When I tried to answer the question of my last post, “What does it mean to be single at heart,” I drew my answers from the first 1200 responses to my survey. That means that what I learned was limited by what I thought to ask.
Happily, one of the questions I did think to ask was what other questions I should have asked. Many survey participants offered suggestions. I’ll share some of them here.
At the heart of the survey were the questions that were designed to discern what separates the single-at-heart from the not single-at-heart. In the first category below are additions to that list. Other people suggested further background information I should have gathered – those ideas are in the second list. In the last list are questions about other experiences that would have been interesting to ask about. (I may not have put each question in its most appropriate place.)
The responses so far to just this one survey question (asking what else I should have asked) go on for 14 pages. So the lists below include just a sampling. I have done some minor editing of wording and combined some responses. For some of these questions, the wording would need to be modified if they were to be included as actual survey items.
Part 1: What Else Might Separate Those Who Are and Are Not Single at Heart?
Part 2: What Other Background Information Should I Have Asked About?
Part 3: What Other Experiences Should I Have Asked About?
Other posts about the single-at-heart survey are here: