What Type of Person Should You Date?

By: Kathryn Davis

What Type of Person Should You Date?
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About This Quiz

Television, movies, and Meghan Markle have left many of us with unrealistic expectations for love and dating. We mean, a blind date that just-so-happens to be with the world's most-eligible prince? Some people have all the luck.

It's only natural for most of us to proceed through a process of trial-and-error as we traverse the path to true love. But for some of us, that path can turn out to be bumpier and more winding than we'd anticipated, and it often tends to be paved with lots of the same sorts of people.

A likely key to a totally unsuccessful love life is simple: madness.

That is to say that the key to a totally unsuccessful love life is the practice of dating the same sort of person over and over again... and expecting different results!

If your love life has been dragging by in a swell of tears and rebounds, it may be time for you to step back and reconsider the type of people you're dating. Have you realized that your last three relationships ended over your partner's selfishness? Noticed that all four of the times you've been cheated on have been by people with tattoo sleeves and partially-shaved heads?

Let's revaluate. 

Jump into this quiz for a fresh perspective on your love life and a better direction as to the type of person you really ought to be with.

What’s your ideal first date?
Coffee or some other setting where we can get to know one another.
Something special that they planned with me in mind.
Hot air balloons. And concerts. Maybe a road trip.
Classic dinner and a movie are fine.

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What would you say is your best quality?
I'm a great relationship-builder.
I care deeply about others.
I'm excited about life.
I'm logical and great at planning.

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Which trait is most important to you in a partner?
Willingness to put in effort
Thoughtfulness
A sense of adventure
Rational decision-making

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It’s time to meet your partner’s family for the first time. How are you feeling?
I'm nervous; it's important to me that we have a good relationship.
I'm okay; I'd do anything for my partner.
I'm good! I love meeting new people.
I'm okay. We've been planning this for a while so I could brace myself.

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Which physical aspect is most attractive to you in a partner?
Arms
Eyes
Smile
Shoulders

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How do you want to spend your first anniversary with your partner?
Going back and repeating our first date
It doesn't matter, as long as they've planned something thoughtful.
On a new, crazy adventure!
A quiet, classic celebration together is fine.

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How do you feel about marriage?
Great, as long as we have a great connection.
Good, as long as the people in our lives approve.
It depends on the day.
If we'd been together for a long time and weighed our options, I'd be open to it.

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Your partner brings home a small surprise at the end of the day; you love it. What’s the surprise?
Flowers
Wine
A dog
Chocolates

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Your partner asks what you feel like doing this weekend. What’s your answer?
We should go on a hike and spend time alone together.
Let's spend our time volunteering.
Let's go skydiving. Or fly cross-country.
A nice weekend on the couch sounds good.

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How long do you tend to date someone before moving in?
It depends; a couple of years​ if the relationship feels solid.
No less than a year
A few dates, at least
Probably not until after marriage

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Among these choices, what’s the best love story?
"50 First Dates"
"The Notebook"
"The Little Mermaid"
"Jane Eyre"

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What’s your ideal date-night dinner?
Steak
Fish
I'll try anything!
Chicken

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How do you celebrate your partner’s birthday?
I arrange a party with a few close friends.
I pull out all the stops; I just want my partner to have a great day.
It's a SURPRISE. Shhhh.
We have a nice, quiet dinner.

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Your partner suggests you take some time to buy new clothes and change up your style. How do you react?
They're probably right, I should take better care of myself.
I'm glad they were honest; I want them to feel proud to have me.
I totally get it! I try to change up my style often and I'm about due.
I'm pretty upset. I think my style is fine.

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You’ve planned a date night with your partner, but a friend calls asking you for help. What do you do?
I apologize and invite my partner along to help.
I reschedule and leave to take care of my friend.
It's inconvenient, but we'll roll with the punches together!
I never bail on plans. I'll help my friend later.

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What’s your ideal wedding like?
It's intimate; mostly focused on my partner and me.
I don't really care, as long as our guests have a good time.
Elopement
It's meticulously detailed and planned.

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You and your partner get in a fight. How does it resolve?
We have a long, intimate conversation to resolve things.
I immediately apologize; they shouldn't feel bad.
It depends on the fight! The silent treatment can be good.
We take some time away to think things through, then talk it out.

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Your partner bails on your plans. How do you react?
I'm honest about the fact that it upsets me that I'm not their priority right now.
I hope there's a good reason for it.
Things happen! I bail too, sometimes.
Bailing is never okay; I'm upset.

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How do you meet most of your partners?
Through friends
At work and in other traditional ways
In odd situations
Dating apps

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You go on a first date. It’s terrible. How do you react?
I excuse myself and leave.
I do my best to be patient and protect their feelings.
I make it work. Bad dates make the best stories!
I decide to be clear with them; maybe I'm just not ready for a relationship.

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What’s your longest previous relationship?
Three years or more
One year
A few months
I haven't had a lasting relationship.

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What do you think of children?
I'd love a bunch of them.
I think I'd like a couple.
I don't really want any.
I plan on having one.

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Where’s your ideal honeymoon destination?
A quiet week on the coast
A cruise
Backpacking across Europe
A short road trip

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What’s your dream home like?
Small and cozy
Big with lots of rooms for guests
I'm not sure I could choose just one house.
Traditional and new

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How would you describe most of your past relationships?
Shallow
One-sided
Dull
Immature

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What was the reason for your most recent breakup?
Lack of connection
Selfishness
No passion or excitement
Irrational decision-making

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Which celebrity would you prefer to marry?
Oprah
Mark Ruffalo
Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez

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What’s your policy on finding “the one”?
It'll come from a close friendship.
I like to focus on the people already in my life, and if love comes, I'll be ready for it.
I'm always looking for it, like a new adventure!
I'll find love on my own time.

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What’s the relationship status of most of your friends?
Most are in long, happy relationships.
My friends and I choose to support each other, not romances.
They're all kind of doing their own thing.
Most are holding out for the right time.

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How eager are you to be in a new relationship?
Not too eager; I'll be ready when the right one comes.
Not eager. I have a lot of people to love already.
Eager! I love getting to know new people.
Pretty eager. It's definitely on my radar.

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