Date nights feel amazing, don’t they? After a long, hectic day or a long, hectic week unwinding with your partner by planning something romantic feels nothing short of heavenly.
You finally have some much-needed time with each other, where you can just focus on one another, and not think about anything else. But do you know how you can make your date nights even more special? The answer to that is by knowing your and your partner’s love languages.
The more you understand each other’s love languages, the better you will be able to communicate your needs. What is the one thing that makes you feel the most special? What are those things that make your partner feel loved and taken care of? Both of you will be able to answer these questions, the moment you know what your primary love languages are.
One of the most important ingredients of a happy relationship is being aware not just of how you are receiving love, but also how your partner is receiving love too. Understanding each other’s love languages will help you shower love and affection on each other without having to try too hard.
What are the 5 Love Languages?
It was Gary Chapman who conceptualized the idea of love languages in his book, The 5 Love Languages, where he outlines five styles of communicating and showing love in a relationship. Keep in mind that everyone’s love language might not be the same, as everyone’s way of feeling special is different.
The five love languages are as following:
1. Quality Time
Your love language is quality time, when spending a lot of time together makes you the happiest. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, as long as you both are together, and are showering undivided attention on each other, you are happy.
2. Physical Touch
Any kind of physical touch and physical contact makes you feel happy and special. It doesn’t always have to be sexual in nature; holding hands, cuddling, hugging – these forms of physical touch can also make you feel romantic and remarkable.
3. Receiving Gifts
This love language might sound superficial and materialistic, but it’s honestly not. The gifts do not have to extravagant and expensive, and nor do you need to spend a lot of money to make your partner happy. It’s more about the thought and efforts you are putting in when giving the gift. It might be a book they have been eyeing for some time, it might be getting them their favorite cake when they are on their period, or it can simply be a flower you picked up on the way home from work.
4. Acts Of Service
Acts of service means when you do things for your partner that shows how much you love them and care for them. You might surprise them with their favorite dinner when they come back home after a tough day at work, or you get the groceries without them having to remind you constantly. It’s the little things you do that makes all the difference.
5. Words Of Affirmation
When you show your partner how much you love them and appreciate them with your words, that’s what words of affirmation stand for. Affirmations like, ‘I am so lucky to have you in my life!’, ‘You are such an amazing husband’, or ‘I could never have done this without you!’ etc. never fails to make someone feel extra special.
So, are you ready for the good and exciting part now? Read on for beautiful date night ideas, according to your love language.
40 Date Night Ideas According To Your Love Language
a) Quality Time
1. Chill out together at the end of the day, after you have tucked in the kids for the night. Pop open a bottle of wine, snuggle up on the couch and watch a heartwarming movie on Netflix.
2. Organize a picnic for just the two of you in the park, on a bright, sunny day. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the day together, immersed in love and romance.
3. Plan a road trip and visit all those places that you and your partner have always wanted to visit. Road trips are one of the most perfect ways of bonding with each other.