Magazine for Catholic women/Survey for Traditionalist men
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My good friend Beverly Stevens is launching a new magazine for Catholic women entitled Regina. Inside this magazine will be a survey (which I'll post here) for Traditionalist men that consists of nearly 70 questions. Some of these questions may be a bit personal and/or intrusive, but I think that it's a good idea to get everything up front from the beginning, so this way there will be a lot less hurt and disappointment down the road when certain revelations come to light. Some people are just not equipped to deal with others who have "too much of a past" for example.

If you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic, and if you're male and single, you should consider filling out this survey. It's being used as part of an author's attempt to gather information for an article that will appear in the April issue of a new e-magazine.

The magazine is called REGINA and is targeted at Catholic women. Articles will cover topics of interest to Catholic women across a wide range of topics -- religion, culture, history, fashion, childrearing, education -- and will be true to the Magisterium.

This audience naturally has great interest in what single Catholic men want from their prospective wives, marriages and families. The magazine takes the position that our culture has marginalized the role of men in recent decades, in effect stifling their voices and not permitting their legitimate  wants and needs to be heard.

Our readers disagree -- and as real Catholic women, they are listening. So please take the time to fill out this survey and email it to Editor.Regina@gmail.com.

As a sweetener, we will be pleased to run your under 100 word personal ad in the magazine for the next four issues (one year). If you want to find a real Catholic wife, here is the place to look!

Thank you for participating in this important survey. Please highlight the answer you select for each hank multiple choice question below or write in your answer where requested.

Please note: This is an anonymous survey. Your responses will be tallied with those of others and reported in an upcoming article “What Traditional Catholic Men Want.”

In order for your responses to be included, kindly return your completed survey by February 1, 2013 via the email address provided earlier. Thank you.


1. How old are you?

a. Under 20
b. 20-30
c. 30-40
d. 40-50
e. 50-60
f. Over 60

2. What is your nationality?

a. North America
b. Latin America
c. European
d. British Isles
e. Other

3. What is the highest level of education you have completed?

a. PhD
b. Masters
c. Bachelors
d. Associates
e. High School


4. What is your profession or occupation?

a. Corporate employee
b. Medical or legal professional
c. Educator
d. Artist
e. Police or firefighter
f. Federal or state employee
g. Independent Business Owner
h. Tradesman
i. Military
j. Retired
k. Unemployed


5. What is your annual income?

a. Below $20K
b. $20K - $50K
c. $50K - $100K
d. Over $100K

6. How would you rate your overall financial stability?
a. Excellent
b. Good
c. Fair
d. Poor

7. How would you rate your overall physical health?
a. Excellent
b. Good
c. Fair
d. Poor

8. Are you now under medical treatment for mental health issues?
a. Yes, bipolar or related disorder
b. Yes, anxiety or depression
c. No, though I have been treated for bipolar or related disorder in the past
d. No, though I have been treated for anxiety or depression in the past
e. No, and I have never been treated for mental health issues

9. Do you attend Mass regularly on Sunday?

a. Yes
b. No

10. Do you attend the traditional Latin Mass?

a. Yes
b. No

11. When was your last Confession?
a. Within a month
b. Within the last six months
c. Within the last year
d. Within the last two years
e. More than two years ago

12. Overall, how intrinsic is your Catholic faith to your life?
a. It is the bedrock of my life
b. Pretty serious about Catholicism
c. It’s a good thing, but not top of mind
d. I’m pretty indifferent
e. I’m hostile to Catholicism

13. How important is marriage to you?
a. I can’t imagine never marrying and having a family
b. I would like very much to be married
c. If it happens, it happens
d. I’m not the marrying type
e. Marriage is an outmoded institution

14. Have you been married before?
a. No
b. Once
c. Twice
d. Three times or more

15. Do you have children?
a. No
b. Yes, under 5 years of age
c. Yes, under 10 years of age
d. Yes, under 18 years of age
e. Yes, under 25 years of age
f. Yes, grown up and on their own

If so,
16. How would your children rate you as a father?
a. They think I’m the tops
b. They give me a “B”
c. They give me a “C”
d. We don’t get along very well
e. I don’t see my children



17. Please rank the following personal characteristics of your “dream” wife in the order in which you place the highest priority, with (1) being the highest and (10) the lowest.


a. Beauty
b. Education
c. Intelligence
d. Integrity
e. Sense of humor
f. Warmth
g. Faith
h. Kindness
i. Ambition
j. Energy
k. Motherliness

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18. How much time do you spend watching TV or movies?

a. Three hours or more a night
b. 1-3 hours per night
c. Less than one hour per night
d. Less than 5 hours per week
e. Not at all


19. Please highlight the five unattractive characteristics that you find to be most common in single women today.


a. Sexual promiscuity
b. Lack of ambition
c. Greed
d. Lack of self-control
e. Laziness
f. Lack of pride in appearance
g. Bitterness
h. Lack of respect for others
i. Disinterest in mothering
j. Not intellectual
k. Substance or food addiction
l. Dishonesty
m. Too high maintenance
n. Too anxious
o. Not supportive
p. Too controlling


20. If you were to marry, what primary role would you want your wife to play?
a. Lover only
b. Companion only
c. Lover and companion
d. Lover, companion and fellow breadwinner
e. Lover, companion and mother to our children
f. Lover, companion, breadwinner and mother to our children

21. Women today dress

a. For the most part appropriately
b. Too revealing
c. Too modestly

22. A significantly overweight or obese woman would be attractive to me

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Neutral
d. Disagree
e. Strongly Disagree

23. I would date a smoker

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Neutral
d. Disagree
e. Strongly Disagree

24. I am turned off by a woman with liberal political opinions.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Neutral
d. Disagree
e. Strongly Disagree

25. I am turned off by a woman with conservative political opinions.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Neutral
d. Disagree
e. Strongly Disagree

26. I would expect that a woman significantly younger than me should be willing to date me.

a. Yes
b. No

27. I would be open to dating someone significantly older than me.

a. Yes
b. No


28. I expect that a woman I date should be willing to have sex with me before marriage.

a. Yes
b. No

29. In the past, I have
a. Jumped into relationships too quickly
b. Been satisfied with my approach to relationships
c. Been somewhat cautious about getting involved
d. Not been easily tempted to get involved
e. Not been interested in commitment at all

30. I am a widower
a. Yes
b. No

31. When I am interested,
a. I want to be the pursuer
b. I am indifferent about who is doing the pursuing
c. I prefer for a woman to pursue me

32. I want to marry:

a. As soon as possible
b. In the next 2-5 years
c. In the next 5-10 years
d. Sometime after 10 years
e. Never

33. I prefer to live in a:
a. Big city
b. Suburb
c. Medium sized city
d. Small town
e. Country

34. Are you willing to relocate to another state or country if need be?

a. Yes
b. No


35. I consider myself to be successful

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree

36. I consider myself to be religious/spiritual

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree

37. The following describes me most accurately

a. I have always been a strong practicing Catholic
b. I fell away from the Faith to explore other religious options before returning
c. I stopped practicing any religion before returning
d. I am a convert to Catholicism
e. I am a former atheist
f. I do not practice any religion today

38. What do you consider a sin?
a. I don’t believe in the concept of “sin”
b. Only murder or rape
c. Murder, rape, theft, lying
d. Disobeying the Ten Commandments
e. Disobeying the Ten Commandments and the rules of the Church

39. What is your most attractive characteristic to women?
a. My looks
b. My income
c. My sense of humor
d. My conversation
e. My integrity

40. What is your least attractive characteristic to women?
a. My looks
b. My income
c. My sense of humor
d. My conversation
e. My integrity

41. How lazy are you?
a. Not at all; laziness is not one of my faults
b. I allow myself to be lazy occasionally
c. Often lazy
d. Very lazy

42. How would you describe your alcohol habits?
a. I have always been a teetotaler
b. One or two drinks every few weeks
c. I like wine or beer with a meal most days
d. I like to drink in excess for fun with my friends
e. I have more than three drinks a day
f. I have had a problem with alcohol in the past and I don’t drink

43. How would you describe your drug use?
a. I don’t use drugs of any kind
b. Only when I am sick
c. I have a chronic physical condition for which I am under a doctor’s care
d. I have a chronic psychological condition for which I am under a doctor’s care
e. I like to use drugs for fun
f. I have had a problem with drug addiction in the past

44. How often do you purchase pornography?
a. Never
b. Not since I was very young
c. Maybe once every five years
d. Once a year
e. Monthly
f. Weekly
g. Daily

45. How often do you purchase sexual contact online or on the phone?
a. Never
b. Not since I was very young
c. Maybe once every five years
d. Once a year
e. Monthly
f. Weekly
g. Daily

46. How often do you purchase sexual contact in person?
a. Never
b. Once in my life
c. Maybe once every five years
d. Once a year
e. Monthly
f. Weekly
g. Daily

47. I would prefer that my wife not share the details of her sexual past with me.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree

48. I would expect my wife to contribute at least 50% of our family income.

a. Yes
b. No

49. I don’t want my wife to work.
a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree

50. Ideally, my wife would be a good cook.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree

51. I want a woman who takes pride in her home.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Neutral
d. Disagree
e. Strongly Disagree

52. I think most women are too concerned with the opinions of other women.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree


53. I believe that I am capable of living up to most women’s expectations of being a good husband.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree

54. I want to have children.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree

If yes:

55. It is very important that children be well-behaved, especially in church.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree

56. I consider it very important that my children are raised with traditional Catholic values.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree

57. I would expect that my family would attend Mass weekly.
a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree

58. I would want our children to attend Catholic school.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree

59. I am open to Catholic homeschooling.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree


60. I expect to be the main breadwinner of the family.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree

61. If I were to be unemployed for a long period of time, I would

a. Take a job at lower pay
b. Expect my wife to support the family
c. Go back to school or get retrained
d. Do whatever it takes to support my family
e. Probably suffer greatly from depression


62. Marriage is a contract between two people that can be dissolved at will.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree

63. Marriage is a sacrament, NOT a contract.
a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree


64. Please highlight the three words that best describe your feeling towards your mother

a. Pride
b. Love
c. Respect
d. Sympathy
e. Gratitude
f. Anger
g. Alienation
h. Sadness
i. Anxiety
j. Fear
k. Contempt
l. Indifference
m. Pity


65. Please choose the three words that best describe your feeling towards your father.

a. Pride
b. Love
c. Respect
d. Sympathy
e. Gratitude
f. Anger
g. Alienation
h. Sadness
i. Anxiety
j. Fear
k. Contempt
l. Indifference
m. Pity


66. I am often lonely.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree


67. I am concerned that marriage and children or subsequent divorce may place me at financial risk.

a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Disagree
d. Strongly Disagree





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Wowsers.  :O
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Multiple choice answers are bad.  Where's the chance for making every answer tongue-in-cheek? 
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