Sindex by Sinful - Do we speak the same love language?
The United Kingdom is full of happy relationships with 85% of Britons saying that they are happy in their current relationships. And we are pretty good at expressing this to each other.
55% of Britons in relationships tell their partners that they love them every day. But how do we actually also express our love for each other? Out of the five love languages – physical touch, appreciative words, attention & time, favours, and gifts – Britons seem to agree that physical touches, appreciative words, and attention & time are the way forward. Flowers and small favours, on the other hand, are not very direct ways to a British heart.
But something also indicates that men can benefit from replacing a small pat on the bum with giving their partner two minutes of undivided attention. Because while 32% of women prefer that their partner expresses their love by giving her time, only 25% of men tend to express their love in this manner.
No matter who you ask, it remains essential to remember to kiss, hug, and caress each other. Intimacy is key to a well-functioning relationship for 95% of Britons and it affects most of us negatively if we aren’t intimate with our partner for a longer period of time.
More than 4 out of 5 Britons are satisfied with their relationship
55% of Britons tell their partner that they love them on a daily basis
Less than monthly
Only on special occasions
I don't know / I do not want to answer
The love language of Britons: Appreciative words is the preferred love language in the United Kingdom
With appreciative words, e.g. compliments and recognition
With attention and time, e.g. when you spend quality time together or go on a date
With physical touches, e.g. kisses and hugs
With small favours, e.g. your partner doing the dishes or grocery-shopping on the way home
With presents, e.g. flowers
British women prefer appreciative words while British men prefer appreciative words as well as physical touches
38% of women prefer their partner to express their love through appreciative words, but only 30% of men say they most often express love for their partner through appreciative words
Preferred love languages across the countries in the Sindex
France: attention and time
UK: appreciative words
Denmark: physical touch
Norway: physical touch
Sweden: appreciative words
Finland: physical touch / appreciative words