With Valentine’s Day around the corner and the thoughts of what to give your partner keeps creeping in, it is important to know the things your partner would appreciate just so you don’t get flowers or a wristwatch and they start looking for the rest of their gift. Being aware of your partner’s love language would point you in the right direction of what to get for them.
1. WORDS OF AFFIRMATION
Some people enjoy a constant reminder to make them aware they are still appreciated and worthy of your love and admiration. They expect you to mention how beautiful they are, or how something they do makes you feel. The ideal gift for such people could be a handwritten note, expressing how you feel about them, accompanied by a sentimental gift.
2. QUALITY TIME
“No matter how busy a person is, they will always make time for you” this is what people with this love language believe. They believe in spending time with the ones they love, regardless of the time, just being there for them, listen to them, be present in the moment, with no divided attention. They would appreciate an intimate dinner filled with conversation and gazing.
3. RECEIVING GIFTS
Just a token to let your partner know you are thinking of them. Some people like having things to hold on to that reminds them of the people they love; no matter how little it costs, the fact that you went an extra mile out of your thoughts for them re-affirms how you feel about them. Any form of gift would be appreciated.
4. ACTS OF SERVICE
This most times would apply to every independent person, they like to do things themselves and never really ask for help; not describing this as their love language, but it would also be something they would appreciate. You can decide to take on one of their many responsibilities just to take the stress of them for the time being. Washing their car or paying a bill would be appreciated.
5. PHYSICAL TOUCH
Being touched and feeling the warmth of another being is a form of reassurance for some people. They would appreciate being held with affection rather than going out or every other love language mentioned above although it goes with QUALITY TIME. There is this reassurance of availability that comes with physical touch, these people are the biggest fans of hugs and kisses.
It is also important to know that some people can have more than one love language or in some cases, have all the love languages. You can ask your partners what their love language is, and you might just be able to tell what it is without asking.