Does your guy have full-time date potential, or are you better off as pals?
- Your drama teacher awards you the plum role of Blanche in "A Streetcar Named DesireŁ. When you ask your boyfriend to help you rehearse your lines, he
(a) spares you a half hour between playing football and watching TV.
(b) reads all the other parts to help you learn your cues.
(c) says that if the teacher knew real talent, he`d have gotten the male lead.
- Your friend just got dumped. When you tell your sweetie you`re planning a girls` night out to lift her spirits, he says:
(a) "Just beep me if you need a ride home later.Ł
(b) "If you`d rather watch chick flicks with her than be with me, go ahead.Ł
(c) "But you`ll miss me beat my strike record at Bowling tonight!Ł
- You`re petsitting your grandma`s cat, a 20-pounder with sharp claws and an attitude to match, while Gran is off on a senior citizens` tour. When you howl for help, your guy
(a) refuses to come over. He can`t risk scratches with class pictures coming up in two weeks.
(b) helps you give the smelly cat a bath no easy feat, considering her razor nails and his major allergies.
(c) shows up two hours late, then grabs the remote and changes the channel when you were watching some favourite show!
- Unfortunately, your six-month anniversary with him coincides with your annual family reunion. You invite him to the gathering and he
(a) offers to pick up the film that you, the designated shutterbug, are supposed to bring.
(b) loads up his plate with Bhel Puri and goes off with your cousins to watch TV.
(c) barely keeps his eyes open while home movies are shown.
- Your biology class runs a few minutes late because your teacher was droning on aboutsomething. When you finally get to the cafeteria, your guy
(a) has already come, carbo-loaded and gone to hang with his teammates.
(b) offers you a bag of your favourite butterscotch cookies.
(c) says hi through a mouthful of french fries, then continues his conversation with his football buddies.
- You`ve said nothing beyond merci in your French class, and your teacher has threatened le grand F if you don`t participate. As you trek off to study hall alone, your boy says:
(a) "Sorry. I already promised to help Smitha research her paper on Civil War battlefields.Ł
(b) "I`ve got football practice this after noon. I`ll call you later.Ł
(c) "I wish you could use my two years of Hindi.Ł
- When your hard-hitting editorial on school violence makes the front page of your school newspaper, your honey
(a) proudly frames the page for you to hang on your wall.
(b) talks to the adviser, about writing his own editorial on slacking school spirit.
(c) turns silent-and surly-every time anyone congratulates you.
- You have plans with your sugar to catch Love and Basketball when your mom decides you aren`t going anywhere until your room is clean. When you call his cell, you
(a) plead, "Please wait for me at the cafâę Ł The last time you were late he split.
(b) ask, "Wait-where are you? He`s probably made other plans without telling youagain!
(c) say, "I`ll need. Another half hour.Ł You know he won`t freak if you have to catch a later show.
- You can`t ID every one of the classical jazz musician posters tacked to your beau`s bedroom wall. But you know that on his nightstand is
(a) a pic of his winning home run.
(b) the snap of you both on the roller coaster.
(c) the candid his best friend, Dave, took of you together, where your boy looks fab and your eyes are closed.
- At your friend`s Mexican fiesta, you spot your ex, ogling you over the guacamole. When he comes over, your new hombre.
(a) assumes you and he are still hot as jalapenos, and sulks the rest of the evening.
(b) waves to the cheering crowd, that is, after he breaks the pinata.
(c) lets your ex get a few words in, then leads you to the dance floor.
1. (a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 1
2. (a) 3 (b) 1 (c) 2
3. (a) 1 (b) 3 (c) 2
4. (a) 3 (b) 2 (c) 1
5. (a) 1 (b) 3 (c) 2
6. (a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 3
7. (a) 3 (b) 2 (c) 1
8. (a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 3
9. (a) 1 (b) 3 (c) 2
10. (a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 3
The Classic Steady (25 to 30 points)
You`re set to snuggle right into a mutually respectful relationship. Because your guy has good self-esteem, he`s able to appreciate you and applaud your achievements. Your boy really goes the distance, say, camping out all night for the Lou Bega tickets you wanted. So enjoy this committed guy he`s into the relationship and you.
The Sometime Boyfriend (17 to 24 points)
Although your sweetie doesn`t ask much from you, he`s not much of a giver, either. He`s only in the relationship part-time. That`s why he`ll greet you with a big grin after history class one day and barely manage a hug before homeroom the next. He might want to keep it casual or he just doesn`t realise how offhand his behaviour really is. If you`re looking for more consistency in his actions, tell your guy how you feel, and back up what you`re saying with examples of when he`s let you down. Your relationship has a good chance if he`s willing to at least meet you in the middle. If he won`t, you`ll either have to accept your part-time honey (which might be all that you really want, anyway) or explore other dating possibilities.
The Fair-Weather Friend (10 to 16 points)
Don`t be flattered by his piercing gaze he`s checking your eye for his own reflection. In this relationship, his needs are never ending, but yours barely register. Before you blame him for being self-absorbed, ask yourself why you`re even into him in the first place. It seems that the problem may not be with your guy, but with you. It might be your insecurity may lead you to put up with all these letdowns. So while he might have called you when you had the flu, ask yourself if you can forgive him for forgetting to stop by with chicken soup. Your best bet: Refocus the spotlight on yourself and relegate this guy to the status of a friend.