Karandashev et al. (2012). Online Readings in Psychology and Culture

Empirical research

To reconstruct how attachment avoidance and anxiety developed during the early romantic relationship.

To assess the role of love styles in this development

290 undergraduate students 61% females

Age = 19.2 years (range 18 - 31)

93% single

The average length of relationship was 10.9 months (SD 9.7).

94% Caucasian

Students from introductory psychology classes received class credit.

The procedure completed was completed in groups

Love styles

Attachment style

All variables measured by validate tools

Significant events of relationships

(by an item ad hoc)

Kimberly & Werner-Wilson (2013).

Journal of Human Sciences and Extension

Empirical research

To assess the association of love styles with marital satisfaction and communication techniques used during marital conflict

653 individuals

72% Females

Age = 37 years, (DS 1.79)

(range 22 - 89 years)

70% comfortable the current financial situation

The length of current relationship was a little under 15 years

The lengh of married was almost 11 years

92% Caucasian

Southeastern state.

Random sampling by mail, email, and Facebook

The contact information obtained from the United Postal Services, Directors of Graduate Studies and Facebook

Questionnaire completed online.

Love styles

Relationship satisfaction

Destructive interpersonal communication

All variables measured by validate tools

Lin et al. (2005).

Marriage & Family Review

Empirical research

To examine the associations between Agape and religiosity, age, gender, relationship satisfaction, and education.

513 individuals

59% Females

Age = 46 years (DS 16)

(range 19 - 91)

84% married

35% completed educational level

64% protestants

36% income $25.000 - 49.999

94% white

Midwestern State Research University

The sample was generated by Genesys software

30 interviewers

Computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) software was used

Love styles

Religiosity, age and relationship satisfaction.

All variables measured by validate tools and also telephone interview

Neto & Pinto, (2015).

Applied Research in Quality of Life

Empirical research

To examine the relation of love life satisfaction with relational constructs (such as love styles, romantic loneliness, partnership commitment, sexual desire), and subjective well-being.

1284 participants

668 Males

Age 37.97 years (SD 17.38) (range 18 - 90 years)

51 % attended university

58% single

25.5% married

71% believers

Lisbon (Portugal)

Participants were unpaid volunteers and recruited and tested by a trained psychology researcher.

Completion of the questionnaire required less than half an hour.

Love styles

Satisfaction with Life and Love Life

Affective well-being

Relationship variables

All variables measured by validate tools

Ortalda & Clapetto (2010). Psicologia della Salute

Empirical research

To assess the correlations between subjective weel-being and love types; and also among these last ones, jealousy ans relationship length

156 individuals

57% Females

Age = 24 years (DS 3.2) (range 20 - 30 years)

52% full-time workers

67% medium-high education level

67 % participants lived without romantic partners

Valle d’Aosta (Italy)

Non-probabilistic sampling, respecting subdivision of genders

Love styles

Subjective wellbeing

All these variables measured by validate tools

Falling in love and

Love status (by items ad hoc)

Smith & Klases (2016). Interpersona

Empirical research

To assess if attachment style, cultural orientation, gender, and relationship length were predictors for love styles

108 Participants

57 Females

Age = 28.96 years (range 20 - 61 years).

The length of relationship = from 60.66, months (Hong Kong) to 87.08 months (UK)

London (UK)

Hong Kong

Opportunity sampling, drawned from an urban population.

Love styles

Culture variable

Attachment style

All variables measured by validate tools