ave you ever been with someone who just couldn’t seem to pick up what you were putting down? And no matter what you did, there was constant miscommunication? It’s probably because you’re speaking different languages. No, not French and Spanish. We’re talking about something little deeper — love languages. According to relationship guru Gary Chapman, there are five love languages He even wrote an entire book about it that is kind of a big deal. Chapman believes that in order to have a successful relationship, your ideal partner should be fluent in the love language you most relate to. Otherwise, your core needs could remain unmet and your relationship might not reach its full potential.
So, what are these mysterious languages that could improve the way we date? Glad you asked!
The five languages are: words of affirmation, receiving gifts, quality time, acts of service, and physical touch.
To determine what your love language is, you can take the quiz here. (Come on, we know you’re looking for a distraction from your work day). We all have a primary and a secondary language, and much like your personality — your love languages probably won’t change over time. And since this is something that will follow you throughout your life, why not take a moment to better understand the way you tick in relationships?