What is your age?
What is your gender?
What is your sexual orientation?
What is your relationship status?
What is your race/ethnicity?
What is your religious affiliation?
Country of residence:
What is your primary residence?
Information About Your Use of the Internet
In an average week, how much time do you spend (in hours):
Total time online
In chat rooms
Browsing online personals ads
Responding to online personals ads
Posting online personals ads
Meeting People on the Internet
How long have you been using the internet as a means of meeting people?
What other ways/places do you use to meet people? Choose all that apply
Singles events (dances, etc.)
Introduction by friends
Newspaper personals ads
Why do you use the internet to meet people?
Please list what you consider to be the five most important advantages to meeting
people over the internet.
Please list what you consider to be the five most important disadvantages to meeting
people over the internet
What are your top five concerns about meeting people over the internet?
Have you ever told your family, friends, etc. that you use the internet as a means
of meeting people?
Have you ever used an off-line dating service?
IF YES, overall, how have these people responded to the news that you use
the internet to meet people?
Have you ever placed a personals ad in the newspaper or other print medium?
Have you ever responded to a personals ad in the newspaper or other print medium?
Overall, how satisfied are you with the traditional means of meeting
people (i.e. through friends, bars or clubs, church, etc.)?
What are the five most important qualities to you in a potential dating partner?
What are the five least desirable qualities to you in a potential dating partner?
What are you looking for in an online relationship? Choose all that apply.
Someone to talk to
Have you ever posted an online personals ad?
IF YES, how many responses did you receive in total?
IF YES, how many (in percent) were favourable?
IF YES, how many (in percent) were unfavourable?
Have you responded to an online personals ad?
IF YES, how many did you respond to?
Did you have the opportunity to communicate online via voice or video
(i.e. using microphones, webcams, etc.?)
Have you ever met in person with someone you originally met on the internet?
END OF SURVEY
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