Passionate Love Scale, PLS

Authors: E. Hatfield, S. Sprecher (1986)


We would like to know how you feel (or once felt) about the person you love, or have loved, most passionately. Some common terms for passionate love are romantic love, infatuation, love sickness, or obsessive love.

Please think of the person whom you love most passionately right now. If you are not in love, please think of the last person you loved. If you have never been in love, think of the person you came closest to caring for in that way.

In the statements below replace HE/SHE/HIM/HER with the name of that person.

Try to describe the way you felt when your feelings were most intense.

Answers range:

(1) Not at all true,


(9) Definitely true.

Your partner is: