Can We Guess How Many Times Your Heart Has Been Broken?

By: Ashley Palkovics

Can We Guess How Many Times Your Heart Has Been Broken?
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About This Quiz

There's a reason why songs about love and heartbreak are most of what you hear on the radio. An "Achy Breaky Heart" is nothing to scoff at. Heartache has started feuds and caused political turmoil. Shakespeare, Nicholas Sparks and many other writers have perfected the art of depicting the raw emotional responses that heartache can evoke. 

Coming out of a bad relationship, as you can see from any theatrical medium,  often leaves you in a negative place mentally — sometimes even to a physical degree. Many people report developing depression, anxiety or even PTSD, depending on how nasty it was. 

The theory of attachment is in part to blame for the intense emotions of heartbreak. As a survival tactic, humans are inherently social creatures. The pain system is used in order to discourage us from foregoing our connections with other people, even if they're toxic for you. 

Heartache can truly leave its mark on a person, and we've got a feeling we can guess how many times it has happened to you. Or maybe you just have an old soul that looks a bit more weathered than the average person's? Either way, get ready to explore the weight on your heart, be it as heavy as a boulder or as light as a feather.

How would your best friend describe you?
Open, honest, caring
Empathetic, funny, adventurous
Intelligent, strong, guarded
Funloving, confident, friendly

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Which meal would you like to have a date over?
Milkshakes or ice cream
Italian
Mexican
Asian

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What do you do when someone you don't like asks you out?
I ghost them.
I respond later, with my words chosen carefully.
I respond immediately with how I feel.
I respond in a timely fashion, but I try to laugh it off.

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Which group of kids do you DISLIKE the most?
Babies and toddlers
Older children
Adolescents
I dislike most kids.

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How are you as a pet parent?
I do my best every day.
I spoil them.
They're my lifeline.
I don't have any animals, but I enjoy visiting them sometimes.

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Have you thought about having kids or adopting in the future?
Yes, one day in the not-so-distant future
No, I'm not interested in that.
Maybe with the right person
I don't think I'll get that opportunity unless I'm willing to be a single parent.

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What initially attracts you to someone?
Physical appearance
Intellect
Personality
Talent

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What kind of music do you listen to when you're upset?
Country
Alternative/indie
Metal/rock
Rap/hip-hop

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What do you feel post-breakup?
Denial
Regret
Relief
Anger

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What is a major dealbreaker for you?
Lying
Cheating
Lack of spirituality
Clinginess

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What is your ideal first date?
Something unusual and exciting, like rock climbing or a private ferry ride
Something lowkey and classic, like dinner or a movie
Something relaxing and chill, like hanging with friends or a stroll through a park
I don't really date. I just bring a date to events on occasion.

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What kind of show do you binge post-breakup?
Investigative reporting or documentaries
Reality TV
Comedy
Sci-fi/fantasy

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How do you spend your mornings?
I like to sleep in.
I hop in the shower first thing.
I play on my phone for a while.
I get dressed and ready to start the day.

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How do you deal with stress?
I take a self-care day.
I push through — every day has stress.
I'm not a very stressed person.
I talk it out with my friends or family.

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Which Ariana Grande song title do you relate to the most?
"break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored"
"thank u, next"
"no tears left to cry"
"the light is coming"

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Do you believe in soulmates?
I strongly believe in them.
I strongly disbelieve in them.
I don't know enough to tell you.
I don't think it matters.

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Who drives when you and an s/o go somewhere?
I drive.
They drive.
We go back and forth.
We drive separately.

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If you had to be on a dating show, which would you be on?
"The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette"
"Bachelor in Paradise"
"Paradise Hotel" or "Love Island"
"Are You the One?"

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How long were you previously in love with someone?
I was in love for several years.
I was in love for several months to a year.
I was only in love for a few months or less.
I don't know if I've ever been in love before.

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What are your feelings about divorce?
Similar to my feelings about marriage: not interested
It should be the last resort.
It happens, and that's okay.
It is completely off the table.

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What is your outlook on love?
I'm hopeful.
I'm skeptical.
I'm just feeling it out as I go.
I'm pessimistic.

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Which dating app do you prefer?
Bumble
I like to meet people in person.
Tinder
Hinge

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What kind of museum date would you prefer?
The science museum
The history museum
The art museum
I don't like museum dates.

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How old were you when you first joined the dating world?
Late 20s
Early 20s
High school
Elementary or middle school

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How many significant others have you had?
I've seen a lot of people, but I don't commit often.
Six or more
Two to five
One, or maybe none at all

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What are your feelings toward your ex?
Don't care to see them, but I wish them well.
I have a lot of negative feelings toward them.
We're still friends, or at least Facebook friends.
Don't have an ex to feel some type of way about.

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How long does it take you to be vulnerable with someone?
A very long time
A little bit, initially
I'm an open book!
Not until I'm confronted, honestly

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Which Taylor Swift lyric do you relate to more?
"You got that James Dean daydream look in your eye and I got that red lip classic thing that you like." — "Style"
"The rest of the world was black and white, but we were in screaming color." — "Out of the Woods"
"Cause, darling, I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream." — "Blank Space"
"I'm perfectly fine, I live on my own. I made up my mind, I'm better off bein' alone." — "King of My Heart"

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How long has it been since you seriously dated someone?
I don't really actively date, ever.
It's been a few months.
Probably a year or two
Many, many years

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How do you feel about dating in today's society?
It's a lot of fun.
It is what it is.
I don't like how it is now. I prefer an older time.
Dating has been and always will be the worst.

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