Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Date Night

As promised in my last post, here is my Valentine's date night outfit!  Valentine's Day has never been my favorite holiday because I believe in showing love every day of the year.  However, I do enjoy any excuse to get dressed up.  The dress I wore here is simple yet classy.  My feminine flower necklace and curled hair really dressed up the outfit.  I also wore this dress on Christmas Eve, but that was when it was about 70 degrees, so I was a little chillier when I took these photos!

My boyfriend, Dermot (pronounced like Kermit from the Muppets) and I do not have any set plans for Valentine's Day, but spending any time together would be nice!  We both have very busy schedules and do not see each other as often as we would like to, so a night in might be even more romantic than going out to a fancy restaurant.

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, I took the 5 love languages quiz.  I took this quiz more than two years ago, and it was interesting to see what results changed and what stayed the same.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the quiz, each question presents two choices of ways that you can show love to someone and you pick the one that is the most meaningful to you.  Here are my results:

10   Quality Time
   10   Acts of Service
    5    Physical Touch
               4    Words of Affirmation
     1     Receiving Gifts

The highest score you can receive in a category is 12.  I think that this quiz is very important because it helps you understand yourself and how you want to be loved.  You can take the quiz whether you are single or in a relationship.  There are no right or wrong answers to this quiz, it is purely your preferences!  

For example, my cousin's highest "love language" is receiving gifts, while I only have a 1 in that category.  She feels loved when someone shows that they are thinking of her by giving her a gift.  This brings up an important point--you and your partner might have very different love languages.  We typically show love in the same way that we would like to receive it, but doing so isn't always the best choice.  Taking the love language quiz can help you figure out exactly how you would like to be loved so that you can communicate that to your partner.  Then make sure they take the quiz too so you know how to properly love them!  

Dermot's score for words of affirmation was much higher than mine.  Knowing this, even though I would prefer someone doing something for me instead of saying something, I have to be mindful of what makes him feel valued and verbally express how much I love him.  Dermot also recently had to take a similar form of this quiz for his job.  I think that that shows how these principles can be applied beyond relationships; they can be extended to the workplace and friendships as well.  If you want to learn more about the love languages there is an entire book written about them, which can be found here.

What is your top love language?  Any special plans for V-Day? Comment below!

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All photos taken by Lauren of A Lil' Style.

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