Table 1.

Statements used to assess interpersonal attraction

Original statement (German)Translation
Willingness to meet
 Ich würde Sie gerne im echten Leben treffenI would like to meet her in real life
Expectation of intimate communication
 Ich habe das Gefühl, dass sie mich verstehen würdeI feel that she would understand me
 Ich glaube, dass ich mit ihr über persönliche Probleme reden könnteI think I could discuss personal problems with her
  • Participants were asked to indicate how much they agreed with each statement on a Likert-type 7-point scale ranging from 1 (not at all) to 7 (definitely). The first statement estimated the participant’s overt willingness to meet the target; the last two questions were averaged to estimate the participant’s expectation that they could have an intimate communication with the target.