Cyberculture Love Styles Test
The love styles framework is a popular tool for exploring how a person expresses love and likes to be treated in their relationships. The cyberculture version of the classic love styles test is a variant adapted to the distinctiveness of internet culture.
What are your love styles like? For each of the following statements, indicate how well it applies to you below.
Question 1 of 30
I feel loved when my partner makes me tea or coffee exactly the way he/she knows I like it.
The IDRlabs Cyberculture Love Styles Test (IDR-CLLT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-CLLT is based on the machinations of internet youth culture.
The test provides feedback such as the following:
Memes: People whose love style is “memes” communicate love through the exchange of digital in-joke imagery. People who share this love style feel understood by their partner by virtue of a shared sense of humor, and they enjoy the feeling of knowing that their significant other has thought about them when they receive a meme with a curated message.
Serial Killers: People whose love style is “facts about serial killers” communicate love through sharing facts about murderous crimes and the individuals who commit them. Such conversation might also include debate and analysis of these events, the psychological constitution of specific serial killers, or the practices (and potential neglects) of law enforcement. People who share this love style are bonded by a mutual sense of morbid curiosity and feel understood when seeing their niche interests (which are often condemned as macabre by society) reflected in their partner.
Conspiracy Theories: People whose love style is “conspiracy theories” cherish partners who are open-minded, unrestrained by dogma and convention, and capable of seeing things from many different perspectives. Given the taboo that surrounds conspiracy theories in many social circles, such people find it soothing and exhilarating to be able to share their takes on controversial theories with their significant other. They feel loved when they are met with curiosity and earnest interest, and they adore when their partner in turn feels safe enough to share his or her own conspiracy theories in turn. Date nights can be spent in long hours immersed in deep discussions about the secrets that are being kept from us.
Roasting: People whose love style is “roasting each other” enjoy it when they and their partner engage in playful banter that outsiders might perceive as shocking or harsh. For such people, making light of each others’ flaws and ultimately articulating these in a well-directed insult is really an act of affection. People who share this love style also tend to find the power-play entailed by such a dynamic exhilarating. In these spheres, insults are considered a kind of affirmative flirtation rather than put-downs meant to undermine the other person’s self-esteem. Still, date nights spent enjoying a heartfelt exchange of loving verbal abuse are not for everyone.
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