How realistic are your expectations about love and relationships? Take the quiz to find out. Are you a Dreamer, Idealist, Realist, or Expert?  

I recently created this quiz for Channel 4 in the UK to correspond with a TV program premiering this week. What’s unique about this short quiz is that all answers are based on relationship science and come with explanations. My aim and mission with the quiz is to help educate in particular a younger television audience about love and relationships as much as is possible within this limited context.


Real-time data allows you to compare your answers to others. At some point in the future I will return and discuss the answers fully here. In the meantime, take the quiz and repost your score on your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Enjoy!

Copyright © 2012 Bjarne M. Holmes. All rights reserved. 

About the author: Dr. Bjarne Holmes is Associate Professor and the Program Director for Psychology atChamplain College in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. His research focuses on attachment, well-being, health, relationship attitudes and beliefs, and the role of media influence on social identity in young adults. Dr. Holmes is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships and he produces the journal's podcast series,"Relationship Matters" (download the podcasts for free here). He's also a regular contributor to the web pageScience of Relationships (read his articles here). Dr. Holmes is available for media interviews, expert commentary, or consulting.

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