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[gaypros-392] Optional Survey for next Salon on "Relationship Diversities"- 3/6/13 7:00 p.m.

From: user 1.
Sent on: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:36 AM
Thank you, Devon, for your reasoned response.

I took the survey and also found it limited; my take is that the questions are superficial, continuing a mainstream materialistic approach based on race, money, politics and other predictably confining parameters.

Is wealth, youth, beauty, exoticism and like-mindedness all that we yearn for? Is there nothing deeper, more profound, meaningful or ultimately transformative in our love quests?

I completed the essay but in the end felt tainted. American society is already enough of a cookie-cutter community, reduced to stereotypes rather than appreciation of the individual. I believe we can do better, that we can improve and change the situation. Throughout history gay people have done so and now, more than ever, are called to do so again.

Respectfully,

Marc Matheson.


On Feb 25, 2013, at 7:44 PM, Devon Raphael wrote:

Hi there,
I found your survey to be too black and white, and could not do it.
For example, I've been equally involved with guys ten years (and within) older than me and ten years (and within) younger than me, the preference is what they have to contribute to the relationship. Age is not a measure of who is more mature! Some younger guys are more together than my peers. 
There are also ties with what I look in a man. Spirituality is equally important as political standing, one does not stand higher than the other for me. 
The "what ethnicity/race" attraction question doesn't also apply to me because I don't limit myself. No one race is better than the other. Its about what someone brings to the table. "Multiracial" would not be the right answer. 

I'm still going to our next Salon on "Relationship Diversities" on Wed 3/6/13, but feel disconnected to you guys because of the limiting question the survey posed.

see you then
Devon

From: Richard Suh <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Monday, February 25,[masked]:24 PM
Subject: [gaypros-392] Optional Survey for next Salon on "Relationship Diversities"- 3/6/13 7:00 p.m.

Dear Salon Member,

As part of our next Salon on "Relationship Diversities" on Wed 3/6/13, we are conducting a survey examining the differences that traditionally have mattered in the creation of couples. If you have not yet filled the survey, we encourage you to do so, whether or not you are planning to attend the salon. You can find the survey at the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ML6JMZY. After all, the validity of the results depend on the number of responses we get. Having said this, the survey is optional, fully confidential and anonymous.
Many thanks for your cooperation. With kind regards,
Carlos
Co-Organizer




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