Dating Survey Step 1 of 2 50% Anonymous DemographicsWhere do you live?*City, State or Province & CountryWhere are you from?*City, State or Province & CountryYour Age*13 & Under14 or 1516 or 1718-2020-2525-3030-3535-4040-5050-6060-7070-8080-9090-100100+Sex*MaleFemaleTransgenderPlease elaborate on your Transgender story*Your Ethnicity* Hispanic or Latino American Indian or Alaska Native Asian Black or African American Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander White Middle Eastern Decent Other Please specify your other ethnicity:*Your ReligionAtheistBuddhistChristianCatholicHinduIslamicJewishSikhWiccaOtherPlease specify your religion*Marital Status* Single Married Divorced Widowed Polyamorous Please check all that apply. For example, if you were divorced and are now married again, please check both boxes.How many children do you have?*01234567891011121314151617181920How old are your children?*Ex: 5, 7 and 13 years oldDid someone other than Chamin Ajjan refer you to this survey?*YesNoPlease share who referred you:* Dating HistoryHow old were you when you started dating?13 & Under14 or 1516 or 1718-2020-2525-3030-3535-4040-5050-6060-7070-8080-9090-100100+Do you find dating to be challenging? Why? How often do you date?EverydayOnce a week2 to 3 times a weekOnce a month2 to 3 times a monthOnce every few monthsOnce a yearI haven't dated in yearsI have never been on a dateWould you like to date more or less frequently? Why? How do you meet potential dates? I am an optimist.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI utilize online dating.NeverInfrequentlySometimesAlwaysWhat do you like about online dating? What do you dislike about online dating? I have been in a long term relationship.YesNoHow long has your longest relationship been? How did you meet? If you have never been in a long term relationship before, why do you think that is? I have a hard time finding the words to express myself.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI am successful.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI am shy.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly AgreeHow does this impact your dating life? Answer in response to the previous question.I am outgoing.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly AgreeHow does this impact your dating life? Answer in response to the previous question.I am easy to get along with.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI have a type.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI date similar people.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI practice mindfulness (meditation, yoga, intensional breathing, tuning in to your senses, etc.)NeverSometimesOftenI initiate contact with a person if I am interested in dating them.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeIf you do initiate contact, how? I am a picky dater.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeWhat are some reasons you have not accepted a date or gone on a second date? I find myself in my head (stuck in my thoughts) on a first date.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeIf you do get stuck in your thoughts on a first date, what are some typical thoughts you have? I have a hard time connecting with someone on a first date.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeWhat are your beliefs about why you might have a hard to time connecting with someone new? I tune out or lose focus when I am dating someone new.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeIt is hard for me to trust people.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI have a hard time when things do not go according to planned.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeEven though I want to date, I do not make it a priority.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeHow did you imagine dating would be? How have past experiences (good or bad) influenced how you date? Describe your ideal sex life? I am likable.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI am a pushover.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeWhen is the right time to become sexually intimate with someone you have just started dating? Have you ever had sex with a partner?yesnoHow important is sexual chemistry to you?Not important at allNeutralVery importantAre there any myths you were told about dating that you now know are untrue? When is the right time to talk about past relationships? When should you have the talk (relationship status)? How soon do you talk about your relationship goals such as marriage, family, etc.? I am emotional.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI communicate my needs and feelings to the person I am dating.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI set boundaries with someone I am dating.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI have tried interracial/intercultural dating.YesNoI am open to interracial/intercultural dating?Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeShare your thoughts and experiences with interracial/intercultural dating. I have tried dating someone with a different religious background.YesNoI am open to dating someone with a different religious background.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeShare your thoughts and experiences with dating someone from a different religious background. Are you LGBTQ?YesNoWhat dating challenges do you experience dating in the LGBTQ community? I have family or cultural expectations that influence who I date.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeDescribe any family or cultural expectations that influence who you date. Things typically do not go my way.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI believe in soul mates.YesNoWhat dating challenges have been present after divorce? Only answer if you responded yes to being divorced.My life is chaotic.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeWhat dating challenges have you experienced due to being a parent? Only answer if you responded yes to having kids.Are there other social, class, religious, cultural, or personal circumstances that make dating challenging or complicated? Provide details. I am often tuned out to what is happening around me.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI am confident.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI am attractive.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI am bossy.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreePeople say I am controlling.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI walk around with headphones on and drown out what is happening around me.NeverSometimesAlwaysI have a short temper.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI am on auto-pilot and not focused on what is happening in the here and now.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI am an outgoing person.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI am social.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI avoid conflict.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI find other relationships (friends, family, coworkers, etc.) challenging.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI am willing to try something new if it means I will have a better experience with dating.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI worry about what other people think of me.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeWhat are your complaints about dating? Does dating cause you stress or anxiety? Why and how? What have you learned through the dating process that has made dating easier or more enjoyable for you? Is there anything else you would like to share about your dating experiences? Provide details.