This is quiz for use in a research paper for my college English class. All responses are un-linkable to your IP/identity and anonymous.

For the purpose of this quiz, I'm using the following definition for 'romance' (from RWA):

Two basic elements comprise every romance novel:
* a central love story - the main plot centers around individuals falling in love and struggling to make the relationship work; a writer can include as many subplots as he/she wants as long as the love story is the main focus of the novel;

*an emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending - the lovers who risk and struggle for each other and their relationship are rewarded with emotional justice and unconditional love.

* 1. What is your age?

* 2. What is your gender? (As you identify)

* 3. Which of the following best describes your current relationship status?

* 4. What is the highest level of education you have completed?

* 5. What is your race?

* 6. Approximately how many books do you read per year?

* 7. What type of books, or genres, do you read?

* 8. If you chose romance above, what sub-genres do you read in?

* 9. If you do read romance, what do you enjoy about it?

* 10. Do you know others who read romance? (real life, online, penpals, etc.)

* 11. Does that affect your opinion of that person?
Yes, or No, please elaborate in comment box.

* 12. Regardless if you do, or do not, read romance - what is your impression of it (eg. 'trash', 'fantasy', 'a love story' etc)? Do you view it favorably or unfavorably?

* 13. Do you think romance should be critiqued, discussed and studied like other forms of literature?
Yes, or No, please elaborate in comment box.

* 14. Do you have any additional comments or thoughts about this survey, or the popular romance genre in general?