Love Languages

Love can be complicated. How one person experiences love is quite different to the next.

According to Dr Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages, we all have our own love language that defines how we express & receive love.

So here are the 5 LLs & how to give them this V Day - how do your loved ones best feel love?

WORDS OF AFFIRMATION: You like to say and hear "I love you, thank you and I appreciate you." Little notes or messages work wonders and including reasons is even better.

QUALITY TIME: This is about giving your partner your undivided attention. It's just you and them and no distractions. It can be as simple as going on a walk or cooking dinner together, or just having a cup of tea. It's about alone time together.

ACTS OF SERVICE: This is the love that eases the burden of responsibility. Mopping the floors, cooking dinner, or doing the grocery shopping - without being asked. Things that make life easier for your partner.

TOUCH: Hand-holding, hugs, or a passionate kiss can often be the most direct love language as they are sensory, healing & calming.

GIFTS: The language of gift giving includes the thoughtfulness and effort behind the gift. By spending time choosing the perfect gift, you demonstrate your care and effort for a partner.