What Famous Literary Couple Are You and Your Love Most Like?

By: Emily Maggrett

What Famous Literary Couple Are You and Your Love Most Like?
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About This Quiz

Crack open a novel at random, and chances are you'll find an incredible love story. Novelists specialize in tales of hearts won (and lost.) We remember the happy couples, like Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet or Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester. But we remember the tragic couples, too, like Pip and Estella, or Anna Karenina and Count Vronsky. Perhaps that's because our own love lives aren't perfect. You may be married to someone you love, but that doesn't mean you don't have eyes for the new person in your office. 

Here's the good news: whether you're happily married, coupled up or in an "it's complicated situation," this quiz will work for you! To find out which literary couple you and your partner resemble, you're going to be asked questions that apply to every love story (happy or not!) 

You'll need to tell us how you two met, what genre your relationship is, why you're in love with your partner and how long you think your loins will burn for them. Be honest — to determine which literary couple you and your lover resemble, our quiz supercomputer must know everything. Are you ready for a bookish (yet passionate) deep dive into romance? Stop reading "Conversations with Friends" and take this quiz!

1 love story unfold Where did your love story first unfold?
In England
In Italy
In Ireland or the U.S.
In the Caribbean

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2 is your partner good Is your partner good or evil (or lovably roguish or ...)?
They're good, if a bit arrogant.
They're kind of evil.
They're normal.
They're lovably roguish.

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3 Were they married When you met, was your partner already taken?
No
They had a partner, but were not married.
Yes
I was dating someone else, but I dropped them once I met my partner.

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4 white yacht If your love story had a symbol, what would it be?
A beautifully manicured garden
A white yacht
A buzzing phone
A lucky tortoise

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5 Quotes Which of these quotes reminds you most of your partner?
“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”
“Anticipation! It occurred to him that his anticipation was more pleasant to him than the experiencing.”
“We can sleep together if you want, but you should know I’m only doing it ironically."
“The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love.”

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6 dramatic ups and downs Does your relationship have dramatic ups and downs? Tell the truth!
It did in the beginning, but I hope it won't anymore!
Not often.
Yes, of course.
Look, love is dramatic! What else do you want me to say?

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7 relationship fight When you two fight, which one of you is usually wrong?
We're both a little wrong.
My partner is usually wrong.
We're both so wrong that it's insane.
I'm usually wrong.

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8 jealous Has your love ever made you jealous? If so, what did you do about it?
I quietly closed my heart to them (but opened it as soon as they apologized!)
I flounced off and flirted with someone else.
I wrote them a LONG email.
I told them I would love them forever, regardless of whether they loved me or not.

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9 Do friends like your partner Do your friends like your partner?
Yes. They think they're a catch!
They like my partner okay, except when my partner interferes with our plans.
My friends think I shouldn't be with my partner.
Who cares what my dumb friends think?

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10 Flowers Imagine your love has brought you flowers. What kind are they, and how did your love obtain them?
My love picked me a bunch of white roses from their own garden.
My love bought me fresh lilies in the public square.
My love grabbed me a bunch of Gerbera daisies from the supermarket.
My love bought frangipani from a passing vendor and wove it into a crown for me.

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11 entree If your relationship were a dinner entrée, what would it be?
A roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings
Steak Diane with peas and new potatoes
Some protein bars and a bowl of fresh strawberries
Tacos al pastor

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12 Rescue Has your partner ever rescued you? How? From what?
My partner rescued me (and my family) from disgrace.
My partner has never rescued me, but I have rescued them.
My partner has rescued me from depression as well as physical danger.
My partner rescued me from a lifetime of loneliness.

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13 Epic relationship On a scale of 1 to 10, how epic is your relationship?
Five. It's pretty exciting, but not that crazy.
Seven. It's epic in that it's intensely sad.
Two. It's not epic at all; we're not glamorous enough for that!
Ten. Our is a love story for the ages.

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14 Romeo and Juliet Which of these couple costumes would suit you and your love perfectly?
Rebecca and Ivanhoe
J.F.K. and Jackie Onassis
Serge and Charlotte Gainsbourg
Romeo and Juliet

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15 Late night text It's 2:00 a.m. Your partner texts you, asking you to come over. You have to work tomorrow. Do you go?
Uh, probably not.
Yes, but I'd be annoyed.
I would! The pain of a sleepless night would be worth it.
I'd tell them not to be ridiculous and to wait until tomorrow.

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16 Jam on stage Imagine that you and your partner are dining at a nightclub when suddenly, the band beckons your partner onstage. What would they do?
Blush and flee the club
Get up onstage and start jamming with the band
Half-heartedly perform
Roll their eyes

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17 1950s time period Which time period do you find the most romantic?
The 1850s
The 1950s
The 1990s
The 1920s

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18 Love letter How long are your conversations and how do you have them?
I write lots of long letters and I live for three-hour conversations (in person).
I rarely talk to anyone for longer than five minutes. Sometimes I chat on the phone.
I love texting and emailing, and I do both constantly.
I can write the hell out of a love letter, but prefer to communicate in person.

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19 Embarrassing family You introduce your partner to your family. They embarrass you by acting incredibly trashy. How would your partner react?
They would write me off ... unless their love for me caused them to change their mind?
They'd dump me.
They would stay with me regardless.
They would be amused.

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20 can they dance Can your partner dance? Like, actually dance?
Yes, they're a marvellous dancer.
They can cut a rug, sure.
Nah, they're awkward A.F.
They can dance "okay."

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21 long distance love If you were prevented from being with your love for some reason, how long would you wait for them?
Several years
Ten minutes, give or take five minutes
A month, I guess?
Basically forever

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22 intimidated Are you secretly a little intimidated by your partner?
Yes. They're so aloof.
Nah, why would I be?
Yes! They're so smart.
No. I'm just in love with them.

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23 Quiet times What's better with your partner: the quiet times or the chaotic times?
My partner staunchly supports me in times of trouble and is a joy to me under better circumstances.
I don't like chaos, but the quiet times bore me.
I'm addicted to the chaotic times, even if I don't want to admit it.
I've waited a long time to experience peace with my partner.

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24 Marry Be honest: do you want to marry your partner?
Yes, absolutely.
I am married to them ... but I don't know if it's forever.
I'm not sure!
I don't care whether we're married, but I want to be with them always.

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25 dangerous friend Your love has an annoying (and possibly dangerous) friend that you can't stand. Would your partner ever consider dumping them, for your sake?
Yes, if I explained the danger clearly.
No. We don't try to control each other.
They're too loyal to ever dump a friend.
My partner and I are too old for friend drama like this!

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26 theme song What's your couple theme song?
"Happy Together" by the Turtles
"Common People" by Pulp
"Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus
"Always" by Leonard Cohen

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27 different classes Are you and your partner from different classes?
Well, slightly different classes
No. We're both from well-off families.
We were raised the same way, but one of us has more money now.
We're from different classes, but it doesn't matter.

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28 horse riding on beach If your partner said, "Let's go ride horses on the beach," how would you respond?
"Of course. That sounds lovely."
"The beach is for lounging, not riding."
"Lol, what?"
"Carry me away from myself, darling! Let's ride into the sunset."

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29 best thing What's the best thing about your partner?
They have fine eyes.
They're fun and good-looking.
They're fascinating to talk to.
They're stubborn, yet sensual.

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30 movie If your relationship were made into a movie, what genre would it be?
A rom-com
A thriller
An indie
A drama

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