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Valentine's Coming Up: But Do You Speak the Language of Love?

Valentine's Coming Up:
But Do You Speak the Language of Love?

February 12th

Valentine's Day may be the feast of Saint Valentine, but for most of us it is the feast of love. But before you rush to last minute shopping to show love and appreciation to your significant other, you might consider another kind of gift this year.

Victoria Milan- a dating network for married and attached people looking to have an extramarital affair -conducted a survey amongst it members to reveal the best gifts for Valentine and the answer is: It's not something you can buy.

The survey involved 6209 adults, from such diverse countries as US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and 21 European countries.

Inspired by the concept of the five languages of love by Gary Chapman, Victoria Milan took it to the test to see how widespread the languages actually are. And with only 3 % of votes, giving or getting gifts was not one of them.

For Valentine's Day - how can your partner or lover best show signs of love and appreciation?

# 1 Physical touch (45 %)
Nothing speaks more deeply than appropriate touch. A clear 45 % of Victoria Milan members prefer physical connection on Valentine's Day.

# 2 Quality time (29 %)
Giving undivided attention hits the top 2 of the best ways to express love on the romantic day. 

# 3 Words of affirmation (16 %)
Making them feel loved and appreciated through words will be preferred by 16 % - keeping the classic Valentine's card in the running. 

# 4 Acts of service (7 %)
Actions speak louder than words, it is said - and for 7 % that it is the strongest way to make the significant other feel loved and appreciated.

# 5 Receiving Gifts (3 %)
Giving and getting gifts are usually important, if it's your partner's favorite love language, but not a popular way of showing love and appreciation on Valentine's Day. 

The safe choice of "gift" for Valentine's Day
If you want to make your partner or lover feel truly loved, you may consider learning your partner's individual language of love, or you can play it safe by covering all five languages. Cooking dinner (Service) for the two of you to share (Quality time), and make sure to kiss, compliment (Affirmation), and hold hands (Physical touch) during the dinner, and placing a gift on the plate, just to be safe, should cover all grounds. 

Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is regarded as the most romantic day of the year, inspiring millions of couples to make an extra effort every February 14th. Traditionally, the Valentine card is one of the regular feasters rooted in the story of the historical figure, Saint Valentine. According to legend, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius, during his imprisonment, and before his execution he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell. (He was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry). 

Deal breaker
Victoria Milan's survey also discovered that while 47% of women and 45% of men celebrate the day, 53% of women and 55 % of men show no interest in the festivities. If you and your partner don't fall in to the same category here, Victoria Milan advise you to follow the one wanting to celebrate international love day.  


The Language of Love
The survey was inspired byGary Chapmans five languages of love from his book,The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. Northfield Press.

A book that consistently ranks in the top 100 sellers on Amazon.comand in the top 5 books on the New York Times bestsellers list, claiming the #1 spot at times.

The 5 Languages of Love Explained in 5 Minutes: 

Victoria Milanis one of the world's leading discreet social networks for men and women seeking a discreet affair. The network was launched in 2010 by media executive, Mr. Sigurd Vedal, and is today oneof the world's fastest growing and leading social networks for discreet extramarital affairs, surpassing 5 million members worldwide in more than 33 countries. 

For further information please contact:
Anne Walther, Head of PR & Communication,
M: +45 4292 0434

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