Whether it’s a simple espresso or an extra hot double shot mocha with soy, your daily cuppa joe says more about you than you think. Scroll through the gallery to pick your favourite and find out how that could say something about the way you approach your relationship.
You want someone who’s bold and straightforward. You prioritise getting things done and not wasting time, so you’d like your partner to be equally focused. But most of all, you value mutual incitement and waking up to someone who will give you a much needed kick-start to your day when you get weary. And you’ll be just as pleased to kick them back the same.
You don’t require much colour in your relationships. No flashy gifts, grand gestures of affection or extravagant dates needed here. Instead, what you value is simplicity, security and affirmation. The world brings you unexpected challenges every single day, but you want to come home to a love that remains the same.
You want your coffee to feel like a big, warm, gentle hug. You are laid-back and enjoy being in comfort. You want a relationship where there are no barriers or walls in between. In fact, you’re so done with feeling anxious, nervous or giggly over your partner. What’s more important is that you feel safe, at ease, and like you can walk around bare-faced in sweatpants and they’ll love you just the same.
You value maturity and thoughtfulness. You believe that the most important thing when it comes to relationships is communication, so you want someone who is able to express themselves with eloquence and also pay attention to little details without you having to ask. Perhaps this is why you’d prefer dating someone older, so they can bring a certain level of sophistication to the table.
You want your relationships to do the same thing your coffee does – wake you the hell up. You want someone who’s as decisive as you are and can do more than keep up with you. You’re drawn to excitement, adventure and someone who can bring a certain level of energy to the relationship.
You don’t want to just feel comfortable, you want to feel taken care of. You value being cherished, adored – and if you’ll care to admit it – being spoiled rotten. You often prefer your partner to wear the pants in your relationship since you’re so busy wearing them everywhere else.
You value spontaneity and indulgence. You’re not too wary of the consequences, not if it hinders you from having fun. You want someone who can be appreciative of your fun-loving nature yet still rely on you for serious advice. Someone who sees through your sometimes brash behaviour to get to know you for the sweetheart you truly are on the inside.
Although you often attend to your love life with sincerity and devotion, you also know how to flirt senselessly and just have fun. You have a streak of playfulness, but you try not to let it be your main drawing point when it comes to relationships. You value someone who is first respectful and understanding, followed by affectionate and light-spirited, and has the instinct to know when you need them to be which.
Often used as a substitute for those who want to lay back on the caffeine, your choice of green teas says you don’t relish in drama, but you don’t want an uneventful relationship either. You value a strong character, someone with opinions and intriguing views on life that make you think. You want someone who challenges you enough to excite you, but only within the lines of where you’re comfortable.
Because who needs a relationship when you can date yourself?
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Text: April Lexi Lee