(What’s your datability and how do you rate on this two question quiz?)
Every month, magazines like Maxim and Cosmopolitan make up arbitrary relationship quizzes. Here’s one that only has two questions. How do you score?
Rate your physical appearance on a scale from 1-10 after answering the following questions:
- Are you in good shape?
- How good do you look naked?
- How often do you go to the gym?
- What’s your diet regimen?
- How tall are you?
- How confident are you in front of strangers?
- How much do you pay attention to your grooming every day?
- How stylish are you?
- How old are you?
- Do you have good posture?
Score your Looks from (0-10):_______
Rate your personality on a scale from 1-10 after answering the following questions:
- How fun/engaging are you (what would a stranger say about you if they only met you for five minutes)?
- What do you do for a living?
- How cultured are you (food, arts, travel, etc.)?
- How financially secure are you?
- How entertaining are you as a public speaker?
- Do you have a sense of humor?
- How adventurous are you?
- What’s your social status?
Score your Personality from (0-10):_______
Follow this formula:
(Looks + Personality) divided by 2 = X
X – 1 = Your score
Which category are you?
(SCORE: 8 – 10) Hugh Jackman and Heidi Klum
You are the elite cream of the crop. Men and women are drawn to you and also stare at you in public. You’re smart enough to know that you’ve hit the genetic lottery, but you also know, a lot of your success is from hard work. You go to the gym six times a week and have a super strict diet that allows you to look this good. You’ve worked on your self mentally and physically, more than most people on that planet, and the results show. People are drawn to your because of your looks, but your charisma is what has the staying power. The problem? It’s lonely up there at the top. You’re looking for someone that works as hard as you do when it comes to bettering yourself. You also have an engaging personality, so you’re not going to want to date someone that’s boring. It’s slim pickings up there, so what do you do? Do you settle, or do you wait for “the one”? It ain’t always easy at the top is it?
(SCORE: 4 – 7) John Stewart and Anne Hathaway
Congratulations, you’re average and have proven the theory of the bell curve perfectly. The good news is, you have the widest dating options out of any other category because by definition, there’s more average out there than anything else. No one likes to think they’re average, but most of us are, and that’s not a bad thing. The upside is, you can always work on yourself to bump up a couple digits. Of course it’s going to take a couple years of dedication to advance off the plateau, but if you want it enough, you can do it. You have the most flexibility out of any category.
(SCORE: 1-3) Rosie O’Donnell and Ron Jeremy
Memorize a joke book and call a plastic surgeon.
So how did you score? Hopefully there wasn’t a huge discrepancy between your two numbers. By definition, most of us are “average,” and that’s completely OK. But if you’re not OK with it, the good news is, with a lot of hard work you can change almost anything. If that’s not something you’re willing to do, then be honest with yourself. Contrary to Kevin James’ movies, the Victoria’s Secret model isn’t going to talk to you if you’re an overweight boring slob that lives in his Mom’s basement (the same goes for women pining for Ryan Gosling). Of course, everyone wants to date a Jackman or a Klum, but they don’t necessarily want to date you. So take an honest assessment of yourself, and figure out what you want from you, and from another.
There’s someone out there for every one, so you have to figure out how much sacrifice you’re willing to make, to get what you want.
[Photo: Greenwich Village, New York in the fall of 2008.]