Frantic airport chases to declare your love or planning an elaborate proposal to ask the love of your life to marry you are great when it comes to movies and books. But what about the small gestures of love that make everyday special? A new relationship trend that’s taking the Internet by storm is focusing on these small acts of service as a sign of true love.
The ‘Orange Peel Theory’ test focuses on the acts of service from your partner. So, if your partner does something for you without being told, like peeling an orange for you, they would pass the ‘Orange Peel Theory’ test. Users online have been sharing how their partners pass the test through heartwarming examples of thoughtful acts of services.
According to the now viral theory, a partner who does little things to make your life easier is a keeper. These acts of service need to be something that they’re doing because they can and want to and not because they have to.
The test essentially tells you whether your partner has the ability to understand your needs and feelings whether you’ve communicated them or not. It’s not about the action itself but about what it represents in a relationship.
But an important thing to note, according to relationship experts, is that this is not the be-all end-all of knowing whether your partner loves you or not. There needs to be a healthy and open channel of communication between the two of you for this to truly work. Maybe your partner has been performing simple acts of service without you even realising. Or there’s a good chance that they don’t know whether you’d appreciate them stepping in and doing something for you without being explicitly asked. This is why healthy communication about your expectations is necessary.
So if you want to try out the test for yourself, go ahead and see whether your partner passes it or not but remember to manage your expectations too.
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