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Am I Ready for a Relationship Quiz

Looking for a relationship? It's hard to know when you're ready to move from friendship to the next level. To help you decide, try taking this quiz.

What is the difference between friendship and dating?

Friendship is a relationship in which you have things in common, but you aren't romantically involved. Dating is a relationship in which one of the two people is romantically interested in the other and wants to date them.

Friends can also date partners who are not romantically involved with each other. You might want to know if this person is someone you would want to date before getting into a romantic relationship with them, or even before you go on your first date together.

If the person has a long-term goal of being with that person for life and doesn't want to be just friends, it's time to consider dating them.

The pros and cons of taking this quiz


  • You'll know if you're ready for a relationship
  • You'll get a better understanding of what it means to date someone
  • You'll be able to see if your idea of dating is too different from your friends'
  • You'll be able to see where you stand with each result


  • It may not provide all the answers that you're looking for

All the questions

1. If this person called you right now saying that they needed you, what would you do?

  1. I would ask them if they were okay over the phone, but I couldn't bring myself to leave my life behind for theirs. It just wouldn't be possible for me to do it!
  2. I would drop everything in my life and rush to their side with no questions asked! I love them that much!

2. Would you go out of your way to help this person?

  1. I would do just about anything!
  2. No, I would never put myself in harm's way for someone else. Besides, what good does it do to help people who don't appreciate it?

3. Do you feel like you need this person to be happy?

  1. No, I can be just as happy without this person in my life. They are really significant to me, but they aren't the only thing that makes me happy by any means
  2. Yes, I don't know what I would do if they weren't in my life. I'm so used to having them around that I can't imagine going a day without them being there for me

4. Do you have anything in common with this person?

  1. Yes, but only one or two things in common that come up occasionally during conversation
  2. Yes, we have lots of things in common and spend a lot of time talking about those things
  3. No, there is nothing in common between us at all, and it's hard for us to find anything to talk about together

5. Have you ever had a partner?

  1. Yes, I've had this happen many times.
  2. No, I've never had this happen to me.

6. Do you enjoy spending time with this person?

  1. Yes, but only if we are doing something that I'm interested in or care about
  2. Yes, I love being around them and experience a lot of positive emotions when we're together! We have so much fun together, and it's easy to feel happy around them
  3. No way! I don't want to spend any time with this person at all

7. If this person were to get into a fight, what would you do?

  1. I would throw myself in the middle and try to break up the fight. I couldn't stand by and watch them get hurt!
  2. I wouldn't get involved. They are big boys/girls, and they can fight their own battles!

8. Do you ever think about how you would feel if this person didn't exist in your life anymore?

  1. Yes, often
  2. No way

9. Are you attracted to this person?

  1. Yes, we have a great connection, and it is obvious that we are attracted to each other
  2. No, there is no connection between us, and we have no chemistry together

10. Do you enjoy their company?

  1. Yes, but I only like being with them sometimes
  2. Yes, I enjoy being with them and would rather be with them than anyone else
  3. No, I don't enjoy their company at all

11. Are you able to picture yourself spending the rest of your life with this person?

  1. Yes, I can picture it very clearly
  2. Yes, but I can't do it without knowing that they are the one for me, too
  3. No, I don't think about these things at all

12. If you had to choose between this person and everything else in your life, what would you choose? Would you rather be with this person than have all your wildest dreams come true?

  1. No way! There's no way that I would decide this person over everything else in my life, even if it meant having my wildest dreams come true
  2. Yes, I could never give up my relationship with this person for anything. This is the most important thing in my life, and without them, I could never be truly happy
  3. I would give up on this relationship in a heartbeat if it meant I could have everything else that I've ever wanted

13. Do you want a relationship with this person?

  1. Yes, but only if they want to be with me too
  2. Yes, I definitely want to be with them
  3. No way! I'm not interested in them at all!

14. Would you trust this person with your life?

  1. I already do! I know that they would do everything in their power to keep me safe and happy, even if it meant putting their own life on the line
  2. No, there are too many things that I don't like about this person for me to ever trust them with my life!

15. Are you able to picture yourself spending time with this person outside of work/school?

  1. Yes, we spend a lot of time together outside our usual environment, and it feels very natural to do so
  2. No way! We have nothing in common outside of work/school, and don't even have enough in common to talk about during our free time together!
  3. Yes, we spend a lot of time together outside our usual environment, and it feels very natural to do so

16. Do you think this person is the one for you?

  1. No, I don't think so at all
  2. Yes, there is no doubt in my mind that this person is the one for me!

17. Is this person the first person you think of when you wake up in the morning and the last person you think of before you fall asleep at night?

  1. No, there are other people that I think about more than them when I'm going to bed or getting up in the morning. They are important to me, but they aren't the most important thing in my life by any means.
  2. Yes, they are completely engrained in my every thought. I can't imagine what my life would be like without them