(FeatureSource) - Are you an experienced romantic or do you
still have a long way to go? Take this quiz from Liya Lev Oertel's book "52
Romantic Evenings" (Meadowbrook Press) and find out how you rate on the romance
scale! Each question might have more than one correct answer.
1. A romantic gesture or gift should be:
a. Thoughtful and flattering.
Creative and personal.
d. Anything that earns you bonus miles.
You are only romantic when you:
a. Are sorry about forgetting your anniversary,
b. Want to make your sweetie feel special.
c. Want to finally go "all the
d. Need to pave the way for buying that new stereo system you absolutely
3. A place is romantic if it has:
a. A year-long waiting list to get
b. Plenty of large-screen TV sets and cold beer on tap.
c. An atmosphere
where you enjoy each other's company.
d. That special subtle fragrance of
bowling shoes and sweat.
4. You need romance if you:
a. Want to impress your date.
b. Are still
childless and so have the time and energy.
c. Have grown children and maybe even
d. All of the above, plus everybody else who has a pulse.
5. Which flower do you think is the most romantic?
a. roses, even if she is
b. daisies, her favorite
c. anything under $10
d. Chia pet shaped like
a teddy bear
6. What sense should probably not be used for romantic purposes?
a. sense of
c. sense of duty
d. sense of humor
7. Which scents are
considered seductive and even aphrodisiac?
b. "new car"
d. Old Spice
8. When you sit with your honey next to a crackling fire, you tend
to think about:
a. the huge pike you caught and pit-roasted with your buddies
your honey's sparkling eyes reflecting the dancing flames
c. all the money you
are saving by not using natural gas
d. sneaking out to get some marshmallows
Which of the following movies is not romantic?
a. "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
d. "Sleepless in Seattle"
10. When you have a few
hours to be with your sweetheart, you should:
a. get a beer and find the remote
b. check out what's playing at the local theater
c. produce a previously
chilled bottle of something sparkling, melt some chocolate, and finger-feed each
other chocolate-dipped strawberries
d. each grab a book and read in separate
Answers: 1. a and b; 2. b; 3. c; 4. d; 5. b; 6. c; 7. a and c; 8. b; 9. b;
Give yourself a point for each correct answer. How did you do?
If you scored 9-12 points: Congratulations, you should be very proud of your
romantic knowledge and, hopefully, skills. Be sure and stay the romantic
superstar you are.
If you scored 4-8 points: Things are not totally desperate on your romantic
front, but only by a thin margin. You may need help to develop your romantic
If you scored less then 4 points: Your romantic outlook is dismal. Run, don't
walk, to your nearest bookstore or computer and buy a copy of "52 Romantic
Evenings to Spice Up Your Love Life". Sounds like you really need it.
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