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Do You Need Love or maybe just a Pet?

Lately, you are feeling the pangs of loneliness a little more sharply, more intensely. This, in turn, has sparked some big questions to cross your mind:

Am I truly looking for love? Do I want to share my life with someone? Am I done being alone? Is any of this real, or should I just go and buy a fish?

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It might seem flippant, but at various stages in all our lives we often require different things. One period might be a more personal, selfish one vs. another time in which we are more giving and open to sharing and growing our sense of being. Another might be more material in nature, all income-and-buying stuff. Or maybe we are just in a holding pattern, trying to get a general sense of where to go next.

Knowing that more than 50% of marriages end in divorce is reason enough to take things a little slower. Better to ask yourself a few good questions before signing up for a long-term anything—dog or cat included.

Thankfully, here is a sparklingly fresh, personally tailored quiz from BELLA that provides exactly what the doctor (not a real doctor!) ordered. Is it the final word on all your needs? Of course not, but it might be enlightening–and even a little fun too.

Circle all your answers and add up the score at the end. Your personal truth will be revealed soon after!

1 When you sit down at night to watch TV, do you generally find yourself…

2 Watching the news, you sometimes start…

3 On the street, you see a very attractive person walking an absolutely adorable dog. Do you…

4 When shopping at the grocery store you look down to the bottom of the shopping cart and wonder…

5 When you step on a scale do you find yourself…

6 You see a cute potted plant. The first thing you think is…

7 Which movie would you enjoy the most?

8 When you hear a dog barking incessantly, your first thought is…

9 When it comes to cliches about love, your favorite (of these four) is…

10 When you decide to complain about something, you mostly want…

11 The best part about traveling…

12 When preparing a meal, do you…

13 When you see Mickey Mouse, do you…

Add up your answers.

If you scored…

79-104: You are truly on a quest for love. Keep going! It’s worth the effort.

53-78: You should probably focus on getting a pet vs. diving into a full-on relationship. It will be far more rewarding and manageable for you at this time.

< 50: The best thing for you might be to keep on enjoying the life you already have with yourself. Not everyone was built to partner up, let alone carry on a relationship likely doomed to failure. Clearly, you are happy just the way you are. Things may change down the road, but for now, kudos on being 100% absolutely true to you!

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