Dr. Gary Chapman speaks at conferences about marriage. His book, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, discusses the different ways couples show their love for each other. I took the quiz, and persuaded my husband of many years to take it also. He grumbled, but complied, then asked why I wanted him to do it. I explained I wanted to be sure I expressed my love in ways that he would appreciate.
So, what are the five languages? I’ll list them in alphabetical order, because others will rate them differently than my husband and I did.
Acts of Service, especially when one partner is stressed, are greatly appreciated by some. Physical touch may be more important to one partner, while Quality Time is valued by another. Receiving gifts pleases some partners, while Words of Affirmation are valued most by others.
Knowing this gives you a double whammy if you read or write romance. You can figure out what pleases your real-life partner and find it in the heroes and heroines in the romances you read and/or write.