Can We Guess When You will Get Married From Your Relationship Rules?

RELATIONSHIPS

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

Is online dating still weird?

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What must a person's opening line include or exclude?

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In what place is it never appropriate to hit on a stranger?

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Who should make the first phone call?

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Should the guy have to pay on the first date?

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Some say it's not a date unless there's food; do you agree?

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Should you ever go on a date with a person you're not into?

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Do you have to wax for a date?

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If you have sex on the first date, is the relationship doomed?

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How long after the first date should contact be made?

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Should the guy walk on the street side of the sidewalk?

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If you don't have sex before the fifth date, is the relationship doomed?

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Should each party have to show their full medical history before having sex?

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Should the man have had more partners?

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Is it OK to lie about things on your dating profile?

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What should you never discuss on the first date?

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What should you always discuss before you're exclusive?

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Is it too early to say "I love you" after a couple weeks?

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When should a woman let a man see her without makeup?

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Is it OK to meet the parents before you sleep together?

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If your dog doesn't like them, is the relationship doomed?

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Does it matter who makes more money?

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What disagreement is an instant dealbreaker?

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Is cohabiting a good or bad idea if the goal is marriage?

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Should you ever give an ultimatum?

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Is it cheating to go to a strip club?

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Is it the woman's job to civilize the man?

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Should you assume that someone with plain food tastes is boring in bed?

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What's one of the most important shared values?

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What's the most important quality in a partner?

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About This Quiz

Surveys consistently show that the majority of people in the modern United States hold marriage as the gold standard of a relationship. Whether you're religious or an atheist, whether you're young or old, whether you're an immigrant or native-born, you probably lean toward the idea that marriage is the end-state that a serious relationship will eventually reach. 

Even people who personally see no value in it - or who even think it's a relic of a bygone cultural age - can appreciate the idea of tax benefits, medical next-of-kin privileges, and the other hundreds of rights that you can only access by signing that little piece of paper. Indeed, you don't even need to appreciate the legal upside to like the idea of making a public commitment and inviting all of your friends and family to publicly commit to supporting it.

Still, even with broad agreement that marriage is a great place to get to, how people get there is enormously idiosyncratic. Billions of dollars are spent every year on books, seminars, courses, and therapy to help people figure out how to better navigate the course of true love. The truth is that there is no single right answer - but there may be an answer that you like the sound of, for now at least. What answer you pick will certainly affect how soon you'll find your way to the altar. Let's get started.

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