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Romantic Things to Do For Bae, Based On The Five Love Languages

If you’re in a relationship and you have no idea what your partner’s love languages are, you need to fix up immediately. Oh— and for those who have no idea what love languages are, here’s a quick lesson- love languages refer to the five ways through which people give and receive love.

They are words of affirmation, receiving gifts, quality time, physical touch and acts of service.
So, if you want to do something special this Valentine’s Day, you can do it through the lens of your loved one’s love language(s):

Receiving Gifts

Everyone loves receiving gifts— especially meaningful ones. This Valentine’s Day, be intentional with the gifts you give. Think of something your partner needs, something they’ve mentioned in passing, something that signifies your love and truly shows that you are an attentive, caring partner.

Here are some ideas:

  • Clothes
  • Personalised Jewellery
  • Skincare Products
  • Perfumes
  • Art supplies
  • Books
  • Tech Products, and more.

Whatever you decide upon, make sure it is well-thought-out and within your budget.

Quality Time

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Quality time is important in every relationship and it is definitely worth more than the most expensive gifts. By dedicating time to bond with your partner, you get to know each other better, communicate, create and share special memories. Thinking of romantic ways to spend quality time with bae? Here are some ideas:

  • Watch a movie together
  • Try out a new recipe together and make a special meal
  • Have a romantic date
  • Go on a romantic, COVID-friendly getaway
  • Plan a spa date
  • Go for a practical art & design date

Acts of Service

Actions speak louder than words, after all. A great way to express your love for your partner is to show them, literally. Help them meet a need, tick something off their bucket list, help them fix something, help them ease any burden they have and do something thoughtful and meaningful that you know will make them smile.

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Here are some ideas:

  • Make them a playlist (Apple Music, Deezer and Spotify have made this easier)
  • Cook them a special meal
  • Pay for their subscription services
  • Hire a cleaning service to help them clean their space
  • Help them cover certain expenses

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Words of Affirmation

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While it is popularly accepted that actions speak louder than words, words of affirmation are undoubtedly compelling means of showing just how much you care about your significant other.

Here are some ideas:

  • Create a personalised Valentine’s Day card, with words of your own
  • Tell them how much you love them and how much they mean to you
  • Write your partner love letters frequently- make them heartfelt, cheesy and honest.
  • Encourage your partner when they are down
  • Commend them and reiterate their strengths to boost their confidence
  • If writing is your superpower, you can write poems for them and read them out loud.

Physical Touch

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For several people, the simple act of physical touch sets off butterflies in their bellies, causing sparks to fly. If you know physical touch is your partner’s love language, you can intentionally infuse it into your relationship.

Here are some ideas:

  • Give them a massage
  • Give them a manicure or pedicure.
  • Hug them often
  • Hold hands (Who cares if you look like you’re in a sappy young adult movie? Go ahead and hold each other’s hands)
  • Dance with each other. (You might be a terrible dancer but it’s worth giving a shot)
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However, it is important to note that when it comes to physical touch, consent must be given from your partner, always.

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