Are you a love junkie?



Are you hooked on love? Do you find the excitement of a new affair irresistible? Does your heart quicken and your skin tingle when you meet someone new and thrilling?

But does your love fade as soon as the conquest is complete? Does each new love affair turn into nothing more than a brief infatuation? If so, it may be that you are in love with love itself...you love the very thrill of being in love, rather than the person you think you are in love with!

Answer this quiz to find out whether for you love is eternal or just a passing fancy.


ARE YOU A LOVE JUNKIE?

1. How many times have you been in love:
a) once or not at all
b) between 2 and 5 times
c) between 6 and 9 times
d) 10 or more times

2. When a new relationship starts do you:
a) try to stay cool and calm until you've got to know the other person a bit better
b) get too excited to eat or sleep properly
c) feel fairly excited

3. If a relationship doesn't work do you:
a) feel terribly depressed for weeks, maybe months
b) shrug your shoulders and just get on with life
c) feel upset for a while but soon get over it

4. How many sexual partners have you had:
a) one or none at all
b) between 2 and 5
c) between 6 and 9
d) between 10 and 20
e) more than 20

5. At a party do you:
a) talk to everyone and love being the centre of attention
b) usually stay with a few people you know
c) feel too shy to mingle, and usually stay on your own

6. If you had to spend six months on a desert island by yourself would you:
a) enjoy it and cope very well
b) go crazy without company
c) probably survive but not enjoy it

7. When you were small did your parents:
a) hardly ever showed that they loved you
b) always showed their love for you and gave you lots of kisses and hugs
c) occasionally showed that they loved you

8. Do you eat chocolate:
a) never
b) hardly ever
c) occasionally
d) often
e) in huge quantities

9. How jealous or possessive are you:
a) extremely
b) fairly
c) hardly at all

10. When you fall in love do you:
a) keep it to yourself
b) just tell a few close friends
c) tell absolutely everyone

11. Have you ever fallen in love with someone whom your friends and relatives considered completely unsuitable:
a) yes, often
b) yes, once or twice
c) no, never

12. Have you ever been infatuated by a film star or pop star:
a) no, never
b) yes, once or twice
c) yes, often

13. Do you believe in love at first sight:
a) yes
b) no

14. Which of these is most important in a relationship - choose one:
a) sex
b) love
c) friendship

15. Have you ever wrecked a relationship by being too clinging or demanding:
a) yes, often
b) yes, once or twice
c) no, never

16. When you meet someone new do you:
a) tend to see only their good points at first
b) tend to see only their bad points at first
c) see a mixture of good and bad points

17. Do you consider a steady, long-term relationship to be:
a) boring
b) essential for your happiness
c) neither boring nor essential

18. Do you think you can be sexually faithful to one partner for the rest of your life:
a) yes
b) no

19. Do you enjoy reading romantic stories or watching romantic films: a) occasionally
b) all the time
c) never

20. What is the most important thing in your life:
a) money
b) good health
c) being in love
d) success at work
e) anything else

21. Do you find that being in love:
a) gives you a tremendous `high'
b) makes you feel good
c) is pleasant
d) is a real pain.


NOW CHECK YOUR SCORE
1). a = 1, b = 2, c = 3, d = 4
2). a = 1, b = 3, c = 2
3). a = 3, b = 1, c = 2
4). a = 1, b = 2, c = 3, d = 4, e = 5
5). a = 3, b = 2, c = 1
6). a = 1, b = 3, c = 2
7). a = 3, b = 1, c = 2
8). a = 1, b = 2, c = 3, d = 4, e = 5
9). a = 3, b = 2, c = 1
10). a = 1, b = 2, c = 3
11). a = 3, b = 2, c = 1
12). a = 1, b = 2, c = 3
13). a = 4, b = 0
14). a = 1, b = 3, c = 1
15). a = 3, b = 2, c = 1
16). a = 3, b = 1, c = 2
17). a = 3, b = 1, c = 2
18). a = 0, b = 2
19). a = 2, b = 3, c = 1
20). a = 1, b = 1, c = 4, d = 1
21). a = 4, b = 3, c = 2, d = 1


If you scored between 55 and 70
You are a real love addict. Love makes your life worth living. You are constantly falling in love - but it never lasts. The problem is that you are in love with being in love. Each new conquest soon becomes dull and mundane. You run away from stable, long-term relationships and prefer the thrill of the chase and the tingle of excitement you get when a new affair begins. Your relationships are often totally inappropriate - and doomed from the start. Your enemies describe you as sex mad but sex isn't what you are after... what you need is love!

If you scored between 35 and 55
You enjoy being in love - it gives you a great `kick'. But you have to struggle quite hard to maintain long-term relationships. You are by no means immune to temptation and at heart you are an incurable romantic. You like being loved as much as you like being in love and you enjoy getting attention from the one who has captured your heart. You love praise and admiration and you're a sucker for anyone with a silver tongue and a good line in flattery.

If you scored between 20 and 35
When you fall in love it is forever. Long after the first flush of excitement has passed from a relationship you still enjoy the quiet comfort of being `in love'. You enjoy the companionship, the friendship, the support and the deep affection that is, for you, the essence of true love.


Copyright Vernon Coleman 2003