The Language of Love

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching love is in the air! Everyone is trying to figure out what to get for their someone special that is beyond the basic chocolates and flowers. Before you dive too far into the depths of Amazon, make sure you are speaking the same language as your special someone.

No, no, no… not actual language. I am talking about speaking the same love language.

Gary Chapman authored a brilliant book titled “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to a Love that Lasts”. Chapman categorizes individuals into different love languages with the theory that different personalities show and receive love differently. Many times in relationships we show love the way we want to receive it. Problems may arise when our special someone doesn’t speak our love language. Here is a quick run-down of the 5 Love Languages. See if these descriptions fit yourself or better yet, fit that person you love:

Words of Affirmation- This person appreciates compliments, a genuine “thank you”, and words of encouragement.

Quality Time- This person appreciates not only spending time with people but is flattered when people take the time get rid of all distractions with the sole intention of spending time together.

Receiving Gifts- This person appreciates visual, physical representations of love. Receiving a gift is a huge representation of love. Gifts don’t need to be expensive or elaborate.

Physical Touch- This person is most secure in their relationship with physical touch. This can be as simple as holding hands, a hug, or an arm on the shoulder. The closer the better.

Acts of Service- This person is most flattered by service. Helping around the house, chores, and going out of your way to take care of something on their to do list is the ultimate way to show appreciation.

When planning for your Valentine’s gesture think about what language you need to speak in order to be heard most clearly. You and your loved one are complex and unique people so odds are high that you speak more than one love language. It is common that two or three languages resonate with an individual. When planning for your grand Valentine’s gesture, maybe plan on something that speaks multiple of these languages.

A Huggybox is a perfect choice as it targets so many of these love languages. It is a gift that is a physical representation of your love. It represents a hug, a loving touch. Every time they look at their HuggyBox, they will be reminded of the quality time you want to spend together.

Love languages don’t just apply to romantic relationships, they apply to all loving relationships. Think about a gesture for your children, your mom, or maybe your grandparents. Who do you want to communicate love to this Valentine’s Day?