Let’s be honest here folks, everyone who is in a relationship, or even just a friendship, has faced that annoying, monotonous and enduring agony of choosing a film with a loved one or a mate right?
Some people love a 'rom-com'; others love a 'horror flick' - and don’t forget the arty kind of humans who love an 'avant-garde special'.
So how do you get around this deeply concerning escapade? Well, we believe we have found the solution…
Let’s set the scene... you’re in a huge, nationwide grocery store with your other half or friend. You're laughing and joking around until, out of nowhere, an argument erupts. One of you wants Frozen and the other would like The Exorcist – but we all know it’ll probably end up being The Break Up. So with this dilemma in mind, what normally happens? Well, the one wearing the trousers usually wins.
Not anymore folks! We have developed a method to make this debate become a 'healthy-relationship exercise'. We call it the ‘5 & 1’ method. Here is what you do... Firstly, one person takes the lead and chooses five films they would like to watch - this can then be alternated each time you want to watch a film. Once the five are chosen, the person gives the films to the fellow debater for their input and to choose which one they would like to watch. This method makes both parties happy. Both make choices and both know they want to watch that specific film. It saves time going through every movie together in the charts, and most importantly, it doesn’t cause an argument.
Each time the ‘5 & 1’ method is put into practice, each person takes it in turn to choose the five films and vice versa. Then, each time this method is use, at least both individuals involved gets a say into what movie will be chosen.
So now when you go to a film store, a supermarket or wherever you get your DVDs from, you know exactly what method to use. You can leave the shop with a brand new ‘agreed’ DVD to watch, and more importantly, you’ll still be in a relationship or have a friend to watch it with.
From Adam Ray Palmer, the Editor-in-Chief.
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