Questions on Dating

  1. Do you date very often?
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  3. How old were you when you went on your first date? Where did you go? What did you do?
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  5. Is going out on dates important for you?
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  7. How often would you like to go out on dates?
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  9. What are some popular places to go on a date? Where would you like to go on a date?
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  11. Where do you usually go on dates? Do you drive or take public transportation when dating?
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  13. Do you think a guy should pay for everything on a date? Do you "go Dutch" when dating?
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  15. (TO A GIRL) Would you ask a man out? Why or why not?
    (TO A GUY) Would you like it if a woman asked you out? Why or why not?
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  17. Would you prefer to go out with a quiet or a talkative person?
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  19. What do you like to talk about when on a date?
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  21. What was the most boring date you've ever been on?
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  23. What was the most interesting date you've ever been on?
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  25. Have you ever had a crush on someone?
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  27. Do you believe in love at first sight?
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  29. Would you ever consider using the personals (ads) to find a date? Why or why not?
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  31. Have you or anyone you've known ever met someone over the Internet or through email?
    Do you think that these types of relationships can be successful? Why or why not?
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  33. How old were you when you had your first boyfriend or girlfriend?
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  35. Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? If so, where did you meet your him/her?
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  37. Would you like to have a boyfriend or girlfriend who was a lot more attractive than you?
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  39. Describe the appearance of the person you would like to date or have for a boyfriend/girlfriend.
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  41. Describe the character of the person you would like to date or have for a boyfriend/girlfriend.
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  43. Describe a perfect date or a perfect romantic evening.
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  45. Do you usually introduce your date to your family?
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  47. Have your parents ever disapproved of any of your relationships?
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  49. Would you continue to date someone you really liked if your parents did not like this person? Why or not?


Compiled by C.A. Edington from the following sources:

Cintron, Karin M. 1999. "Conversation questions: dating and relationships." Karin's ESL PartyLand. Available [online]: http://www.eslpartyland.com/dating/cqdating.htm (6/12/01)

Kelly, Charles, & Kelly, Lawrence. 2000. "Love, dating, and marriage." The Internet TESL Journal. Available [online]: http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/questions/love.html (4/13/01).