Small Gestures Seen As More Loving Than Over-The-Top Expressions

November 8, 2017


It's the little things in life that matter and it's what makes people feel the most loved, says a new study. Gestures like someone showing compassion or snuggling are seen as one of the most loving. The study recruited 495 adults to review 60 different scenarios and respond whether or not they thought it was a gesture of love. The top scenarios for making someone feel loved was someone showing compassion when they were having a hard time, being snuggling up to, their pets being happy to see them and in fourth place someone saying 'I love you.'  The results also found over-the-top romantic gestures don't make people feel loved and controlling behaviors, such as someone wanting to know where they were at all times, were seen a quick way to lose a relationship. Men generally knew much less about how to show love to someone than women, researchers found. Previous research has shown men tend to think about the concept of love differently than women.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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