RS (rainbowstevie) wrote in polloftheday,
RS
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Intensely Scientific, as always

Once again, beloved community, I need some data for speculation in a future post. The first two questions sprang from watching too many rom-coms and trying to determine the ideal situation when it comes to meeting people with children and why. The second two are just because it's cold and it's becoming a regular drink. (I realize now the grammar is off since I changed the answers and forgot to change the question. Go with it.)

I know that we are dedicated to pointing out reasons we cannot answer one of the creatively worded options, so let me head off some of you with "not married =/= anonymous sperm donor dad." I am asking you to assume there was a previous significant relationship, however long you imagine it to be, since that is usually the case (if you'd prefer to imagine that the hypothetical SO is an adoptive parent or has been granted legal guardianship, fine; answer based on their last relationship). That said, feel free to explain your choice, because I've got a secret hypothesis to prove. FINALLY, if you choose option A in question 1, do not answer question 2 as you'd really only have one option to pick and it'll skew my numbers.



The person you're seeing has a kid. Of the following possibilities, you'd rather your SO be:

A widow/widower
14(28.0%)
Divorced
12(24.0%)
Never married
16(32.0%)
I hereby acknowledge that by not choosing one of the above, my answer data is irrelevant.
8(16.0%)

If you picked one of the latter two, you'd prefer the other parent be...

Not in the picture at all
9(27.3%)
In contact, but not frequently involved (lives far, etc)
9(27.3%)
A regular part of the child's life
11(33.3%)
I cannot interpret the above definitions enough to pick one
4(12.1%)

What liquid do you use for hot chocolate/hot cocoa?

With milk
23(46.9%)
With water
18(36.7%)
Something...else?
8(16.3%)

Marshmallows?

Yes
29(56.9%)
No
22(43.1%)




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