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Introduction

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Questionnaire

Thank You

Love Lab


Information About You

What is your age?


What is your gender?


What is your sexual orientation?


Education Level?


Occupation/Profession?


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?
   months
   years

What other ways/places do you use to meet people? Choose all that apply
Bars/night clubs
Singles events (dances, etc.)
Introduction by friends
Dating Services
Church-related events
Newspaper personals ads
  Other

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.
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Please list what you consider to be the five most important disadvantages to meeting people over the internet
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What are your top five concerns about meeting people over the internet?
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Have you ever told your family, friends, etc. that you use the internet as a means of meeting people?


IF YES, overall, how have these people responded to the news that you use the internet to meet people?



Have you ever used an off-line dating service?


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?
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What are the five least desirable qualities to you in a potential dating partner?
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What are you looking for in an online relationship? Choose all that apply.
Casual Friendship
Sexual Relations
Dating Partner
Marriage Partner
Someone to talk to
Fun
Companionship
  Other

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?


IF YES, where did your first online contact take place?


IF YES, based on the person's internet description of him/herself, how accurate would you say the person was in describing his/her...

...Physical Appearance


...Personality Traits


...Stated Hobbies/Activities



END OF SURVEY







Important Information Before You Submit

Please remember that your responses will be kept strictly confidential and anonymous. By clicking on the SUBMIT button below, you agree to allow the researchers to use your responses for purposes of their research on personals ads on the internet. Responses will be aggregated and examined at a group, not individual level (i.e. in terms of the overall profile of responses across the full sample of respondents).

IF you click the SUBMIT button below, your browser will take you to a Thank You page that will explain the goals of this research in more detail. This page also provides contact information for the researchers should you like more information about this research or should you wish to make comments or ask questions.

IF you do not wish your responses to be used in this research, please click the CANCEL button below and you will be sent back to the home page for the LOVELAB.





Thank you very much for taking the time to complete this survey.

 

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