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Do You Date Smart?

Do You Date Smart?

by Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D.

Find out whether you're searching for love in all the right ways.

After a date, you often feel disappointed or exhausted.
1 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

After you've gone on three or more dates with a guy, you:
2 of 7 questions

Option A

Look forward to the next date.

Option B

Start wondering whether he may be "the one."

Option C

Ask him where he thinks the relationship is going.

Option D

Tell him that you'd like him to stop seeing other people.

The men you date tend to be:
3 of 7 questions

Option A

Carbon copies of your high school or college boyfriend.

Option B

Basically the same — with similar jobs, backgrounds and interests.

Option C

Different in appearance but similar in personality.

Option D

A hodgepodge of different types.

What is the primary reason you date?
4 of 7 questions

Option A

So you don't sit home alone on the weekend!

Option B

To find a husband.

Option C

To have fun and find out more about what you want.

Option D

For sex, of course!

When weighing an invitation to a date, you:
5 of 7 questions

Option A

Keep an open mind — you go out with almost anyone who asks you.

Option B

Make sure the guy has certain qualities that are important to you.

Option C

Assess whether the guy fits your ideal in appearance and personality.

Option D

Rarely say yes. Everyone you've dated has had some major flaw.

You love to date "bad boys" or guys who don't have long-term potential.
6 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

When you get ready for an evening out with a new man, you:
7 of 7 questions

Option A

Feel anxious but don't show it.

Option B

Feel anxious and often show it: You sweat a lot or get kind of shaky.

Option C

It's not until the date itself that you get excited or anxious.

Option D

Feel good. You usually have a fun time, even if he's not right for you.