4 Ways to Test a Relationship

You went through the whole dating cycle, made the perfect profile, and now you think you’ve found the one. But, in order to know if you and your love have what it takes to go the distance, there are a few tests to see if you can stand each other until death do you part.


The Vacation Test

 Some say you never really truly know someone until you travel with them. The good, the bad, and the ugly come out when people leave their comfort zones. A great test for a relationship would be a long haul flight to another country or a road trip. Both require copious amounts of time together, the opportunity to work in tandem to navigate unknown areas; and it will give you an idea of how your partner will handle the inevitable stressful situation (i.e. lost luggage, wrong directions, language barriers)

Relationship Hurdles Tested:

  Conflict Resolution

   Long Stretches of Time Together

  If You Really Like Each Other


The Money Test

  I think it’s safe to say that money is one thing can make or break a relationship. When you aren’t on the same page as your partner financially, everything that you both built can crumble irrevocably. If you start to pay attention to what your partner is spending his money on, this might give you a better understanding on how they view money; and you can assess whether your values are compatible or not. Another way is to sit down and talk about future financial goals, and how you can achieve them together – you can really hash out any disputes if they arise.

Relationship Hurdles Tested:

 Suitable Decision Making

 Money Skills Aptitude

Long-Term Compatibility


The Family Test

  How your future husband or wife treats your family is a great indication of how things will be in the long run. Also, take note of the relationships in their family – are they close? Tenuous? This is a great time to gauge how important they consider family in their lives. Does it coincide with your views and values towards family life?

Relationship Hurdles Tested


Familial Compatibility



The Loyalty Test

 Some may also call this the “Vegas” test. What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think of Vegas? “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” ring any bells? For many couples, Sin City has the ability to shatter trust by the mere thought of it. But loyalty is tantamount to any foundation of a relationship; if this is gone then what are you left to work with? While a jaunt to Vegas is not always accessible to most, you can find ways to test each other’s loyalty. If you want to try something “Vegas” style – boys/girls nights/weekends are an easy start. No obsessive checking in on each other just relax and let them do their own thing. But if you are already made to feel like there are no obstacles to their devotion – you’re doing just great.

Relationship Hurdles Tested



 Self Confidence

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