Showing Affection: 16 Best Tips & Examples Of Affection
How can you show affection to each other? Do you have difficulty with this? This article specifically discusses how to show affection for your partner or other people with tips and examples. Read along…
But first… What does affection mean?
Affection is letting somebody know that you are getting positive emotions and feelings from someone else, i.e. ‘ showing / giving love ‘. This is often in the context of (family) relationships and friendships. And how do you do that? Let’s get to the tips …
Tip 1 – Affection can express itself in loving words
You can express affection and affection excellently through words:
- You are dear to me.
- I love you.
- Together we are One.
- You are my dream woman / dream man.
- Compliment the other every day.
- Make a love poem.
Tip 2 – Affection can express itself in acts of love
A loving act shows your affection and affection for the other:
- To set the table.
- Let the other sleep late without waking them up.
- Tolerate the noise of the other person.
- Make it a party every day together.
- Listen deeply to the other person.
More examples? Take a look at the quotes of ‘Love is …’
Tip 3 – Affection can express itself through physical intimacy
You can also show your affection in physical ways, for example:
- Caress. Soft, delicate touch.
- Hold each other
- Holding hands
Tip 4 – Communicate with each other: find everyone’s favorite love language
For some, cuddling is the way to show or receive affection, and for others, buying gifts is the way to go. Ask what the love language of the other is. This way you can give each other exactly what everyone needs.
Ask about what the other wants and what makes the other happy.
Tip 5 – Affection can express itself by… telling the other person that you have difficulty expressing affection
It is not easy for everyone to express affection. Recognizing this is a form of vulnerability. Improving your communication about these things leads to a more affectionate and intimate relationship.
Tip 6 – When you are with the other person, be there with your full attention
The whole world was touched in 2009 by the movie ‘Avatar’. Why? Through the scene with “I see you.” Two completely different “beings” – a human and an Avatar – suddenly understood the other’s worldview – with full attention to the other. This was so powerful because it was not said, “I love you,” but it said, “I see you.”
Be aware of how the other is feeling: seek empathy.
If you are with the other, be there with your full attention. You will learn this in the article about having a happy relationship.
Tip 7 – Thank the other person and look the other person in the eye
Express your appreciation in a number of sentences while looking the other person in the eye.
Tip 8 – Reward the affection of the other
This applies to everything in life. If someone else does something positive for you, let them know that it is appreciated. You do this, for example, by showing affection back.
Tip 9 – Realize that being in a relationship is sometimes hard work: possibly call in a coach or therapist
Going into relationship counseling is not a weakness, but a strength.
Tip 10 – The best way to inspire someone to exercise is to set a good example yourself
It may be that your partner really wants to show more affection, but the other does not know how best to do this. Take the initiative yourself. This way you live the best example for the other and inspire ways for affection.
Tip 11 – Go on Date Night
Go out and show your love for the other. Here you will find dozens of date ideas.
Tip 12 – Keep flirting with your partner
Still tease each other and find other ways to flirt with each other.
Tip 13 – Be intimate with each other on an intellectual level as well
Sapiosexuality is when you are attracted to your partner’s intelligence. So also pay attention to the intellectual level: discuss at each other’s level, discuss distinctive topics, philosophize and feel more connected at that level.
Tip 14 – Being considerate is one of the most meaningful ways to show affection
Do something thoughtful for the other person. Your partner likes nothing more than, “How do you feel when I cook for you and prepare a warm bath with good champagne?” Well … almost then. Your partner would much rather see the bath and dinner ready. That’s thoughtful!
Tip 15 – Read “The 5 Love Languages”
This modern classic is indispensable if you want to take your affection and affection to the next level. Recommended!
Tip 16 – Read all these tips about a deep, happy relationship
We are far from there yet. Check out this article with 30+ tips for a happy relationship.