Can We Guess How Long You've Been Single?

By: Jody Mabry
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Can We Guess How Long You've Been Single?
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About This Quiz

Studies show that around 50% of the people in the United States who are 16-years-old or older are single. That means that there are nearly 125 million people out there who are available and looking - including you. With such a huge number, it's difficult to understand why anyone is single, and yet it happens. 

Most single adults attribute their lack of dating prowess to several key factors which include: a busy schedule, taking time away from the dating scene, not finding the "right" person, and the most popular - it's just really hard to get out there and meet someone because I'm shy around strangers. For some people, this might mean being single for a few weeks. For others, months, and for some, you could have been single for years. 

So, if you're looking, how do you sneak ahead in line to find that perfect partner? It always helps by evaluating yourself. Do you smell like a meadow of jasmine, or the neighbor's dumpster? Do you smile pleasantly when you meet strangers or do you grimace and look away? These are questions you should be prepared to answer as we try to figure out how long you've been single.

Take this quiz for fun, for self-reflection and most of all - for love!

How long did your last relationship last?
A month - like the rest of them.
Probably about a year. At least we had a few holidays together.
A few years. We were together just to be together.
A long time. It's hard for me to get back out there.

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How long do your relationships generally last?
Not very long. Weeks to a couple months.
My relationships are up and down. Some are a few months and others are years.
I tend to go from one year-plus relationship to the next.
I've only had one long relationship over five years and that's it.

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How comfortable are you in a relationship?
Pretty comfortable because they are always in the honeymoon stage.
Depends on the person.
I've never been fully comfortable in a relationship.
I'm not comfortable at all. I like my stuff as my stuff.

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How do most of your relationships end?
We pretty much just ghost each other.
They fade away.
One of us finds someone else.
I don't know - yes, it's been that long.

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What personality trait do you look for in a partner?
Someone who is flirty and makes me laugh.
A thoughtful person.
I really like practical jokers.
I'm into narcissists, which is why I don't allow myself to date.

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Do you date people who are "right" for you?
I don't date anyone long enough to find out.
I try to find that person.
Yeah. I think I do.
Rarely.

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Which physical feature are you most attracted to?
Booty.
A great big smile.
A nice chest.
Eyes always draw me in.

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What kind of a date are you?
I like to keep it fun, which usually means dancing.
I like to explore new venues.
I'm not sure. They seem to go fine.
I'm a horrible date. There just always seems like there's something to complain about.

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Do you enjoy being single?
I don't mind short bouts.
It hasn't been that bad yet, but I'll start to hate it in a couple months.
Yes!
No, it stinks.

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How do you get back into the dating scene?
I beg my friends to introduce me.
I go to a lot of parties, weddings, and bars.
I go online and swipe right or left.
I don't have a clue.

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Do you usually know if someone is right for you after the first date?
Yes.
I don't think that's enough time.
Not at all.
I need to have the first date first.

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Do you have kids?
No, and I'm not ready.
Not now, but I'd like to.
Yes.
I have a whole litter.

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What type of work do you do?
I bounce between jobs, but mostly retail.
I work in a small office. Do I like it? Nah.
I have a professional career I love.
I work for myself.

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How dedicated are you to your work?
Not dedicated at all.
Well, I show up.
Fully dedicated.
Like everything else, I am focused on my work.

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What is your dating drink maximum on a date?
Sky's the limit.
I try to keep it under five.
Two drinks.
I won't drink on a date.

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What kind of person will you refuse to date?
Anyone who resembles an ex of mine.
A nerd.
Someone with kids.
A person too invested in their job.

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Do you like to date around to find the right person?
Yes!
Only if I've been single for a short time.
I'm not sure. I just hope I meet a good person early.
I just look for the right person and don't have time to mess around.

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How do you know you smell nice?
I use perfume or cologne.
I have a nice smelling lotion.
Body wash and shampoo that lasts.
I never actually put any thought into it. Deer musk spray?

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How do you maintain your mouth odor?
I chew gum, like all the time.
I usually have a couple packs of mints on me.
I brush my teeth after meals.
I guess I don't pay too much attention to my breath.

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How do you show someone you like them?
I become very flirty.
I call the person back.
I send them a "thank you" email.
I talk to them. Trust me, that's a big deal to me.

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What is your first date personality?
I'm aggressive.
I'm friendly, but I won't share intimate information.
Depends on how I'm feeling that day.
I'm a little off, but that's nerves.

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You're walking down the street and a stranger smiles at you. How do you respond?
I smile and say hi.
I might strike up a conversation.
I pretend that I didn't even see the person.
I grimace and look away.

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How do you sleep?
In a small corner of my bed.
In some really awkward positions. Seriously, it's strange.
I collapse face down and stretched out on the bed.
I usually pass out on the couch.

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Are you a loyal person?
Only if I have a reason to be loyal.
I try to be.
Usually, but if I am not shown loyalty I can falter.
Yes, all the time.

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When do you know it's been too long since you've been in a relationship?
I am not going out on the weekend.
I went a full year without celebrating a holiday with anyone.
People are talking.
I can't remember the name of my last date.

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Which unique career would you think is sexy for a partner?
A bassist in a band.
Professional athlete.
A painter with their own studio.
A novelist.

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What level of education should potential partners have?
It doesn't matter.
At least the same as me.
A college degree.
An advanced degree.

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Are you okay with someone who makes more money than you?
It doesn't matter to me.
The more the better.
I'd have to think about that a little.
That would bother me.

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How old do you want to be when you get married?
27.
32.
40.
Yeah, I just keep raising that number.

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How many single years would you wait until you give up on looking?
10.
15.
20.
25.

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