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Matchmaker's Guide (Companion book to Meryton Matchmakers Series)

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Matchmaker’s Guide

Meryton Matchmaker’s Confidential Client Questionnaires

Kristi Rose

Contents

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Copyright

Dedication

Welcome to Meryton Matchmakers

1. Charlotte Lucas

2. William Collins

3. Mary Bennet

4. Colonel Henry Fitzwilliam

5. Catherine Bennet

6. Captain James Harville

7. Lydia Bennet

8. Jane Bennet

9. George Wickham

10. John Middleton

11. Anne de Bourgh

12. Charles Bingley

13. Elizabeth Bennet

14. William Darcy

15. Carolyn Bingley

About the Author

Also by Kristi Rose

Copyright © 2016 by Kristi Rose

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For the lovers of all things Jane Austen :-)

Welcome to Meryton Matchmakers

~If you have a lonely heart, we have the key.

&Here at Meryton& Matchmakers we take love to heart. Your happiness is our ultimate goal. We don’t use secret, key word algorithms to find a match. We believe in face to face meetings and the important element of getting acquainted with someone. With Meryton, your experience is personal and confidential.

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&Dear Reader&,

Please note that this is living document and will change. The edition number will be updated as new material is added and people complete the questionnaire. Thanks for your patience and understand. If you want to be notified of update, please sign up for my newsletter. If you get this through iBooks, they should notify you as well.

Regardless, make note of the edition that you are getting as that will mark the updates. Enjoy:-)

Kristi

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Charlotte Lucas

Nickname: Lottie

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&GENDER&: Female

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&NATIONALITY&: American

Would you be interested in someone outside your nationality?

Yes

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&OCCUPATION&: Baker/Cafe Owner

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&ATTRACTED TO&:[_ (select one)_]

SAME SEX

[_OPPOSITE SEX – _]Yes

BOTH/NOT SURE

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1. Do you belong to any religious organization, sect, or cult? Please list your denomination below.

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&None&, just a spirit wandering in the world hoping to find love and companionship.

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&DENOMINATION&:

1. How often do you go to church, synagogue, or other? Rarely

[_2. Would you be willing to date someone outside your faith? _]Yes

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1. Are you seeking a life partner?

Yes-X

No

2. Do you want a family? How many children?

Maybe, not sure how many, never have been.

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&*E.B&. NOTES: [_Lottie was raised in church. She may act like she isn’t a person of faith and occasionally might throw out a bad word but the truth is she’s a believer. _]Lottie likes a quiet house. Kids are going to ROCK her world. In a good way of course. She’ll need a guy who can pick up the slack (hint: Bill Collins).

FAMILY

1. How would you prefer to spend your holidays? (Mountains? Beach? Hotel/amusement parks? ?Camping/hiking/backpacking? With family?)

All of them!

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&2&.. How do you feel about relatives visiting (For a day or two? Longer ? Could they live with you?)

Love the time spent making memories, but no, we could not live together.

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&3. How would& you manage family order? (i.e. Who would be in charge of what?)

Money/finances? Both spouses

Kids? Both spouses

House? Both of us

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&*E.B&. NOTES: When she writes that she could never have her relatives live with her, I’d be remiss to not emphasize how much an understatement this is. She once threatened to put laxatives in my drinks if I blabbed about her feelings for Bill to him.I know this not to be a false threat because she’s done this twice to her brother (and he deserved it). Sharing financial responsibility is going to be hard for Bill. He’s totally cool with letting his money magically take care of itself. Side note: can be vindictive.

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1. What is a motto or creed that you live by?

Always eat the pie.

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&2. What is& your ideal rest day?

Biking, hiking, picnic

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&3. What is& your most embarrassing moment?

Losing my first baking contest because I mixed up salt and sugar measurements.

*E.B. NOTES:Hm. I’m surprised that this is what she picked. Her brother (the aforementioned recipient of the laxative drink) depantsed her a few years back during extreme slip and slide kickball. I thought that might have shown up here.

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&4. Do& you believe that you are a fun person?

Wanna try a cupcake?

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[_&5. Where do& you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty? _]Growing my business into a national brand name, big dream. Small dream, being the best bakery in a tristate area.

*E.B.NOTES: Funny how quickly that changed. One needy young man asking for help and now she’s on a different path.

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&6. When do& you want to retire?

While still young enough to enjoy! But you can never truly retire from making cupcakes.

*E.B.NOTES: Thankfully!

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&7. &&What does& retirement look like to you?

Travel, sleeping in, more family time

*E.B.NOTES: By family I am assuming she means Bill.

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&8. &&What kind& of lifestyle do you want after retirement? (Active, laid-back, etc.)

The one where we travel spontaneously, no clock to watch and just enjoy the little moments.

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&9. Do& you have a retirement account?

Several

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&10&. How do you invest? (conservative, aggressive, etc.)

Conservative

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&11&. Do you smoke?

NO

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&12&. What are your strengths?

Wit, charm, perseverance, helping others

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&13&. What are your weaknesses?

Chocolate and books

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&E.B&. NOTES: Lottie is so sweet. She thinks chocolate and books are her weaknesses. Yes, for her hips and her wallet perhaps. But her real weaknesses are people who need help. People, like Bill, who are continuously given the short end of the stick even though they try to change their circumstances. Once, while we were still in school, Bill’s father went on a tirade the likes we had never seen before or since. It would have been easier to understand if his father had been a drunk but he was simply a mean old man and since Bill’s mother has passed, was not accountable to anyone. Mad at something Bill did or said, his father picked up a large rock and threw it at him. It struck him right above the right eye. Knocked him out for one whole day. When he came to Lottie and Lady Catherine was there waiting. That’s when she came into the picture.

Side note: Try not to be an evil cow to Lady Catherine all the time.

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1. Do you consider intimacy more important than love? Equally essential

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&2. How often do you& expect intimacy?

Whenever!

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&3. List& four things you require in an intimate relationship.

1.trust

2.fidelity

3. mutual satisfaction

4. playfulness

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&4. If you& don’t connect with someone right away, do you give them more chances to grow on you or do you move to the next person?

No. I think if the spark isn’t there, we could be friends but not the one for me. I need the fall in love at first sight feeling, I want a man who would come mow my lawn instead of buy me candy or flowers. I need a ride or die man.

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&E.B.NOTES&: I snorted when I read this. It’s hard to fall for someone when you’ve only had eyes for one person. For. Your. Entire. Life! And Darcy thinks his computer knows more about Lottie and what she wants than I do. Foolish man.

&Lottie’s questionnaire& was created by April Floyd, author of Darcy and Lizzy.

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William Collins

Nickname: Bill

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GENDER: Quite manly. Trust me on this

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&NATIONALITY&: Proud American

(Would you be interested in someone outside your nationality?)

I’m certainly not racist. We are all equally children of God, and I’ll admit I find young ladies of the Orient particularly charming.

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[*&OCCUPATION&: *]Spiritual Advisor. Adjunct Professor at local Seminary School

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SAME SEX

_OPPOSITE SEX _ XX (AND HOW!)

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&FAITH&

Do you belong to any religious organization, sect, or cult? Please list your denomination below.

DENOMINATION: Lutheran

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&1.&&How often do& you go to church, synagogue, or other?

In fact I am a minister. Visiting the church daily is just an occupational hazard.

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&2.Would& you be willing to date someone outside your faith?

Date? Most certainly. But I intend to marry as soon as is practical, upon the advice of a wise friend and benefactor. For a marriage to be respectable, I think the couple must hold religious beliefs in common. She would have to consider converting to Lutheranism. Unless she was already Episcopalian, ha ha.

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&E.B.NOTES&: There is so much sarcasm here that I wonder if he was drinking when he completed this form. If ever a man was afraid of marriage it’s William Collins. But not for the typical reasons. His understanding of his self worth is pitiful and therefore, he does not feel as if he’s worthy. But we can change that. By we, I mean Lottie.

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&MARRIAGE&

1.Are you seeking a life partner?

Yes Absolutely!!!

No

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&2. Do you want a family&? How many children?

I have it from a reliable source that five is the proper number of children, the best for creating a happy, robust home life. Any fewer and the home is too quiet. Any more, and things become unmanageable. But I’m not unreasonable, and if the lady would like one more or one fewer, her wishes shall be taken into consideration.

P.S.: If you are the sort of woman who considers a dog or a cat her “child,” or are the sort who would use the term “furbaby,” I do not believe we would be a suitable match.

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&*E.B.NOTES&: Bill cracks me up! The furbaby remark is hysterical. I checked Darcy’s My-computer-knows-more-about-matches-than-you-print out and according to that stupid piece of paper my sister, Kitty, is a better match for Bill than Lottie. Which is hysterical because she’s trying to get into vet school and “loves every one of her furbabies”.

Bill with a lot of kids would be a good thing. I can see him with five. Lottie? Um, not so much. Not that she’s be awful at it, but five together make a lot of noise and she likes a quiet home.

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&FAMILY&

1.How would you prefer to spend your holidays?

(Mountains? Beach? Hotel/amusement parks? Camping/hiking/backpacking? With family?)

Beach

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&2.How do& you feel about relatives visiting? (For a day or two? They could live with you?)

Longer is okay? XX

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&3.How would& you manage family order? (i.e. Who would be in charge of what? Money/finances? Kids? House?)

Money/finances? Myself

[_Kids? _] My wife

House?

Inside? My wife

Outside? My handyman

Cars?

Buying/Selling? Myself

[_Maintaining? _] My handyman

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&E.B.NOTES&: Bill calls a screwdriver a thingamabob. I think its because his dad made him do all sorts of handyman stuff and he’s flat-out refused to learn. Potential area of concern is he’s listed his wife as the manager of the kids.

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1.What is a motto or creed that you live by?

Carpe diem. You’ll discover that I’m a relaxed, easygoing person who loves to laugh. You never know what I’ll do next, but I guarantee you’ll keep watching to find out! But I don’t just seize days. I also seize opportunities. I am hard-working, focused, and serious, just the sort of attributes that bring success and happiness in life.

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&2.What is& your ideal rest day?

I’m definitely a people person. I’ve made some amazing, wise, influential friends. What could be a better day than hanging out with fun, intelligent people, and being enlightened by their opinions on every topic?

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&3.What is& your most embarrassing moment?

It may sound strange, but some of my most embarrassing moments are ones where I’m being praised or celebrated. Praise from certain people, those I admire more than anyone in the world, can really get my face burning! A few months back, when someone in particular (I won’t say who) heaped praise on one of my sermons, saying it was the finest she’d ever heard from that pulpit, why I practically melted into the floor and caught fire! Try explaining that to your insurance agent. ;-) Just a little joke there.

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&4.Do you believe& that you are a fun person?

Absolutely. I’ve worked very hard to become so. I can often be found practicing jokes and compliments in front of a mirror. In fact, if you wish to see my lighter side in action, you can catch my stand-up routine at open mic night at the Laughatorium on 36th Street and 3rd Avenue. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that ministers are boring, stodgy people. I’m living proof that we’re not.

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&*E.B.NOTES&: I’m not sure what’s fact or fiction here. Bill is funny enough to do open mic, but has he? He tells knock knock jokes all the time. Would his stand up be only knock knock jokes? More importantly, if he does this, does Lottie know? Problem is, if she’s been sworn to secrecy then I have a better chance of making Caroline Bingley my next BFF.

What I also see in this questionnaire is a lot of misdirection. His most embarrassing moment was being praised by Lady Catherine for a sermon? Nope, I don’t buy it. His childhood is riddled with dark parts, though, perhaps those memories are not as embarrassing as much as they are painful.

I wonder what Lottie would say if she saw these responses? I bet she’d cry.

And Darcy thinks that people clicking on a box or picking the best answer is sufficient enough to match them to a mate for the rest of their life! It’s so…savage.

Jerk. Not Bill. Darcy.

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&5.Where do& you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty?

Five years: Married with a third child on the way. Racing to keep up with work and family, but knowing the work is paying off.

Ten years: The youngest is just starting kindergarten. I’ve been assigned to a more prestigious parish in the heart of NYC. I have a beautiful, doting wife who cooks the most incredible meals. In short, I’m the happiest man alive.

Twenty years: Waiting for the youngest to go off to college so me and the missus can buy a Winnebago and start spending the kids’ inheritance, of course!

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&6.When do& you want to retire?

After a long and distinguished career spent in service to the Lord’s flock. Though there is a chance that certain investments I’ve made will pay off handsomely in the very near future. If they do, I could be persuaded to retire early.

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&7. &&What does& retirement look like to you?

I think retirement will present new opportunities and challenges. I’ll be old, but I sure won’t be dead!

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&8.&&What kind& of lifestyle do you want after retirement? (Active, laid-back, etc.)

All of the above! It is especially important to me that I have varied intellectual pursuits, to keep my mind sharp. Classical literature, the Good Book, etc. Retirement would also let me spend more time perfecting my comedy routines.

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&9.Do you have a retirement account&?

I was taught the value of thrift at an early age. My father insisted that after I tithed to the Church, I should lay aside another tithe for my future. Even in lean times, I refused to touch it, and owing to some sound investment advice, the account has grown beyond anything I could have hoped.

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&10.How do you invest&? (conservative, aggressive, etc.)

When it comes to investments, I’ve always felt a little out of my depth. But I benefit from the wise counsel of others, one person in particular. Her investment advice has never led me astray

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&11.Do you smoke&?

Women sometimes tell me I’m SMOKING HOT! Just a little joke. I don’t smoke and would never stoop to dating someone who does.

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&12.What are your strengths&?

I’m incredibly sweet and romantic. I’ve read widely and am knowledgeable about a wide variety of topics. I’m also a delegator. If I don’t know how to do something, I know how to find someone else who will do it for me. I may not be great at car repairs, but a handshake is all it takes for me to know if a mechanic will try to cheat me. Why, I’ve even delegated my wisdom! When I’m not sure what’s the wise thing to do, I know a certain person who is ready to give me great advice.

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&13.What are your weaknesses&?

I sometimes don’t know when enough is enough. Sometimes I can be a little much: a little too kind, or too loyal to a friend. I might say something so clever that a whole room goes silent while the others struggle to come up with an equally clever reply. I can be an intense person sometimes.

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&*E.B.NOTES&: If I didn’t think it would be too painful I’d ask Bill to redo this section. He’s since learned of a problem with his retirement accounts and that could have an impact on how he now sees his future.

The line about how he can be a little much should be highlighted. Bill is truly the kindest, loyal, and giving person I know besides Jane. Yes, it might be mandatory considering his profession but he was like that as a teen. Who happened to be crying out for help through vandalism and petty theft. It was Bill who helped us put this business together. I would not be able to do what I love had he not had enough faith and trust in Jane and me. For that I will be forever grateful and a little biased where he’s concerned.

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1.Do you consider intimacy more important than love?

By ‘intimacy’ I assume you mean the physical acts reserved for a man and his wife. Of course love is more important, but physical intimacy between a man and his wife is a celebration of that love. And I am really eager to celebrate.

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&2.How often do& you expect intimacy?

As I’ve mentioned, five children would be ideal, and so I must have intimacy at least five times! Another of my amusing little jokes, though I must admit I stole that one from a sitcom I watched on Netflix. I don’t recall the name, but it had me in stitches.

But back to the question. While I do not believe it is appropriate for a man to be a slave to his appetites, scientific studies have proven that your body suffers greatly when deprived too long of ‘intimacy.’ A wise friend has pointed me to these studies, which have left me in no doubt: the ideal is daily for the first year of the marriage, three times a week thereafter.

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&3.List four things& you require in an intimate relationship.

1. A willing spouse

2. A bit of privacy

3. A little Kenny G to set the mood

4. Something skimpy and lacy wouldn’t hurt. Preferably red. Rowr!

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&4.If you don’t connect& with someone right away, do you give them more chances to grow on you or do you move to the next person?

To answer, allow me to crib from my sermon from last week. At the encouragement of one of my church’s most prominent donors (I won’t say who, but she’s quite famous), I frequently use my weekly sermons to discuss romance and courtship. She thinks it helps draw a younger crowd.

In the sermon, I compared the dating pool to an actual pool, stocked with fish, with many fishermen on boats. Sometimes you catch a fish, but she is too small, or of a species that’s out of season. What does the fisherman do? Does he put the fish in an aquarium and feed her mayflies until she weighs enough to satisfy the game warden? No! He throws her back, puts more bait on the hook, and continues his search. On another expedition, he may catch the very same fish, but this time she’s in season and put on a few pounds.

The search for a suitable life companion is much the same. If you meet a person who isn’t quite marriage material, is it fair to either of you to continue the relationship while you wait (possibly for years!) for them to grow into the person you’re looking for? No. Better to try your luck with the next woman.

Throwing her back in the pond gives you both time to grow and change.

I must say, my parishioners loved the sermon. I think it’s one of the best I’ve ever given.

Please use the remaining space for more detail. The more detailed your answers, the better.

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&Why are you using a matchmaker&?

I’m not the sort of man who would usually turn his love life over to a matchmaker.  I have no trouble getting dates, believe me.  But trusted sources have told me that Meryton Matchmakers can introduce me to a higher caliber of ladies, attractive, intelligent, women with ambitions toward marriage.  I believe my sources, and they say the speediest route to matrimonial bliss runs through Meryton Matchmakers.  You can rely on their perseverance, their discretion, and their money back guarantees.  These two excellent ladies want nothing more than to make your dreams of romance come true.  Your heart is safe in the hands of the Bennet sisters.

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&*E.B.NOTES&: I would use this as testimony for our fancy new website if I was certain he wasn’t poking fun at this entire process. I’ve gone through this several times, laughing at how clever he is, and am hung up on the remark about having a preference for women from the Orient. I never knew this, and yet, I’m not sure he isn’t pulling my leg. He and Lottie grew up on Singapore Lane. Is his remark secret code?

&Mr. Collins questionnaire& was completed by the über talented Bryce Anderson, author of The Vampires of Northanger.

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Mary Bennet

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&GENDER&: Female

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&NATIONALITY&: American.

(Would you be interested in dating someone outside your nationality?) Open

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[*&OCCUPATION&: *]Human Resources

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SAME SEX

_OPPOSITE SEX _ XX

BOTH/NOT SURE

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&FAITH&

Do you belong to any religious organization, sect, or cult? Please list your denomination below.

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&DENOMINATION&:

Devout Episcopalian, former nun.

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&*E.B.NOTES&: WHAT?!? WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?

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&1.How often do& you go to church, synagogue, or other?

I am ashamed to say I am currently in between churches, but when I find a new house of faith, I go daily.

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&2.Would& you be willing to date someone outside your faith?

If they would be open to converting, yes.

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&MARRIAGE&

1.Are you seeking a life partner?

YES: determinedly, yes

NO:

2. Do you want a family? How many children?

If God allows.

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&FAMILY&

1. How would you prefer to spend your holidays?

(Mountains? Beach? Hotel/amusement parks? Camping/hiking/backpacking? With family?)

In nature, we can be one with God.

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&2. How do& you feel about relatives visiting?

For a day or two?

They are welcome

Longer is okay?

Yes

Could they live with you?

I would never turn away a family member or friend in need. It is unchristian, however, I would always disclose the size of my humble abode.

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&3.How would& you manage family order? (i.e. Who would be in charge of what? Money/finances? Kids? House?)

I would expect my fiancé/husband to assume all responsibilities when it comes in regards to our money and finances, which include purchases or sales of anything large that we own, and I would assume the proper role of taking care of the house and children.

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E.B.NOTES: YES, Mary. WHO ARE YOU!! I’m stunned about the nunnery. Not as much about these responses. They have become her deflector.

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&1.What is& a motto or creed that you live by?

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. – Romans 12:12

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&2.What is& your ideal rest day?

Half day in church, half day in prayer

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&3.What is& your most embarrassing moment?

Discovering my calling was not to be a nun.

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&4.Do you believe& that you are a fun person?

Of course.

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&5.Where do& you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty?

Married with children, following God’s will.

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&6.When do& you want to retire?

My retirement income begins at 65.

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&7.&&What does& retirement look like to you?

Church in the mornings, Christian volunteer work in the afternoons and peaceful prayer in the evenings

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&8.&&What kind& of lifestyle do you want after retirement? (Active, laid-back, etc.)

Active in the church

9.Do you have a retirement account?

YES

10.How do you invest? (conservative, aggressive, etc.)

Conservative in everything.

11.Do you smoke?

No

12.What are your strengths?

My devotion.

13.What are your weaknesses?

My natural human tendencies.

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&*E.B.NOTES&: Enough is enough. Yesterday, I caught Mary climbing up the trellis to her bedroom window. It was four in the morning. What is this girl hiding? Must be big, whatever it is. I bet it stands approximately six foot four and used to be in the military. I think this indicates Mary is scared witless by what she feels for Colonel Fitzwilliam. Jane didn’t disagree not did she agree. We’ll have to rattle her tree to get some genuine reactions.

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1.Do you consider intimacy more important than love?

NO

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&2.How often do& you expect intimacy?

No more than once a day.

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&3.List four things& you require in an intimate relationship.

1. Nightly prayers.

2. Morning prayers.

3. Attending services together.

4. Serving those in need together.

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&4.If you don’t connect& with someone right away, do you give them more chances to grow on you or do you move to the next person?

We all grow with frequent interaction, how else would you become comfortable with each other?

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&*E.B.NOTES&: After much reflection (wouldn’t Mary be pleased), I see what growing up in our house did to Mary. Stuck in the middle with beautiful Jane, smart Kitty, me, and adored Lydia around her. Who was Mary? Who needed Mary? The church I suppose. Funny, they’ve turned from her too.

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&Please use& the remaining space for more detail. The more detailed your answers, the better.

I have wonderful news! While filling out this questionnaire, I was alerted that my acceptance back at my former house of worship has been granted, with some behavioral provisions, of course. You will be happy to know, as my future husband, this is especially good news, since I will no longer have to move out of town, to find another house of God.

I know you, like me, are devout to our Lord and will follow his teachings in everything. I my greatest hope is to find someone who has a work schedule that matches mine, which is MWF 7:30am-4:30pm, which will allow us to attend 5pm service together, and TTH 8:30am-5:30pm, after which we can attend bible study and spend the rest of the evening in prayer.

Calgary Episcopal Church has a mission coming up in six months, and while they have requested I refrained from attending, I will not be restricted from helping with fund-raising, which I will begin planning with God this evening! I do dream of actually attending one of these God-affirming experiences, however, I know it is not my time. If I did attend, though, I am sure I would accomplish converting the most, despite the pastor assuring me that this sort of competition is not a part of their trips.

Today definitely is a blessed day and I look forward to meeting my match as God has chosen for me. For us both!

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&Why are you using a matchmaker&?

Because Lizzy says that if I keep making eyes at the tall drink of water, Colonel Fitzwilliam, she is going to fire me and she’ll do it. And much like God on the mountain, Lady Catherine has made known her commandments. Marriage for everyone! Jane says there is no harm in me filling out the form and seeing if the good Colonel and I are suited….

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&*E.B.NOTES&: Hallelujah! I have seen into my sister’s soul and it is the love of ‘that tall drink of water’ she seeks. Also, I’m secretly pleased that she loves her job enough to do something like this, which clearly caused her anxiety, in order to keep her position. This may be the hardest match yet. Colonel Fitzwilliam is an injured solider inside and out. If anyone one of us Bennet sisters has the constitution for such an endeavor it’s Mary, but her obstacles will be great as Darcy and Lady Catherine are a formidable wall. Good thing we know how to be human ladders. We’ll raise her right over that wall, much like we did as children when we helped each over hike the Green Mountain.

&Mary’s questionnaire& was completed by Marion Hill author of Mr. Darcy’s World Ends

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Colonel Henry Fitzwilliam

Nickname: Hank

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GENDER:

Male

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&NATIONALITY&:

American

[_(Would you be interested in someone outside your nationality?) _]Yes

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&OCCUPATION&: United States Army & Pemberley, Inc.

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SAME SEX

_OPPOSITE SEX _ XX

BOTH/NOT SURE

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&FAITH&

Do you belong to any religious organization, sect, or cult? Please list your denomination below.

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&DENOMINATION&:

I’m not affiliated with any.

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&1. &&How often do you& go to church, synagogue, or other?

Holidays with family only

2. Would you be willing to date someone outside your faith?[+ +]Yes

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&MARRIAGE&

1.Are you seeking a life partner?

Yes

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&2.&&Do you want a family&? How many children?

Yes, eight children. I’ve always wanted more than just one sibling.

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&*E.B.NOTES& : These answers are as guarded as he is. It’s going to take someone special to break through that wall. Someone with an iron will to match his. And 8 kids- seriously?

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&FAMILY&

1.How would you prefer to spend your holidays?

(Mountains? Beach? Hotel/amusement parks? Camping/hiking/backpacking? With family?)

Beach so I can ogle the girls in their bikinis (and he waggles his eyebrows)

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&2.How do& you feel about relatives visiting?

That is sufficient time to catch up on family activities.

Longer is okay?

NO

Could they live with you?

Absolutely out of the question. Do you know what my mother is like?

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&*E.B.NOTES& : Now I am starting get a peak at the Hank under the Henry. The man who is more than a rank in the military. Little sense of humor above? Because his propriety and respect for people contradict the ogling remark. And if Mary turns out to be a good fit for him- his remarks about his mother, though sad, are encouraging for them as a couple. It would suit Mary nicely to be away from our mother so she can really come into her own. That is to say- IF- he and Mary are suited.

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&3.How would& you manage family order? (i.e. Who would be in charge of what? Money/finances? Kids? House?)

Money/finances?

My wife and I would share this responsibility.

Kids?

Again, we would both share this responsibility.

House?

My wife. I’m at a loss when it comes to running a house. As a Colonel, I run other people’s lives instead.

Inside?

My wife with a little input from me.

Outside?

Moi, that is when I am at home. Being in the military, I am at the beck and call of my superiors.

Cars?

That is my bailiwick especially my 1968 fire engine red Camaro muscle car is my baby.

Buying/Selling?

I’m not sure but I believe we both would work on that.

Maintaining?

When I’m home, I am in charge of maintenance.

***

&*E.B.NOTES&: The transition from Colonel to corporation is going to difficult, I suspect. A selfless, giving person with a strong backbone is what he’ll need to get through this next phase. No one who is silly and flighty. Hm. Why do I always come back to Mary?

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1.What is a motto or creed that you live by?

Never, never, never give up.

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&2.What is& your ideal rest day?

Any day I can grab.

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&3.What is& your most embarrassing moment?

Hmm. I was flirting with the prettiest girl in school when I bent over and found my pants were too tight when the back seam parted company and I never…wore underwear.

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&4.Do you believe& that you are a fun person?

You need to ask my cousin Darcy that question, say I with a smirk.

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&5.Where do& you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty?

As a Major Ten? As a General Twenty? If I survive, I hope to be retired.

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&6.When do& you want to retire?

As soon as possible.

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&7.&&What does& retirement look like to you?

Peaceful. No war.

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&8.&&What kind& of lifestyle do you want after retirement? (Active, laid-back, etc.)

Oh, I will always be active. For me, staying idle is boring. Retirement is from the military, but I will never retire from working. Life must always have purpose for me.

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&9.Do you have a retirement account&?

None of your business. That’s personal.

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&10.How do you invest&? (conservative, aggressive, etc.)

If I invest, I am conservative.

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&11.Do you smoke&?

Absolutely not. Not only is it a bad habit, it could get you killed on the battlefield especially at night.

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&12.What are your strengths&/ Weaknesses

I have a great sense of humor and a smile that the ladies love.

What are weaknesses?

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1.Do you consider intimacy more important than love?

Well now, I believe I need to think about that one (he says with a smile and a wink.) Not really. Both are important, but I do want to marry for love.

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&2.How often do& you expect intimacy?

With a wife or a one-night stand? With a wife – whenever she is willing and able. Although, I have succumbed to the latter on occasion, for the most part, I do not care for them.

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&3.List four things& you require in an intimate relationship.

1. a pretty woman

2. a willing spirit

3. a sense of humor

4. a woman who likes to cuddle

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&*E.B.NOTES& : There’s a lot of contradiction in these responses. I’m not sure he is aware of it. He’s going through the motions of taking over in the Darcy billionaire business but if the Army were to call him back- would he go? I think so. Before he commits to any woman he must commit to the path he is on. He must accept it. Trick is- how can we get him there and perhaps I should take this questionnaire out of the pool?

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&If you don’t connect& with someone right away, do you give them more chances to grow on you or do you move to the next person?

Sometimes. It depends on the person.

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&Give& us a little extra~

I love the outdoors, horses and scuba diving. It would be wonderful if the lady I fall in love with loves them as well. A woman who is knowledgeable, willing to learn new things, and having a sense of humor would also be helpful.

A woman doesn’t need to be the most beautiful in the room if she has a good personality, is out going and loves people. I hope to find a lady who causes people to smile with pleasure when they see her. Not for her looks but for who she is and the fact that they enjoy being with her.

And, what about me? I’m willing to be the type of man she would be proud to have as a husband and a father to our children. I would like a marriage such as my cousin Darcy has with his wife, Elizabeth. They have a wonderful marriage and my younger cousins are the best in the world. I’m very proud of them.

&Submitted& by Gianna Thomas the author of Darcy Chooses- The Complete Novel

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Catherine Bennet

Nickname: Kitty

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GENDER: Female

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&NATIONALITY&: Can I make something up that’s more interesting or exotic. No?

(Would you be interested in someone outside your nationality?)

Sure

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[*&OCCUPATION&: *]Applying to vet school. Receptionist at sisters’ company.

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SAME SEX

_OPPOSITE SEX _ XX

BOTH/NOT SURE

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&FAITH&

1.Do you belong to any religious organization, sect, or cult? Please list your denomination below.

I’ve been reading a lot of Eckhart Tolle and other books about spirituality, meditation, and self-improvement lately and would like to meet another “seeker,” not necessarily a religious person.

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&DENOMINATION&:

1.How often do you go to church, synagogue, or other?

I’ve been hitting some meditation groups and going to speaking events about spiritual topics, but nothing formal.

2.Would you be willing to date someone outside your faith?

I am not interested in organized religion myself, so if that is important to a person, we’re probably not a good fit.

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&MARRIAGE&

1. Are you seeking a life partner?

Yes

2. Do you want a family? How many children?

I come from a large family, 4 sisters! I don’t plan on having such a large family myself, probably no more than 2 kids, but I’m in no rush. I had some eggs frozen! (My aunt had cervical cancer and gave me and my sisters the gift of egg retrieval for our 21st birthdays) Weird, I know.

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&FAMILY&

1.How would you prefer to spend your holidays?

(Mountains? Beach? Hotel/amusement parks? Camping/hiking/backpacking? With family?)

Camping/Hiking/Backpacking. I was born in Colorado. We only lived there a short time before moving back to Meryton. I go back every chance I get. It’s in my blood. I love to take my dogs with me so that limits how far I can travel.

With family? With a bunch of my friends.

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&2. How do& you feel about relatives visiting?

For a day or two? Longer? Could they live with you?

Maybe my sisters. My mother is a bit much. Live with me? Sure, when I get my dog retreat, if they are willing to work, they can live there!

***

&3. How would& you manage family order? (i.e. Who would be in charge of what? Money/finances? Kids? House?)

Money/finances? Together

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&Kids&? If I have kids with someone, I want them equally involved

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[_&House&? _]A neat freak would hate me! I am all about the mess. Dogs are messy, especially when they’ve never been trained. I have tile floors, which helps out, but my house smells like wet dog, has dog hair everywhere, and I wear vet scrubs or jeans and t-shirts which means I basically don’t even fold my clothes let alone hang them up! The dogs sleep on the bed.

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[_&Outside&? _]I love to garden, but my condo balcony doesn’t give me room to grow (so to speak).

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&Cars&? I’m not too particular about what I drive as long as it’s big enough for my dogs.

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&Buying&/Selling? We do that together!

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&Maintaining&: Five daughters and a lazy dad, I don’t know a screwdriver from a hole in the wall. I admire a man who can DIY, I find that extremely sexy!

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&*E.B.NOTES& : We lived in Colorado for three years and she acts like we’ve ripped her from her tribe and forced to be a part of ours. Well, she really has struggled with be happy here. The moist air makes her cough a lot and with mom’s “pet allergies” Kitty sure hasn’t had it easy feeling her soul. For a while there she was heavily influenced by Lydia- Lord only knows why- but I’m happy to see she’s coming into her own. How does she bear it, sharing a room with Mary and Lydia?

***

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1.What is a motto or creed that you live by?

It’s totally cheesy, but that bumper-sticker “Wag more, bark less,” sums it up perfectly.

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&2.What is& your ideal rest day?

Okay, It’s ironic that my name is Kitty, because dogs are my life! The dogs wake me up for their morning walk to the dog park, while I drink about 4 shots of espresso at about six am every morning. I’m pretty much a workaholic, setting up my vet practice and no-kill shelter for abused dogs, so resting is not part of my vocabulary. I love what I do and am happiest helping dogs, meeting other dog lovers and sharing my experience with others in order to get people involved in what I do. No social life except with animals (not attracted in THAT way, however!) I love to be outside, hiking, mountain biking, whatever and I usually have one or more of my dogs with me. I like a good movie on the couch or hang out with friends drinking beer, tailgating, etc. Huge Broncos fan! I have excellent season tickets

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&3.What is& your most embarrassing moment?

My senior year in high school, I was skiing with a bunch of friends and got food poisoning. I was on a really long lift and trying to hold back a torrential…umm, you get the point. I skied off the lift and tried to make it to the bathroom, but my stomach exploded and I left a little brown trail all the way to the bathroom at the lodge! So embarrassing, I have NEVER lived that down. I’m pretty good at laughing at myself, but I do hope that is the most embarrassing thing that happens to me for the REST OF MY LIFE. (Oh, please DO NOT publish that, BTW. If you plan to do so, let me rewrite this!)

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&4.Do you believe& that you are a fun person?

I am totally fun, and I believe my friends would agree with me on that one. I like to get dirty, be outside, horse around, and I love animals. I also have a very silly sense of humor and like I said, I can laugh at myself.

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&5.Where do& you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty?

Five years, working my butt off building a successful vet practice and dog rescue foundation. I want to set up programs in prisons, with abused kids, military vets, people in recovery, dealing with mental illness, etc. to place rescued dogs with people who can understand what the dogs have suffered through because they’ve had it really rough themselves. I hope I am married or planning it. In ten years, On a few acres just outside a large city where I can house 50+ rescue dogs at a time. I hope I’m married with a couple of kids, but if I’m not married, I’ll definitely be planning to do it on my own. Twenty years, I hope things are running so smoothly with my business and programs that I can start to take vacations

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&6.When do& you want to retire?

I don’t really think what I do ends at a certain age, so I’ve never thought about retirement. I do want to travel, I did a lot of travel with my parents and in college but since graduating vet school it’s been way too hard to find that kind of time.

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&7.&&What does& retirement look like to you?

Some people separate their lives that way, they do something they don’t really love in order to pay for a future they think they want. That is not how I’ve planned my life, so I hope I never retire! I would like to know that I am financially secure in case of health issues, but other than that I don’t really think of my future that way.

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&8.&&What kind& of lifestyle do you want after retirement? (Active, laid-back, etc.)

See Above

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&9.Do you have a retirement account&?

Not yet!

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&10&. How do you invest? (conservative, aggressive, etc.)

Right now all my money is being plowed into my vet and rescue activities, but I am taking care of my needs and feel confident I can deal with whatever comes my way. When I get a bit more solid, I will start saving to buy land, etc.

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&11.Do you smoke&?

I want to live in Colorado, what do you think? I do not smoke tobacco.

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&12.What are your strengths&?

I’m a hard worker, independent, and driven by my vision and values. I’m compassionate and want to help others. I follow my heart and don’t let setbacks discourage me. I’m low maintenance and it doesn’t take a lot to please me. Basically, wag tail, slobbery kiss, and I’m hooked.

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&13.What are your weaknesses&?

I’m pretty focused on my own dreams, which makes it difficult to integrate another person into my life. I get a lot of my affection and companionship needs met by my dogs, so I often don’t miss having human company around. I’m so low maintenance that I kind of wonder what I need from someone that I can’t do for myself. I don’t make a great deal of effort to impress other people, so I think I can get overlooked—that’s what I’ve been told.

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&Oh&, beer and chocolate. Big, big weaknesses!

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1.Do you consider intimacy more important than love?[+ +]Well, I’m a 25 year old virgin, (please keep that to yourself). I have just never met anyone I wanted to go that far with and then I got to a certain age and it became a bigger deal not a smaller one (As in, I’ve kept it all these years, what makes you think you deserve it! There’s also the embarrassment factor). I think I want to feel in love and be in a committed relationship, so Love, I guess.

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&2. How often do you& expect intimacy?

At least once in my life! Ha ha!

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&3. List& four things you require in an intimate relationship.

1. Someone who won’t think it’s weird that I’m inexperienced.

2. Someone who IS experienced.

3. Someone who is adventurous—because even though I haven’t had sex, I think I’d be a pretty kinky girl!

4. Cuddling

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&4. If you& don’t connect with someone right away, do you give them more chances to grow on you or do you move to the next person?

I think that would depend on the person. I mean, if it seemed like there could be something there, but there just wasn’t the immediate spark, I’d give it more time, but if we don’t have the same values and interests, AND there is no spark, then I would move on.

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&Please use& the remaining space for more detail. The more detailed your answers, the better.

First off, I’ve been treating this entire application as a confidential document between me and the agency, so none of this is to share without my permission!

I grew up with four sisters and I am the second to youngest. My parents moved to Colorado from Canada because my dad works in the Oil & Gas industry. My mom is a high school math teacher. We were well-taken care of, no money worries or anything, my parents put me through college and helped me with vet school. I went to CU Boulder and was on the alpine ski team.

I’m close with my family (we all still live in Colorado), but we’ve all gone in really different directions. I know I can count on them if I ever needed them. It’s actually a bit strange that I turned out to be such a tomboy because my sisters are all super girly girls.

I think part of the reason I’m overlooked is due to being the fourth of five daughters. My parents were kind of “been there, done that” by the time I rolled around. My littlest sister was the baby, so she got a lot of attention. Truth to tell, the few times I’ve liked a guy, my little sister always flirted like crazy until she got his attention. She’s engaged to the one guy I thought I could really fall in love with, but I realize now we were not right for each other, so I’m actually kind of relieved. Anyway, she tells me I don’t have a sexy or romantic vibe and guys can tell. Maybe they even think I’m gay, which I am not! I drive a huge truck (which doesn’t help my image) to carry all my dogs, bikes, kayaks, and skis.

I’ve always loved animals and I knew I wanted to be a vet from the age of ten. I have been a high achiever because I had that dream and knew it wouldn’t be easy (vet school is more competitive than med school!) Now that I am doing what I always dreamt about, it’s time to challenge myself in a relationship rather than the friendships I’ve always had with guys. I have one “permanent” dog, Jinsha, and three rescue dogs that I train and find homes for. When one goes, I replace it immediately so there are always animals around. If I had a house instead of my condo, I’d have more dogs at any given time.

You might want to give me a makeover before you send me out there! I’ve got a rockin’ bod and a pretty face but I don’t know how to make myself look like dating material.

As for my ideal partner, I want a real masculine kind of guy who is very sure of himself but has a warm and fuzzy side of himself. He must love to be outdoors and works in a job he is passionate about.

Okay, I think that’s about it!

***

&Why are you using a matchmaker&?

I’m using a matchmaker because I’ve never had a boyfriend! I’m not even sure I’ve been on what a person might call a real date! I’ve been told I’m pretty, but I’m definitely “one of the guys” and I hang out in a big group of friends.

&Kitty’s questionnaire& was completed by Sophia Meredith author of On Oakham Mount

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Captain James Harville

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&GENDER&: Male

NATIONALITY: American

(Would you be interested in someone outside your nationality?)

Possibly.

[*OCCUPATION: *]Marine Corp. Infantry

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&SAME SEX&

_OPPOSITE SEX _ [* XX- *]Despite what you may have heard about Marines.

BOTH

NOT SURE

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FAITH

&Do& you belong to any religious organization, sect, or cult? Please list your denomination below.

-Not anymore

DENOMINATION:

How often do you go to church, synagogue, or other?

-I don’t

Would you be willing to date someone outside your faith?

- Yes, within reason

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&MARRIAGE&/FAMILY

Are you seeking a life partner?

YES

Do you want a family? How many children?

Yes. Eight to twelve. But willing to compromise to 6

How would you prefer to spend your holidays?

(Mountains? Beach? Hotel/amusement parks? Camping/hiking/backpacking? With family?)

- Camping with family

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&How do& you feel about relatives visiting?

- Depends on the relatives. A day or two would be best.

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&How would& you manage family order? (i.e. Who would be in charge of what? Money/finances? Kids? House?)

[_Money/finances: _]Both

Kids: both

House: Her. I’m willing to help.

Inside: Her

[_Outside Me: _]Until my sons are old enough to take over.

Cars: Me

Buying/Selling: both

Maintaining: Me

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What is a motto or creed that you live by?

– Commit to something larger than yourself.

What is your ideal rest day?

- A beer, a BBQ

What is your most embarrassing moment?

- Filling out this questionnaire

Do you believe that you are a fun person?

– At times. There are a few people in Iraq and Afghanistan who don’t think so.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty?

Where ever the Marine Corp sends me. Possibly retired. I thought I might want to teach High School History after I retire from the service.

When do you want to retire?

- Fourteen years and 3 months from the date of this form.

What does retirement look like to you?

- A small farm outside a small town. The kind of place the grandkids could come to for the summer.

What kind of lifestyle do you want after retirement? (Active, laid-back, etc.)

Semi-laid back. I will have already traveled the world several times. I honestly don’t need more excitement.

Do you have a retirement account?

YES

How do you invest? (conservative, aggressive, etc.)

Conservative

Do you smoke?

- No. Although, I have been thought of as Smoking hot.

What are your strengths?

? – My right bicep and my trigger finger. Oh, you mean something different. – Ability to adapt and overcome. You want more don’t you. How about, – I can dress a deer and program a computer. I can make a V8 engine hum like a bird and change a baby’s diaper. I can quote old Russian poetry and ribald limmericks. I can handle myself in a fight, and blood doesn’t frighten me. Especially when it is the other guy’s.

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&What are your weaknesses&?

– Girl’s that used to be tomboys. A pretty smile and a kind heart. Lost causes in need of a helping hand.

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Do you consider intimacy more important than love?

– You can’t really have the later without the former can you?

How often do you expect intimacy?

- Everyday. Okay, never say I’m not a modern man. I am willing to compromise 50%, and say every other day.

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&List four things& you require in an intimate relationship.

1.A mutual attractiveness

2.A willing partner.

3.Nr.2 pretty much covers it.

4.Trust

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&If you don’t connect& with someone right away, do you give them more chances to grow on you or do you move to the next person?

– Move on. I don’t want to waste both our time.

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&Why are you using a matchmaker&?

– My current system of hanging out at bars doesn’t seem to be working.

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&Please use& the remaining space for any additional detail you might want to share. The more detailed your answers, the better.

My dream is the girl next door type. Someone strong enough to be alone, but miss me when I’m not there. Loyalty is critical. It would be the two of us against the world.

&Captain James Harville’s& questionnaire was completed by G.L. Snodgrass, author of Loves Pride Regency Series

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Lydia Bennet

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GENDER: female

NATIONALITY: American but my ancestors come from England

[*OCCUPATION: *]Image consultant. Stylist.

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SAME SEX

_OPPOSITE SEX _ XX

BOTH

NOT SURE

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&FAITH&

Do you belong to any religious organization, sect, or cult? Please list your denomination below.

DENOMINATION:

I’m more of a spiritual person than religious. So I am more a pagan. Love the whole nature stuff, especially when dancing naked around a bonfire.

How often do you go to church, synagogue, or other?

I only go to church if it is a family thing, and only if I can’t come up with a good excuse to miss it.

Would you be willing to date someone outside your faith?

Maybe, if he is willing to dance naked with me sometimes

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&MARRIAGE&/FAMILY

Are you seeking a life partner?

Yes maybe…I want to have fun first.

Do you want a family? How many children?

No kids. I am fine being Aunt Lyddie to my sisters’ kids. Too much responsibility.

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&How would& you prefer to spend your holidays?

(Mountains? Beach? Hotel/amusement parks? Camping/hiking/backpacking? With family?)

Am I alone? It makes all the difference in the world. Mountains and camping would be great only if I have a guy to keep me entertained. Beach if no guy, so I can find some hot man to go to the mountain with. No amusement parks…too many kids. And as long as my sister Mary isn’t going, I might go with family. Mary preaches at me too much.

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&How do& you feel about relatives visiting?

For a day or two? Most of my relations, no problem

Longer is okay? Maybe, especially if it is Kitty.

They could live with you? Are they footing the bills? If not, no way

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&How would& you manage family order? (i.e. Who would be in charge of what? Money/finances? Kids? House?)

My future family? I am in control of the money. There better not be kids. My husband had best realize from the start, I’m not the maid. He can hire a maid, or do the housework himself. He best have someone to tend the yard as well. My car had best be in good shape, as I have an image to uphold.

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What is a motto or creed that you live by?

Life is short, enjoy every minute

What is your ideal rest day?

A spa day, with mani/pedi, massage, the whole treatment

What is your most embarrassing moment?

When my sister Mary decided to tell my last boyfriend that he was going to hell for having sex with me, as we weren’t married. The worst part was when she held her bible in the air, calling for lightning to strike him for fornicating.

Do you believe that you are a fun person?

I am extremely fun. Just ask my friends

Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty?

I plan to make a huge success and then live off the fortune I make (and I plan to be rich by the time I’m 30).

When do you want to retire?

Australia

What does retirement look like to you?

A luxury home near the beach in the area of Cairns, Australia

What kind of lifestyle do you want after retirement? (Active, laid-back, etc.)

Parties, kicking back by my pool, attending all sorts of fun social outings

Do you have a retirement account?

I barely have a bank account.

How do you invest? (conservative, aggressive, etc.)

Invest? I don’t plan that far ahead.

Do you smoke?

No, don’t smoke, it is a nasty habit

What are your strengths?

I’m outspoken, friendly, great in groups, and fun to be with.

What are your weaknesses?

I have a habit of spilling secrets.

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Do you consider intimacy more important than love?[+ +]Intimacy tops, if it works into love…

How often do you expect intimacy?

As often as possible

List four things you require in an intimate relationship.

1. Playful

2. Open minded

3. Meets my needs, not just his

4. Ready, willing and able, at the drop of a hat

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&If you don’t connect& with someone right away, do you give them more chances to grow on you or do you move to the next person?

Move on, plenty of fish in the ocean.

&Lydia’s questionnaire& was completed by Melanie Schertz author of Master Elizabeth Bennet

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Jane Bennet

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GENDER: female

NATIONALITY:

OCCUPATION:

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SAME SEX

_OPPOSITE SEX _ XX

BOTH

NOT SURE

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&FAITH&

Do you belong to any religious organization, sect, or cult? Please list your denomination below.

DENOMINATION:

***

&How often do& you go to church, synagogue, or other? Would you be willing to date someone outside your faith?

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&MARRIAGE&/FAMILY

Are you seeking a life partner?

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&Do you want a family&? How many children?

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&How would& you prefer to spend your holidays?

(Mountains? Beach? Hotel/amusement parks? Camping/hiking/backpacking? With family?)

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&How do& you feel about relatives visiting?

***

&How would& you manage family order? (i.e. Who would be in charge of what? Money/finances? Kids? House?)

.

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What is a motto or creed that you live by?

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&What is& your ideal rest day?

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&What is& your most embarrassing moment?

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&Do& you believe that you are a fun person?

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&Where do& you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty?

***

&When do& you want to retire?

***

&What does& retirement look like to you?

***

&What kind& of lifestyle do you want after retirement? (Active, laid-back, etc.)

***

&Do you have a retirement account&?

***

&How do you invest&? (conservative, aggressive, etc.)

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&Do you smoke&?

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&What are your strengths&?

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&What are your weaknesses&?

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Do you consider intimacy more important than love?

How often do you expect intimacy?

***

&List four things& you require in an intimate relationship.

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&If you don’t connect& with someone right away, do you give them more chances to grow on you or do you move to the next person?

&Jane’s questionnaire& was completed by Juliette Cross

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George Wickham

Nickname: Geo

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GENDER: Male

NATIONALITY: American

[*OCCUPATION: *]Actor

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SAME SEX

_OPPOSITE SEX _ XX

BOTH

NOT SURE

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&FAITH&

Do you belong to any religious organization, sect, or cult? Please list your denomination below.

DENOMINATION:

***

&How often do& you go to church, synagogue, or other?

Would you be willing to date someone outside your faith?

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&MARRIAGE&/FAMILY

Are you seeking a life partner?

***

&Do you want a family&? How many children?

***

&How would& you prefer to spend your holidays?

(Mountains? Beach? Hotel/amusement parks? Camping/hiking/backpacking? With family?)

***

&How do& you feel about relatives visiting?

***

&How would& you manage family order? (i.e. Who would be in charge of what? Money/finances? Kids? House?)

***

_]

What is a motto or creed that you live by?

***

&What is& your ideal rest day?

***

&What is& your most embarrassing moment?

***

&Do& you believe that you are a fun person?

***

&Where do& you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty?

***

&When do& you want to retire?

***

&What does& retirement look like to you?

***

&What kind& of lifestyle do you want after retirement? (Active, laid-back, etc.)

***

&Do you have a retirement account&?

***

&How do you invest&? (conservative, aggressive, etc.)

***

&Do you smoke&?

***

&What are your strengths&?

***

&What are your weaknesses&?

***

_]

Do you consider intimacy more important than love?

How often do you expect intimacy?

***

&List four things& you require in an intimate relationship.

***

&If you don’t connect& with someone right away, do you give them more chances to grow on you or do you move to the next person?

&George’s questionnaire& was completed by author of.

10

John Middleton

_]

GENDER: Male

NATIONALITY:

OCCUPATION:

***

_]

SAME SEX

_OPPOSITE SEX _ XX

BOTH

NOT SURE

***

&FAITH&

Do you belong to any religious organization, sect, or cult? Please list your denomination below.

DENOMINATION:

***

&How often do& you go to church, synagogue, or other? Would you be willing to date someone outside your faith?

***

&MARRIAGE&/FAMILY

Are you seeking a life partner?

***

&Do you want a family&? How many children?

***

&How would& you prefer to spend your holidays?

(Mountains? Beach? Hotel/amusement parks? Camping/hiking/backpacking? With family?)

***

&How do& you feel about relatives visiting?

***

&How would& you manage family order? (i.e. Who would be in charge of what? Money/finances? Kids? House?)

***

_]

What is a motto or creed that you live by?

***

&What is& your ideal rest day?

***

&What is& your most embarrassing moment?

***

&Do& you believe that you are a fun person?

***

&Where do& you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty?

***

&When do& you want to retire?

***

&What does& retirement look like to you?

***

&What kind& of lifestyle do you want after retirement? (Active, laid-back, etc.)

***

&Do you have a retirement account&?

***

&How do you invest&? (conservative, aggressive, etc.)

***

&Do you smoke&?

***

&What are your strengths&?

***

&What are your weaknesses&?

***

_]

Do you consider intimacy more important than love?

How often do you expect intimacy?

***

&List four things& you require in an intimate relationship.

***

&If you don’t connect& with someone right away, do you give them more chances to grow on you or do you move to the next person?

&John Middleton’s& questionnaire was completed by

11

Anne de Bourgh

_]

GENDER: female

NATIONALITY: American

[*OCCUPATION: *]IT (I prefer Hacker)

***

_]

SAME SEX

_OPPOSITE SEX _ XX

BOTH

NOT SURE

***

&FAITH&

Do you belong to any religious organization, sect, or cult? Please list your denomination below.

DENOMINATION:

***

&How often do& you go to church, synagogue, or other?

Would you be willing to date someone outside your faith?

***

&MARRIAGE&/FAMILY

Are you seeking a life partner?

***

&Do you want a family&? How many children?

***

&How would& you prefer to spend your holidays?

(Mountains? Beach? Hotel/amusement parks? Camping/hiking/backpacking? With family?)

***

&How do& you feel about relatives visiting?

***

&How would& you manage family order? (i.e. Who would be in charge of what? Money/finances? Kids? House?)

***

_]

What is a motto or creed that you live by?

***

&What is& your ideal rest day?

***

&What is& your most embarrassing moment?

***

&Do& you believe that you are a fun person?

***

&Where do& you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty?

***

&When do& you want to retire?

***

&What does& retirement look like to you?

***

&What kind& of lifestyle do you want after retirement? (Active, laid-back, etc.)

***

&Do you have a retirement account&?

***

&How do you invest&? (conservative, aggressive, etc.)

***

&Do you smoke&?

***

&What are your strengths&?

***

&What are your weaknesses&?

***

_]

Do you consider intimacy more important than love?

How often do you expect intimacy?

***

&List four things& you require in an intimate relationship.

***

&If you don’t connect& with someone right away, do you give them more chances to grow on you or do you move to the next person?

&Anne’s questionnaire& was completed by .

12

Charles Bingley

Nickname: Chaz

_]

GENDER: Male

NATIONALITY: American

OCCUPATION:

***

_]

SAME SEX

_OPPOSITE SEX _ XX

BOTH

NOT SURE

***

&FAITH&

Do you belong to any religious organization, sect, or cult? Please list your denomination below.

DENOMINATION:

***

&How often do& you go to church, synagogue, or other?

Would you be willing to date someone outside your faith?

***

&MARRIAGE&/FAMILY

Are you seeking a life partner?

***

&Do you want a family&? How many children?

***

&How would& you prefer to spend your holidays?

(Mountains? Beach? Hotel/amusement parks? Camping/hiking/backpacking? With family?)

***

&How do& you feel about relatives visiting?

***

&How would& you manage family order? (i.e. Who would be in charge of what? Money/finances? Kids? House?)

***

_]

What is a motto or creed that you live by?

***

&What is& your ideal rest day?

***

&What is& your most embarrassing moment?

***

&Do& you believe that you are a fun person?

***

&Where do& you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty?

***

&When do& you want to retire?

***

&What does& retirement look like to you?

***

&What kind& of lifestyle do you want after retirement? (Active, laid-back, etc.)

***

&Do you have a retirement account&?

***

&How do you invest&? (conservative, aggressive, etc.)

***

&Do you smoke&?

***

&What are your strengths&?

***

&What are your weaknesses&?

***

_]

Do you consider intimacy more important than love?

How often do you expect intimacy?

***

&List four things& you require in an intimate relationship.

***

&If you don’t connect& with someone right away, do you give them more chances to grow on you or do you move to the next person?

&Chaz’s questionnaire& was completed by

13

Elizabeth Bennet

Nickname: Lizzy

_]

GENDER: female

NATIONALITY:

OCCUPATION:

***

_]

SAME SEX

_OPPOSITE SEX _ XX

BOTH

NOT SURE

***

&FAITH&

Do you belong to any religious organization, sect, or cult? Please list your denomination below.

DENOMINATION:

***

&How often do& you go to church, synagogue, or other? Would you be willing to date someone outside your faith?

***

&MARRIAGE&/FAMILY

Are you seeking a life partner?

***

&Do you want a family&? How many children?

***

&How would& you prefer to spend your holidays?

(Mountains? Beach? Hotel/amusement parks? Camping/hiking/backpacking? With family?)

***

&How do& you feel about relatives visiting?

***

&How would& you manage family order? (i.e. Who would be in charge of what? Money/finances? Kids? House?)

***

_]

What is a motto or creed that you live by?

***

&What is& your ideal rest day?

***

&What is& your most embarrassing moment?

***

&Do& you believe that you are a fun person?

***

&Where do& you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty?

***

&When do& you want to retire?

***

&What does& retirement look like to you?

***

&What kind& of lifestyle do you want after retirement? (Active, laid-back, etc.)

***

&Do you have a retirement account&?

***

&How do you invest&? (conservative, aggressive, etc.)

***

&Do you smoke&?

***

&What are your strengths&?

***

&What are your weaknesses&?

***

_]

Do you consider intimacy more important than love?

How often do you expect intimacy?

***

&List four things& you require in an intimate relationship.

***

&If you don’t connect& with someone right away, do you give them more chances to grow on you or do you move to the next person?

&Elizabeth’s questionnaire& was completed by

14

William Darcy

Completed By G. Darcy

_]

GENDER: Male

***

&NATIONALITY&: American

***

[*&OCCUPATION&: *]Business man.

*E.B.NOTES: Hm. Business man sounds so benign. How about destroyer of hope and opportunity?

***

_]

SAME SEX

_OPPOSITE SEX _ XX

BOTH/NOT SURE

***

&FAITH&

Do you belong to any religious organization, sect, or cult? Please list your denomination below.

DENOMINATION:

***

&How often do& you go to church, synagogue, or other?

Would you be willing to date someone outside your faith?

***

&MARRIAGE&/FAMILY

Are you seeking a life partner?

***

&Do you want a family&? How many children?

***

&How would& you prefer to spend your holidays?

(Mountains? Beach? Hotel/amusement parks? Camping/hiking/backpacking? With family?)

***

&How do& you feel about relatives visiting?

***

&How would& you manage family order? (i.e. Who would be in charge of what? Money/finances? Kids? House?)

.

***

_]

What is a motto or creed that you live by?

***

&What is& your ideal rest day?

***

&What is& your most embarrassing moment?

***

&Do& you believe that you are a fun person?

***

&Where do& you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty?

***

&When do& you want to retire?

***

&What does& retirement look like to you?

***

&What kind& of lifestyle do you want after retirement? (Active, laid-back, etc.)

***

&Do you have a retirement account&?

***

&How do you invest&? (conservative, aggressive, etc.)

***

&Do you smoke&?

***

&What are your strengths&?

***

&What are your weaknesses&?

***

_]

Do you consider intimacy more important than love?

How often do you expect intimacy?

***

&List four things& you require in an intimate relationship.

***

&If you don’t connect& with someone right away, do you give them more chances to grow on you or do you move to the next person?

&Mr. Darcy’s& questionnaire was completed by

15

Carolyn Bingley

_]

GENDER: female

NATIONALITY:

OCCUPATION:

***

_]

SAME SEX

_OPPOSITE SEX _ XX

BOTH

NOT SURE

***

&FAITH&

Do you belong to any religious organization, sect, or cult? Please list your denomination below.

DENOMINATION:

***

&How often do& you go to church, synagogue, or other? Would you be willing to date someone outside your faith?

***

&MARRIAGE&/FAMILY

Are you seeking a life partner?

***

&Do you want a family&? How many children?

***

&How would& you prefer to spend your holidays?

(Mountains? Beach? Hotel/amusement parks? Camping/hiking/backpacking? With family?)

***

&How do& you feel about relatives visiting?

***

&How would& you manage family order? (i.e. Who would be in charge of what? Money/finances? Kids? House?)

***

_]

What is a motto or creed that you live by?

***

&What is& your ideal rest day?

***

&What is& your most embarrassing moment?

***

&Do& you believe that you are a fun person?

***

&Where do& you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty?

***

&When do& you want to retire?

***

&What does& retirement look like to you?

***

&What kind& of lifestyle do you want after retirement? (Active, laid-back, etc.)

***

&Do you have a retirement account&?

***

&How do you invest&? (conservative, aggressive, etc.)

***

&Do you smoke&?

***

&What are your strengths&?

***

&What are your weaknesses&?

***

_]

Do you consider intimacy more important than love?

How often do you expect intimacy?

***

&List four things& you require in an intimate relationship.

***

&If you don’t connect& with someone right away, do you give them more chances to grow on you or do you move to the next person?

&Carolyn’s questionnaire& was completed by A.S. Fenichel

About the Author

Kristi Rose was raised in central Florida on boiled peanuts and iced tea. She’s been lucky enough to travel the world, lived by an active volcano, almost fallen off a mountain, and eloped in Arkansas. Today, as a wife and mother she’s resigned to travel to the grocery store. Though no matter where she is, she enjoys watching people and wondering about their story? That’s what Kristi likes to write about: the journey’s of everyday people and the love that brings them together. Kristi is a member of RWA

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  • Words: 12063
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