Hyper-Romanticism is a 6-item measure that assesses strongly expressed beliefs in romance and the power of an intimate relationship.
1. If I did not have a partner at all, I would not feel like a real person.
2. I need someone who is going to love me.
3. I cannot live without my partner for even 1 day.
4. I don’t think a person can survive without having someone to love.
5. I would die for my love.
6. I put all my hopes in my boyfriendgirlfriend.
A 4-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 4
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