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Relationships[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • How often do you arrange to meet friends?
  • How often do all the members of your family get together?
  • What differences has the internet made to people’s ability to keep relationships going over long distances?
  • In what ways can people keep in touch with friends/family over the internet?
  • Do you send/receive many emails to/from friends/family?
  • The human being is said to be a “social animal.” One of the main criticisms made of internet is that we’re getting used to relating to people we’ll never meet. What are the implications of that?
  • Does it worry you that many children nowadays spend more time in front of computer games than actually playing with their friends?
  • We can now compete with people from all over the world in all sorts of online games, chess, football, war games, and so on. If you play chess, do you prefer to play face-to-face with another player or are you happy to win or lose to someone you can’t see?
  • How many friends can the average person truly have?
  • How many friends can you have on Facebook?
  • How would you define a friend? Do you have different kinds of friends?

Meeting partners[edit | edit source]

  • How did you meet your present (or last) partner?
  • How old were you when you met?
  • What qualities attract you to a partner?
  • What are the most common ways of meeting partners?
  • What do you think is the best way to meet new people?
  • Traditionally, people have formed relationships with others in their immediate vicinity; within their close circle of friends, the neighbourhood, at school, the workplace, and so on. How has that changed now with modern means of transport and communication?
  • Have you ever used an internet dating site? What do you think of this practice?
  • A “blind date" is a date arranged for you by someone else and where you don’t know the person you are going to meet. Have you ever done this? What do you think of the idea?

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Traditionally, on a date, the man would pay for everything. Is this still the case in your country or has it changed? Why did it change?
  • Traditionally, it has always been the man’s responsibility to ask ladies out on a date. Is this changing?

Conflict resolution[edit | edit source]

  • Are you good at giving constructive criticism?
  • How good are you at listening? Do you sometimes think you know what the other person means before they’ve finished speaking or do you always wait until they’ve finished before answering?
  • When you detect a conflict, how do you usually cope with it? Do you tend "take the bull by the horns" or do you tend walk away and hope that time will solve everything?

See also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

Who suits you best? Link to a British newspaper questionnaire to find your perfect partner.