You’d like to think you’re a great judge of character, but for some reason, you keep ending up with losers, liars, cheaters, and ne’er-do-wells. What’s up with that? Sadly, it seems like you might be a douchebag magnet, but you’ll need to take the quiz below to know for sure.
Why did your last few relationships end?
We just grew apart and the spark faded. We're still friends, though!
They screwed me over and/or treated me like crap and they had to go!
A mix of reasons, really. Sometimes it was their fault, sometimes it was mine. Mostly theirs, though.
You start talking to a guy and find out he has a terrible reputation as a womanizer. What do you do?
Cut him loose, clearly. Ain't nobody got time for that nonsense.
Eh, it depends. I'll probably walk away but if I like him, I might wait a bit.
Ignore his reputation. I really like him and he might be different with me.
When a guy screws you over yet again, do you often find yourself wondering, "What am I doing wrong?"
Definitely not. I'm not responsible for anyone else's behavior and it's not my fault.
Sometimes. I feel like there may be a few things I could tweak here and there when dating someone new.
Every. Single. Time. Seriously, what kind of messages am I sending men in the dating world?!
How often do you ignore your gut feelings in dating?
All the time. I get in my head wondering if I'm just being paranoid and often convince myself I am.
Never. I trust my intuition and know it wouldn't lead me astray.
Eh, sometimes. I generally know I'm doing the wrong thing, but sometimes I do it anyway.
How's your self-esteem?
Great! I've worked hard on learning to love myself and can truly say I do. I know my worth and what I bring to the table for sure.
Pretty terrible, to be honest. As much as I wish it wasn't the case, I'm riddled with insecurities and really struggle to feel worthy.
So-so. I know I'm lovable, but sometimes I lose sight of that and get down on myself.
The person you're dating lies to you about something major or cheats on you. Can you forgive them?
I might forgive them, but I certainly won't forget what they did and I won't continue the relationship. I have too much self-respect for that.
Possibly. It depends on the circumstances and whether or not I really believe they're sorry/won't do it again.
Of course! Nobody's perfect and we all make mistakes, right?
How clear are you about what you want in love?
Crystal. I try not to be too rigid in my must-haves, but I have a good idea of what I'm looking for and what I definitely don't want.
Not clear at all. What I want changes pretty much every day and it makes it hard to navigate dating because of it.
I have a general idea of what I'm looking for, but I'm open to that changing as I grow and evolve.
Do you find the "bad boy" type attractive?
Ugh, yes. I have a weakness for guys that look and act like trouble. I can't help myself!
It depends! I like certain bad boy qualities, but they can leave the BS at the door.
Not in the slightest. I got over that when I grew up and realized that bad boys could never give me what I want.
Have your friends ever criticized or questioned your taste in men?
Now that I think of it, they have sort of mentioned that I might be choosing the wrong guys...
ALL the time, but I'm the one dating these guys, not them. I do what I want!
Never! They actually get along really well with most of my boyfriends and totally approve of them.
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