What Historic Duo Are You and Your Significant Other?

By: Cammy Pedroja
Estimated Completion Time
6 min
What Historic Duo Are You and Your Significant Other?
Image: Courtesy Ronald Reagan Library via Wiki Commons

About This Quiz

When you and your significant other get together it’s pure magic, right? Or maybe you fight like cats and dogs but are also loyal to the core. Maybe yours is a forbidden love or an obvious match made in heaven. At its best and its worst, love moves the wheels of history through the hearts and minds of its players. And the stories of some famous lovers stick with us, whether as inspiration or warning.

From ancient power couples like Antony and Cleopatra, all the way up to contemporary dynamic duos like Barack and Michelle, love is always relevant. And intentionally or not, you and your sweetie are now a part of that romantic tradition.

It’s possible to identify with history’s great love stories for a variety of reasons. Maybe we want to emulate the success of a much-loved famous duo, or perhaps we want to avoid the mistakes that drove some famous pairs of star-crossed lovers to their own ruin. Either way, identifying with the history of love’s major players can teach you a lot about your own relationship.

Every great love is unique, but you may find that you and your boo have a lot in common with some of the world’s other great lovers. Answer these 30 questions to find out you and your significant other’s historical couple doppelgangers.

How did you meet?
We were political rivals.
We met through work, maybe as boss and mentor.
Our romance began in Paris, where we moved in together almost immediately.
At a party or bar

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Is this a new or longterm relationship?
We've been seeing each other for a few years.
Lifelong, baby
We fell in love at first sight years ago.
Does getting together and breaking up and getting back together count as longterm?

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When you do fight, is one of you more likely than the other to apologize and make-up first?
A brilliant and powerful queen should never have to apologize.
We make an effort to be equal partners.
Yes, one of us always demands to be right, and the other doesn't mind shying away from conflict.
It depends on who's been drinking more.

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What's your age difference?
It's a May-December situation.
The same or really close in age
We're apart by a dozen or so years.
One of us is a few years older, but it's nothing to write home about.

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How often do the two of you fight?
We have some calm, constructive arguments. Always in private.
Rarely. We'd rather be writing each other love notes.
Often and dramatically. We're always trying to one-up each other.
Constantly. We're the proverbial cat and dog.

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Have you ever broken up and gotten back together?
Yes, our relationship has been pretty tumultuous.
We almost split once or twice but made it through the hard times.
No drama here. We've had smooth sailing in our relationship.
We've even been married and divorced to each other multiple times.

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Do your fights ever get nasty?
No, we're usually quite calm and loving with each other.
We're more mature than that now, though we had a few rocky times in the past.
We get nasty and insulting if we've been drinking too much. Nothing is off limits.
We are capable of forgiving each other for a lot...

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What would you get your partner for their birthday?
Something incredibly luxurious. It would have to be some sort of extravagant treasure.
A family vacation including the kids
A book I think they'd like, complete with my hand-written annotations
Perhaps another Van Gogh or something very valuable

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Has either of you cheated before?
Of course, that kind of thing happens. But everything was forgiven.
Not that I know of
Doubtful
Many times

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What about kids?
With each other? Yes. With other people too? Yes.
Yes, we have one or two, or are planning on a family in the future.
It's not really possible for us without some outside help.
Through adoption

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Are you married or considering it?
Ours is more of a great love affair type thing.
Yes, my partner is my rock in life.
If only that were possible
We've been married and divorced and married again.

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How's your, ahem, sex life?
Hot and heavy
We won't give details, but we're happy with each other.
You might not think it to look at us, but we keep things very steamy between the sheets.
Passionate and wild, and we don't try to hide it.

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In your case, do opposites attract or are you so alike that it's freaky?
We're definitely a power couple, so we're alike in that way.
We have basically the same education and are from the same town.
One of us is an introvert and one is an extrovert, but we share a lot of interests.
One of us is the hot one, and one is the nasty one.

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What's your favorite trait about your partner?
Their immense power
They are brilliant and loyal.
They are so talented and artistic.
Looks, charisma and sexual magnetism

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Which date night sounds best to you two?
A wild night of passion in a luxury hotel room
Dinner and a museum or gallery party
An art and music salon at our place with all our hip friends
A party with lots of drinking, where we can sneak off to an empty room

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Are you equal partners, or does one of you tend to take the lead?
We're constantly switching back and forth whose got the upper hand.
We try to share responsibilities and decision making, but one person sometimes takes the lead.
We're equals, but one partner definitely has the more nurturing role.
One of us is always following the other around... then it switches.

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What other "couple friends" do you hang out with?
People who are powerful or have sway in politics
We spend time with everyone talented and powerful, from pop stars to monarchs.
Artists, writers, anyone creative and bohemian
Actors and industry people

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What hobbies do you share?
Politics and leadership
We're both majorly into public service.
Writing and art
Martinis, cigarettes, anything intoxicating

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What do you hate about your partner?
One of us thinks the other is dramatic, and one of us thinks the other is a bit stupid.
They're always so busy it's hard to get enough attention.
Not much. We're low drama as a couple.
Inconsistency and rudeness

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Are the two of you into PDA?
Always
We love showing the romantic side of our love, but not the sexy parts.
It's not always safe for us to broadcast our relationship, but we do when we're with our friends.
The world is our bedroom.

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Does your relationship follow typical gender roles?
Not really
Yes, our relationship does look traditional like that sometimes, but we try to switch off.
No way
Pretty much, though both of us work.

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What would your dream vacation together be?
A grand and luxurious tour of all the land and property we control
A family trip with lots of active adventure and healthy eating
Visiting art museums around Europe
A luxury booze cruise

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What was the rockiest part of your relationship caused by?
Jealousy over other lovers
Time lost to being a workaholic
Bad health
Drugs, alcohol, and other lovers

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Are either of your exes still in your lives?
Exes and other lovers are always popping up.
We've been together for a long time, so not really.
Not overly much
We have so many exes and lovers that they're bound to pop up.

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What's your dream house together like?
A palace with a view of all our subjects
A stately home with enough land for privacy, but still close enough for the city's culture
An apartment in Paris
A palatial casa in Puerto Vallarta

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What's your favorite way to spend a day off together?
Luxuriating in each other's company with wine and feasting
We love quiet family time.
Reading and editing each other's writing
Drinking, lounging by the pool, and keeping things sexy

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Is one of you considered much better looking than the other?
Well, one of us definitely acts like they're the hot one.
We're the perfect match.
By traditional standards, yes. But we don't care.
One of us is the hot one, but neither is too rough on the eyes.

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What things are important to you as a couple?
Power and sex
Family and giving back
Art and literature
Keeping things exciting

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What do you think keeps you two together?
Passion
Loyalty and shared goals
Comfort and similar interests
Insatiable passion keeps us coming back

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Any regrets about your relationship?
We need to communicate better.
We wish we had more time for each other.
One of us is always getting more credit than the other.
How much time do you have to listen?

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