Sex and Dating during the Pandemic

Sam Kendrick | University of Kansas

If you are interested in sharing your (anonymous) stories, I invite you to be part of my research on sex and dating during the coronavirus pandemic in the US. Whether you are single, dating, or in a relationship, I want to hear about your experiences.

If you'd like to be interviewed, click here to sign up.

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About the Interviews

Have you been trying to date during the pandemic? Are you single and just want something casual? Are you quarantining with your significant other?

I am seeking volunteers between 18-40 years old to tell me about their experiences with sex and dating before and during the pandemic – what’s changed, what hasn’t?

If you sign up for an interview, we can chat over the phone, on Zoom, or on FaceTime—your choice. All interviews are anonymous, and you can even sign up with a pseudonym. Everything will be informal and conversational. When we talk, I will ask you open-ended questions, which means you don't have to prepare anything and you get to guide the conversation according to your interests and comfort level. Our conversation will last about an hour, but the amount of time we spend talking really depends on how much time you have and what you want to say. I'll ask you for permission to record the audio of the interview, but it's okay if you say no—I still want to hear from you.

About Me

I am a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas. My research focuses on cultural meanings of sex and love in the context of changing patterns of courtship and what these changing patterns mean for gender inequality at the intersections of race and class.

Areas of specialization: Courtship & Marriage; Sexual Scripts; Gender & Sexuality; Cultural Studies

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Contact Information




Address: 1415 Jayhawk Blvd | Lawrence, KS | 66045

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