios that interest you.