WHAT'S YOUR LOVE LANGUAGE?
Our friend—let's call her Claire—has been in a relationship for almost 10 years. "They must have a really strong relationship!" you may be thinking. They do now... but it wasn't always that way. Around year three, Claire was really thinking about ending things. Once the honeymoon phase was over, she and her boyfriend (let's call him Greg) couldn't seem to communicate as well as she had hoped. They were in a long-distance relationship at the time, and though they talked every day, Claire couldn't feel Greg's affection, though he was sure he was expressing it. And Greg was feeling the same way about Claire.
Thankfully, the two heard about the 5 Love Languages, developed by Dr. Gary Chapman. They took the quiz and, lo and behold, Claire and Greg had completely different ways of showing and receiving love! While Claire required one love language, Words of Affirmation, to feel loved, Greg required Quality Time. Meanwhile, Claire was trying to show her love with Words of Affirmation, and Greg was attempting to show his love with extra Quality Time. In essence, they weren't receiving what they needed to feel loved. But once they realized and talked it through, they were able to learn how to show each other affection in the ways they each desired. Pretty crazy, right?
So, what's your Love Language? Take the quiz now or find the Love Language below that sounds most like you. While you're at it, check out the perfect CLOVE + HALLOW product pairing for your Love Language!
WORDS OF AFFIRMATION
People with this Love Language value verbal and written acknowledgements of affection and desire from their loved ones. If this is you, you probably want to hear "I love you" often, plus lots of compliments and encouragement. And you're likely a little annoyed if you don't hear from your S.O. as often as you'd like, whether it's via text or call.
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Okay, hear us out: This Love Language sounds shallow at first, but it's totally not. It's important to you to receive visual symbols of love. It's not at all about what these symbols cost—it could be a cup of coffee, or a small knick-knack that represents something about your relationship. It's about the reflection and effort that goes into choosing the object.
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ACTS OF SERVICE
You feel most adored when your loved one goes out of their way to take something off your plate. It could be picking up the kids from school, making you soup when you're sick, or scheduling an appointment. For you, actions show love more than words.
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Nothing makes you feel more loved than your partner wanting to be around you. They're always making fun plans—think concerts and dinner reservations—and willing to drop everything to hang out with you. But just their presence isn't enough: You require eye contact and uninterrupted listening.
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Kisses, cuddles, hand-holding—and, yes, sex—initiated by your partner make you feel on top of the world. You crave the warmth and comfort that these physical signals generate. After all, our brains produce powerful feel-good chemicals like dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin when we're intimate.
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