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Relationships

Here are some items for thought dealing with relationships and what we look for in them, etc.


Note: for the scale questions, a rating of 1 means the quality is utterly unimportant and a rating of 10 means it is a must.

How important are the following qualities to you when thinking about your ideal significant other - kindness?

Mean: 8.62 Median: 9 Std. Dev 1.34
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
2(2.3%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
3(3.4%)
7
12(13.6%)
8
18(20.5%)
9
25(28.4%)
10
28(31.8%)

Sense of humour?

Mean: 8.89 Median: 9 Std. Dev 1.48
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(1.1%)
4
1(1.1%)
5
1(1.1%)
6
4(4.5%)
7
6(6.8%)
8
14(15.9%)
9
18(20.5%)
10
43(48.9%)

Charity?

Mean: 5.81 Median: 6 Std. Dev 2.25
1
5(5.7%)
2
1(1.1%)
3
9(10.2%)
4
10(11.4%)
5
12(13.6%)
6
14(15.9%)
7
17(19.3%)
8
10(11.4%)
9
6(6.8%)
10
4(4.5%)

Honesty?

Mean: 9.22 Median: 10 Std. Dev 1.19
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(1.1%)
5
1(1.1%)
6
2(2.3%)
7
2(2.3%)
8
12(13.6%)
9
20(22.7%)
10
50(56.8%)

Financial stability?

Mean: 5.83 Median: 6 Std. Dev 1.98
1
4(4.5%)
2
2(2.3%)
3
4(4.5%)
4
10(11.4%)
5
16(18.2%)
6
15(17.0%)
7
20(22.7%)
8
11(12.5%)
9
5(5.7%)
10
1(1.1%)

Same religion?

Mean: 4.02 Median: 3 Std. Dev 3.10
1
31(35.6%)
2
7(8.0%)
3
9(10.3%)
4
4(4.6%)
5
10(11.5%)
6
5(5.7%)
7
6(6.9%)
8
2(2.3%)
9
6(6.9%)
10
7(8.0%)

Same ethnicity?

Mean: 3.34 Median: 2.5 Std. Dev 2.73
1
41(46.6%)
2
3(3.4%)
3
8(9.1%)
4
8(9.1%)
5
10(11.4%)
6
4(4.5%)
7
4(4.5%)
8
3(3.4%)
9
5(5.7%)
10
2(2.3%)

Social status?

Mean: 3.43 Median: 3 Std. Dev 2.15
1
27(30.7%)
2
7(8.0%)
3
14(15.9%)
4
12(13.6%)
5
9(10.2%)
6
10(11.4%)
7
6(6.8%)
8
3(3.4%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

Physical attractiveness?

Mean: 6.23 Median: 6 Std. Dev 2.10
1
3(3.4%)
2
3(3.4%)
3
4(4.5%)
4
7(8.0%)
5
9(10.2%)
6
19(21.6%)
7
19(21.6%)
8
13(14.8%)
9
7(8.0%)
10
4(4.5%)

Height?

Mean: 5.12 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.45
1
9(10.2%)
2
6(6.8%)
3
13(14.8%)
4
5(5.7%)
5
14(15.9%)
6
12(13.6%)
7
11(12.5%)
8
11(12.5%)
9
6(6.8%)
10
1(1.1%)

Weight?

Mean: 5.07 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.35
1
9(10.2%)
2
6(6.8%)
3
10(11.4%)
4
8(9.1%)
5
14(15.9%)
6
14(15.9%)
7
14(15.9%)
8
8(9.1%)
9
3(3.4%)
10
2(2.3%)

You have been dating this guy/girl for about a month (we'll call him/her Dylan). A friend's coworker (who we'll call Kim) asks you out on a date. You...

Go out with Kim without a second thought.
3(3.5%)
Go out with Kim after asking Dylan for permission and s/he says yes.
3(3.5%)
Go out with Kim after asking Dylan for permission and s/he says no.
0(0.0%)
Decline the offer and tell Dylan about it.
41(47.7%)
Decline the offer and do not tell Dylan about it.
11(12.8%)
Go out with Kim and tell Dylan.
2(2.3%)
Break it off with Kim and go out with Dylan.
1(1.2%)
Go out on a double date - you and Kim and Dylan and the person s/he has been dating.
0(0.0%)
Say "a month?!!" I've probably dated about ten people in that time - what's one more?
0(0.0%)
Do... Something else.
11(12.8%)

Your SO has gotten into a graduate program on the other side of the country and wants you to go with him/her. You are not engaged, but you have been dating for a year. Do you go with them?

Yes - I would follow my SO thorugh fire
5(5.7%)
Yes - I am always up for an adventure
7(8.0%)
Yes - I am used to moving every so often anyways
1(1.1%)
Yes - I can finally ditch the 'rents
2(2.3%)
Maybe - if s/he's moving somewhere cool
5(5.7%)
Maybe - if it's close to family/friends
1(1.1%)
Maybe...
24(27.6%)
No - no ring on my finger, so I owe him/her nothing
1(1.1%)
No - I hate change
0(0.0%)
No - I hate moving
0(0.0%)
No - I cannot move so far away from my parents
0(0.0%)
No - if we were "meant to be," s/he would not move away
0(0.0%)
No - if s/he really loved me, s/he would not move away
0(0.0%)
No - I'll just stay here and "comfort" his/her brother/sister/best friend
0(0.0%)
Other
7(8.0%)

Is talking about your relationship with your SO (the future, what you want/need from the relationship, etc.)...

Boring
1(1.2%)
Informative
2(2.4%)
Essential
3(3.5%)
Ridiculous
1(1.2%)
Draining
0(0.0%)
Taboo
1(1.2%)
Normal
3(3.5%)
Unifying
1(1.2%)
A sign of a weak relationship
0(0.0%)
A sign of a strong relationship
1(1.2%)
Arduous
1(1.2%)
To be avoided at all costs
0(0.0%)
The foundation of a healthy relationship
0(0.0%)
A necessary evil
1(1.2%)
Devisive
0(0.0%)

Your best friend recently broke up with a mutual friend. They had been dating for four months. You begin to have feelings for the mutual friend and are fairly certian they like you too. What do you do?

Ask your best friend for permission to pursue her/his ex.
17(20.0%)
Stifle your feelings but remain friends with the ex.
20(23.5%)
Stifle your feelings and distance yourself from the ex.
7(8.2%)
Go out with the ex and tell your best friend.
6(7.1%)
Nothing.
9(10.6%)
Other.
5(5.9%)

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