Which Chemical Reaction Describes Your Current Relationship?

By: Ian Fortey

Which Chemical Reaction Describes Your Current Relationship?
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About This Quiz

Most of us probably don't think of the chemistry lab as a place where attraction and love are fostered in any meaningful way, but when you think about it, it's almost too perfect. Isn't love a very chemical process? Hormone levels and pheromones and all sorts of different chemical reactions are going on when you meet someone you find attractive, and all of those affect the biological functions that help move this whole love thing along. There's just a lot of science in love and relationships, even when we can't see it.

Maybe we don't want to speak about love in scientific terms because it seems to take the passion out of it and make it sound impersonal. The passion gets washed away when it's all scholarly and dry like that. But maybe we can add some emotion to those dry, scientific terms. So how about you tell us a bit about yourself and your relationship and we'll run that info by the greatest quiz chemists we can find and determine with a stunning degree of scientific accuracy exactly which chemical reaction most perfectly represents the relationship that you're currently in. Do you doubt we can do it? Take the quiz and see!

Where did you and your partner go on your very first date?
Dancing
Dinner
A movie
Someplace else

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Sometimes a song is playing at just the right time and becomes something special. Do you and your partner have "a song?"
We have lots of songs.
Yes, we do.
No really significant song
Just one

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Is there a date spot you can keep going back to that's always a good time?
The beach
There's a restaurant we love.
Lots of place, really
An amusement park

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How much time do you spend apart?
We prefer to be together.
Barely any
We have a good amount of space.
A normal amount

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Would you ever consider going on a double date with another couple?
That doesn't sound too appealing.
We're more into a one-on-one.
Sure, why not?
That could be fun.

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What do you consider a terrible place to go on a date?
A fast food restaurant
A family function
A sporting event
Something only one of us likes

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What couples sporting activity would you like to do?
Tandem skydive
A tandem bike
Yoga
Squash

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What household activity do the two of you enjoy doing together?
Showering
Cooking
We find it works better to do things separately.
Dishes

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What movie do you feel really sums up your relationship?
"50 Shades of Grey"
"Titanic"
"When Harry Met Sally"
"Pretty Woman"

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How well do you get along with your partner's family?
They seem to like me.
Incredibly well
Things are a bit rocky.
We're mostly OK.

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If you could go on a romantic vacation somewhere, where would you go?
Las Vegas
Paris
New York
New Orleans

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What's a dish that you and your partner love to cook together?
Any kind of dessert
We like to BBQ!
We don't really cook together.
We tend to take turns cooking.

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If you and your partner were going to get a workout, what would you do?
Hit the gym
Go for a run
Yoga
Play some kind of game together

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Do you have children together?
Maybe in the future
We do!
We do not.
We'd like to.

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Do you think your friends are envious of your relationship?
They should be.
I don't know about envious, but I think they're happy for us.
I don't think so.
I have no idea.

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Do you feel like you and your partner have well-established boundaries?
When necessary, I guess.
Not that we need them.
Very much so
I think so.

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Are the two of you into public displays of affection?
All the time
It's been known to happen.
That's not really appropriate.
Not often

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How good are the two of you at sharing responsibilities?
Sharing is caring.
As long as we're doing everything together, we're fine.
We each have our own things.
Pretty good, I think.

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Do the two of you have a favorite genre of movie to watch together?
We like watching sexy movies together.
We love comedies.
We have our own favorites.
We like watching a lot of things together.

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How do the two of you handle arguments?
They can get heated.
We barely ever argue.
We tend to take some time apart.
We each try to make a point and understand the other's point.

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Do you think one partner in a relationship should be the head of the house?
That's ridiculous.
We should be equal.
It could work that way.
One person will likely be earning more, I suppose.

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Do you have pet names for each other?
We have lots of fun names.
A couple of names
Not really
Yeah, one or two

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What would happen if you found out your partner cheated on you?
If they wanted someone else, they should have asked me to join.
I would be crushed.
We're done.
I'd want an explanation.

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Do you each have your own side of the bed?
We tend to sleep wherever.
Not really
Yes. Everyone needs their own space.
Of course

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Are you able to openly express your innermost desires to your partner?
Oh, absolutely
We share lots of intimate details.
It can be hard to communicate sometimes.
Some things have to be kept secret.

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Do you share items with your partner like toothbrushes and deodorant?
Not usually, but if we need to for some reason then sure.
We have before.
Ugh. No.
That's too intimate.

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Have you and your partner made any really big purchases together?
A few decent investments, yes.
We have a home.
Not really.
We have a pet.

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Would you ever consider bringing a third person into the bedroom?
We already have.
We could talk about it.
Not at all
I don't think that's for us.

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Do you ever find yourself getting sick of your partner being around?
Hasn't happened yet.
Never!
If we feel we need space, we give ourselves space. It works well.
If it happens, we talk about it.

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What do you like to do together to celebrate an anniversary?
We like to get sexy.
A romantic evening
We'll probably have dinner.
A party seems fun.

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