Ask a Very Smart Brotha Live: High School Sweethearts & Love Languages

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Gina: Hi Damon! Just wondering what your thoughts are about the application of the 5 Love Languages approach to marriage? How important do you believe it is to learn about a person in order to relate to them effectively? Thanks much, and have a good day!

D.Y.: I think it’s EXTREMELY important to know the love language of the person you’re dating/interested in/married to. Why? Well, for instance, some people are into physical affection — hugging, cuddling, holding hands, etc — and some people are not. Doesn’t mean that the person who isn’t into that stuff doesn’t love the person who is, but it can be interpreted that way if couples don’t communicate. I’d even go as far to suggest that people should try and get into relationships with people who speak the same love language they do.


Pittsburgh native Damon Young (aka “The Champ”) is the co-founder of the ridiculously popular Their first book “Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm At Night: The Very Smart Brothas Guide To Dating, Mating and Fighting Crime” is available at

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