The way that we express love and affection for those in our lives is a very personal and individual experience. In fact, some experts believe that these expressions of love may be as different from one another as speaking different languages.
This theory states that in order to truly ‘feel’ the love from our partner, we must first understand the way that they are ‘speaking’ love to us. Furthermore, in order for them to hear the message of love that we are sending, we need to ensure that we are speaking a ‘love language’ that they are prepared to hear and understand.
Consider, for a moment, two people in a room speaking completely different languages. While they can pick up some of what the other person is saying due to body language, tone, facial expressions, and gestures, it wouldn’t be surprising if the actual message was lost in translation.
Taking the time to better understand what love means for your partner can strengthen your relationship, allowing you to connect on a deeper level. After all, if you are able to recognize and feel love from your partner, while also showing your partner just how much you care, it’s no wonder that both parties would be far happier overall. Improve your relationship by getting to know your partner a little better.
Discover the Ways Your Man Expresses His Love for You, According to His Zodiac Sign:
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Bold and full of fire, Aries feels a sense of responsibility and care for their loved ones, and they will express this by becoming protective of you. It’s not that they don’t think you can handle yourself, but they don’t believe you should have to. They want nothing more than to spare you the hurt and pain that this world can bring.
Taurus (April 20 – May 21)
Taurus men are incredibly stubborn and stuck in their ways, often so determined that they must be right that they refuse to hear what anyone else has to say. This is where you can gauge just how much they love you as they will make an effort to open their mind to your thoughts and opinions. This isn’t easy for them, so don’t underestimate just how important it is.
Gemini (May 22 – June 21)
The highly social Gemini man likely spends a lot of his time out with his buddies, making plans and commitments, and changing his mind a million times. His life can be incredibly difficult to follow at times due to the constant rollercoaster he will take everyone on. If he truly loves someone then he will tame his ways enough to allow her to have a say, making some of the decisions in his life.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
While a Cancer man is highly sensitive, likely using the ‘love’ term loosely with the people in his life, truly understanding how he feels about you requires reading into everything even deeper. Don’t just listen to the words that he is speaking, pay attention to how much he is opening up to you. A Cancer man in love will open the doors to allow his partner to see his most vulnerable side.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leo men are used to being the center of attention, needing all affection to be directed to them in order to feed their often-fragile ego. However, if someone comes into his life that he truly loves then something magical will happen… He will actually start to focus his attention on her, making her a bigger priority in his life than he makes himself.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
There is no arguing the fact that a relationship with a Virgo man is often difficult and intimidating in the beginning simply because he’s such a perfectionist. He has incredibly high expectations that some may argue are actually completely unrealistic. However, when he does fall in love it will be clear because he will love you despite your flaws and imperfections, throwing his expectations to the wind (somewhat, don’t think you’re completely off the hook).
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libra men are loyal and dependable, and when they love someone they will do nearly anything to show that they have their partner’s back regardless of what life may throw their way. Usually seeking harmony and balance, avoiding conflict whenever possible, they will step out of this comfort zone to defend the one that they love. You’ll never have to face any of life’s challenges alone again.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 22)
Highly mysterious, even those who welcome a Scorpio man into their life as a friend or a family member will tell you that he possesses many secrets that he holds onto tightly. The only time that anyone is going to see past those barriers is his one true love, the person he trusts more than all else. If you notice that he’s starting to open up the most vulnerable parts of his life to you, take notice. This means he values your love above all else.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
When a Sagittarius man wants to commit to someone, he will change his life in such a dramatic way that there is no missing it. Always the adventurer, his life has been about new experiences and freedom, resisting anything that may hold him back. However, if he meets someone that he genuinely loves and can picture spending his life with he will suddenly abandon all, embracing the idea of settling down and establishing roots.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
A Capricorn man has a very focused point of view in his life, with his eyes on the future. He isn’t afraid to do what it takes and get his hands dirty and will even make great personal sacrifices if he believes it will help him to reach his goals and dreams. The important point to notice, however, is that this is about HIS goals and dreams. This me-centered way of thinking will only change when he falls in love, at which point he will suddenly start to make sacrifices for someone else, you. Don’t take these decisions lightly.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Valuing his independence above all else, an Aquarius man prefers to stand alone in life because he believes that is the key to success. Eliminating unnecessary distractions, he can focus on where he’s going and how to get there. If, however, he falls in love with someone then this will cause a shift in this thought process as he opens up his mind to the idea of having someone by his side. He goes out of his way to make time in his schedule for you, making you a priority.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Highly romantic, Pisces men fall in love relatively easy, but the difference will come when he realizes that he isn’t just in love for the sake of love, he’s truly in love with YOU. At this point you will see him start to mature, letting go of some of his childish ways in an attempt to be the man that you need. Don’t worry, he’s always going to hold onto his childish optimism and his fairy tale view of the future, but there will be a noticeable change in his ability to take on adult responsibilities to prove to you that he wants you in his life.