The most powerful story
The most powerful story, pound for pound, is your own, told back to you by a stranger, in the first person. Sit with someone new to you. Take two minutes to tell her about an important moment in your life. The prompt might be, "Talk about a turning point in your life." Risk sharing deeply. What led up to it? What happened? What came of it? Then ask the stranger to tell you your story back, in the first person, as if it happened to her. When that is done, reverse the process. Listen to and then tell her story, in the first person.
Talk about how it felt. Talk about how you feel about each other.