"Don't tell me you love me — show me!" That's what an "acts of service" partner is thinking. They feel loved when their partners do something special — and helpful — for them. These actions are a sign of selflessness, generosity, and thoughtfulness.
How to put it in action:
- Go the extra mile with little things when there's nothing in it for you: pick up their dry-cleaning, give them a ride home from the bar when they're out with friends, or fill up the gas tank when you know they'll be using the car next.
- Don't wait to be asked to do something. For these people, there's nothing like coming home to a clean home, realizing the dishwashers been emptied, or being surprised with breakfast in bed.
- Help make everyday life a little easier. Take ownership of tasks you know they really hate, like taking out the trash or changing the sheets.
More inspiration: 36 Little Ways to Know Your Significant Other Really Loves You