One of the most important qualities to seek in a partner is a willingness to listen. But in an era of constant interruptions, finding someone ready to put away their phone and focus on you is a tall order! Do you find it tough to tell what’s really happening behind those intense, unmoving, sometimes empty eyes? We’re here to help! Here are some questions to help you determine if your boyfriend is a great listener or just a CPR training torso.
How did you lovebirds meet?
A) Your barista accidentally gave him your latte, and the rest is meet-cute history!
B) You caught him staring at you during a mandatory health and safety summit at work and couldn’t help but return the attention.
When you moved into your new place together, he took charge of the big day by:
A) Completing physical tasks that required the use of his arms and legs.
B) Supervising silently.
You had a rough day at the office. When you get home from work, he:
A) Is ready with a bottle of wine and can’t wait to agree with you!
B) Remains shirtless on the couch, where he’s been all day. And every day since you moved in together. He never really kisses back.
It’s Valentine’s Day! When you wake up that morning, you find him:
A) Rushing to meet you with a bouquet of your favorite flowers!
B) Partially naked on the floor in what seems to be a permanent state of surprise? Guess you really got him!
You decide to take the next big step in your relationship and get a pet. When your cat slips out of the apartment one afternoon, he:
A) Is already knocking on doors and making flyers to bring your little baby back home!
B) JUST SITS THERE. LIKE, IT’S YOUR CAT, TOO, WE MADE THIS DECISION TOGETHER AND NOW YOU’RE JUST CHECKED OUT LIKE, WHAT THE FUCK DUDE.
Mostly A’s: Congratulations! You have a guy who’s ready to listen regardless of how many times you repeat that story from your semester in Amsterdam. He’s a keeper!
Mostly B’s: Sorry, girl. Your boyfriend is most definitely a CPR training torso. The bad news is that he’s inanimate, has no appendages, and has been under a lot of other women. The worse news is that there are plenty of guys out there exactly like him! Resist those Zac Efron abs and search for someone who wants to hear all about you!