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Is it true love or just convenience?
Hindustan Times
New Delhi, May 17, 2012
First Published: 16:50 IST(17/5/2012)
Last Updated: 12:22 IST(19/5/2012)
A happy couple (Representational Pic)

Is it true love or just convenience?
Finding out if you’re truly in love or not is scary, specially when it comes to commitment. Take this quiz to clear the air

1. While talking to your partner:
A. You can easily reveal whatever comes to your mind
B. You are constantly editing your speech
C. Apart from a few secrets everything else has been said

2. You think of your partner and:
A. Wonder what can be done to make them attractive
B. You desperately want to make out 
C. Feel grateful that at least you are not alone

3. When away from your partner you:
A. Are sad and depressed
B. Relieved that you can date others
C. Slip into fond memories of good times both of you had 

4. Sex with your partner:
A. Is rocking 
B. Well, quite satisfying
C. Is sex, a biological necessity

Pulkit Sharma, clinical psychologist. You can reach him at info@thepsychologistindia.com

 
5. Whenever you meet a hot guy or girl you:
A. Are struggling to control your instincts
B. Try your luck
C. Find them hot, but your partner is unrivalled

6. Your friend often says:
A. You and your partner are made for each other
B. Your partner is quite good
C. Oh, let me introduce you to this person who just broke off from his/her partner

7. Your thoughts and feelings about your partner:
A. Are mostly good and stable
B. Change at quite a pace
C. Do not matter as there are better things to do

8. When both of you are together:
A. At times it gets boring
B. You need to put up a plan in order to enjoy
C. No matter where you go or what you do it is fun

9. This relationship has made you feel:
A. Special and confident about yourself 
B. Your partner is an angel
C. Nothing so special

10. True love:
A. Must be wonderful
B. Is a filmi myth
C. Is like between my partner and me

Scoring key:
1.    A=3, B=1, C=2      2.  A=2, B=3, C=1     3.  A=2, B=1, C=3     4.  A=3, B=2, C=1    5.  A=2, B=1, C=3 
6.   A=3, B=2, C=1      7.  A=3, B=2, C=1     8.  A=1, B=2, C=3      9.  A=3, B=2, C=1    10. A=2, B=1, C=3

*23-30: Well, this is it. Congratulations, you’re in true love. If you are committed then obviously you will hold on to it and if not then do it now. Stay blessed!
* 14-22: Although you feel satisfied with your partner, there is something lacking. Either your partner is not the kind of person you want, or you are scared of attachment are holding yourself back. Understand yourself and this person better before making a commitment. 
* 10-13: This seems to be sheer convenience. Hopefully, you know that and there are no strings attached, otherwise there could be emotional mess for both of you. Avoid emotional harm.


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