A couple of days ago on Instagram, I asked you if you knew your “love language.” This is not my original idea by any means…rather it is derived from author Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. The idea is, once you and your partner learn each others love languages (i.e., the capacity in which you prefer to receive love), you can better nourish your relationship. Sounds like a reasonable theory, right?! And according to the 15,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, I am not the only one who thinks so!
I remember first hearing about this from a college friend at least 10 years ago. Ironically enough, Wednesday was my first time taking the “love quiz!” Although 14 years apart, and from very different backgrounds, Jonathan and I are very alike. This is the best and most challenging part of our relationship. We are almost always on the same page, have the same reactions to situations and conversations and enjoy many of the same activities. So when we don’t see eye to eye our collective stubbornness…well I’ll let you imagine how that goes!
Anyway, I took the quiz and was fascinated by the results. “Quality Time” came back as my strongest love language and “Physical Touch” was a close second. I had Jonathan take the quiz later that night, and sure enough our results were spot on. His highest score was physical touch and quality time a close second. I never doubt how compatible we are. It is quite the opposite, actually! It never ceases to amaze me how many stars had to align for an adopted girl from Bogota, Colombia to cross paths with my soulmate, my other half, the male version of myself in 2009 during my senior year at LSU, AND know that he was “the one” instantaneously! If that isn’t fate, I don’t know what is! Happy Valentine’s Day friends.
Photography by Bailey Luna