In these two pictures, ignoring facial expressions, previous knowledge of the subjects, etc. which position seems most romantic or intimate to you?
If you had to choose your romantic partner without knowing anything about his/her personality and only knowing his/her physical appearance or his/her economic situation, would you choose...
Which do you tend to find more romantic?
On a scale from 1 (not important) to 5 (very important), please rank the importance of the following traits in a romantic partner: Intelligence
Sense of humor
Respect toward you
Respect toward him/herself
Attention he/she gives you
(This had to be split up because it was too long.)
Are you more likely to be attracted to…
Would you be willing to marry someone with all the right qualities, even if you felt no love for that person?
On a scale from 1 (not important) to 10 (very important), how important in your life is love?
Which, in life, is more important to you?
Do you believe that it is possible to experience true love as a teenager?
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Do you believe that love can last an entire lifetime?
Would you be willing to do extreme things you wouldn't normally do for the sake of love?
In a relationship, which is more important?
Could you ever truly fall in love with a very ugly person? (be completely honest)
Of the following feelings, which do you personally (either from personal experience or observation) believe are linked to romantic attraction? Please scale them 1 (not at all), 2 (maybe or partially), or 3 (for sure): When someone falls in love, they begin to feel that their beloved is unique; their "love object" takes on special meaning
Those reporting feelings of romantic attraction focus their attention on the positive qualities of the beloved and overlook or falsely appraise his/her negative traits. They also focus on specific events, objects, and other phenomena that they have come to associate with the beloved.
Those feeling romantic attraction experience such responses as exhilaration, euphoria, increased energy, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, trembling, a pounding heart, and accelerated breathing; also anxiety, panic, or fear in the presence of the beloved. They are subject to abrupt mood swings as well. If the relationship suffers a setback, the attracted individual may fall into listlessness, brooding, and feelings of despair.
In times of adversity, infatuated individuals experience an intensification of romantic attraction.
Those in love think about the beloved obsessively.
And, finally (sorry this is so long!)...
Do you believe that "love" and its components (lust, attraction, attachment) can be scientifically defined?
Thank you IMMENSELY for taking this poll for me.