I'm going to be honest. When I first heard about the love languages and what they were (quality time, words of affirmation, physical touch, acts of service, and receiving gifts) my first thoughts were, "wait, isn't every man's love language physical touch?"
The thing is, physical touch as a love language is not necessarily talking about physical touch that is "leading somewhere," if you know what I mean. It could be as simple as a hug, a kiss, hand holding, or tickling.
I believe that physical touch is my husband's primary love language. It is honestly hard to pin down with him, because he is not very open, and he's a little hard to read. That mysteriousness is one of the things that first attracted me to him, and it is also the thing that drives me crazy after 8 years (funny how that works. Kinda like how Luke was originally attracted to my girliness, and I'm sure he thought my ditziness was cute back then, but now I think he's kinda sick of it). I am on a tangent, so let's get back to the focus of this post: physical touch.
The reason I think Luke's love language is physical touch is because when he gets home from work, I am usually in the kitchen getting ready to make dinner. He almost always sneaks up behind me and hugs me or tickles me. He has always been a huge cuddler. He likes to pick on me by poking me or tickling me. So anyway, if your significant other does these things frequently, their love language just might be physical touch as well.
I guess the major point of these love language posts is to say that we need to learn our spouse's love language so we can love them the best possible way. It's hard sometimes, because my primary love language is quality time, and Luke's is physical touch. We have to consciously remember what the other person needs, because it is not what we naturally give, if that makes sense.
If you have a spouse whose love language is physical touch, make sure you are holding their hand, hugging them often, and just generally being physically close to them. And if your love language is physical touch, don't hesitate to do those things to your spouse. I know when Luke is poking me or tickling me, sometimes I just want to roll my eyes. But then I remember that he's just showing me he loves me!
Is your love language physical touch? If so, do you have any tips for those of us whose spouses have physical touch as their primary love language?