Which Presidential Couple Are You and Your Significant Other?

By: Zoe Samuel

Which Presidential Couple Are You and Your Significant Other?
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About This Quiz

While America's presidents have varied in their tastes, policies, preferences, personalities and more, one thing all but one of them had in common that they were married when they took office. The formalizing of the role of first lady goes right back to the beginning, when the president's wife was expected to be involved in ceremonial duties and also in supporting their husband in executing his position.

Not all presidential couples were equally high profile, and not all first ladies were equally involved. Indeed, there have certainly been marriages that were wracked by infidelity, distrust and even active dislike. However other first couples were clearly deeply in love, such as Barack and Michelle Obama, while others were clearly very much on a team together even if not one necessarily united by romance, such as Eleanor and Franklin D Roosevelt. Others were complex, like John and Abigail Adams, who loved one another but faced long periods apart, family troubles, and the sheer impracticality of maintaining family life while trying to run a vast country without access to a car. None were as glamorous as John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie, who were held up as an American royal family and celebrated for a marriage that, under the surface, was roiled by deceit and misery. So tell us about your relationship, and we'll figure out which of these couples you are most like!

Are you educational equals?
Yes
One is slightly more educated.
We are as close as you can get given the resources available at the time.
One is quite a bit more, but we are equally smart.

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How about financial equals?
One earns a little more but only by choice.
We pool everything so we can't say.
One earns a lot more, by culture.
We both come from money, so yes.

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What brought you together?
True love
Ambition
Society
A shared mission

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What keeps you together now?
True love
A shared mission
Love and inertia
Fortunately one of us passed before we had to deal with that.

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Do people envy your relationship?
Yes, more than is entirely sane.
Less than they probably should.
People certainly respect it but do not envy it.
I do not think so.

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Do you make each other better, morally speaking?
Yes
LOL no, we enable each other.
One makes the other better.
We do not affect each other much that way.

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Do you challenge one another's preconceptions?
Yes, but we mostly agree.
Yes, one of us has better ideas.
Yes, but carefully as the less powerful one has the better ideas.
Yes, but not always successfully.

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Are you still doting on each other?
Yes, totally - it's sickening (tee hee!)
In our own twisted way, sure.
A little
Nope

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Do you love to dance together?
Yes! We look good, too.
We try, but one of us is a little sick now.
We're not really dancers.
Sadly health issues meant we never could.

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Have you ever seen each other through major health trouble?
No thank goodness, we are very blessed.
Yes, briefly.
No, but we have endured having a sick child.
Yes, ongoing.

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Have you had to protect them from horrific outside attacks?
Constantly, yes.
Yes, to a degree that is absolutely unhinged.
Yes, but mercifully it comes and goes.
I make sure they don't even hear about a lot of it.

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Did you believe in their cause before you met, or adopt it later as your own?
We came to it together after meeting.
We both believed before.
One of us believed, the other adopted.
We both had a vague idea of belief but honed it together.

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How glamorous are you together?
Extremely
Moderately
One of us is, the other not.
We have a certain presence.

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Is one of you more charismatic?
No, we are both very charismatic.
Yes, one is much more.
One is a little more.
We are both somewhat charismatic.

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Is there a major future potential earnings disparity?
Yes, a rather unfair one, but we both could do great.
It's about the same.
Yes, it is entirely one-sided.
Widowhood makes that point rather moot.

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How social are you?
Highly
Fairly
Not very
We do what is expected of us.

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Do you ever just hang out at home?
Yes, but we insist on telling people about it because we are just so cool.
Not really
We have a farm where we do that sometimes.
We usually entertain.

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How many kids do you want/have (as applicable)?
Two
One
Six
Five

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Do you share a lot about your relationship in public?
More than we should, probably.
Somewhat, but it's not all true.
Less than we should, probably.
Very little, which is a good idea.

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Would you be willing to be away from your kids for a long time for your work?
Ideally not
One at a time, yes
Sure, together
Occasionally

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What dog do you have?
Portuguese water dog
Labrador
Mutt
Scottish terrier

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Do you worry a lot about your legacy?
Obsessively
Yes, very much
No, it's mostly great.
It's definitely brilliant and totally deserved.

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Are you a controversial couple?
Not in and of ourselves, no.
Yes, more than we expected.
No, we're pretty much "what you see is what you get."
Secretly, yes.

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If you have an enemy, is that automatically also your boo's enemy?
Yes, I will support my boo's decision.
Yes, I will crush any enemy of my boo.
I try to talk my boo down first.
No, unless they need help.

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Do people like one of you more than the other?
No, we are both very popular.
Yes, the more powerful is more popular.
Yes, the less powerful is more popular.
We are both unpopular in some quarters and popular in others.

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Have you ever stayed together for appearances?
We had a bad patch but it was a long time ago and is resolved.
Yes, but we actually also like each other.
More for want of an alternative than appearances exactly.
For a long time, yes.

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Have you ever had an open relationship?
Absolutely not and I would kill them if they suggested it - and anyway there's no need since we are all over each other.
Yes, it's been understood from the start.
No, we are faithful and frankly not very sexual.
Yes, we came to it later.

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Does one of you have a skeleton in your closet that the other somehow gets blamed for?
A little, sometimes.
Yes, more than one.
Not really
We managed to avoid it even though there is a skeleton.

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Do you have any joint skeletons in your closet?
A bunch but we hide them well.
We have a whole vault-full.
Not really, people know what's up with us.
We had one or two.

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How religious are you?
More than people think.
We're Methodists but not the most devout.
Pretty devout
Borderline atheists, but don't tell anyone.

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