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You've only dated the guy a few times, and you're wondering
Should I Be Getting Serious -or Getting Out?
Do you spend a disproportionate amount of time before every date trying to think up excuses for canceling? Yes___ No___
Have you ever thought that it would be ridiculous to wash your hair for a date, since, after all, you washed it a mere four days ago? Yes___ No___
Has he ever proudly announced, "Mother is my best friend-I tell her everything"? Yes___No___
When you're out with him, do you feel under no obligation to make your usual, halfhearted, "Oh, let me get this one" lunge for the check? Yes___ No___
Do you-the same woman who has spent many pleasant hours poring over bridal magazines and fantasizing about your own nuptial-find yourself thinking, "I can't believe he's getting so serious so quickly"? Yes___ No___
When he asks if he can come in after a date, do you leap out of the car, saying, "That would really be a problem for my cats-they have terrible allergies"? Yes___ No___
If a friend spots the two of you together, do you phone her the instant you get home to let her know you're not really dating, per se? Yes___ No___
Do you make it a regular practice to bring others-relatives, friends, passing vagrants-along to your romantic rendezvous, declaring, "The more the merrier"? Yes___ No___
Do you urge him not to call, saying, "I'm really not a phone person"? Yes___ No___
Have you, after fooling around with him, announced, "I'm a very private person, and I would feel violated if you told anyone you'd touched me-or even spoken to me"? Yes___ No___
If you answered yes to more than two of these questions, a ditch is in your immediate future.
Excerpted from How To Dump A Guy. Copyright (c) 1998. Reprinted with permission by Wokrman Publishing.