Can love be quantified?

"how much do I love thee? my actions will tell" is a quote that I recited as a child.
But how much is love worth? Can it be quantified using a unit of measurement?if yes? what can we use measure it ?

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Yes, in tears.

Yes, but it would still be subjective. For example, I could say "out of a scale 1-5, 5 being the most, I love you a 3," which is numerical, but my idea of a 3 may be different from someone else's.

It can be proportionate to how far or what a person is ready to sacrifice for someone.

I think so.

yes
love can be measured

Rubin's Scales of Liking and Loving
http://psychology.about.com/od/...kingloving.htm

instead of individual people rating their love
the experimenter rates for them based on answers

experiments:
http://articles.latimes.com/201...ove8-2010feb08

these links show more objective ways of measuring
at least in comparison to what Madison (Wunderscore) described

@fuzala yes love can be measured Rubin's Scales of Liking and...

The first method you mentioned is still highly subjective. I think the only way to compare love between people would be to run an fMRI or EEG. But even then, I suspect that not everyone has the same thought process in concern to love.

@Wunderscore The first method you mentioned is still highly subjective. I think the only way to compare love between people...

yes
but not as subjective as what you described

yours would have each person rate themselves
but if one person rates how other people feel
it's more consistent

@Wunderscore It's just as subjective, but more consistent. But consistency =/= objectivity.

because the questions asked are less direct
(not asking directly about love but things related)
I think it's more objective

but in regards to my first comment
wrong choice of words

the links show more reliable and valid tests

@Wunderscore It's just as subjective, but more consistent. But consistency =/= objectivity.

I also thought of something else

the experimenter rating the people is more objective

if people rated themselves
they would be influenced by other factors
such as how strongly they think they feel

the experimenter would be able to rate more objectively than the people would since he/she does not feel the love

the experimenter is an outsider looking in

the insiders would be more subjective because they're directly involved with the love

the outsider/experimenter is not directly involved
creating more objectivity

@fuzala I also thought of something else the experimenter rating the people is more objective if people rated...

But then you have to account for all sorts of biases which I don't feel like typing out at the moment. I'll reply to this in the morning or, if you'd rather, I'm sure a link to them will come up if you search "types of bias in interviews psychology" or something along those lines.

@Wunderscore But then you have to account for all sorts of biases which I don't feel like typing out at the moment. I'll reply...

there will always be subjectivity
but insiders tend to be more subjective since they are directly involved

I understand that experimenters have biases too
that's why there's a need for double blind studies

think about it like this

say there is a fight going on between two people
and an outsider watches this whole fight go down

when asked to describe what happened
the two people fighting would have more subjective views

the outsider would be more objective since there no direct involvement
especially so if this outsider is a stranger who does not know either of these two fighters

which is usually the case for experiments

yes
the outsider does have some subjectivity
just not as much as the fighters/insiders

another way to think about is surveys versus observations

surveys ask the subjects to answer and are more subjective than having an experimenter observe the subjects

surveys tend to much more subjective than other kinds of tests because the subjects rate themselves or their own views

people tend to be more subjective about things that deal directly with them
and more objective about things that they're not attached to

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