Because it is Valentine’s Day, I have a secret crush to reveal; if you could only see me blushing behind the laptop screen! But, remember Richard Dawson from the original “Family Feud”, the long-running game show that aired beginning in 1976. There was something about the way this guy made surveys sexy that kept me glued to the small screen after school. The point of the program was that two families (or celebrity groups, even better) would stand off against each other, one by one, to guess the correct answers to survey questions posed to 100 respondents.
Participants were not asked questions that “they” were supposed to answer in their own opinion, instead were asked to guess how they thought other people would answer. So, occasionally contestants would be thrown a loop when they thought they answered the question in a logical manner but there were no matching results on the board! Questions were fun and easy, from “Name a famous John" to “Name something you do on vacation” and “guess the most popular ice cream flavors”.
Now, if you’ve dreamed about hitting the big time with surveys, being a guest on “Family Feud” would have been the way to go – too bad it’s off the air! However, if you’d like to earn a little extra cash by taking surveys from home, you can sign up with a online survey database such as Survey Adventure and develop your own fond affections for answering questions that inquiring minds want to know. The great thing about participating in online surveys is that it is a two-way relationship; you share the love by submitting your thoughtful answers and insights on various topics and the survey provider keeps the spark alive by rewarding you with cash compensation, fabulous prizes or other great gifts.