You are being asked to participate in a study that will be used as part of a senior thesis at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. The goal of the study is to learn more about the processes that motivate and shape romantic relationships. Please do not complete the survey if you did not begin dating your CURRENT ROMANTIC PARTNER WITHIN THE LAST 3-9 MONTHS. If you choose to participate, you will answer several questions about yourself and your relationship with your partner.

We expect it to take between 20 and 30 minutes to complete the survey. As compensation for your time, you will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift certificate. There are thought to be no foreseeable risks to participating in this study, but if participation in this study brings up issues you would like to discuss further, please contact a mental health professional. Possible benefits to participating in this study may include learning more about yourself and your relationship, and helping social psychologists to more fully the dynamics of romantic relationships and how to promote better functioning in relationships.

Participation in this study is completely voluntary, and you may refuse to answer any question or discontinue your participation at any time. Your responses are confidential, and your data will not be connected to this consent form or any other source of identifying information.
If you have any questions after taking this study, please contact me, Grace Larson (, 503-347-4653) or my thesis advisor, Professor Jessica Borelli (, 909-607-3757).

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* 1. If you understand the above information and agree to participate in this study, please type your initials below.