Informed Consent

This research project is being conducted by Dr. Marisa T. Cohen in the Department of Psychology at St. Francis College. Please read this form before agreeing to take part in this study.

You must currently be over the age of 18 to participate. In addition, you must currently be or have been involved in a same-sex relationship to participate in this study. 

If you agree to be in this study, you will be asked to answer some survey questions regarding how you feel about various first date behaviors.

The data collected will include no information that will make it possible to identify you.

The risks of this study are minimal; your participation will require about 5 minutes of your time. In terms of benefits, this research is not designed to help you personally, but the results may help the investigator learn more about beliefs regarding relationships. We hope that, in the future, other people might benefit from this study through improved understanding of issues in relationships.

Your participation in this research is completely voluntary. If you decide to participate in this research, you may stop participating at any time.

This study has been approved by the St. Francis College IRB. If you have any questions about the research study itself, please contact Dr. Marisa Cohen at or the chair of the Institutional Review Board Dr. Michele Hirsch at The St. Francis College IRB is located at 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY 11201.

I have read the above information. I consent to participate in the study.

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