Can We Guess What Stage Your Relationship Is In?

By: Zoe Samuel

Can We Guess What Stage Your Relationship Is In?
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About This Quiz

Relationships tend to move through a series of phases: there's the early stage when everything is new and thrilling and possibly just a little terrifying. There's a comfortable period of dating and becoming ever more entwined as you meet the parents, exchange keys, and say the three little words that make it all official. Of course, this is also the best time for figuring out whether any major dealbreakers exist that might derail the whole thing. If you emerge unscathed, it's because your partner is such a good match for you that you'd rather have them on their worst day than your best day as a singleton. That's a passport to the possibility of the really big milestones: marriage, kids, buying a house, mingling your finances, and more. Then, if you're lucky, you might just grow old together.

Of course, at each stage, it's pretty clear to any relationship expert around you where you are, if they have just a few minutes of your time and the chance to throw a few questions your way. Let us know a little about the way you two talk, how you make decisions, what you know about each other, and what your plans are, and we'll figure out just how far down the relationship road you are. Who knows, you might learn something about whether you're ready for the next step!

How do you feel when they call?
Ecstatic
Physically better
Depends how busy I am
Mostly slightly smiley

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Do you know how they take their coffee?
No idea
Of course, I know all about my boo - oh, hang on, maybe it's without sugar.
I know that I know, because I just make it every day, but I couldn't tell you - it's sheer muscle memory.
Yes

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Have you had the tough conversations?
There aren't any!
Not yet, I'm scared.
Yes, ages ago
We're still having a few.

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Do you know how much they value money?
I know they like to spend it on me.
No idea
They value them the same as I do.
Yes, we both wish we had a little more.

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Have you met the parents?
Not yet
Yes, it didn't go well.
Happily, they are no longer with us.
Yes, they are a necessary evil.

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Have you mingled your finances?
Nope
Not yet
So long ago
Nearly all

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Do you live together?
I don't even know where they live.
I wish.
Yes, we own a home.
Yes, we rent together.

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How often do you accurately predict their order at a restaurant?
I haven't yet.
Half the time
100% of the time
80% of the time

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Do they know which move you especially like and dislike in the bedroom?
I like everything they do!
I have not had the heart to tell them yet.
I'm not sure either of us can remember.
Yes, but we don't get to do it much.

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How far out is the furthest plan you have together?
Tuesday
This summer
We have side-by-side cemetery plots.
We have a shared 401K.

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Have they ever seen you throw up?
Goodness, no.
It was a near miss.
So many times
A few times

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Have you gone through something really awful together?
Everything is lovely!
No, only small things.
Many things, but we got stronger.
A few things

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Besides your jobs, have you clapped eyes on anyone but each other in the last month?
No, only my boo.
Some mutual friends
Yes, we have our own lives as well as each other.
Only the kids, but we keep meaning to go out.

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How many nicknames do you have for each other?
Just one so far
200
We used to have more, but we have whittled them down now to a couple.
A few dozen in regular use.

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Do you do their laundry?
No, but I would!
Of course!
Separate laundry is key to a good relationship, so no.
Whoever's turn it is, does it.

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Do people ask you for relationship advice?
LOL, no.
I don't know, my boo is the only person whose calls I take.
No, but they should.
Yes, but we are too busy to give it.

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Do you still look the same as when you met?
Yes!
I'm the same but they got even more beautiful!
LOL no
We're like slightly frayed versions of the same thing.

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Are you trying to change them in any way?
No, they are perfect.
Absolutely not, except that one thing.
I gave up ages ago.
I am trying to change them into someone slightly better at picking up their socks.

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When you are not with them, how much of your time do you talk about them?
Not too much, just in case
Constantly
Not much - it's all been said.
A fair amount

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Do you often talk about your relationship together?
Not yet, I'm nervous about it.
We talk about how much we love each other.
Not much, we said it all already.
We mostly talk logistics.

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How do you know how they feel about you?
Not yet
Yes, they adore me - they said so!
They have said it and shown it a thousand times over.
They keep showing up so I know they love me.

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Are you resigned to their flaws never going away?
What flaws?
Their flaws are so tiny, I don't mind.
Yeah, at this point.
I have some hope left.

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Are you proud to be with them?
I don't know if I am officially with them yet.
Of course! I tell them so all the time!
Yes, very, but I don't go on about it.
More relieved than proud right now.

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Do you finish each other's sentences?
Sometimes, yes, it's so cool.
I wouldn't consider starting a sentence they couldn't finish, that's silly.
We sure can, but it'd be rude.
When we're able, yes.

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If you have a free evening, will you spend it together?
I hope so!
Obviously
No, we see individual friends.
I don't understand what a free evening is meant to mean.

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Have you heard all their stories?
Definitely not
I very much doubt it.
Yes, many times
Yes, at least once

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Do they surprise you often?
Constantly
Often
Once in a while, yes
Never

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Have you learned any new skills together?
Nope
That's too private to discuss.
Yes, and honed old ones.
We both got better at cooking.

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What's the longest trip you've ever been on?
We had a six-hour date last weekend.
A weekend
Two weeks
A week

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What's the longest you've gone without seeing each other?
Two days
Four days, but it felt like a year.
Months
Weeks

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