What’s the deal with love languages?


Love languages: they’re significant but they’re not a scary thing. The reason I say they’re important is because not recognising them can affect your relationships. I’m not just talking about lovey-dovey ones either. It’s your friendships, family, and workplace connections that can all benefit from an understanding of love languages. 


The five love languages are quality time, acts of service, physical touch, words of affirmation, and receiving gifts. If you’re anything like me when first being introduced to love languages, I initially said; “How on earth am I supposed to choose just one? I like them all!”


And I think that’s just it. All five love languages are awesome, and all of them are key contributors to a healthy relationship. However, most people tend to favour one or two, or a few, that makes them feel the most loved. The secret is recognising your own and practising other people’s love languages to enhance these connections. Your love language can also change – being single, in a relationship, or even changes to your life circumstances can alter your perspective on how you want to show or receive love. 


I know there are a million quizzes online, but I’ve put one together that ACTUALLY only takes a few minutes. I hope you can reflect on your actions towards others (or hypothetically) and gain some insight for your relationships. 


For more information on love languages visit this link: https://5lovelanguages.com/learn 



Melanie Jenkins

Melanie Jenkins

Hey, I’m Mel Jenkins, your Editor of the Opus Magazine and fellow student, studying a Bachelor of Communications. When I’m not working, studying, or playing netball, you’ll find me at the beach, having a boogie at the club, or napping. I also LOVE camping and exploring new places, so if you have any suggestions for a uni girl on a budget—send some ideas my way!