With the temps dropping and days getting shorter, it’s clear that we are approaching the time of year when it’s vital to know the love languages of your partner (for gift giving, of course!). Just as important, it’s crucial to know your own love languages, so you can ensure you are getting what you need as well! If you don’t know what we mean by love languages, let’s dive in.
The Five Love Languages is a concept invented by author and radio personality Gary Chapman that outlines how romantic partners best express and experience love. In other words? It’s a genius system that will help gift-giving be far easier and more enjoyable than ever before. When you know both yours and your partners love languages, it helps communication in a relationship become easier, and also keeps the guesswork out of keeping one another happy and feeling loved. Let’s break down each of the love languages below.
Love Language Number 1: Words of Affirmation
Words of affirmation is exactly what it sounds like, and entails a partner verbally communicating their love regularly. These words can be words of encouragement, reminders of why you love your partner and what they do that you love, or simply that you love them! If you yourself are not by nature a words of affirmation kind of person, just make mental notes and reminders to compliment your partner as often as you can. Out of the 5 love languages, words of affirmation is actually the most common.
Love Language Number 2: Quality Time
Sometimes the best way to show your love for someone is simply to be with them as much as you can. If you are both quality time lovers, this will be easy. If one of you loves to experience quality time but the other does not, then you can come up with ideas to ensure date nights and solo time are always on the calendar. Think: Giving experiences that you can do together as a couple, such as a cooking class or weekend getaway.
Love Language Number 3: Giving Gifts
Most people already correlate giving gifts to expressing or receiving love, but it is important to know if your loved one actually enjoys receiving gifts as their love language, or if they would rather you fold the laundry and do the dishes…
Love Language Number 4: Acts of Service
…Speaking of folding laundry and doing the dishes, acts of service is love language number four. If you are not an acts of service person you may think it’s odd that your partner would rather you clean out the car than get her a new purse, which is why knowing one another’s language is so helpful. Some acts of service ideas? Cleaning, getting them a car detail as a gift, making the bed, cooking dinner, etc.
Love Language Number 5: Physical Touch
Last but not least on the love language list is physical touch. Hugging, sitting close together on the couch, intimate time- you get it. If you or your partner (or both) like physical touch, a simple hand holding while walking around will do wonders!
Curious to find out your love language or want to find yours out with your partner? Click here to take the quiz!
If you and/or your partner love giving and receiving gifts, you can make a private appointment at Mark’s Diamonds just in time for the holidays to ensure your partner feels romanced and seen! With our new collections, watches, and classic pieces, there is something for everyone at Mark’s.