Sophia et al. (2009).

CNS Spectrums

Empirical research

To investigate if impulsivity, personality and romantic relationship characteristics, distinguishing individuals with Patological Love (PL) from healthy individuals

89 individuals: 50 with PL

39 healthy individuals

73% Females

36 PL women

29 healthy women

67.4% living without a partner

51.7 %working full-time

Family monthly income of $1849.52 ± 2803.53

66% self-attributed white

Sampling by media, offering psychotherapy

Interviews made by psychologists.

Health individuals were part of a research project about antidepressant drugs effects

Love styles

Attachment styles

Psychopathological state

All variables measured by validate tools

Stravogiannis et al. (2018).

Psychiatry Research

Empirical research

To assess similarities between pathological jealousy (PJ) and pathological love (PL), in relation with demographic information, love, attachment styles, relationship and personal characteristics, and psychiatric co-morbidities

65 Participants

32 with pathological jealousy (PJ) and 33 with Pathological Love (PL).

Females 75 % (PJ) and 78.8% (PL).

Age = 39.7 years (PJ), 39.3 years (PL).

Employed 62.5% (PJ), 69.7% (PL)

Involved in a relationship: 90.7% (PJ), 48.4% (PL) Caucasian: 84.4% (PJ), 66.7% (PL)

Brasil, Impulse Control Disorder Outpatient Clinic (PRO-AMITI), in a public

university hospital

Sampling by media For PJ and by PRO-AMITI for PL

The assessment of pathology for PJ, while individuals with PL were patient


treatment for PL

Love styles

Psychopathological dimensions

Reationship dmensions

All variables measured by validate tools

Vedes et al. (2016).

Personal Relationships

Empirical research

To investigate if love styles are associates with functional and dysfunctional dyadic coping and relationship satisfaction

92 heterosexual couples

Age males = 37.5 years (DS-10.3)

Age females = 34.7 years (DS-10.8)

48% married

72% of married couples has children

Length of relationship 17.2 years (DS 9.9; range 2.5 - 35 years)

German- speaking region of Switzerland

Sampling by media (newspaper


Questionnaires sent by mail and filled

independently by the partners.

Love styles

Dyadic satisfaction

Dyadic Coping

All variables measured by validate tools

For data analysis used APIMeMs (2011)

Zacchilli, Hendrick, & Hendrick, (2009).

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Empirical research

To evaluate, among other objectives, the association between love styles and conflict strategies

349 Individuals

226 Females

92% casual and seriously dating

69% European American. Southwestern University.

Sample recruited from University undergraduate psychology classes.

Credit for participation.

Love styles

Relationship dimensions and


All variables measured by validate tools

Zadeh & Bozorgi (2016). International Journal of Humanities

Empirical research

To analyze the association between

love styles and marital quality

12 married students

6 Males and 6 Females

Islamic Azad University of Qom

Participants selected from 200 students. Stepwise cluster random sampling

Love styles

Personality characteristic

Marital satisfaction All variables measured by validate tools