It only takes a few words like “I love you.” Just like that. No words in between. No ifs. No buts.
These three words are enough to move your romantic ties forward. Did you ever wonder how did these three little words become so powerful?
The words “I love you” became a big deal because it is a religious tenet, explains Simon May, a visiting philosophy professor at King’s College in London. “If God is love, then our lives were oriented toward love,” he says. And soon, “human beings had to take over this enormous value — love — and give it to each other.” (1)
The meaning of “I love you” may differ in cultures across the globe. Saying those words in Iran, for example, implies a formal step toward marriage. Younger South Koreans use it much more freely than their elders. The words often are said within the socially-acceptable range of three to six months of dating among Americans. (1)
Saying “I love you” to someone is a big milestone in a relationship. Be careful of your timing. There is also beauty in spontaneity. Say it when you feel the moment is right. (2)
Reflect on it first. Try to complete this phrase: “When I say I love you, what I really mean is…” Then, explore your reasons. Is it really more than “like?” Or, is it just a huge infatuation? There is no problem in letting those words escape if you’re bursting at the seams.
Be careful as those words imply a vow, a commitment, and a responsibility. You might be mistaken and, sadly, the person you said it to believes it. Know your reasons and be honest about your intentions. Say it when you mean it.
Here are three ways to use our quotes:
- Reflect on your love. Reading through these quotes and processing them through the lens of your relationship will help you understand your own feelings, and better communicate with your loved one.
- Saying I Love You – These quotes are best delivered verbally so the recipient can pick up your non-verbal cues if in person, or the sincerity in your voice if over the phone. Pair the message with something specific about your relationship to make it even more authentic.
- Sending an I Love You Message – It could be sent via text. Consider the use of Emojis and adding additional heartfelt notes. Pair the message with something specific about your relationship.
Sweet Short Love Quotes
Feel free to use one of these short quotes to show your love:
- One day, I caught myself smiling without no reason, then I realized that I was thinking of you.
- Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite.
- I only want two things in this world. I want you and I want us.
- The good things in life are better with you.
- You smile. I smile. That how it works.
- 7 billions smiles and yours is my favorite.
- Drugs? No thanks. I’m already addicted to someone.
- Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
- Life never meant this much until I found you.
- Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.
- I may not be able to give you everything but one thing is for sure, all I am is yours.
- You have replaced my nightmares with dreams, my worries with happiness, and my fears with love.
Romantic Short Quotes for Couples
It doesn’t matter how long you are together. Be sure to show your feelings toward each other. Try one of these short romantic quotes:
- We loved with a love that was more than love.
- We fight, we kiss, we hug, we text, we talk, we argue, we laugh, we smile, we laugh. That’s us.
- You are my perfect soul mate who brings the very best out of me.
- You are forever and always the hero of my heart, the love of my life.
- Real love stories never have endings.
- It’s so easy to fall in love but hard to find someone who will catch you.
- Real love stories never have endings.
- I love you with all my heart, soul and mind.
- The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.
- You are my today and all of my tomorrows.
- When I fall in love, it will be forever.
- Real love never has happy endings. It has no ending at all.
Cute Little Love Quotes
Had a bit of a tiff? Need to make-up? Or just send your love? Try some of these:
- Your love is all I need to feel complete.
- Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.
- Love is a better master than duty.
- What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.
- Loving you is both my biggest weakness and greatest strength.
- Being in love with you makes every morning worth getting up for.
- Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
- A good speech has a beginning, a middle and an end, the best example being, ‘I love you.’
- I don’t want to live in a life that doesn’t have you in it.
- The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
- You gave my life a whole new meaning. I will never let you go.
- Walk with me through life…and I’ll have everything I’ll need for the journey.
Very Simple Love Quotes
These simple, but touching phrases, can melt hearts. Try them out.
- ‘Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.
- Love is friendship set on fire.
- True love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have.
- Love develops through friendship.
- The course of true love never did run smooth.
- Love is winning the war without starting the war.
- I love you no matter what happens, no matter where we go and what we do. My love for you is unchanging and everlasting.
- This is the meaning of true love, to give until it hurts.
- I’ll never finish falling in love with you.
- To live without loving is to not really live.
- Love isn’t about the time you spend together. It’s about the memories you create.
- I Love you with the breath, the smiles and the tears of all my life.
Short Love Quotes for Him
Your guy will be touched when he gets one of these short phrases we collected for you, ladies. Speak them or send them.
- I got lost in him, and it’s the kind of lost that’s exactly like being found.
- I can’t stop thinking about you, today… tomorrow… always.
- And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, “Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking all over for you.”
- I am very indecisive and always have trouble picking my favorite anything. But, without a doubt, you are my favorite everything.
- I still fall in love with you every day!
- Thank God someone threw me away so you could pick me up and love me.
- If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
- I just love hugging you. Having you within my arms makes everything possible.
- If this is the only life I have to live, I want to spend the rest of it with you.
- Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
- I love you forever, I love you always, I love you until the end of time and our last breath.
- You are the first and last thing on my mind each and every day.
New Short I Love You Phrases
You can say ‘I love you’ in so many ways. Here are some short quotes he or she will love to hear:
- Loving you never was an option – it was necessity.
- I love you every step of the way.
- I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
- To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.
- It is because of you, my angel, that I now understand all of those quotes about love.
- When I wake up and see you lying next me, I can’t help but smile. It will be a good day simply because I started it with you.
- In this crazy world, full of change and chaos, there is one thing of which I am certain, one thing which does not change: my love for you.
- I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
- Being in love with you makes each day a brand new adventure.
- I love you – those three words have my life in them.
- I love you so much, I love you like the moon loves the Earth. You are my world.
- I only want to love you twice in my lifetime. That’s now and forever.
Beautiful Small Love Quotes
There are lots of short phrases that can mean the world to your special someone. Try some of these:
- If I know what love is, it is because of you.
- I am forever grateful for the happiness and joy you have brought into my life.
- When you smile at me you brighten up my day more than the sun ever could.
- You are the source of my joy, the center of my world and the whole of my heart.
- When I tell you I love you, I am not saying it out of habit, I am reminding you that you are my life.
- I don’t need paradise because I found you. I don’t need dreams because I already have you.
- You are the last thought in my mind before I drift off to sleep and the first thought when I wake up each morning.
- You make my heart smile.
- And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.
- I may not be your first date, kiss or love…but I want to be your last everything.
- Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
- All of me loves all of you.
Shortest Love Quotes for Her Ever
Short is good. Use some of these ultra-short phrases. You’ll be glad you did.
- You and me. Forever. Please?
- All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.
- I look over at you and see the sunshine.
- I just want to be yours.
- I want to be your favorite hello and your hardest goodbye.
- Have I mentioned today how lucky I am to be in love with you?
- I can never be close enough to you.
- You are my happy place.
- I love the day I met you.
- Real love never asks a reason for loving.
- It takes a second to say I love you, but a lifetime to show it.
- Your soul spoke to mine the moment I looked into your eyes.
Best Short Love U Quotes
Say ‘I love you’ out loud. Take one of these quotes and take the short road to love.
- My love for you is a journey starting at forever and ending at never.
- I love you for all that you are, all that you have been, and all you’re yet to be.
- I may not be your first love, first kiss, first sight, or first date but I just want to be your last everything.
- If I did anything right in my life it was when I gave my heart to you.
- My favorite place in the entire world is next to you.
- I wish I could turn back the clock. I’d find you sooner and love you longer.
- When I tell you I love you, I’m not saying it out of habit, I’m reminding you that you are my life.
- You’re my favorite thing about everything. Love you.
- I love it when I catch you looking at me. Love U!
- Life is only worth living because you love me and I love u.
- As my lungs cannot breathe without air, my heart cannot love without you.
- Your voice is my favorite sound. I love you.
Short Sayings about Love
Got a complicated situation brewing? Untangle it with one of these short sayings about your love.
- True love doesn’t have a happy ending. True love doesn’t have an ending.
- Love fiercely. Because this all ends.
- True love doesn’t mean being inseparable: it means being separated and nothing changes.
- In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
- Love is not about how many days, weeks or months you’ve been together, it’s all about how much you love each other every day.
- There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
- Time doesn’t matter love is forever.
- I promise you to lay my heart in the palm of your hands. I promise you me.
- Love is the gift which you have to give somebody if you want to get it in return.
- Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
- Each kiss I give you is a piece of my soul. And I shall keep kissing you until all of me is absorbed into you.
- We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
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