When it comes to love languages (the way a person prefers to receive love and affection), people differ in how they receive and communicate their love to others. This is why it’s not unusual for someone to complain that their significant other doesn’t show them any affection or love – they’re miscommunicating it!
While some people prefer spending time just cuddling with one another on the couch, others may enjoy a handwritten note to show how much they care.
Doing something sweet for someone you care about can be meaningful, but sometimes it’s hard to realize that the way you say “I love you” might differ with what your significant other or child had in mind.
Doing something sweet for someone you care about can be meaningful, but sometimes it’s hard to realize that the way you say I love you” might differ with what they have in mind.
Our friends at FTD have put together a helpful guide on the five love languages (Acts of Service, Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, Receiving Gifts, and Quality Time), as well as 25+ love language ideas that you can use on yourself, a significant other or child.
Try making your significant other breakfast in bed if they prefer acts of service, or writing your child a nice note if they enjoy words of affirmation. These and others can be found below, so you can find out what love language fits both you and your loved ones.
Helping with chores and other odd jobs speaks to someone who values ‘Acts of Service.’
There’s nothing more meaningful than saying “I love you” to people whose love language is ‘Words of Affirmation.’
Human contact is the ultimate form of communication for those whose love language is ‘Physical Touch.’
People whose love language is ‘Receiving Gifts’ see a gift as a symbol of someone’s love and therefore crave thoughtful and meaningful presents.
People who speak the ‘Quality Time’ love language want nothing more than your undivided attention.
A big Thank You to Alexandria Heinz and our friends at FTD for creating this wonderful infographic, and letting us share it.
Hearts, Joy, Love!