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Have you heard about the ‘5 Love Languages’? It is an insightful concept introduced by Dr Gary Chapman, an experienced marriage counsellor. According to him, we all love in different ways and relationships can be improved by understanding love languages of you and your spouse.

Have you and your partner ever felt a distance despite both of you have tried to give? One of the possible reasons is that perhaps we may have overlooked the love given by our partner just because they are expressing their love differently.

The five love languages are:

  1. Words of affirmation
  2. Quality time
  3. Receiving gifts
  4. Acts of service
  5. Physical touch

Now that it is near Valentine’s Day, we have compiled some fun facts about 5 love languages for you!

WORDS OF AFFIRMATION

  • Besides giving words of encouragement, make jokes too. A strong sense of humour is interpreted as being intelligent and honest.  That’s why most women are attracted to men who possess a strong sense of humour.
  • Giving verbal compliments is a much better way to motivate than nagging– More of reminder!

QUALITY TIME

  • When you spend quality time with your loved ones, talk and communicate more. According to an experiment, when two strangers are able to sustain a conversation and maintain eye contact for a while, it can make them fall in love.
  • Fun fact! When two lovers stare into each other’s eyes, their heartbeats will synchronise after about 3 minutes.

RECEIVING GIFTS

  • If you are looking for a non-mainstream type of flower for Valentine’s Day, avoid yellow hyacinths – they symbolise jealousy.
  • The Celts believed that an apple is a symbol of love because it lasts long after being picked. So do consider giving an apple for your Valentine’s Day too – it is both healthy and lovely!
  • Our baking course can spoil your partner with 8 cakes at one go 😉

ACTS OF SERVICE

  • Helping your partner to wash the toilet can be a love language too!
  • Different people have different “dialects” for acts of service – perhaps they prefer you washing dishes more than cooking a meal!

PHYSICAL TOUCH

  • Cuddling gives the same nerve reaction as taking painkillers.
  • Men who kiss their wives in the morning are said to live five years longer than men who don’t.

Loving is not just about giving, it is also about giving in the right way too! We hope this information brings you and your partner a new angle to evaluate your relationship and bring it to greater heights! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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