Do ‘Love Languages’ Help Improve Your Relationship? Here’s What Experts Think
~ NOVEMBER 2021 ~ For better or for worse, the idea of the five love languages has embedded itself in our culture. Gary Chapman introduced the concept in 1992 in his bestselling book, “The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate.”
And today, almost 30 years later, you’re probably familiar with the idea. It goes something like this — we all express love and receive love in five languages:
Acts of service
Words of affirmation
While you probably express and receive love in all these ways, there’s likely one area that resonates most strongly with you — that’s your love language. (This quiz can help you identify yours.) You and your partner may have the same love language or different love languages. If your love language is acts of service, you may feel loved if your partner puts gas in your car. If your partner’s is physical touch, they may feel loved when you hold their hand during a road trip.
A version of this article originally appeared here on today.com