The Evolution of the Questionnaire

Our questionnaire is constantly changing with the inclusion of new relationship research and theories. The way we categorize your attributes changes too, with each new iteration bringing us a clearer version of who you are. 

From the start, we’ve strived to pinpoint what matters in long-term relationships with a very traditional “marriage”-focused lens. The first versions of the questionnaire focused on the basics—questions about family, future children, and career ambitions. These are the most barebones topics that predict success in the creation and maintenance of long-term marriages. 

My career will be my top priority. I want a family with ___ children. What would you want your partner’s parenting style to be?  It’s important that my children be raised religious.

As we grew up, we started seeing good relationships as more than just “will they, or won’t they?”. The next versions of the questionnaire started taking into account the social realities that affect the quality of those relationships. Less of a focus on children, and more of a focus on you as a whole started to emerge—especially your strongest opinions and beliefs. The questionnaire became a reflection of many college students’ ideological awakenings of the early 2020s.

I always vote. I would end a friendship over differing political views.  To whom do you owe your success? We live in a meritocracy.

The current version of the questionnaire reflects a higher degree of academic rigor with the inclusion of new principles such as attachment theory, communication styles, and basic human values

Some things are simply black and white.  Do you fall in love quickly? I pride myself on telling hard truths. Love should be effortless. 

The questionnaire is continuously evolving and taking advantage of new scientific insights. The purpose behind our relationship psychology team is to research and advance our models. As we learn and develop, we all get closer to a more complete understanding of ourselves and our relationships.