Expressing your love language in San Jose

We’re looking at how you can express the five love languages around the great 408.

A pink-hued picture of Santa Clara Street with graphics depicting each of the five love languages; hand-holding, a gift box, a chat bubble with a heart, a clock with a heart at the center, and hands holding a heart that is half-heart, half-Earth.

How will you express your love language in the great 408?

Graphic by SJtoday, photo via @dany.jphoto

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It’s Valentine’s Day, and while we’re sure most people celebrated with their sweethearts + friends this past weekend, what about showing a little love to the city we live in?

There’s lots of ways to show the great 408 love, so let’s get specific. Here are our recommendations for activities around San Jose based on your love language.

Don’t know your love language? Take this quiz to find out what you value in a relationship.

A drive-in movie screen at night.

Pull up with blankets and snacks at West Wind Capitol Drive-In.

Photo via Jessica Te

Quality Time

  • If you like to express affection through a display of your undivided attention, we recommend a picnic atop Sierra Vista Point, to take in great — and thanks to the raingreen views of the South Bay. Or, direct your attention to the screen, at West Wind Drive-In.

Words of Affirmation

  • If you are someone that loves verbal or written compliments expressing appreciation, stop by the Poetry Center for open mic nights + take notes, or, literally write a Love Letter 2 San Jose.

Physical Touch

A display of crystal bracelets and earrings at a local pop-up fair.

Gift yourself something local.

Photo by SJtoday staff

Receiving Gifts

  • If you think of gifts as symbolic of love and affection, you’re in luck. There’s no shortage when it comes to shopping in San Jose. Buy from local small businesses at SJ Made’s MOMENT shops or visit one of SJ Makers’ fairs or Pop-Up SJ’s markets.

Acts of Service

  • If the way you express your love is by doing helpful things for others, we suggest a volunteering date to satisfy that giving heart. For some self-love, do your mind + body a service by getting your blood pumping.
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