You're sitting in the doctor's waiting room; you pick up a dog-eared back issue of Cosmo and the page falls open to one of those famous relationship quizzes. Can you resist? Or are you already tabulating your scores?
What Relationship Quizzes Can Tell You
Wondering if you're:
- A good kisser?
- Spontaneous enough?
- The girl-next door?
- Do girls find you attractive?
- In love or lust?
- Just friends?
- The marrying kind?
- Marriage prediction quiz
Take a quiz and find out. Relationship quizzes are a fun way to take a look at yourself from the outside, and they can be a bit addicting as well. When your monthly issue of Redbook or Woman's World arrives, do you find yourself immediately scanning the table of contents for this month's quizzes? If you do, you're not alone. Millions of readers are searching right along with you, a fact that can be attested to by the population explosion in quizzes available.
Perhaps love and relationship compatibility quizzes have grown so popular because they feed people's insatiable curiosity to see how they stack up against the rest of civilization. They can give you a bit of reassurance about yourself, or they may let you know you are definitely not keeping up with the Joneses. Either way, relationship quizzes have become a sort of "social measuring stick" for the general population.
Variety Adds Spice
There is virtually no end to the number of relationship quizzes you can find. If there's a single, minute aspect of life and love to be examined and explored, there's a quiz for it.
Quizzes About Sex
Sexual relationship quizzes are perhaps the most popular quiz category of all. Why? Because there's a certain risk factor involved when asking your partner how you rate in bed. You're likely to be told:
A: What you want to hear.
B: What you don't want to hear.
C: A combination of both.
If you're not sure you're ready for that frank of a discussion, you can take the quiz as a warm-up and save the real talk with your partner for later.
Taking a sex quiz by yourself is actually fun because you can be more candid with your answers, and the results are just for you, not for public consumption. And who knows, maybe you'll wind up with a few terrific pointers.
On the other hand, taking that quiz with your partner could be the equivalent of foreplay and lead to a spot of amorous adventure. It really all depends on the personalities involved.
Quizzes About Love
Who doesn't want to know more about love? Are you ready for the real thing, and if so, are you looking for it in the right places? If you think you're already in love, how do you know if your significant other really loves you?
- Quiz Rocket asks this question--"Are You In Love?"
Are you a great date or just nice company? Are you getting around too much or not nearly enough? Dating quizzes are full of fun ideas that you can use to help spice up a current relationship, or give you the courage to start a new one.Try:
- Could he be the one? "Is He More Than a Friend?"
- Ever wondered this: "Does He Like Me?" Take this quiz and find out!
These types of relationship quizzes are a bit trickier because they can affect how you view your marriage. Will you be more, or less satisfied with your relationship once the verdict is in? That is mainly determined by how seriously you actually take your results. If you're going to dabble with marriage quizzes, better to take the results as suggestions rather than facts, and keep in mind, there is always room for improvement in most personal relationships. If you think your marriage is in trouble, you're probably better off getting relationship help from a licensed professional.
Not Just for Women
If you are under the impression that the female half of the population are the only ones indulging in romantic quizzes and tests, think again. A quick check of men's magazines and websites reveals that guys are just as smitten with these tests as the ladies. Don't believe it? Just look at an issue of Men's Health or GQ. Want a little adventure? Take one of the quizzes meant for the opposite sex, and see how you score. You can't really count the results, but it is a hoot!
Relationship quizzes can be a lot of fun, but remember to take your results with a grain of salt. These things aren't exactly "scientific" and are really meant more for your entertainment than anything else. Don't completely buy into a result that tells you your mate may be cheating, or that you're too inhibited in bed. If you really need help figuring out who you are and which direction your relationship is headed, try actually talking to your partner, and if you really need it, get relationship counseling.
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