175 Beautifully Romantic Ways To Say ‘I Love You’

Why is it so hard to say I love you? Or just be romantic for the sake of it? I often find myself wanting to be romantic, but usually can’ find a good way of expressing it. If you’re anything like me, there’s a chance you will cross this road if you haven’t already: how do you express love in a way that feels right?

Want to know what all marriage and relationship experts agree on?

Well, not a whole lot.

They’re all constantly fighting with each other and everyone else about the right way to be in a relationship, and the right thing to do, and the right things to say.

But there is no right way to be in a relationship or right word to say to a partner. One person’s “I love you” might be different from yours or mine, or in another language! No “I love you” is better than the next.

But what all experts can agree on is this:

Saying ‘I love you’ to your partner is about as important as it gets.

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The key is communicating love and positivity to your partner often. And not just often, but in different ways. Some people are confused whether or not their partner loves them… because they haven’t heard ‘I love you’ in the right way yet.

And not everyone wants to hear “I love you” in the same way! Some people are moved by metaphor, some by example, others by beauty or wit (1).

Love has a ton of crazy ways of expressing itself.

Whatever it is, there are million ways people like to hear their partner say ‘I love you’.

Which means you’re in luck, because there’s nothing that keeps the love alive in a relationship like expressing your love and devotion to your partner—it really can make a relationship last forever!

So, if you want to keep your relationship strong and you want variety in the ways you say “I love you,” whether that be a note tucked in his briefcase, a text message, or straight-up
love letter
, well, we’ve got you covered.

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In this video, Erin walks you through some of the very best ways of saying “I love you” and why each can work so well. Watch now, then keep reading for our list of the 25 most romantic ways to say “I love you”!

The Most Romantic 25 Ways To Say ‘I Love You’

  • Every day I look at you and feel love and inspiration.
  • If I were spelling out my favorite thing in the world, it’d be spelled ‘ y-o-u‘ (3).
  • I don’t even want to think about what life would be like without you.
  • Everything you do in my life adds to my happiness, subtracts from my sadness, and multiplies my joy!
  • I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together.
  • Sometimes I can’t stop looking at you… you look too damn good.
  • You are the person I want to spend my life with – my soul mate.
  • I can’t believe how perfectly we were made for each other.
  • You are the sunshine in my day and the moonlight of my nights.
  • I just wouldn’t feel complete without you.
  • Everything about you turns me on.
  • I cherish you above anything else in my life.
  • I can’t believe how hard I’ve fallen for you.
  • You make my soul sing when you walk into a room.
  • I feel such powerful adoration for you and only you.
  • You are my treasure – the most precious thing in my life.
  • I love you more and more every day.
  • When I wake up, I’m smiling, because it’s another day with you.
  • I will never love another person with as much intensity as I love you.
  • How did you become the utterly amazing person that you are?
  • You are the best boyfriend/husband in the entire world.
  • I’m so excited that we have so much time to be with each other.
  • Every time I see you, you leave me breathless.
  • To you – the only person I will ever love.
  • I can’t say it enough – I love you more than anything.

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That being said, there are ways to say I love you without such serious statements or quotes. Sometimes less is more, and sometimes men want to hear something concise, or something creative. They are creatures of mystery, after all. So, if you’re looking for creative ways to say I love you to him, we’ve got you covered.

100 Creative Ways To Say ‘I Love You’

  • I’ve got nothing but love for you.
  • I have feelings for you.
  • I’m falling for you.
  • I care for you.
  • You’re everything to me.
  • I’m turned on by you.
  • You’re my one and only.
  • I’m yours.
  • I’m yours to keep.
  • You’re my partner in crime.
  • You’ve got me head over heels.
  • I cherish you.
  • I crave you.
  • You’re mesmerizing.
  • I’m devoted to you.
  • You’ve got me smitten.
  • You twist my insides.
  • You’re breathtaking.
  • Baby, be mine.
  • You take me to the moon and back.
  • You brighten up my life.
  • You make me want to be a better person.
  • You’re always on my mind.
  • You’re the one that I want.
  • I keep falling in love with you over and over again.
  • You’re the object of my affection.
  • I’ve never felt this way about someone before.
  • I can’t imagine a life without you.
  • You’re the apple of my eye.
  • You make my heart warm.
  • You light up my life.
  • I will be there for you through thick and thin.
  • I love you more than words can do justice.
  • Being with make anything feel possible.
  • You complete me.
  • I can’t imagine spending my life with anyone but you.
  • You’re my best friend.
  • You’re the butter to my bread.
  • I know I’ll be fine when you’re near me.
  • I will always catch you when you fall.
  • You mean more to me than you might know.
  • I’m crushing on you.
  • You leave me breathless.
  • You rock my boat.
  • I’d be lost if it weren’t for you.
  • You bring me sunshine.
  • You inspire me.
  • You make my heart flutter.
  • You feel like home to me.
  • You have the keys to my heart.
  • I value every waking moment with you.
  • You’re perfection.
  • You drive me crazy in a good way.
  • You’re precious to me.
  • I’m grateful to have you in my life.
  • I treasure you.
  • Being with you is like a dream come true.
  • I deeply care for you.
  • You’re mesmerizing.
  • You keep me under your spell.
  • Nothing compares to you.
  • You captivate me.
  • You drive my heart wild.
  • You’re the light to my flame.
  • You inspire me.
  • You’re the one.
  • I desire you.
  • You’re all that I need.
  • You mean the world to me.
  • I’m so lucky to have you in my life.
  • You sweeten the sourest of days.
  • You lift me up when I’m down.
  • The world is a better place with you in it.
  • I feel so much affection for you.
  • You’re unlike anyone I’ve ever met.
  • I’ve waited a lifetime for some like you.
  • Your lips are like sugar.
  • Meeting you was the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
  • You keep me going.
  • Your love is like a drug.
  • I can always count on you to make me smile.
  • You are so sexy in the morning.
  • I felt familiar the moment I met you.
  • I love looking at you.
  • You make me rise to the occasion.
  • You make me feel like my best self.
  • Our bond cannot be broken.
  • I love you more and more every day.
  • I love exploring your body.
  • Thinking about our future puts a smile on my face.
  • We’re meant to be.
  • Your voice is like a song.
  • I’m crazy about you.
  • You made me believe that love is possible.
  • I love everything you stand for.
  • I see you for who you are, and it’s who I love.
  • I feel like we can take on the world together.
  • You feel like paradise.
  • We belong together.

Being in a relationship in the digital age has its checks and balances. We can reach the people we’re dating instantly, which means there’s more time we can spend with our partners. But we’ve all been in a situation where we can’t figure out how to express love in a way that feels natural through a screen. So here are 5 cute ways to say “I love you” in a text.

Cute Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ in a Text’

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And what if you’re in another country, let’s say on a whimsical summer vacation in Paris, and you stumble upon the man of your dreams. Or what if you want to spice things up and make the phrase less serious? Regardless of the reason, we’ve included ways to say “I love you” in 20 different languages.

Ways To Say ‘I Love You’ in 20 Other Languages

  • Arabic: “Ana behibak” (male) or “Ana behibek” (female)
  • Czech: “Miluji te”
  • Dutch: “Ik hou van je”
  • French: “Je t’aime” or “Je t’adore”
  • Filipino: “Mahal kita”
  • German: “Ich liebe dich”
  • Greek: “S’agapo”
  • Hebrew: “Ani ohev otah” (female) or “Ani ohevet othah” (male)
  • Hindi: “Maim tumase pyara karata hum”
  • Italian: “Ti amo”
  • Japanese: “Aishiteru” or “Anata ga daisuki desu”
  • Korean: “Sarang hapnida”
  • Latin: “Te amo”
  • Norwegian: “Jeg elsker deg”
  • Polish: “Kocham cie”
  • Portuguese: “Eu te amo”
  • Russian: “Ya tebya lyublyu”
  • Swedish: “Jag alskar dig”
  • Spanish: “Te quiero” or “Te amo”
  • Turkish: “Seni seviyorum”

Sometimes a quote can express love in a way our own words cannot.

It can be hard to make sense of your own feelings when in love—feelings that are usually overwhelming and hard to put into words. But at the same time, your heart can grow heavy if there are no ways to express your love. It can grow heavy with the nagging need to be heard.

And what I mean by being heard is that you want the object of your affection to truly understand the depth of your feelings.

Before we start breaking down any specific words or phrases, one thing to note: saying I love you and making romantic gestures is obviously important to any relationship. But it’s not, I repeat, NOT the be-all-end-all of your relationship.

Focus on the quality of the time your spend with him, and try not to obsess over what he says and what you say. Overthinking and over-analyzing how you say “I love you” might actually blur the sentiment you’re trying to express.

Sometimes you can say “I love you” by pushing him up against a wall and “making love” to him (see what I did there?). There’s a reason we always see this kind of moment in movies—it’s effective, and usually works! Words are not the only tools we have to say “I love you”; men actually feel love more with a physical expression. Remember: there are many languages of love. Men happen to speak the best in body language.

Holding his hand or looking into his eyes are good starting points for showing love in a way that he might respond to better than most ways of saying “I love you.”

Let yourself express your love for him in a way that feels natural. If something feels natural, it will come across in a way that he can intuit. What better way to communicate something naturally than with good old-fashioned body language.
Though it’s important to establish a natural way of expressing your love for him, be sure it’s never forced. Trying to “force” a romantic exchange between you and him will set you up for disappointment.

And speaking of disappointment, a key point to always remember is this: don’t look for him to respond in a certain way. Have no problem with how he responds. Listen to him and be fully engaged in each passing moment. Love is not something that can be concretely defined. Love just is.

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How do you express love in words?

Celebrate his dreams and his passions. Talk about how he specifically makes you feel vs. the love you feel for him.

How do you express love to someone?

You can express love to someone with words, actions, or physical affection. For example, you can leave him a little love note in his briefcase, or you can throw him up against a wall when he gets home from work.

How can I express my love without saying I love you?

Be a good listener. Show up for him. Saying “I love you” is the easy part. Learning to love the person you’ve said it to is even harder.

How do you tell someone you love them without saying the words?

Use body language. Hold your gaze at him for 10 seconds longer, make sure to graze his hand whenever possible. Point your body in his direction and start taking note of how bodies interact with each other.

81 comments… add one
  • ABIGAIL April 5, 2021, 2:01 pm

    I’m really in love

  • Isabel March 1, 2021, 6:27 am

    There’s nothing in here strong enough for what I’m trying to say. I love you isn’t good enough, my bf is the most amazing guy in the ENTIRE world and I love you just isn’t gonna cut it. There’s literally no words to describe what I feel.

  • Blogkiat August 26, 2020, 9:21 am

    Awesome information & quotes! Thanks for sharing

  • aadu padu April 30, 2020, 2:25 am

    really nice post but how can i say my gf i love youh

  • Kurt April 16, 2020, 9:26 am


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  • Arnold December 16, 2019, 1:29 pm

    i really love this
    i think when fall in love i will try them

  • Adeln September 27, 2019, 11:32 pm

    Thanks so much for this amazing lesson. I admire someone and he lives in my next door but I don’t know how to express my feelings. I am a bit shy. I am a woman. In my country, a man should approach a woman. What should I do? hahaha

  • Martin Prest September 16, 2019, 6:20 am

    I just put 143 at the end of texts and I always get a 1432 back :)

    • Samantha February 25, 2020, 6:02 pm


    • Samantha February 25, 2020, 6:04 pm

      Is that your unique code with your significant other for i love you, & i love you 2

      • Dave August 17, 2021, 3:24 am

        It is code, however it has been a common code for years.
        143 signifies the number of letters in each word of the phrase
        “I Love You”

        As to 1432, I’m sure you’ve figured it.

  • Mariana September 13, 2019, 10:01 pm

    This is realy interesting.I like it

  • Foxxy August 29, 2019, 11:42 am

    I just wouldn’t feel beautiful or loved if my gf walked up to me and said: “You twist my insides.”

  • Scott March 28, 2019, 7:15 am

    I say I love you to my wife constantly, and she says it to me constantly: at least 5 times a day. We have been together for 30 years now and there is still a burning passion in the two of us. All of you people that think that saying I love you too often “takes away from it” or “cheapens” it have no idea what true love is. The words “I love you” are strong and beautiful like a diamond. And like a diamond, they can be used over and over again and not wear out. They aren’t an old set of tires on a beat up old pick up truck.

  • Vincent kipnyundo February 28, 2019, 4:13 am

    wow I love it, they’re useful

  • Jelani Arzika December 24, 2018, 4:22 am

    I really appreciate the knowledge sharing. I’m humbled. Serving others is one of life’s most awesome privilege. “The only ones among you who will really be happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. I love my girl so much but I find it difficult to fully know what exactly I should be doing to make her happy, and I’d like to make her happy always. The girl is no learning. Please serve me with some way out. Thanks very gratefully

  • barbarampeterson November 21, 2018, 2:11 pm

    I think there are no words to express feelings.

  • GEOFREY October 19, 2018, 9:57 pm

    Am gonna take my relationship to a next step with these expression.I noted them down..sounds pretty good.

  • Mark June 11, 2018, 1:42 pm

    This help alot. My girlfriend says she loves me but means it a completely different way. Just wish she would search things like this to make her special one feel special

    • Jathan March 20, 2019, 7:27 pm

      I love these and they help a lot, but I would like to see more flirty and powerful ones if you could do that. But otherwise AWESOME!!

  • Promise NP March 25, 2018, 7:01 pm

    Thanks, It’s Very Helpful. I Wish My Gf Read This Thing. Some Girls Do Say I Love U But They Mean Different Things All Together.

  • Flyer234kh March 4, 2018, 6:49 am

    These aren’t good enough I love my baby girl so much and I was hoping this website would help me explain to her just how much I love her but I guess there really aren’t any words for it

  • Kye Coggin January 31, 2018, 3:30 pm

    i love saying to my gf everydayto send a pic to me and say, “i dont get how.”, when she replies with what, i reply with, “i cant believe how stunning you are”, she knows we both love each other <3

  • Niroj December 16, 2017, 9:40 am

    very helpful

  • Egunkumor Fabulous December 8, 2017, 6:16 am

    this is what i wanted to hear

  • Egunkumor Fabulous December 8, 2017, 6:13 am

    i love this

  • striker December 3, 2017, 11:13 am

    nice post

  • Don juan Salvador July 15, 2017, 8:00 am

    Girl: why are you always so nice to me?
    Boy: I’m not being nice…it’s just that…a girl like you deserves love, care and respect.

  • SANDEEP Sharma April 21, 2017, 2:15 am

    Wow ….super ….amazing line ….
    I can’t love anyone without this word
    I love it so much
    I’m really astonishing……

    • dancan martial April 27, 2017, 7:39 am

      Like serious

  • Agapin Chamig March 14, 2017, 12:20 pm

    Someone, told me that I love you is understatement.

  • paula February 16, 2017, 5:10 am

    your partner must feel how important she or he is to you

  • Festy Godson January 31, 2017, 6:14 am

    The tips are good to go.

  • hanna December 22, 2016, 5:41 am

    Love is such an amazing thing that u feel it but hard to express it,and I always feel amazing when I read those kind of express words!

  • Hez December 9, 2016, 4:30 am

    Love you to the moon and back.

  • Keish November 24, 2016, 3:34 pm

    I like this tips

  • Anandu October 26, 2016, 11:50 am

    It is fantastic… But can’t use this in the modern world.. Girls are charged….. But romantic…

  • Godwin September 23, 2016, 4:22 am

    It did not help you guys need help

  • Carl (name of my present crush) September 16, 2016, 2:45 am

    These words are really romantic…. I just listed them down in my paper… And also, I decide that everyday I will tell this words to my crush the no.1 on monday the no. 2 on tuesday and so on and on so its 5 weeks!!! But I dont want to tell it in personal or even in a chat because he might avoid going near me talk to me or more but I had a plan…… Thanks for this things I love this website

    • Camber January 25, 2018, 10:30 am

      That’s a really cute idea tbh, and I’m sure he will appreciate it. I know I would. I hope you two eventually get together, with love as strong as yours. :D

  • Advice Mashele August 30, 2016, 7:13 pm

    Wow ! This is great words i’ve ever heard in my life, believe me im gonna utter them to my partner without saying I LOVE U

  • mansueta August 23, 2016, 12:40 pm

    So amazing ey …beautiful

  • Mc'Dominic Abraham Kass August 14, 2016, 6:50 pm

    Hmmm it’s true and cool …..this is how my Adorable One tod me

  • moisha July 31, 2016, 1:59 pm

    Really fantastic,awesome!!!

  • Connor June 22, 2016, 6:47 pm

    That thing about kids using it too much is inaccurate bc you can’t really say I love you too much it’s not like it’s a bad thing and I like the one about having to prove it too

  • brighton May 28, 2016, 5:11 am

    its good bt you need to improve

  • Jeff Phelps May 21, 2016, 7:32 pm

    I love telling my wife I love her., I make her heart shaped toast, I always try new fun ways to let her know how very much I love her..

  • lawrence christiana March 10, 2016, 12:27 pm

    i think “LOVE”is a powerful word and should be said in all sincerity and proven

  • jonafaye February 21, 2016, 7:13 pm

    Being apart from someone you really love is difficult yes. Especially that all you can do is to tell him what you feel “I LOVE YOU”. Like you have to think of how to say it differently everyday but.. you wouldnt mind it anymore. What i best learned from love is that , if it is true, and if it is meant to be for the both of you , it will last FOREVER.

  • Stacey Parker October 20, 2015, 2:25 pm

    So sweet! These are great ways to say one thing, without saying the words. I good way to keep the phrase alive and well in your relationship.

  • Barbara Jackson October 16, 2015, 9:20 am

    Saying I LOVE YOU should be reserved for the times that you are truly in love with someone. I feel that many kids like to use the words way more than they should. By using the phrases that you have listed here, it seems that you can get the same message across without actually saying I LOVE YOU.

  • Amanda Monroe October 15, 2015, 8:03 am

    Everyone has there own idea about how to have a good relationship. There shouldn’t be anyone judging and telling other people how to handle one.

  • Alicia Welsh October 15, 2015, 1:00 am

    It is not easy to stick with one part of a routine for a long period of time. It does make the combo is better than any other option!

  • Doug Zuniga October 15, 2015, 12:32 am

    Great post. Most guys would love a girl that is all about the I LOVE YOU’s, but I like it when other words can be used.

    • John Butler October 20, 2015, 2:44 pm

      I am the same way. If you can tell it to me in another phrase and without saying those words, I am totally going to be in love!

  • Donna Mann October 13, 2015, 9:38 pm

    I consider myself an expert at the I LOVE YOU phrase. These are great additions to what I know.

  • Christine Bell October 13, 2015, 9:27 pm

    I love you has become so common these days. Young people do not even know the words before they are saying to a partner.

  • Alice Allen October 12, 2015, 2:59 pm

    All of these are nice. It would be nice to hear them from a man for a change!

    • Velma Walker October 16, 2015, 9:29 am

      Sometimes you have to surround yourself with the type of man that is willing to take the right steps and talk to a woman like this!

      • Nate Beaver August 27, 2016, 2:16 am

        If a man cries he isn’t weak he has a pure heart. If a man says I LOVE YOU he means it. If a man can’t say I love you he doesn’t deserve you. There are two types of men, realists and romantics, realists get lots of girls, romantics get one girl and that girl is the only one he needs.

  • Alexia Kowal October 12, 2015, 2:50 pm

    This is great. I love being able to say the same thing without always using the exact same words. It just starts to sound stale after a while.

  • Felicia Wirth October 10, 2015, 6:39 am

    I wish my last b/f would have done things like this. He rarely ever told me that he liked how I looked or even just kissed my on the cheek for good measure. It’s too bad for him, I really liked him a lot.

  • Kara Adams October 9, 2015, 2:08 pm

    Romantic ways to say I LOVE YOU are a great way to let your partner know how much they mean to you!

  • Ofelia Lott October 9, 2015, 1:57 pm

    My parents say it to each other all the time and I could never figure out whey they were never bored with it. Then my mom explained that they didn’t want to be apart without saying because it might be the last time they see each other.

  • Sally Compton October 8, 2015, 2:44 pm

    Like many others here, I do not like to say it too much. The novelty wears off and then you are left with a bland statement.

  • Cindy Wood October 7, 2015, 11:26 am

    The best part that I like about LOVE and expressing it, comes when you do that one thing that really catches your mate off guard and they melt right in front of you!

    • Frankie McCurdy October 15, 2015, 8:14 am

      It helps that you have a guy that accepts this type of action, right? Otherwise it would seem like it is for nothing.

  • Georgia Rawls October 6, 2015, 1:27 pm

    I was asked by my b/f if I was annoyed by him always saying the words I LOVE YOU. Now I can give him a couple of other options that he might not have thought about and it will mix things up a little for us both ;)

  • Patricia Rich October 6, 2015, 11:42 am

    ALL of these are great ways to say I LOVE YOU. The best part is that for each of these you can find at least a few that will fit just about any personality. Saying I LOVE YOU and being romantic is the best :)

  • Julia Hawkinson October 2, 2015, 10:30 am

    Awesome! Being able to say I LOVE YOU without saying those words is really a true art. The ones that have mastered it have my attention all the time!

    • Laurie Ackerman October 7, 2015, 11:46 am

      I agree, I do not like the phrase going stale because it is said so often. These options keep that from happening.

  • Susan Reese October 1, 2015, 9:33 pm

    I love you is very romantic already, but I can see how some of these would sound even better than just using the actual words.

  • Pat Hillyer October 1, 2015, 9:24 pm

    Wow, page two has so many great ways to say I LOVE YOU that everyone could learn from them.

  • Aaron Thornell October 1, 2015, 9:14 pm

    I wish I was an expert in saying these words. Instead, they are something that I have yet to even hear spoken to me.

    • Michelle Wilks October 8, 2015, 2:58 pm

      Some people have it come naturally to them, while others have to be shown that this part of their brain does exist.

  • Cherie Eads October 1, 2015, 9:04 pm

    I always held I LOVE YOU as an important part of any relationship. Once I was in one that was longer than short, I realized that there are different ways to say it.

  • Kimberly Lin September 29, 2015, 9:17 pm

    These are great. Saying I love you is one thing, but to be able to say it romantically is a whole other ballgame that you must learn.

    • John Hunt October 2, 2015, 10:40 am

      I was taught very early in my life that saying I LOVE YOU was precious and it should not be just tossed around. I choose to say it different ways and that is a great way to keep it from getting “cheap”.

  • Julie Lambert September 29, 2015, 9:07 pm

    I agree! However, saying it too often takes away from what it means, right?

    • Laurice Schott October 10, 2015, 6:46 am

      That is what I feel. I am sure that every one takes that differently, but that is how I always looked at it.

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