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Love and Liking Test

Based on the work of Dr. Zick Rubin, Ph.D.

Social psychologist Zick Rubin was among the first researchers to create a tool for objectively assessing liking and loving. Rubin proposed that love is comprised of the components intimacy, caring, and attachment while liking is comprised of components affection, respect, and trust.

Do you like or love a particular person? For each of the following questions, indicate how well it applies to you below.

Question 1 of 26

Think of one person in your life you would like to rate. Answer all questions with regard to that person.

The person is a bit immature.



The IDRlabs Love and Liking Test (IDR-LT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-LT is based on the work of Dr. Zick Rubin who created the tool “Rubin’s Love and Liking Scale”. The IDR-LT is not associated with any specific researchers or authors in the field of social psychology, personality psychology, or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs Love Test was informed by the tool, “Rubin’s Love and Liking Scale”, as published in Rubin, Z. (1970). Measurement of romantic love. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 16(2), 265-273.

The work of Dr. Rubin has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the aforementioned tool. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Love Test are independent from the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The Love Test is based on a psychological assessment tool published in a well-known research journal. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your specific emotional or relationship status. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive assessment can be made only by a qualified professional.

As the publishers of this free online Love and Liking Test, which allows you to screen yourself for the characteristics of this relationship, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid, as possible, by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present Love Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This Love and Liking Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to experiencing feelings of romantic love.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of a clinical psychologist and is designed to deliver a clear picture of the respondent’s current perception of his/her feelings as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.