• Hi! And welcome to my Do You Listen or Just Hear Test. Listening is an art and, like any art, takes time, skill and patience to hone. I'll be using advanced logic and knowledge to determine whether you listen, or just hear, when engaged in conversation. The quality of listening is an important one, particularly when meeting someone for the first time, so this test assumes a first face-to-face, internet meeting with someone you're interested in.
  • 1
    You're meeting for the first time. Women: Your guy's screen name is Robert. Guys: Your gal's screen name is Jennifer. While talking on the phone or via email, have you asked what they'd like to be called? (Rob? Bob? Jen? Jenny?)

  • 2
    You're sitting at a table in the bistro. Your date is explaining why they are late with a story involving their sick pet. You...

  • 3
    You've been talking for a while because you're nervous and want to make a good impression. Suddenly you realize you've monopolized the conversation. You...

  • 4
    Do you ask your date questions you would like them to ask you?

  • 5
    Do you know what your going to say before your date finishes their sentence?

  • 6
    Your date says: "I went to Thailand for a summer study abroad program, and ate fried grasshoppers. They tasted pretty bad." Your response is...

  • 7
    Do you feel your good at reading eyes and facial expressions?

  • 8
    Your date is hanging on every word you say; their body language and facial expressions lead you to believe that your conversation is incredibly brilliant and witty, yet they've shared very little about themselves. Do you.....

  • 9
    You ask your date about their ex, and the response is vague. You....

  • 10
    "After dad died of a heroin overdose it was just the four of us, and I was the oldest, so I had a lot of responsibility. Mom worked two jobs to support us, but it really wasn't that bad because we were tight--still are!--and there was a lot of love." What of the following would most closely reflect your response?

  • 11
    When the date is over, do you....