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Give your significant other a heartfelt and moving Valentine's Day celebration to remember forever

Love languages are a concept created by American author and marriage counsellor, Dr Gary Chapman on how people give and receive love in a relationship. There are five main love languages: quality time, receiving gifts, words of affirmation, acts of service, and physical touch. While many couples often express their affection in a combination of the five, each individual often prefers one above the rest. 

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This Valentine's Day, take the opportunity to show your partner how much you cherish him or her by planning a special date night that appeals to his or her love language. Below are some ideas to get you started. 

Quality Time

Organise a sip and paint session at home with your significant other to celebrate Valentine's Day. It's a great way to take a break from your busy, hectic lives to unleash your creativity and spend some quality time together. 

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Receiving Gifts

Present your partner the gift of experience this Valentine's Day. Curate an experiential journey that your partner will treasure for eternity. We recommend a romantic wine tasting or booking a romantic getaway to an exotic destination, where you both will get to expand your horizons while enjoying each other's company.

Of course, it wouldn't hurt to throw in a couple of physical gifts throughout the day as well. Tatler has put together several Valentine's Day gift guides to help you get started, from luxury bags and jewellery to fragrances and food gifts. Our top picks include Gucci's special edition 'LOVE' heart-shaped chain bags and Ace sneakers.

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Words of Affirmation

If you're not one to sit down and talk about your feelings, try singing about them! Bring your Valentine to a karaoke bar (or set one up at home) and serenade them with your favourite love songs all night long. Even better, you and your significant other can take on iconic duets, from Elton John and Kiki Dee's Don't Go Breaking My Heart to Lionel Richie and Diana Ross' Endless Love

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Acts of Service

There's nothing more romantic than a home-cooked meal. If you're a beginner chef, you can look to these easy recipes by Tatler's foodie friends for impressive date night dishes. Our top tip is to make sure that the setting is as appetising as the meal. In preparation for the big date night dinner, think about all the chores you can tick off your partner's to-do list so that they can really relax and unwind in the evening. 

Read more: How to Set Up an Intimate Dinner at Home

Physical Touch

If your partner's love language is physical touch, offer a relaxing massage at home on Valentine's Day. Create an intimate and sensual atmosphere by turning down the lights, playing soothing music and warming up your palms with aromatic essential oils, such as lavender or frankincense, before administering simple massage techniques. It will definitely be an experience that will bring you and your partner closer together by the end of the night. 

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