Attraction Survey

Attraction Survey
This survey was designed by researchers from the Psychology Department of Marist
College. We are interested in gathering your opinions regarding the issue of what factors
attract people to each other in romantic relationships.
 Your participation in this survey is strictly voluntary, so you do not have to
participate if you do not wish to do so.
 If there is a question on this survey that you don’t care to answer, feel free to go on to
the next one.
 DO NOT put your name on this form. All surveys will be completely anonymous.
Your responses will be mixed in with other people, so you will not be identified in
any way in the results.
 It should take about 4 to 5 minutes to full out the survey.
If you have any questions about the survey, or are interested in learning about the results,
feel free to contact he person who is administering the survey to you, or contact:
Dr. Michael A. Britt
Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601
(914) 575-3000 x2972
Your time and input are greatly appreciated.
Instructions: The following questions ask you about what you look for in a romantic
relationship. Please respond by placing a check mark (or number when instructed) in the
space provided after each question. When asked about “your partner” please think about
one person, past or present, with whom you had a romantic relationship that lasted at
least 3 months.
1) How similar are you and your partner? Rate the degree of similarity between yourself
and your partner on the following topics by placing a check mark on the line to the right
of each topic:
Very Similar
Family Income
Not Too
2) How close did you live to your partner when the relationship first began (if you had to
drive to the person’s residence by car)?
_____ Within ½ hour
_____ From ½ hour to 1 hour
_____ More than 1 hour but less than 2 hours
_____ More than 2 hours but less than 3 hours
_____ More than 3 hours
3) We all have an idea as to what makes a person more or less physically attractive. As
honestly as you can please rate your physical attractiveness on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 =
Very Unattractive and 10 = Very Attractive. Please put that number on the line below:
4) When you first meet someone, how important are the following characteristics?
Sense of Humor
Amt. of Education
Not Too
5) As honestly as you can, please rate your partner’s physical attractiveness on a scale of
1 to 10, with 1 = Very Unattractive and 10 = Very Attractive. Please put that number on
the line below:
6) On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Very Dissatisfied and 10 = Very Satisfied, how
satisfied, overall, would you say you are/were with your partner?
7) Couples differ in various ways in how much of themselves they give to the
relationship. As honestly as you can, how much do you think you contribute to your
relationship compared to your partner?
_____ A lot more than him/her
_____ A little more than him/her
_____ About the same as him/her
_____ A little less than him/her
_____ A lot less than him/her
8) What is your gender?
_____ Male
_____ Female
9) What year are you currently in?
_____ First-year
_____ Sophomore
_____ Junior _____ Senior
Thank you again for your help with this survey