Love Languages Episode Summary:
Today’s episode looks at the 1995 book by Southern Baptist know-it-all Gary Chapman that became an “overnight” sensation fourteen years later in 2009: The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. Sarah and Adam discuss how much of the love languages are common sense, Adam rants about motivational speaking, Sarah admits that she’s a slacker, and the two come up with some suggestions for better love languages in today’s society.
If you’d like to take the quiz to see what your love languages are, you can find it here. And maybe you’ll find it fruitful and beneficial for your love life, or maybe you’ll be a weird freak of nature like Adam. Give it a shot and find out!
Dating Kinda Sucks Commentary
Host Thoughts on the Five Love Languages
I got a lot of crap during this episode for being a “slacker” for not taking the quiz on love languages, so I ended up using 5 stupid minutes of my time to take the damn quiz.
1. I was right! I knew that quality time was my main love language.
2. I was wrong about words of affirmation being my second one, it was actually lower on the list.
3. I think Adam is crazy for wasting his time and taking the quiz 3 times. No normal person would ever do that.
Here are my results from this damn quiz:
|Acts of Service
|Words of Affirmation
If you’ve listened to the episode, you’ve already heard me rant about people’s reliance on common sense solutions as magical cure-alls. Every inspirational and motivational speaker is just repackaging common sense in a different way, and the best thing we can do as a human population is to stop paying them any attention. The love languages is the same – it’s just basic communication and connection skills you should have with your partner boiled down into an easy little quiz for people who want an easy answer. If your relationship isn’t working, it’ll take the both of you to make it work, and if each of you just listen to each other and pay attention a little bit, you might have a chance. From now on, just call me cranky Grandpa Simpson.