Why Do 'Opposites Attract'

Why Do ‘Opposites Attract’?

Opposites are people with whom we don’t share race, class, or social-economic background. Although our families do not expect us to have romantic relationships with them, we get attracted to them because we find them new and exciting.

Love Languages and What They Mean for A Successful Relationships

Words of Affirmation

People who identify with Words of affirmation as their love language like complements or words that make them feel loved and appreciated. Words affirmation can be simple statements like “You look incredible in that dress or “I am so lucky to have you in my life”. For this love language, you may want to establish healthy communication with your partner to take your relationship to another level.

Acts of Service

For Acts of Services, you talk less and do more. The actions you do earn you good partner points to your sweetheart. These can include making your partner their favorite dinner, folding their laundry, and doing the dishes. If Acts of Services is your partner’s love language, you should do the acts with a positive tone or out of obligation.

Receiving gifts

If your partner’s love language is receiving gifts, they are more likely to feel loved and appreciated if you give them a meaningful gift. Since all gifts may not work for your partner, you may want something that shows you always pay attention during your conversations. In other words, gifts that resonate with them.

Quality Time

According to Dr. Gary Chapman, Quality Time is about giving your partner full attention when you hand around them. If this is your partner’s love language, avoid the distraction during those moments for two. Switch off your phone or activate the flight mode to fully focus on the moment.

Physical Touch

Physical touch includes kissing, hugging, or holding hands. These forms of physical contact make your partner feel more loved and safer in the relationship. For this reason, you may want to be available emotionally and physically for a happy and healthy relationship.

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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