The 5 love languages theory attempts to explain how people expresses love to another. It constitutes of gift giving, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service and physical touch. Developed by Gary Chapman, 5 love languages has brought upbeat changes in various relationships. Learning your partner’s primary and secondary love language can change the dynamics of a relationship. To learn your primary and secondary love language do the quiz online today.
1. Gift Giving
Gift giving is important. It emphasizes the thoughtfulness of the giver and it is tangible. Gift giving is a viable expression of love for some. If you grew up in a family where you were not used to being showered with gifts, you might not see the importance. However, keep in mind it isn’t how you give love but how your partner receives love.
2. Quality Time
Time is precious. Spending time with your significant other, doing fun activities together is the perfect expression of love for those who value time spent together. This Valentines, take time out to be with your significant other.
3. Acts of Service
This involves one seeking to please their loved one by performing acts of service.Though it may seem like these acts are small and insignificant, they can mean a lot for those who appreciate small acts of love. It could be cooking, typing out an assignment for your girlfriend or taking your partner’s spoilt laptop to a technician.
4. Words of Affirmation
The tongue is a powerful tool and should be used wisely. “I love you, I appreciate you, I celebrate you” or unsolicited compliments is a love language. Ignoring this could be the beginning of falling out of a love when one’s their emotional needs are not met.
5. Physical Touch
Physical touch is a powerful vehicle for communicating love. Holding hands or cuddling among others revitalizes love especially if physical touch is one’s primary love language. Without it, they feel unloved. With it, their emotional self is filled, and they feel secure in the love of their partner.
It basically revolves around the question: What makes your boyfriend or girlfriend feel most loved? I’m no relationship guru but I can assure you this will keep your boat of love rowing.
This article was written by Capital Campus Correspondent Hope Wambui.