How Deep Is Your Love?

Do you still have that spark in your relationship? For most couples, passion and romance comes and goes while a more calm and contented love takes over as the years pass. This passionate love scale was developed by Elaine Hatfield, psychology profession at the University of Hawaii and Susan Sprecher, psychology and sociology professor at Illinois State University. Take the following quiz to find out how your relationship scores on the passion meter.

How Deep Is Your Love?

(1= not at all true, 9= definitely true)                               

1.  I would feel deep despair if my partner left me: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

2.  Sometimes, I feel I cannot control my thoughts- They are obsessively on my partner: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

3.  I feel happy when I’m doing something to make my partner happy: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4.  I would rather be with my partner than anyone else: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

5.  I’d get jealous if I thought my partner were falling in love with someone else: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

6.  I want to know all about my partner: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

7. I want my partner physically, emotionally, and mentally: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

8. I have an endless appetite for affection from my partner: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

9. For me, my partner is the perfect romantic partner: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10. I sense my body responding when my partner touches me: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

11. My partner always seems to be on my mind: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

12. I want my partner to know me- my thoughts, my fears, and my hopes: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

13. I eagerly look for signs indicating my partner’s desire for me: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

14. I possess a powerful attraction for my partner: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

15. I get extremely depressed when things don’t go right in my relationship with my partner: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Now, add up your score.

Passionate Love Scale Scores

106-135 points– Extremely Passionate.  Your love is wild and reckless.

86-105 points– Passionate.  The fires of passion still burn, but not as intense.

66-85 points– Average.  Contentment, with occasional sparks.

46-65 points– Cool.  Tepid, infrequent passion.

15-44 points– Extremely cool.  The fire is out.

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