Is Your Boyfriend Good for You?

By: Brian Whitney

Is Your Boyfriend Good for You?
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About This Quiz

Relationships are confusing. Guys can be too. When you meet a guy and things start to click, the next step is thinking about a relationship, That might consist of going out on a bunch of dates, then down the road maybe living together, then who knows, maybe even getting engaged and walking down the aisle. 

But love is complicated: sometimes things that feel really good can turn into something that isn't so great. You might get caught up in passion, in romance, maybe even in not being alone, and pick a guy who really isn't good for you. Because after all, that is what relationships are all about. 

You want someone you can trust, who you can rely on, who is there for you when no one else is, who supports you when you are going through a hard time. Someone who accepts you for exactly who you are and never tries to change you, but who is willing to tell you when he sees you doing something that is harmful to yourself or to your relationship. 

What all this really comes down to is whether your boyfriend good for you. You might want to take this quiz and find out for sure.

Is he kind, not only to you, but to everyone in his life?
No, he thinks of that as a sign of weakness.
He tries to be.
Just about always.
Yes, all the time.

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When he is wrong, will he admit that he made a mistake?
No, he never will.
After a while, maybe.
He usually does.
Yes, he's very good at that.

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Does he know all the little things about you that others don't?
Not that I can tell.
Maybe some of them.
Most of them, yes.
Yes, he knows me completely.

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Does he often talk about building a future with you?
No, that has never happened.
He has, but then he drops the subject.
He does quite often.
Yes, all the time.

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Do you feel that he looks at you as an equal?
No, he is a true alpha.
I think he does sometimes.
I hope so.
For sure.

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Will he willingly run errands for you and does he do them well?
No, he would never do that.
If he is in the mood.
Yes, but he often screws them up.
Yes, and he does them perfectly.

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Does he ever question you about where you've been or go through your phone?
Yes, but that's normal.
Sometimes, but not often.
He used to.
Of course not.

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Is he inspiring to you to be the best person that you can possibly be?
No, I don't think of him that way.
No, but I do look up to him in some ways.
Sometimes he does.
For sure.

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Will he ever stay out all night and you don't know where he is?
Yes, that's a regular thing.
He did once.
No, but he does stay out really late sometimes.
Never

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Friends are important. Do you get along with all of his friends?
I've never met them.
No, I can't stand them.
Most of them.
Yes, I love them.

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Does he encourage you to achieve all of your career goals?
No, he thinks mine are silly.
No, but he doesn't put me down either.
He does a lot.
Always

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How often does he compliment your looks?
Pretty much never.
He will if I ask him too.
He does it a lot.
All the time.

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When you're just kicking around the house with him in your sweats, do you feel comfortable?
We never do that together.
I'm working on it.
Most of the time.
Yes, always.

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Is he always willing to be your plus-one in any social situation?
No, he hates doing things like that.
If it is something he wants to do.
He might grumble a bit, but yes.
Yes, he is great at that.

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If you text him with a question, how long does it usually take for him to reply?
He might not reply all day.
A few hours
An hour
A few minutes

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Does he still talk to his exes a lot?
Yes, and it drives me crazy.
I have no idea.
No
Yes, but I don't mind because he is friends with them.

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Does he respect a feminist point of view?
No, he hates equality.
I haven't really talked to him about that.
He seems to.
He does for sure.

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Does he have a wild side?
Yes, and it's huge.
Yes, but it doesn't come out that often.
Not at all.
Yes, but I do too.

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How do he and his mother get along?
They don't.
He doesn't spend any time with his mother.
They get along pretty well.
They get along great.

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Does he get along well with your family?
They don't get along well at all.
He hasn't met my family.
They do pretty well.
They love each other.

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Does he do little romantic things for you from time to time?
Not that I notice.
Yes, very little.
He does sometimes.
All the time.

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How often have you caught him lying to you?
Too many times to count.
Quite a few times.
Not often.
Never

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Do you two have the same values?
No, they're quite different.
I think so.
For the most part.
Yes, in just about all ways.

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Could you two cut it in a long-distance relationship?
No way, I wouldn't trust him.
I don't know.
I think we could.
I would miss him, but yes.

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Does he mind if you go out with your friends sometimes?
Yes, he hates that.
He says he doesn't, but I can tell he does.
Not if I don't do it that often.
No, he thinks it's healthy for us to do our own thing sometimes.

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Does he listen to you talk about your day?
Ha, not even.
Well, he pretends to.
He tries.
Yes, he does for sure.

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Does he have any bad habits he tries to get you to join him in?
Yes, all the time.
Sometimes he does.
No, he keeps those to himself.
No, he is self-aware.

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Do you feel silly when you cry in front of him?
I sure do.
Sometimes.
Not any more than when I cry in front of anyone else.
No, I am fine with it.

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Does he have passion for life?
No, he is pretty bummed about a lot of things.
Not that I notice.
He does most of the time.
Yes, and it's inspiring.

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Does he do something for work or in school that he cares about?
No, he hates what he does.
No, but he is looking for something else.
Yes, but he doesn't love it.
Yes, he loves what he does.

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