Your partner in crime, your significant other, your one and only - whatever you call them, let them know how much you care on Valentine’s Day with just the right message for them. Recognised as a day of romantic celebration since Chaucer’s time, Valentine’s Day is an occasion for sharing your innermost feelings with the one you love and making them feel special. But if you’re stuck for words, don’t panic, we’re here to help. Here are a few pointers to inspire you to find just the right thing to say.
Romantic Quotes for Valentine's Day
From our finest poets to the perfect pop song, sometimes it takes the words of others to capture our true feelings. Pick something you both love or a quote that makes you think of them – that way, even a message written by someone else can go straight to the heart. Here’s a list to get you started:
"I've always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be." - Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“You are the sunshine of my life, That’s why I’ll always be around” - Stevie Wonder, You Are the Sunshine of my Life
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep, because reality is finally better than your dreams." - Dr. Seuss
“Let me be your teddy bear
take me with you anywhere
I don’t care
I wanna be yours” - John Cooper Clarke
"I will love you my whole life. You and no other." - Braveheart
"I hope you don't mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is while you're in the world." - Elton John, Your Song
"My heart is, and always will be, yours." - Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
"It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together." - Sleepless in Seattle
Short Valentine’s Day Messages
Whether you’re writing a tiny card to go with your flowers or texting your crush on the spur of the moment, sometimes keeping it short is the way to go.
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Can I treat you to something from Deliveroo?
You are my favourite. Except for chocolate. I really love chocolate
Of all the love stories, ours is my favourite
- No matter where we are, I feel at home with you
- Life is better with you by my side
- Even after XX years, you still give me butterflies
- It’s the little things we share that make my life magical
- Yours always – sorry, no refunds or exchanges accepted!
- I may never win the lottery, but I hit the jackpot when I met you
Romantic Messages for Your Beloved on Valentine's Day
Ready to turn the romance up to 11? This Valentine’s Day, take some time to craft a thoughtful message that'll really tug on the heart strings. Writing with feeling is the key, but here are a few ideas to get you started:
We may have shared a lot of Valentine’s Days, but I’ll never get bored of telling you how much I love you
I fall in love with you a little bit more every day
I hope I can make you as happy as you make me
- Even after all this time, you still take my breath away
- Thank you for showing me what true love is
- Be my Valentine – now, next year, and every year to come
- Every adventure we take, big or small, I want to share it with you
Want to Surprise Your Love This Valentine's Day?
Say "I love you" in 10 different languages and learn to recite them to your other half – they're sure to be impressed.
Je t'aime (French)
Te iubesc (Romanian)
Eu te amo (Portuguese)
- Is breá liom tú (Irish)
- Ich liebe dich (German)
- Jag älskar dig (Swedish)
- Ti amo (Italian)
- Te quiero (Spanish)
- Volim te (Croatian)
Over to you! Take inspiration from the arts, be fearless with your feelings or just keep it simple – and whatever you say, say it from the heart.