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Old 02-02-2013, 11:29 AM
agi agi is offline
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Lightbulb Online-Survey about relationship formation


Iím currently doing some research about relationship formation and attitudes toward different relationship configurations in the context of my bachelor thesis. This issue has never been addressed in this way before. Thus, it is particularly important for the success of my investigation that many people participate in my survey.

Hence I would be very grateful if you filled out my online-survey. It will take about 15 minutes, and there is, of course, the opportunity to get information about the results (after the study is closed).

The link to the survey (in German and English) will be available up to and including 11th of March:


Thank you for your help,
Agnes Steixner

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Old 02-02-2013, 02:49 PM
JaneQSmythe JaneQSmythe is offline
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Did the survey.

This one was actually easier than some of the others because more options were offered for certain questions and it didn't feel as "couple-centric" as many.

Me: poly bi female, in an "open-but-not-looking" V-plus with -
MrS: hetero polyflexible male, live-in husband (24+ yrs)
Dude: hetero poly male, live-in boyfriend (6+ yrs) and MrS's BFF
SLeW: platonic hetero girlfriend and BFF
MrClean: hetero mono male, almost lover-friend to me, FWBs to SLeW
+ "others" = FBs, FWBs, lover-friends, platonic G/BFs, boytoys, etc.

My poly blogs here:
The Journey of JaneQSmythe
The Notebook of JaneQSmythe
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:28 AM
AutumnalTone AutumnalTone is offline
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Interesting. I liked that one a great deal.
When speaking of various forms of non-monogamy...it ain't poly if you're just fucking around.

While polyamory, open relationships, and swinging are all distinctly different approaches to non-monogamy, they are not mutually exlusive. Folks can, and some do, engage in more than one of them at a time--and it's all good.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:02 AM
Tonberry Tonberry is offline
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I enjoyed this survey, it was much easier to find answer that were consistent with my feelings and situation. It seems to have a stronger emphasis on sexual non-exclusivity than emotional non-exclusivity (in the first case, romantic relationships were not discouraged, but the current one wasn't romantic; in the second case romantic relationships were discouraged) and as a result it was a little bit harder to identify with either scenario (I would prefer to be romantically involved with anyone I have sex with, although a friendship could mean enough trust and intimacy that romantic love might not be necessary from the get go).

I too enjoyed being able to give more than one answer on many of these questions.
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