By now, everyone is at least a little bit familiar with Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages. In his book, Chapman details how we each subscribe to at least one of five love languages: quality time, words of affirmation, physical touch, gift giving and acts of service.
While OKCupid and Rosetta Stone’s latest survey isn’t as detailed as Chapman’s, research connected to the survey is in fact geared towardfr figuring out the “Language of Love.”
According to a press release announcing the study of the same name, Rosetta Stone and OKCupid linked up to poll daters about love and language. The respondents were each represented in the age ranges of 18-36, 37-53 and 54+, and researchers received close to 700,000 responses.
According to the report, 96 percent of millennials are fascinated by language, and this has researchers wondering if learning a new language improves your dating game.
More key findings from the survey can be found below.
- Nearly two-thirds of participants said they could date someone who doesn’t speak their language well—but millennials were the most likely group to be willing to do so, by almost 10 percent.
- Ninety-two percent of all singles surveyed said they’re interested in learning another language, and 94 percent said they’re more open-minded after they’ve visited somewhere new.
- When it comes to speaking the same language of love, women and men are much more in sync than you might expect: 70 percent of women compared to 67 percent of men think speaking another language is an attractive quality, and language peaks the interests of both sexes with 96 percent of women and 94 percent of men saying they’re they’re interested in other languages
There’s also a very high desire to learn another language with 93 percent of women and 91 percent of men polled saying they’d like to take up the task of doing so.