Does Your Significant Other Think You're High or Low Maintenance?

Steven Miller

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About This Quiz

The concept of high versus low maintenance first came into the popular culture by way of the movie "When Harry Met Sally." Harry reflected that Sally was the worst kind of person, someone who thinks they are low maintenance but are actually very much high maintenance. As Harry pointed out, high maintenance people love to order things on the side at the restaurant, and they have very particular ways that they like to do things and have things done for them. From Sally's perspective, she just knew exactly what she wanted and wasn't afraid to ask for it very specifically.

This quiz examines the high maintenance question from the perspective of your significant other. You'll answer questions about yourself, but you'll also delve into how your partner might answer specific questions. When it's all said and done, your result will range from "Incredibly High" to "Unbelievably Low" and more moderate points in between. It's really a question of how challenging and complicated the process is to make you happy and meet your needs. If you're the kind of person that goes with the flow and adjusts quickly and relatively easily to changes, there's a good chance your significant other will see you as low maintenance. Take the quiz and let's find out just how flexible and easy-going you are according to the person who is closest to you.

When you're at a restaurant, how specific are you with your order?

How much do routines run your life?

Do you frequently leave to-do lists for your partner?

Who chooses the movie when you go to the theater?

How well do you deal with plans changing at the last minute?

Would you consider yourself to be a planner?

How much has anxiety been an issue for you in your life?

How many dietary restrictions do you have?

When was the last time your significant other rolled their eyes at something you said?

How complicated is your bedtime routine?

How many gifts did you return to the store after the holidays this year?

How long do you tend to take in choosing what you're going to watch on TV?

How expensive are your tastes?

Are you able to use a public restroom?

How complicated and specific is the process required to satisfy you sexually?

How often are you right in an argument?

When you stay at a hotel, how many special requests do you make at the front desk?

Have you ever sent food back at a restaurant?

When was the last time you uttered the phrase, "Can I speak to your manager, please?"

Do you feel like your partner is a bit of a push-over?

Do you prefer to drive or be driven in a car?

Is anyone allowed to sit in "your chair"?

Do you tend to notice what is right about a situation or what is wrong about it?

Do you drink tap water?

How much luggage do you travel with?

What pace do you tend to move at in life?

How do you feel about arguing?

How much time do you spend in front of the mirror every day?

When do you tend to arrive to an appointment?

Would your partner say that you're a whiner?

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