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Love Survey

You are invited to participate in a research study. The information in this document will help you decide whether to join the study.

Principal Investigators: Dr. Elizabeth Reyes-Fournier (305) 527-0346

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* 1. Key Information
    There are some things that you should know about this study. The purpose of this study is to examine your attitudes, beliefs, and ideas regarding love. This information will be used to expand our understanding of love and relationships.
    If you choose to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete the following survey that should take no more than 10-20 minutes. The survey is asking you to provide honest answers to questions regarding your experience of love.
Voluntary Participation
    Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary. You may refuse to participate in this research. Such refusal will not have any negative consequences for you. If you begin to participate in the research, you may at any time, for any reason, discontinue your participation without any negative consequences. No identifying information of the participant will be collected.
Purpose of the Study
    The purpose of this study is to examine your attitudes, beliefs, and ideas regarding love. This information will be used to expand our understanding of love and relationships.
Participants to partake in the Study
    This study seeks the participation of adults (18 years and older) who have been or are currently in love.
Study Procedure
    The study is completely online. The participant will click on the link given for the survey and take no more than 10-20 minutes to complete the survey.
Risks and Discomforts
    There are no foreseeable risks. The researchers will not be collecting any identifiable data (IP addresses or emails).
Benefits
    Completing this survey will provide no benefit to the participant.
Financial (or other) Considerations
    There is no financial consideration in this study. The research is purely academic and for scientific purposes.
Confidentiality and Protection of Information
    The information gathered in this survey will be held in the strictest of confidence. No identifying information will be collected by the researcher.
Other considerations and Questions
    Please feel free to ask any questions about anything that seems unclear to you and to consider this research and consent form carefully before you affirm below. 
    Should you agree to participate in this study, you are free to leave the study at any time without penalty. In addition, if after you participate you decide you do not want your information included in the study, contact the researcher(s) and your information will be deleted without consequence. However, if your information was already used in the analysis of the study, this will not be possible. 
IRB Certification
    I understand that this research study has been reviewed and certified by the Institutional Review Board at Keiser University [#IRB000MR22LR111]. For research-related problems or questions regarding participants' rights, I can contact the Institutional Review Board through the IRB Chairperson at (954) 318-1620.
Authorization
  I understand the explanation provided to me. I have had all my questions answered to my satisfaction, and I voluntarily agree to participate in this study. I have been given a copy of this consent form. If I do not participate, there will be no penalty or loss of rights. I can stop participating at any time, even after I have started.

By clicking on “Yes”, you give your consent to participate in this study.

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* 6. Have you ever been in love?

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* 8. Are you currently in love?

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* 9. Considering your former or current love, please provide some words you would use as to how it feels/felt to be "in love".

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* 10. For the following questions, please imagine your current or last lover.
Please answer using the following scale: [LAS]

  Strongly Agree Moderately Agree Neutral Moderately Disagree Strongly Disagree
My partner and I have the right physical “chemistry” between us.
 I feel that my lover and I were meant for each other.
My partner fits my ideal standards of physical beauty/handsomness.
I believe that what my partner doesn’t know about me won’t hurt them
I have sometimes had to keep my partner from finding out about other lovers.
My partner would get upset if they knew of some of the things I’ve done with other people.
My lover fits my ideal standards of physical beauty/handsomeness.
Our love is the best kind because it grew out of a long friendship.
Our friendship merged gradually into love over time.
Our love relationship is the most satisfying because it developed from a good friendship.
I can get over love affairs pretty easily and quickly
A main consideration in choosing my partner was how he/she would reflect on my family
An important factor in choosing my partner was whether or not they would be a good parent.
One consideration in choosing my partner was how they would reflect on my career.
It is hard to say exactly where friendship ends and love begins.
When my partner doesn’t pay attention to me, I feel sick all over.
I expect to always be friends with the one I love.
I cannot relax if I suspect that my partner is with someone else.
Our friendship merged gradually into love over time.
If my partner ignores me for a while, I sometimes do stupid things to try to get their attention
back.
My most satisfying love relationships have developed from good friendships.
I would rather suffer myself than let my partner suffer.
I try to plan my life carefully before choosing a lover.
I cannot be happy unless I place my partner’s happiness before my own.
I am usually willing to sacrifice my own wishes to let my partner achieve theirs.

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* 11. For the following questions, please imagine your current or last lover. [PLS]

  not at all true definitely true
Since I’ve been involved with ____________, my emotions have been on a roller coaster.
I would feel deep despair if ____________ left me.
sometimes my body trembles with excitement at the sight of ____________
I take delight in studying the movements and angles of ____________’s body.
Sometimes I feel I can’t control my thought; they are obsessively on ____________.
I feel happy when I am doing something to make ____________ happy.
I would rather be with ____________ than anyone else.
I’d get jealous if I thought ____________ were falling in love with someone else.
No one else could love ____________ like I do.
I yearn to know all about ____________.
I want ____________ -- physically, emotionally, mentally.
I will love ____________ forever.
I melt when looking deeply into ____________’s eyes.
I have an endless appetite for affection from ____________.
For me, ____________ is the perfect romantic partner.
____________ is the person who can make me feel the happiest.
I sense my body responding when ____________ touches me.
I feel tender toward ____________.
____________ always seems to be on my mind.
If I were separated from ____________for a long time, I would feel intensely lonely.
I sometimes find it difficult to concentrate on work because thoughts of ____________ occupy my mind.
I want ____________ to know me – my thoughts, my fears, and my hopes.
Knowing that ____________ cares about me makes me feel complete.
I eagerly look for signs indicating ____________’s desire for me.
If ____________ were going through a difficult time, I would put away my own concerns to help him/her out.
____________ can make me feel effervescent and bubbly.
In the presence of ____________, I yearn to touch and be touched.
An existence without ____________ would be dark and dismal.
I possess a powerful attraction for ____________.
I get extremely depressed when things don’t go right in my relationship with ____________.

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* 12. Thinking of the person you love… (TTL)

  Not at all Moderately Extremely
I am actively supportive of _______'s well-being.
I have a warm relationship with ______.
I am able to count on ________ in times of need.
_______ is able to count on me in times of need.
I am willing to share myself and my possessions with _______.
I receive considerable emotional support from ________.
I give considerable emotional support to _______.
I communicate well with ______.
I value _______ greatly in my life.
I feel close to ________.
I have a comfortable relationship with _____.
I feel that I really understand _______.
I feel that _______ really understands me.
I feel that I can really trust _______.
I share deeply personal information about myself with _______.
Just seeing _______ excites me.
I find myself thinking about _______ frequently during the day.