Did you know that you may not speak the same language as your partner when it comes to love? Twenty-three years ago, longtime relationship counselor Gary Chapman’s book, Five Love Languages, proposed a theory that every individual speaks a specific “love language.” Chapman’s five emotional love languages, the different ways that people “speak” and understand the concept of love, are below:
Words of Affirmation: Expressing love through spoken affection, praise, or appreciation.
Acts of Service: Actions, rather than words, are used to show and receive love.
Receiving Gifts: Love and affection are shown through giving/receiving gifts.
Quality Time: Demonstrating affection with undivided, undistracted attention.
Physical Touch: It can be sex or holding hands. With this love language, the speaker feels affection through physical touch.
Pinpointing your love language and that of your partner can improve your relationship, so this Valentine’s Day, why not see if you and your partner speak the same language. And if they don’t, you can learn to be fluent in each other’s languages! Take our fun and entertaining quiz below to see what your love language is and how to incorporate it into your Valentine’s Day plans.