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Fear Of Being Single Scale

For some, the fear of spending their life without a romantic partner can be debilitating. Are you one of these people? Take this test to find out.

Mark Travers, Ph.D.

By Mark Travers, Ph.D. | November 19, 2023

The Fear of Being Single Scale, often referred to as "FOBS," is a psychological instrument designed to assess and measure an individual's apprehension or anxiety related to the prospect of being single or unattached. Developed by experts in the field of relationship psychology, this scale delves into the emotions and fears that individuals may experience when contemplating life without a romantic partner.

By providing a structured assessment, the Fear of Being Single Scale contributes to the understanding of how societal norms and individual beliefs influence our fears and perceptions surrounding single life.

You can take this test here. Follow all of the steps to receive your results.

Step 1: For each of the statements below, indicate how much you agree with the following statement on a scale of 1 (Not At All True) to 5 (Very True).

Step 2: Enter your age, gender, region, and first name so we can provide you with a detailed report that compares your test scores to people similar to you.

Step 3: Check to make sure you've provided answers to all of the statements/questions above. Once you've done that, click the button below to send your responses to Awake Therapy's Lead Psychologist, Mark Travers, Ph.D. He will provide you with an overview of how you scored relative to others (all answers are anonymized and confidential to protect users' privacy). He can also answer any follow-up questions you may have.

References: Spielmann, S. S., MacDonald, G., Maxwell, J. A., Joel, S., Peragine, D., Muise, A., & Impett, E. A. (2013). Settling for less out of fear of being single. Journal of personality and social psychology, 105(6), 1049.

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