Your dating personality

There I sat, in the bridal dressing room above a large white ballroom decorated with huge chandeliers, balloons, floral arrangements and long tables of hors d’oeuvres.

I could hear the young members as they filed into the grand hall below.

You often wait for your partner to make the first move.

But you let your natural intellect shine through in the way you flirt with plenty of clever wordplay and games.

Each had taken a short version of my personality test and donned a wrist band to designate their primary type: energetic sunny yellow for Explorers; traditional royal blue for Builders; power-tie red for Directors; and tree-hugger green for Negotiators.

I had thought my assignment was to introduce myself and my ideas to the guests to launch the evening.

This book was on the stands; and I had come to speak to journalists at the launch of a new Internet dating site, Marriage. All that remained was a singles evening attended by some 200 members of the new web site, hosted by Japan.

You crave a strong, deep relationship and rely on your trusty logic and intellect to know that you are keeping your partner satisfied both physically and emotionally.

You are not the one who will fall hard and fast in a passionate love affair.

But you can also use this questionnaire to understand the basic personality style of your employers, colleagues, clients, friends, even parents, children and other kin.

It’s fun, enlightening and useful to learn more about who you really are.