When thinking about love, our minds tend to go directly to romantic love, the one shared with our couple, our other half. However, there are many more types of love. One rarely talked about is the one we feel for our friends. In Greek, the term for this is "Philia," which refers to the love we feel towards someone with whom we have a deep and long-lasting connection.
As types of love exist, there are also various Love Languages, which are how we express and receive affection. Knowing about the five different love languages is vital for your relationships. It will help you better understand how the people around you work and their liking, giving them more meaningful gifts.
With Valentine's Day approaching, you might wonder, "What is my love language? And my friends’ love language?" To make your life easier, we have created this article defining the different love languages so you can identify them more easily and give better gifts.
People with this love language value every kind of word you dedicate to them. Phrases like "I love you," "You look great," and "You are the best" have a significant impact on their day-to-day life. Whether written in a letter, on a chat, or spoken directly to them, you can be sure they will smile when reading or listening to it. So, complete your Valentine's Day 2024 gift with a note saying how awesome they are and how much you value them in your life!
It's that friend who invites you to hang out, embark on beach vacations, or tackle the grocery list together. It's important to note that it's more than just physically being in the same place. The key is to actively live in the moment, ensuring that the time spent together holds significance for both of you. It involves making eye contact, actively listening, and being fully present.
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A love language that transcends words and speaks volumes. It involves anticipating the needs of a special someone and taking the initiative without them having to ask. Doing the dishes, tackling the laundry, or handling various chores while they unwind after a challenging day or focus on another task that weighs on their mind. Those with this love language value actions over words.
What sets it apart is that the value is not measured in monetary terms but in the thoughtfulness behind the gesture. It's about remembering someone special during your travels to Mexico and bringing back a small gift or recalling a friend's desire for a specific book and surprising them with that exact title. The beauty of this love language lies in the heartfelt connection and consideration put into each gift.
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Hugs, kisses, hand-holding—physical touch in all forms, always with the utmost respect for boundaries. People who resonate with this love language express their affection through gestures such as hugging in moments of joy, seeking comfort by holding hands or cuddling close during movie nights. Their expression of love is a testament to their comfort and connection with you.
Love manifests in various languages. Discover your love language, recognize those of the people around you, and foster more meaningful connections in your friendships!
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