What kind of romantic are you?

 

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”
John Joseph Powell, The Secret of Staying in Love

“I was suffering the easily foreseeable consequences. Addiction is the hallmark of every infatuation-based love story. It all begins when the object of your adoration bestows upon you a heady, hallucinogenic dose of something you never dared to admit you wanted-an emotional speedball, perhaps, of thunderous love and roiling excitement. Soon you start craving that intense attention, with a hungry obsession of any junkie. When the drug is witheld, you promptly turn sick, crazy, and depleted (not to mention resentful of the dealer who encouraged this addiction in the first place but now refuses to pony up the good stuff anymore– despite the fact that you know he has it hidden somewhere, goddamn it, because he used to give it to you for free). Next stage finds you skinny and shaking in a corner, certain only that you would sell your soul or rob your neighbors just to have ‘that thing’ even one more time. Meanwhile, the object of your adoration has now become repulsed by you. He looks at you like you’re someone he’s never met before, much less someone he once loved with high passion. The irony is,you can hardly blame him. I mean, check yourself out. You’re a pathetic mess,unrecognizable even to your own eyes. So that’s it. You have now reached infatuation’s final destination– the complete and merciless devaluation of self.” – pg 20-21”
Elizabeth Gilbert Sputnik Sweetheart

“Of course it hurt that we could never love each other in a physical way. We would have been far more happy if we had. But that was like the tides, the change of seasons–something immutable, an immovable destiny we could never alter. No matter how cleverly we might shelter it, our delicate friendship wasn’t going to last forever. We were bound to reach a dead end. That was painfully clear.”
Haruki Murakami, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

“I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wise Man’s Fear

“nothing in this world was more difficult than love.”
Gabriel García Márquez The Goddess Test

“Books are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to find.”
Patrick Rothfuss, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

“I care,” he said in a trembling voice. “I care so much that I do not know how to tell you without it seeming inconsequential compared to how I feel. Even if I am distant at times and seem as if I do not want to be with you, it is only because this scares me, too.”
Aimee Carter, The Indigo Spell

“Don’t leave a piece of jewelry at his house so you can go back and get it later; he may be with his real girlfriend.”
Amy Sedaris, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment

“Because I can’t help doing it,” he said with a shrug. “And hey, if I keep loving you, maybe you’ll eventually crack and love me too. Hell, I’m pretty sure you’re already half in love with me.”
Richelle Mead, Rules of Attraction

“All I’m telling you to do is to be smart about it. Know that if this man isn’t looking for a serious relationship, you’re not going to change his mind just because you two are going on dates and being intimate. You could be the most perfect woman on the Lord’s green earth-you’re capable of interesting conversation, you cook a mean breakfast, you hand out backrubs like sandwiches, you’re independent (which means, to him, that you’re not going to be in his pockets)-but if he’s not ready for a serious relationship, he going to treat you like sports fish.”
Steve Harvey, Emma

“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.”
Shannon L. Alder I Wrote This For You

“We kiss all the time.” I clear my throat, then add, “We just…do it in private.”
Simone Elkeles, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.”
Jane Austen, Max

“You’re just another story I can’t tell anymore.”
pleasefindthis, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“He could totally be your boyfriend,” [Angel] went on with annoying persistance. “You guys could get married. I could be like a junior bridesmaid. Total could be your flower dog.”
James Patterson, Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life

“Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer The English Patient

“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.”
Mandy Hale, Letters to a Young Poet

“A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement”
Jess C Scott Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

“How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.”
Steve Maraboli, Wicked Lovely

“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”
Shannon L. Alder All About Love: New Visions

“We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.”
Cornel West, Warbreaker

“We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves.
Michael Ondaatje, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn’t exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    It’s Friday night. You and your date have nothing to do. You decide to…

    • head back to your place for surprises
    • catch a performance of ‘The Magic Flute’
    • stay in the car
    • movie, but no dinner
  • Question of

    How much would you be willing to pay?

    • 15 dollars for concert tickets
    • Are you kidding me?
    • 21 for popcorn and a dinner table later on
    • You hope she pays
  • Question of

    At midnight you arrive home? What next?

    • go into the bedroom for more
    • just sit on the couch and cuddle; maybe watch TV
    • write a song for her on your guitar (or bass, in other cases)
    • thank your date for a wonderful night
  • Question of

    It’s the next morning and your partner has spent the night. What do you and your date do next?

    • Watch he sun come up and paint a picture
    • You know what you want.
    • You left your date behind last night.
    • More snuggling
  • Question of

    Your date calls you back. She wants to see you again. You…

    • don’t really do anything
    • recite poetry over the phone
    • think what she’ll be wearing
    • listen to her speak
  • Question of

    You two dance long into the night. Your song is…

    • ‘Dear Diary’ by M2M
    • ‘Dirty’ by Christina Aguilera
    • ‘I Don’t Sleep, I Dream’ by R.E.M.
    • ‘Sweet Thing’ by Van Morrison
  • Question of

    You describe your date as..

    • you don’t answer right away
    • pure beauty, flowing
    • great in bed
    • nice, not too bad
  • Question of

    To impress your date, you…

    • paint a picture in her likeness
    • show off your muscles and your 5% body fat
    • invite her for coffee
    • stand there wanting her to act first
  • Question of

    You describe your date as…

    • curvaceous, gorgeous
    • hot as the sun
    • unsure
    • reserved, kind
  • Question of

    Ten years from now, you and your date are…

    • married, but with the occasional quiet stare
    • married and enjoying many beautiful memories
    • done after two weeks
    • unsure because you lost touch
  • Question of

    Where did you two meet?

    • At a party
    • At a restaurant
    • At work
    • On vacation
  • Question of

    How would you describe your relationship?

    • Fairytale
    • Adventurous
    • Passionate
    • Deep
  • Question of

    What word best describes your significant other?

    • Funny
    • Brave
    • Sexy
    • Stubborn
  • Question of

    What is the most important thing in a relationship?

    • Compatibility
    • Communication
    • Respect
    • Trust
  • Question of

    Do you fall in love easily?

    • Definitely
    • No
    • Yes
    • Depends
  • Question of

    The perfect date for you would be:

    • Going to a new museum or bar
    • Ordering takeout and spending the night in bed
    • Going to a new restaurant
    • Going hiking
  • Question of

    Which of these pet names would you call your other half?

    • Baby
    • Love
    • Honey
    • Pumpkin
  • Question of

    Do you two want children?

    • Yes
    • Not on our radar yet
    • No
    • You mean more?
  • Question of

    Do you want to get married?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Absolutely
    • Maybe
  • Question of

    25 years from now, you would like:

    • To be married with kids (and hopefully grandkids)
    • To be traveling the world with my love
    • To have a very active sex life
    • To live a quiet and simple life with my significant other

Are you romantic?

What type of lover are you? (For people in relationships)