Kirstie (kirstie89) wrote in polloftheday,
Kirstie
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For my Anatomy class, I did my independent project on "The Science of Love," and for the final portion of it, I'm doing a survey of opinions on love. It will help me tremendously if you can take the poll.

Gender?

In these two pictures, ignoring facial expressions, previous knowledge of the subjects, etc. which position seems most romantic or intimate to you?

65(47.8%)
71(52.2%)

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...

The more wealthy and educated person
99(71.2%)
The more physically attractive person
40(28.8%)

Which do you tend to find more romantic?

Romantic pictures and other visuals
41(29.7%)
Romantic words and themes
97(70.3%)

On a scale from 1 (not important) to 5 (very important), please rank the importance of the following traits in a romantic partner: Intelligence

Mean: 4.39 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.72
1
2(1.4%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
8(5.8%)
4
61(43.9%)
5
68(48.9%)

Physical attractiveness

Mean: 3.20 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.80
1
1(0.7%)
2
22(15.8%)
3
72(51.8%)
4
36(25.9%)
5
8(5.8%)

Sense of humor

Mean: 4.48 Median: 5 Std. Dev 0.63
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(0.7%)
3
7(5.0%)
4
55(39.6%)
5
76(54.7%)

Wealth

Mean: 2.28 Median: 2 Std. Dev 0.83
1
25(18.0%)
2
58(41.7%)
3
49(35.3%)
4
6(4.3%)
5
1(0.7%)

Profession

Mean: 2.64 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.91
1
16(11.5%)
2
41(29.5%)
3
61(43.9%)
4
19(13.7%)
5
2(1.4%)

Sensitivity

Mean: 3.73 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.78
1
0(0.0%)
2
7(5.0%)
3
45(32.4%)
4
66(47.5%)
5
21(15.1%)

Respect toward you

Mean: 4.76 Median: 5 Std. Dev 0.61
1
1(0.7%)
2
2(1.4%)
3
1(0.7%)
4
22(15.8%)
5
113(81.3%)

Respect toward him/herself

Mean: 4.50 Median: 5 Std. Dev 0.75
1
1(0.7%)
2
2(1.4%)
3
10(7.2%)
4
39(28.1%)
5
87(62.6%)

Confidence

Mean: 3.76 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.82
1
0(0.0%)
2
10(7.2%)
3
38(27.3%)
4
67(48.2%)
5
24(17.3%)

Attention he/she gives you

Mean: 3.97 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.72
1
0(0.0%)
2
2(1.4%)
3
32(23.0%)
4
73(52.5%)
5
32(23.0%)


(This had to be split up because it was too long.)

Are you more likely to be attracted to…

Someone who is similar to you personality-wise
93(73.2%)
Someone who is different from you
34(26.8%)

Would you be willing to marry someone with all the right qualities, even if you felt no love for that person?

Yes
16(12.6%)
No
111(87.4%)

On a scale from 1 (not important) to 10 (very important), how important in your life is love?

Mean: 7.77 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.79
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(0.8%)
3
6(4.7%)
4
2(1.6%)
5
4(3.1%)
6
10(7.9%)
7
17(13.4%)
8
42(33.1%)
9
26(20.5%)
10
19(15.0%)

Which, in life, is more important to you?

Love (romantic or any type)
104(83.2%)
Success in the traditional sense (economically, etc.)
21(16.8%)

Do you believe that it is possible to experience true love as a teenager?

Yes
92(72.4%)
No
35(27.6%)

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yes
30(23.6%)
No
97(76.4%)

Do you believe that love can last an entire lifetime?

Yes
118(94.4%)
No
7(5.6%)

Would you be willing to do extreme things you wouldn't normally do for the sake of love?

Yes
103(81.1%)
No
24(18.9%)

In a relationship, which is more important?

An emotional union
121(96.0%)
A physical/sexual union
5(4.0%)

Could you ever truly fall in love with a very ugly person? (be completely honest)

Yes
75(59.5%)
No
51(40.5%)

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

Mean: 2.54 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.54
1
3(2.4%)
2
52(41.3%)
3
71(56.3%)

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.

Mean: 2.50 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.56
1
4(3.2%)
2
55(44.0%)
3
66(52.8%)

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.

Mean: 2.40 Median: 2 Std. Dev 0.66
1
12(9.6%)
2
51(40.8%)
3
62(49.6%)

In times of adversity, infatuated individuals experience an intensification of romantic attraction.

Mean: 2.27 Median: 2 Std. Dev 0.61
1
11(8.8%)
2
69(55.2%)
3
45(36.0%)

Those in love think about the beloved obsessively.

Mean: 2.02 Median: 2 Std. Dev 0.65
1
25(20.0%)
2
72(57.6%)
3
28(22.4%)


And, finally (sorry this is so long!)...

Do you believe that "love" and its components (lust, attraction, attachment) can be scientifically defined?

Yes
33(28.0%)
No
85(72.0%)


Thank you IMMENSELY for taking this poll for me.
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