This study aims at tracking development and changes in couples over time. It is in other words a longitudinal study where you will answer the same survey once a year. It is also possible to answer the survey just once if you don’t want to take part over time.

Why the name Same-Sex Bliss?

Same-sex because the project’s main group of interest is people that currently are, or have been, in a same-sex relationship. However, we also need participants with an opposite-sex partner. If you only have experience with mixed-sex relationships you are still welcome to take our survey.

Bliss because we want this study to focus on the positive aspects of being in a relationship – such as support and intimacy.

Who can participate?

The study examine relationships consisting of two people. In addition, you have to be over 18 years old to take our survey. Other than that, everyone can take part in our study:

  • If you identify as heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual and all the above.
  • If you are in a relationship or if you are single

About the researchers

This study is conducted by Jonas R. Kunst and Maiken Arnesen at the University of Oslo, Department of Psychology and the Culture, Society & Behavior Research Lab.

Jonas R. Kunst is Associate Professor in Culture and Community Psychology at the University of Oslo. He is the leader of the Culture, Society & Behavior Research Lab and is currently the supervisor of the project “Same sex bliss”.

Maiken Arnesen is a cultural psychology graduate student at the University of Oslo. Her field of interest is well-being within relationships.