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Page: Background Information
1. First question for "Tango and Relationship"--age?
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Under 25.
5.6%31
25-45.
44.9%249
Over 45.
49.5%274

2. Gender?
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Percent
Response
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Male.
43.1%239
Female.
56.9%315

3. I have been dancing tango for:
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Less than 1 year.
11.6%64
Between 1 and 5 years.
48.2%267
More than 5 years.
40.3%223

4. At a milonga mostly I...
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lead.
43.1%239
follow.
53.8%298
do both about equally.
3.1%17

5. My preferred style(s) of dancing tango is/are (answer as many as you like):
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Response
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Close embrace to traditional tango music.
85.4%473
Open embrace to traditional tango music.
36.3%201
Nuevo open embrace to traditional tango music.
22.9%127
Nuevo open embrace to alternative music.
30.3%168
Close embrace to alternative music.
37.2%206

6. Currently (please select option that most nearly fits your situation):
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Percent
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Count
I am in a relationship but my S.O. (significant other) DOES NOT dance tango.
16.8%93
I am in a relationship and my S.O. DOES dance tango.
44.2%245
I am not in a relationship.
39.0%216
Elaborate here if you care to.
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7. My preference is (please select option that most nearly fits your situation):
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Percent
Response
Count
To be in a relationship in which my S.O. DOES NOT dance tango.
9.7%54
To be in a relationship in which my S.O. DOES dance tango.
84.7%469
Not to be in a relationship.
5.6%31
Elaborate here if you care to.
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8. I am most interested in developing or maintaining:
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Percent
Response
Count
An opposite gender relationship.
88.4%490
A same gender relationship.
1.1%6
A same gender and/or an opposite gender relationship.
4.3%24
Neither, I'm not interested in having a relationship.
6.1%34

9. How many serious long-term relationships (say 6 months or longer) have come out of your dancing tango? That is, would never have started but for your involvement with dancing tango? (Numerical answer must be between 0 and 100.)
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10. How many short term relationships (say less then 6 months) have come out of your dancing tango? That is, would never have started but for your involvement with dancing tango? (Numerical answer must be between 0 and 100.)
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11. What was the single most important reason that you became involved in dancing tango?
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Percent
Response
Count
Other--please elaborate in the space below.
9.9%55
No particular reason--it was just a random happenstance.
7.6%42
The appeal of the music, beauty, sensuality, and/or mystique.
62.5%346
My significant other dances tango and brought me into it.
6.0%33
For the exercise.
2.7%15
It was a way to meet and possibly become involved in a romantic relationship.
3.4%19
For the social aspect of it.
7.9%44
Other (please specify)
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Page: Your Thoughts and Opinions About Tango and Relationships
12. Is it possible to have a regular tango partner that you dance, practice and/or perform with but don't eventually become intimately and/or emotionally involved with?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes.
67.4%351
No.
5.8%30
I'm really not sure.
26.9%140
Care to comment?
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13. For you, is tango the ultimate goal, or is having a relationship the ultimate goal and tango is only a means to that end?
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Percent
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Hmmmm, I don't have a clue.
7.5%38
No, tango is the ultimate goal.
66.3%337
To be honest, tango for me is just a means to that end of finding a relationship.
2.2%11
Both is true.
24.0%122
Care to make addtional comments?
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14. Who do you think tango relationships are most difficult for?
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Response
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Men in an opposite gender relationship.
32.2%116
Women in an opposite gender relationship.
47.2%170
Men in a same gender relationship.
15.8%57
Women in a same gender relationship.
4.7%17
Elaborate if you like.
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15. Has dancing tango changed what you are looking for in a relationship?
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Yes.
49.2%250
No.
50.8%258
Explain
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16. Rate the following qualities within yourself on how you feel they affect your ability to learn tango and/or your ability to have a successful relationship.
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 No affect on either tango nor my relationships.Affects my tango, but not my relationships.Affects my relationships, but not tangoAffects both tango and my relationships.Rating
Count
Fear of intimacy.57.1% (256)3.6% (16)17.6% (79)21.7% (97)448
Aversion to physical contact.69.1% (308)5.8% (26)5.2% (23)20.0% (89)446
Lack of ability to commit.54.0% (242)2.5% (11)25.4% (114)18.1% (81)448
Lack of time.34.0% (155)14.0% (64)10.1% (46)41.9% (191)456
Being shy.36.6% (168)12.9% (59)12.9% (59)37.7% (173)459
Fear of failure.32.0% (147)16.3% (75)12.2% (56)39.4% (181)459
Difficulty letting go.37.9% (172)7.7% (35)20.0% (91)34.4% (156)454
Difficulty taking charge.57.6% (255)7.2% (32)12.2% (54)23.0% (102)443
Other (please specify)
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Page: Flirting
17. How do you feel about a dance partner who is not your S.O. flirting with you while dancing?
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Response
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Because of the intimacy of tango, it's confusing to me and I'm never sure when a partner is flirting.
11.9%58
When it is clear that a partner is flirting I don't like it.
9.6%47
When it is clear a partner is flirting I love it.
13.9%68
Well, that depends on the partner. Sometimes I like it and sometimes I don't.
67.9%332
I'm indifferent to it.
7.6%37
Other (please specify)
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18. Rate how you feel if or when a dance partner who is not your S.O. flirts with you in these various ways.
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 HATE it!Not fond of.Indifferent.Like it.LOVE it!Rating
Average
Rating
Count
Tries to engage you in a conversation while dancing.44.0% (213)32.0% (155)14.0% (68)8.7% (42)1.2% (6)1.91484
Tries to engage you in a conversation during the cortina.2.3% (11)6.3% (30)26.1% (125)50.3% (241)15.0% (72)3.70479
Suggests some sort of meeting outside of tango.12.5% (59)24.3% (115)27.5% (130)27.7% (131)8.0% (38)2.95473
Asks if you are available to date.15.3% (72)21.0% (99)29.0% (137)26.9% (127)7.8% (37)2.91472
Physically communicates a romantic interest.20.5% (97)28.3% (134)17.3% (82)22.6% (107)11.4% (54)2.76474
What other ways do partners flirt and how do you feel about it?
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19. As you get to know a tango dancer, rate the following on how important they are for you to become romantically attracted to them.
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 Not importantSomewhat importantExtremely importantRating
Average
Rating
Count
How well they dance.11.5% (55)53.3% (255)35.1% (168)2.24478
How personable they are.2.5% (12)29.8% (141)67.7% (320)2.65473
How well they dress21.1% (101)65.5% (313)13.4% (64)1.92478
How well groomed they are.5.9% (28)50.3% (240)43.8% (209)2.38477
How they smell.3.3% (16)25.1% (120)71.5% (342)2.68478
How well they abide by proper tango etiquette.13.8% (66)52.7% (252)33.5% (160)2.20478
How physically attractive they are.8.0% (38)65.2% (311)26.8% (128)2.19477
How age appropriate they are.20.4% (97)57.6% (274)22.1% (105)2.02476
How rich they are.79.7% (380)18.4% (88)1.9% (9)1.22477
How intelligent they are.3.4% (16)28.6% (136)68.1% (324)2.65476
Other (please specify)
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20. Is there a particular pattern, move, style, or step that is a real "turn-on" or "turn-off" while dancing tango?
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Turn-On
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Turn-Off
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93.5%260

Page: Getting Along with your S.O.
21. In your relationship now, or in your most previous relationship, how does your S.O's level of dancing tango compare to your's?
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I'm a better tango dancer then my S.O.
47.5%198
We're both at about the same level.
37.6%157
My S.O. is a better tango dancer them I am.
14.9%62

22. If your S.O.'s level of dancing tango is different then your's, how do you resolve this when taking classes?
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We go to separate classes.
37.5%104
We go to a class of our lowest ability.
17.7%49
We go to a class of our highest ability.
22.4%62
We compromise and go to classes between our ability.
17.3%48
We alternate, and sometimes go to classes of my ability and sometimes of my S.O.'s ability.
20.9%58
Do you have other ways of resolving it?
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23. How has being in a relationship affected your tango?
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 Worse or less oftenNo changeBetter or more oftenRating
Count
The amount of time I go dancing is:35.8% (137)35.5% (136)28.7% (110)383
The amount of time I practice is:30.3% (115)39.2% (149)30.5% (116)380
The amount I dance with others now is:36.5% (138)47.1% (178)16.4% (62)378
The amount I now dance with my S.O. is:24.5% (91)32.3% (120)43.1% (160)371
The quality of my dancing is now:15.0% (57)30.8% (117)54.2% (206)380
The whole experience dancing tango is now:18.9% (72)36.2% (138)44.9% (171)381
The amount that I travel to dance tango is now:29.1% (110)44.2% (167)26.7% (101)378
Other (please specify)
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24. How has dancing tango affected your relationship?
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Practically no affect.
24.2%93
Tragically, as a result of tango my S.O. met another dancer and left me.
4.4%17
It has strenghtened our relationship.
39.1%150
It has put a lot of stress on our relationship.
32.3%124
Other (please specify)
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25. Assuming your S.O. DOES dance tango, what is the primary reason that you continue to stay in this relationship?
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In order to have a dance partner.
4.9%15
We have a genuine commitment that would last even if one of us quit tango.
74.8%229
Actually, there is no reason for me to stay in the relationship.
14.4%44
For the sake of our kids.
3.9%12
For financial convenience.
2.0%6
Other (please specify)
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26. Does either of you have a regular partner for practicing, teaching, or performing outside of your relationship (i.e., other than your S.O.)?
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Yes.
37.0%145
No.
63.0%247

27. Have you found that tango concepts serve as metaphors for, or insights into your relationship(s)?
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Yes.
74.7%322
No.
16.5%71
I haven't a clue what this question means!
8.8%38
Please explain with an example.
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28. Is your prefered embrace different with your S.O. than with other dance partners? Pick your preferences below.
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 close embrace.open embrace.Rating
Count
With my S.O. I prefer:89.2% (322)10.8% (39)361
With other partners I prefer:77.2% (285)22.8% (84)369

29. Do you have a a specific agreement with your S.O. on how many and which tandas you dance with each other?
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Yes, we always dance the first tanda together.
36.1%128
Yes, we always dance the last tanda together.
34.4%122
We dance with each other pretty much exclusively.
10.1%36
No, whatever happens naturally is fine.
54.6%194
Actually, we try to dance with each other as little as possible.
6.8%24
Other (please specify)
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Page: Jealousy
30. In your relationship, do you have a policy of who each of you can or cannot dance with at a milonga or practica?
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Yes.
7.3%28
No.
92.7%355
How does this make you feel?
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31. Which of the following do you have issues with?
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Your S.O. wants to go dancing more often then you.
7.5%27
Your S.O. wants to go dancing less often then you.
24.8%89
Your S.O. sometimes goes dancing without you.
10.3%37
Your S.O. takes tango too seriously, whereas you'd just like to have fun.
9.5%34
Your S.O. wants to practice tango more often than you.
4.5%16
Your S.O. enjoys dancing tango with others more then you.
12.8%46
Your S.O. wants to practice tango less often than you.
22.0%79
Your S.O's obsesses about tango and is constantly talking about it.
8.1%29
Your S.O. is always listening to tango music outside of the milongas.
2.8%10
The desire and pleasure your S.O has in dancing close embrace with others.
10.6%38
None of these and there's no problem.
38.7%139
The fact that your S.O. has a regular partner he/she practices, teaches and/or performs with.
5.6%20
You and your S.O. have very different learning and practicing styles.
24.5%88
Other (please explain)
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32. Which of the following does your S.O have issues with?
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You want to go dancing more often then your S.O. does.
22.6%77
You want to go dancing less often then your S.O. does.
4.4%15
You sometimes go dancing without your S.O.
16.5%56
You take tango very seriously but your S.O. just wants to have fun.
12.6%43
You want to practice tango more often than your S.O.
20.0%68
You enjoy dancing tango with others more than your S.O.
15.6%53
You want to practice tango less often than your S.O.
5.6%19
You are constantly thinking and talking about tango.
11.2%38
You are constantly listening to tango music outside of the milongas.
5.9%20
You enjoy dancing close embrace tango with others.
12.1%41
None of these and there's no problem.
44.1%150
The fact that you have a regular partner to practice, teach and/or perform with.
7.6%26
You and your S.O. have very different learning and practicing styles.
19.4%66
Other (please specify)
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Page: Breaking Up
33. With regards to tango, how do you handle things after breaking up?
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I stopped dancing tango completely (at least for 6 months).
9.3%22
My ex-S.O. stopped dancing tango completely (at least for 6 months).
11.4%27
We each have our "own" milongas that we attend.
17.8%42
We just ignore each other at the milongas.
17.4%41
We are friendly with each other at the milongas, but we don't dance with each other.
23.7%56
We are friends and continue to dance with each other.
52.1%123
Other (please specify)
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Page: Last Question
34. Which of the question topics above do you think is most interesting and significant regarding tango and relationships? What topic did I miss?
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