If You Struggle With Valentine’s Day Cards, These Quotes Will Save Your (Love) Life

If You Struggle With Valentine’s Day Cards, These Quotes Will Save Your (Love) Life

It's February 13, and your Valentine's Day plans are (almost) all set. You've got your dinner reservation booked, and your subsequent Netflix stream ready. Your outfit's picked out, and your presents are wrapped. The one thing left to do? Figure out what to write on that card for your S.O.

Just signing your name to a printed card or relying on candy and conversation hearts may have worked for you in elementary school, but writing a Valentine's Day message as an adult means getting a little more heartfelt—despite the fact that you basically just want to say, "U R A QT," anyway. You might be asking yourself, I tell my partners and friends I love them all the time, why do I need to do it on February 14? The short answer: No one will ever be mad at you for taking a moment to tell them they're special and important.

"Even if you think your partner knows how you feel, you are making an assumption, and it is helpful to clearly and lovingly express not only how you feel, but why you feel that way," says Marisa T. Cohen, PhD, relationship researcher and marriage and family therapist. "Your words of affirmation can be very powerful."

Not only does hearing these kinds of messages give the receiver the warm fuzzies, but the sender also has a chance to share what they're grateful for. In general, expressing gratitude has a positive impact on mental health and well-being, Cohen explains. Plus, talking openly about your feelings in any relationship helps it grow stronger.

"Social connections, whether they are with friends, family, or romantic partners are valuable," Cohen says. "Letting those we care about know what they mean to us can serve to strengthen the bond, as it lets the other person know they are appreciated and loved."

But if the idea of baring your heart makes it skip a beat in a bad way, Cohen says there's no one right way to go about crafting a heartfelt message—she advises to be specific and authentic to your bond. And remember: No matter what you write, the person "will appreciate that you have taken the time to reflect on the relationship."

Still, you might need a little inspo to get you started. So check out this list of 85 romantic, silly, and topical Valentine's Day quotes—before you know it, you'll soon have a V-Day message that rivals anything Cupid could come up with.

When it’s a new relationship:

1. I’m catching feelings for you.

2. There’s nothing better than when your crush has a crush on you, too.

3. “Every word was once a poem. Every new relationship is a new word.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. Thank you for reminding me what butterflies feel like.

5. “New love is grand. Savor all the crazy, muddled might of it.” -Eli Easton

6. We’re my favorite friends-to-lovers arc.

7. Let’s toss a coin. If it's heads, you're mine. If it's tails, I'm yours.

8. "We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun." -A. A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh

9. I fall for you more every day.

10. “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself” -André Breton

When you want to share all your feels:

11. My favorite place in the world is next to you.

12. Not matter how many times I say I love you, I will always love you more than that.

13. Life is an adventure. I'm so happy it's with you.

14. You're my favorite notification.

15. If I had my life to live over again, I'd find you sooner so I could love you longer.

16. Let's do this forever.

17. I officially love you more.

18. To the world, you are just one person. But to me, you are the world.

20. You have my whole heart.

21. Some things are just meant to be.

22. All I need is your hand in my hand.

23. Wherever we are, you are home to me.

24. You're the first and last thing on my mind every day.

25. I love your face.

26. I'll never not love you.

27. “You’re the only one I ever wanted. All I ever really wanted was you.” –Maggie Rogers

28. It's safe to say I'm stuck on you.

When your valentine is a film buff:

29. "I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day." -The Notebook

30. "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." -When Harry Met Sally

31. "To me, you are perfect." -Love, Actually

32. "I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you." -Dirty Dancing

33. "Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for." -Dead Poets Society

34. "They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true." -Big Fish

35. "If you can promise me anything, promise me that whenever you’re sad, or unsure, or you lose complete faith, that you’ll try to see yourself through my eyes." -P.S., I Love You

36. "You have bewitched me, body and soul." -Pride and Prejudice

37. "Our love is like the wind. I can't see it, but I can feel it." -A Walk To Remember

38. "All I think is I love you." -Bones And All

39. "I pity people who don't know what it feels like to be this in love." -My Policeman

40. "Of all the places I could be, I just want to be here with you." -Everything Everywhere All At Once

When your S.O. is also your fave gym buddy:

41. You're my swole mate.

42. I'm whey into you.

44. Life means squat without you.

45. The first time I saw you, it was love at first set.

46. When I'm with you, my heart beats faster than in a HIIT class.

When you express your love through humor:

47. I'd still swipe right on you.

48. Are you from the Upside Down? Because you're demogorgeous.

49. You'll always get my final rose.

50. You stole my heart. Now I steal the covers.

51. Let's spend the rest of our lives trying to figure out what to watch on Netflix together.

53. Roses are red. Violets are blue. This pandemic sucks, but I'm glad I have you.

54. You are my lobster.

55. There's no one else I'd rather have snoring loud AF next to me.

56. You are forever heart-eye emoji to me.

57. Happy Valentine's Day to my big spoon.

58. Besides pizza, you're my favorite.

59. Is your name WiFi? Because we've got a strong connection.

60. I would even stop scrolling TikTok for you.

61. Are you a 90-degree angle? Because this feels right.

When your BFF is your valentine:

62. Happy Valentine's Day to a friend who's sweeter than any box of chocolates.

63. You're my person.

64. Uteruses before duderuses. Ovaries before brovaries.

65. You'll always be my emergency contact.

66. "Is this f**king play about us?" -Me, watching everyone post about true love and soul mates on Valentine's Day.

67. We are #friendshipgoals.

68. You're the Enid to my Wednesday, the Aimee to my Maeve... you get the picture.

69. To my best friend and ride or die, thank you for being you!

70. "True friends are like diamonds—bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style." -Nicole Richie

71. "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." -Charles Schulz

72. "We're like the Gilmore Girls, but with bigger boobs." -Ginny and Georgia

73. Here's to being the most annoying ladies in the nursing home someday.

When someone else said it best:

74. "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever." -Alfred Tennyson

75. "True love is singing karaoke 'Under Pressure' and letting the other person sing the Freddie Mercury part." -Mindy Kaling

76. "Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." -Zora Neale Hurston

77. "Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get–only with what you are expecting to give–which is everything." -Katharine Hepburn

78. "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." -Emily Bronte

79. "There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature." -Jane Austen

81. "How can you still love me after all this time?" "Because I fell in love with your soul, my dear, and it is timeless." -Mark Anthony

82. "Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold." -Zelda Fitzgerald

83. "In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking about you." -Virginia Woolf

84. "You're the only thing on this planet worth worshipping." -Taylor Jenkins Reid

85. "I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." -Paulo Coelho

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