How it works
Developed in 1986, this test still is used by researchers today to measure and assess passionate love and love’s three components: emotion, cognition and behavior.
The scoring system is simple. You add up all the numbers you selected and see where it falls in the chart:
- Extremely passionate (106-135 points)
- Passionate (86-105 points)
- Average (66-85 points)
- Cool (45-65 points)
- Extremely cool (15-44 points)
SOURCE: "Measuring passionate love in intimate relationships" study by
Elaine Hatfield and Susan Sprecher, originally published in the Journal of
GRAPHIC: Emily Chow and Todd Lindeman - The Washington Post. Published Feb. 11, 2013.