How's Your Relationship Going Quiz

Take the quiz to find out how the whole girl-guy thing is going for you. Keep track of your answers as you go.

1. You’re absolutely, positively in love with your girlfriend and don’t want to be with anyone but her.

2. You can’t get a date. You figure there must be something wrong with you.

3. Your girlfriend asked you to go with her to a party this weekend. She knows you and your Dad are scheduled to leave Friday for a camping trip, but she wants you to go with her anyway. You say okay because she’s more important than anything else in your life.

4. The only girls interested in you are the ones no one else wants to go out with. You don’t think you’re handsome enough to go out with a pretty girl.

5. You were out with your friends and ran into that new girl from school. She was flirting with you and asked you to a dance in her old neighborhood. You figured your girlfriend wouldn’t find out so you said okay.

The answers:
Read on if you answered “ME” to any of the questions.

1. Look around. You can probably count on one hand the number of steady couples who’ve been together more than a month. The point is that girlfriends will come and go in your life. Good friends - guys and girls - will always be there for you. Don’t be a guy who gets a girlfriend and his friends never hear from him again - until they break up, that is. Find time for your new girlfriend and your old friends.

2. First off, there’s nothing wrong with you. Don’t judge yourself by the number of girls that are interested in you. What’s important is that you be you: a nice guy with real character. So be patient. If they haven’t yet, the girls will notice you soon enough. Guaranteed.

3. Think about it. It’s not fair for your girlfriend to demand that you give up the camping trip with your Dad so you can attend a party with her. If something really important and unexpected had come up, like a funeral, then that would be different. But, a last-minute party? The camping trip was planned weeks ago, and she’s known about it from the beginning. It’s hard to keep your self-respect when you allow yourself to be manipulated. Instead, take a stand. When all is said and done, your girlfriend will respect you more for being true to yourself than for going to the party with her.

4. First things first. You’re being too hard on yourself. Who’s handsome and who’s not depends on who’s doing the looking. Guys look different because different looks appeal to different girls. Think about how boring it would be if we all looked the same. How you act and feel inside is what makes you appealing to girls. Don’t buy in to the Hollywood movie version of who’s handsome and who’s not. Or for that matter, which girl is pretty and which is not.

5. Trust is what makes relationships work. And to have trust, you have to be honest. If you’ve been thinking about breaking up with your girlfriend, this isn’t the way to do it. Be honest with her first, and then go out with the new girl. If you plan on staying with your girlfriend and you’re going out with the new girl just for fun, you need to grow up. It sounds like you’re not ready to have a steady girlfriend.

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