The 6 Love Styles and How to Understand Yours

The 6 Love Styles and How to Understand Yours

Have you ever wondered about the different ways we express and perceive love? Or what the secret is to a long and happy romantic relationship?

In this video, we’d like to talk about a little theory known as the “Color Wheel Theory of Love.” Also sometimes known as Lee’s (1977) love styles or love attitudes, this theory proposes that people love in different ways, which can be categorized into six broad styles of love.

These love styles not only characterize our relationship with others but also how we feel and act towards our romantic partners. Here are the six different love styles and how you can better understand yours.

We also made a video on how your childhood affects your love style:

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