The Quick and Dirty Guide to the 5 ‘Love Languages’

After seeing someone who seemed largely unfamiliar with the “Love Languages” refer to them as “cringe BS” today, it seemed worth digging into them in an article because they’re actually an extremely valuable tool. Why? Well, if you really haven’t thought about the topic (been there, done that), you might believe that everyone shows and receives love just as you do. However, that’s not so and if you do find a woman you care about, being unaware of these love languages can create some big issues. For example, you may love her to death, but if you try to show that love to her by giving her gifts when all she really cares about is getting complimented, she may feel like you don’t appreciate her. Similarly, if you care most about physical contact, while she’s hesitant to do that because when she grew up, her parents showed affection through acts of service, you may think your relationship is going off the rails. Meanwhile, although both of you love each other and try to show it, neither of you feels loved. Even when you’re talking to people with the best intentions, this kind of thing happens all the time. That’s where love languages come in. They shine a light on how to make both you and the woman you’re in a relationship with feel appreciated.

What follows is a listing and basic description of the different types of love languages. Keep in mind as you read these, Nobody is solely in one category or the other. For example, my scores on the quiz are as follows,

Words of Affirmation: 10

Quality Time: 7