The Five Love Languages

A few years back, a book called The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman entered the collective conversation on how to be part of a successful romantic relationship. The premise of the New York Times best-seller is that each of us receives love and affection in 5 distinct ways. They are as follows: Words of Affirmation, Gifts, Acts of Service, Quality Time, and Physical Touch. We may respond to one of the five, or all of them to varying degrees, but it supposes that expression of love fits into these archetypes in some fashion. 

In a somewhat desperate attempt to understand the inner workings of my girlfriend’s more-advanced-than-me mind, I admit to having perused the book more than once. My most recent take away was that I might be a Neanderthal and I better get to work. First… I needed to identify her love languages and figure out how to fumble through expressing my love in those specific ways. I need to reach her in the language SHE speaks and responds to. My head is swimming and Valentine’s Day is already upon us.

I needed help! What better place to go for help than the world’s greatest business supply company – W.B. Mason. Let’s get the romance started! Here are my ideas on how W.B. can help with each of the five love languages.

Words of Affirmation

Did you know that W.B. Mason sells Suggestion Box Cards?  This seems like a no brainer of a product to solidify the communication in your relationship. Imagine a suggestion box in your home!  I can imagine dropping in suggestions, ideas and other notes to help her with her day. I think I nailed this one.

Gifts

Let’s get married! If we do, we can file our taxes together and save a bunch of money. W.B. Mason has a wide variety of tax forms, 1099, W2, 1096… the possibilities are endless. Just imagine her reaction when you get on one knee, and propose with a TOPS™ 2016 IRS Approved 1098T Tax Form in hand. Nothing says “I Love You” more than the gift of tax savings. Diamonds are SO yesterday’s news anyway.

Acts of Service

In my house, coffee=love. If I bring Mary a cup of coffee in the morning it goes a long, long way towards a happy day for everyone involved.   W.B. Mason has a wide variety of K-Cup® Pods, brewers, and creamers to choose from so your loved one will always be happy with the selection. This also opens up the door for dad jokes (I just call them jokes) like… “I love you a latte.”  Boom! Romance!

Quality Time

This one might be a bit on-the-nose, but let’s talk about clocks.  Show your affection by putting a new analog clock in every room. W.B. Mason has a wide offering of high quality clocks to choose from in different colors and styles. Your significant other will appreciate the reminder that timeliness is a virtue. Is it getting hot in here or what?!

Physical Touch

Let’s turn up the heat by avoiding any type of actual physical touch. Show her you love her by wearing PPE equipment around the house every day! Insisting on kissing goodnight with a mask will show her how you care deeply about her health and well-being. Wear latex gloves when she wants to hold hands in front of the TV. I just purchased a face shield from W.B. Mason for dinner time. It might be anti-fog, but this is one steamy purchase. 

That’s just ideas off the top of my head. W.B. Mason has so many items that can be applied to a successful relationship that I can’t list them all here. I know I need the help because when it comes to understanding my girlfriend’s wishes, I’ll paraphrase the great Winston Churchill: “It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.”

Which one of W.B.'s love language expressions do you identify with most?