Dear Participants,

My name is Elana Greene and I am currently a undergraduate student at Towson University. As part of my Psychology Honors Thesis I am conducting this study to explore factors related to partner suitability. If you choose to participate, you will first be asked to read a short dating ad description of a person and answer questions about that individual. You will then be asked a series of questions about your attitudes toward certain social issues. It is anticipated that participation in this study will take approximately 15-20 minutes.

Your participation is entirely voluntary. You do not have to participate in this study. If you choose to participate, you may discontinue your participation at any time.

There are no negative consequences for choosing to participate or not to participate in this research study. This survey may produce strong emotional reactions, otherwise there are no known personal risks associated with participation. Participants can be assured that the information supplied will be completely anonymous, that is, no one will be able to identify you by your responses. Completion of this survey signifies your voluntary consent to participate in this research and that you are a male and at least 18 years of age. You can discontinue your participation in this study at any time simply by clicking "Exit Survey" in the upper right hand corner.

The Towson University Institutional Review Board has approved this study. While there are no direct benefits to you, we hope that the results of this study will reveal something about the way human beings view attraction and suitability. Please direct any questions you may have to the principle investigator, Elana Greene, at egreen36@students.towson.edu. You may also contact my faculty advisor, Dr. Galupo, at (410) 704-2412, or Dr. Elizabeth Katz, Chairperson of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants at (410) 704-3072.

Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,

Elana Greene
Undergraduate Student, Towson University

* I have read the above passage and would like to complete the survey. If you would like to discontinue your participation, please choose "Exit Survey" in the right hand corner.

* I am aware that this survey requires male participation only at this time and I identify as a male. If you identify as a female or would like to discontinue your participation, please choose "Exit Survey" in the right hand corner.

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