The 24-item questionnaire was designed to highlight the prevalence and rate that individuals were involved in InterCouple relationships; these being interfaith, intercultural, and/or interracial romantic relationships.
For the purposes of this study, InterCouple relationships will be defined as those that have any or all of the following types of relationships: interfaith; intercultural; interracial.
The current study is an attempt to attain the prevalence of InterCouple relationships on an urban college campus.
A questionnaire was developed to assess the frequency, types, satisfaction, and other various components of dating, particularly InterCouple dating.
The participants averaged 1.32 InterCouple relationships per person.
As to which types of InterCouple relationships they engaged in, the breakdown was as follows: 41 interracial; 68 interfaith; 88 intercultural; 12 interracial /interfaith; 80 interracial/interfaith/intercultural; 32 interracial/intercultural; and 54 interfaith/intercultural.
The participants were also asked how they though their parents would feel if they were involved in an InterCouple relationship.
Over half of the sample reported that they are in or had been in some form of an InterCouple relationship.