Knowing Your Love Language is Beneficial

Knowing Your Love Language is Beneficial

Ayla Faullin, Feature Writer

Every person in the world feels love differently. There are five primary love languages in which people feel and give the most love. If a person feels love in a particular way, that can lead to relationship struggles. You may find that you feel love in one or two of these ways more than others!

  • Words of Affirmation – These are words that show love and respect. If you feel loved when someone tells you things like, “Everything’s better when you’re here,” or “I missed you so much,” this may be your primary love language. 
  • Acts of Service – Imagine your significant other knew you had a long day at work, so they picked you up from work, cooked you dinner, and washed the dishes. Sounds wonderful? This love language is when you feel most loved when someone does something for you. It doesn’t have to be something big, just small actions that let you know they’re paying attention and they care.
  • Receiving Gifts – This love language may sound selfish, but it’s not about leeching off of someone. People with this love language feel the most loved when their loved ones give them something, no matter how big or small. They feel love knowing you were thinking of them. 
  • Quality Time – Dancing to music in the living room, staying in, cooking dinner together, walking through the park in the late afternoon, cuddling, and watching a movie on a rainy day. If you feel the most love doing these things with your loved ones, your love language may be quality time. You feel the most love when you spend time with the people who are important to you. 
  • Physical Touch – This love language is pretty self-explanatory. People whose love language is physical touch feel the most love when being touched. This doesn’t have to be sexual or even romantic. It can be as simple as someone playing with their hair or leaning their head on someone’s shoulder. It’s reassuring to be held and touched by someone they love.

Knowing your love language can be beneficial in having a happy relationship. When you and your partner know each other’s love languages, you can each give love in the way the other receives it most. If you are still not sure what your primary love language is, there are quite a few quizzes online that you can use. And remember, just because you feel love in one language does not mean you don’t feel love any other way. Sometimes one makes us feel more loved than the other, but we all feel love in so many different ways.