This research is being conducted by Dr. Jessica Eckstein, a faculty member in the Communication Department at Western Connecticut State University. This study surveys men and women about their experiences with different ways of communicating love in romantic relationships. The survey will be conducted online and will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Your participation in this research is entirely voluntary. To participate, you must be at least 18 years of age or older and have been in a romantic relationship at some time in your life. The survey contains items about you and your opinions about the ways love can be communicated. There are no direct benefits to you from participating. However, the information you provide may help us better understand the experiences of people in all sorts of relationships.

Your information will remain anonymous. You don’t have to answer any questions you don’t want to answer, and you can stop the survey or email with questions at any time. If you choose to contact me via email, I will not retain your email address and it will not be linked to any information you provide in the survey.

The results of this study may be used for publication in academic journals or presentation at academic conferences, but I will omit any information that could identify you.

By clicking to proceed, you agree to the following:
• I am 18 years of age or older.
• I have been (or am now) a member of a romantic relationship.
• I have read and understand the above consent form and voluntarily agree to participate in this study.

Please feel free to print a copy of this consent form for your records.

If you have questions about the study, you may contact me at

This research project has been reviewed and approved by the WCSU Institutional Review Board. If you have questions concerning the rights of the subjects involved in research studies please contact the WCSU IRB office at

This study is valid until January 2022.
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