Can you endure your romance trope without being embarrassed? Take this love motif quiz to find out.
TL;DR: A trope is a commonly used convention. Think “the chosen one” theme in epic stories. This quiz, however, exposes your trope in the context of love stories.
Find Your Romance Trope (with Accuracy)
Your romance trope is the underlying theme or motif in your relationships. This could be that you always fall in love with bad boys, are trapped in a love triangle, or even have feelings for your best friend.
But how can you actually find your romantic trope? This love and affection quiz helps with that. If you want to know what stereotypical love story you have, answer the following questions and let your dreamer side loose.
I’ve gone through some of the iconic works of literature and cinema to create a list of the most common thematic loves. I’ll be using the very same list to examine your emotions and dig out the matching motif.
Before we dive in, keep this in mind: Tropes are not the same as stereotypes. A stereotype is an overly used misconception or cliché. Trope is a relatable theme, a tangible situation, emotion, or character. (See Y/N Stereotypes Quiz for more.)
3 Things That Give Away Your Love Trope
You don’t need to have your life adopted into a novel to figure out its motifs. What you need is a glimpse at three aspects of your life: Ideologies, relationships, and conflicts. These are the three pillars of your love tropes.
Your definition of love reveals your trope. Do you see it as an unconditional stream of positive emotions? Or is it a fragile, short-lived, fading spark?
The answer determines what lover archetype you have.
The way you establish and end romantic bonds matters. It identifies if you’re of a toxic, neutral, or healthy romance trope. How do your relationships start? (Spontaneous dating, meticulous decision-making, drunk convos?) How do they end? (Too many arguments, trust issues, bad vibes?)
The pattern exposes your love life’s theme.
“Relationship challenges” are a key aspect of your trope. What’s the hardest thing to build in a relationship? Trust, effective communication, sexual connection?
The conflict is the convention.
What Are Some Iconic Romance Tropes?
Here are some famous romance tropes that you could be:
- The enemies-to-lovers trope in Pride and Prejudice. In Jane Austen’s novel, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy start off as foes but end up lovers.
- Forbidden love trope in Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare tells the classic tale of two young lovers from feuding families who fall for each other despite the odds.
- Love Triangle in Twilight. Stephenie Meyer’s novel involves a love triangle between the protagonist, Bella Swan, and two supernatural beings, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black.
You are now buckled up to discover your romance trope. But before you leave, I recommend checking out our “Anime Stereotype Quiz.” It’s a lighthearted way to confirm your motifs—without the possible drama.
How to Play?
Playing personality quizzes is straightforward: Choose the option that’s true about you—or you relate to—and select “Next.” Unlike trivia quizzes, personality tests have no right or wrong answers. But the questions are in forced-choice format. The point is to push you to choose an option that makes the most sense, not the one that’s 100% true. For the most accurate results, don’t overthink your responses. Go with options that you “feel” are the best.
Questions of the quiz
- 1The boy asked, Can I kiss you? and the girl said, _______?
*nothing; she just smiled*
I don't know
How dare you?
Go ahead, MF
You're the dumbest person I've ever met
- 2I don't deserve you. How should the protagonist respond?
But I love you
I should've known better
Yes, of course, you don't
It's too late. I'm falling for you
I know. But it's fine
- 3What should be the conflict of the story?
Strict parents and childhood trauma
High school drama bullying
Money, fame, corruption
Cheating, lies, and mysteries
Playful incidents and mistakes
- 4Why does the protagonist (you) hide their emotions?
They are not sure about their emotions
They are not allowed to talk about them
They are afraid of being humiliated
They are just young, wild, and free
- 5What is one reason you're the antagonist of someone else's story?
I wasn't there when I was needed
I ignored someone's emotions
I was childish and hurt someone
I broke someone's heart
- 6Which three words describe a romantic night?
Tent, campfire, beers
Fancy, expensive, dream-like
Unexpected, secretive, taboo
Fiery, naughty, daring
Drinks, darkness, serendipity
- 7Poetically speaking, what emotion should the first kiss evoke?
- 8What is true love if it's not a magical spell in fairy tales?
- 9What do you fear in love?
All of them
- 10Say your heart is broken without saying your heart's broken.
I can't remember their voice
I like these new pills
It's my own fault
Is it okay to feel numb?
- 11What type of love stories intrigue you?
- 12Do you believe in love at first sight? Why?
Yes, I've experienced that
No, I've never experienced that
No, it's just a lie
No, that's called lust
Maybe. I don't care, though
- 13How do you feel about your ex?
I miss them
I'm still trying to move on
I hope they're living a miserable life
Their memories make me hate myself
I don't have an ex
- 14Pick a spot for your first date.
A casual caf
- 15Ask your crush out with one of these lines.
Let's hang out
I want to get to know you
Okay, let me buy you a drink
It might sound silly, but would you go on a date with me?
Let's stop pretending that we don't vibe