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While dating, it's important to be loved the way you desire. Otherwise, you'll feel like you're not appreciated and valued by your partner as much as you should be. So if you want to improve the quality of your relationship, here's what you need to do:
Communicate With Your Partner.
Strong communication is important. If you don't tell your partner how you want to be loved, they won't know what to do. Quoting an article published by Psychology Today:
"Problems in love relationships do not occur because people are too stupid to figure out common sense methods of communication, like "listen better" and "speak respectfully." In fact, it’s misleading to say that people in intimate relationships have communication problems at all, though it can feel that way to them in their frustration and sadness. It is more accurate to say that lovers in distressed and unhappy relationships have connection problems.
Communication in love relationships is a function of emotional connection. When people feel connected, they communicate fine, and when they feel disconnected, they communicate poorly, regardless of their choice of words and communication techniques."
Do you like receiving gifts? Do you prefer long cuddles and intimate conversations? Tell your partner. It'll massively improve the quality of your relationship.
Respect Their Prefered Way Of Being Loved.
This should be obvious. Don't be a hypocrite. If you prefer to receive love in a certain way, make sure you love your partner the way they want to be loved. Otherwise, you'll create unnecessary tension and friction within the relationship.