Early Relationships Over Time Study

York University, SHaRe Lab, Psychology

The study involves completing 7 surveys—one survey every three months for a year and a half. Each survey is roughly 60 minutes long. We require that partners complete each survey within 2 weeks of each other. In each survey, you and your partner will privately answer questions about your thoughts, feelings, and activities in your relationship.

Your Impact

By participating in this study, you will make an important contribution to the field of relationship psychology by helping us explore early relationship experiences.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

At least 18 years old

Be 18+ years old

Be in relationship with your partner for between 6 months and 1 year

Be sexually active in your current relationship

Reside in Canada or the United States

Be able to read and understand English

Have daily access to a computer with internet

Agree to participate in a multipart study for 1.5 years

Study Tasks

Brief email prescreening questionnaire
Brief (2-minute) telephone screening call
60-minute survey every three months for 1.5 years


This study has been approved by York University's Research Ethics Board (e2019-041).


York University

Activity and Time


Polls and Surveys, Online

Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends, Overnight

50 minute(s) - 60 minute(s) per session

7 session(s)

The purpose of this research is to examine the factors that influence people’s feelings of desire and relationship satisfaction in the early years of their relationship. We are seeking BOTH members of romantic couples to fill out surveys (approximately 1 hour in length) about their relationship every 3 months for 1.5 years.


$105 Best Buy, Amazon or Starbucks gift card

You will have the opportunity to receive up to $105 ($84 USD) in gift cards from Amazon, Best Buy, or Starbucks for completing all parts of the study. You will receive $15 ($12 USD) for completing each survey.

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

You must be a resident in North America to join this study

Posting date: May 12, 2020

$105 Best Buy, Amazon or Starbucks gift card