11 Cute Ways To Say I Love You In A Text

By Jon Jaehnig|Updated June 8, 2022
CheckedMedically Reviewed By Rashonda Douthit , LCSW

Being in love is such a beautiful thing. When you’re just falling in love with someone and you wish that you could be with them all the time, it can be difficult to spend time apart, especially when you want to take your relationship a step deeper. It’s healthy to have some distance as a couple, but you can still enjoy flirting and showing affection through text messaging as often as you’d like with your special person. In fact, it’s very healthy to express your love for your partner with affectionate text messages like "Happy Anniversary!" Take a look at some of the following cute ways to say I love you, without actually saying those three words, in a text below.

“I Miss You”

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Sometimes it’s possible to say “I love you” without ever really saying it at all. When you send your partner a simple text saying that you miss them, it shows all the secret ways you care for them. You wish that they were there and that you could be spending a bit of time together. It’s a simple way to show your partner that you’re thinking about them and make them feel warm.


You don’t really have to type out the words “I love you” in the modern era to get your love notes across. Many people wind up using various emojis to tell their partners how they’re feeling. You can send your partner a heart emoji during the day at some point to show him or her that you love them. It could also be cute to use emojis that have hearts for eyes or any other types of emojis that you find to be fitting to wish them a wonderful day.

One of the cool things about using emojis to express emotions is that there are so many possibilities. There are tons of different emojis out there and it allows you to do many cute things, such as tell your true companion that they make you feel complete. If you’re wanting to send a fun message to your partner, don’t hesitate to use emojis to communicate your inside joke. It isn’t just something that teenagers are doing.

“Thinking About You…”

Sending your partner a text that says “thinking about you” is another way to show your love. Is your lover crossing your mind constantly throughout the day? Why not let her or him know that they fit perfectly in your mind? It’s simply going to make your partner’s day to know how loved and missed they are while you’re away at work or school.

“Thank You”

There are times when a “thank you” text can be just as important as one that says ‘I love you.’ Thanking your partner for all that they mean to you is a cute way to say that you love them. You can thank them for being so supportive and for always being on your side. Thank them for just being themselves and let them know that they enrich your life.

“I’m Looking Forward to Cuddling Later…”

Most couples look forward to some quality cuddling time at the end of a long day. If you want a cute and honest way to say, “I love you” through text, consider telling your partner how much you’re looking forward to cuddling time. You can let them know that you're totally ready to be like two puzzle pieces, fitting together perfectly in bed. It helps to remind them of your favorite intimate moments while showing that they’re on your mind as you go through your workday. If cuddling up and watching a good movie is your favorite pastime, and your partner feels the same way, then this is a great idea for you.

“Hey Beautiful/Handsome”

You should never be afraid to compliment your lover. It’s something that can make them feel good about themselves and show just how much you’re attracted to them. Even a simple text such as “hey beautiful” or “hey handsome” can be a way to show your love. It empowers the person that receives the message and lets them know that your heart calls for them.

Everyone wants to be able to feel like they are sexy and sending messages like this helps. Boost your partner’s self-confidence and tell them what you’re thinking. Let her know how much you enjoy staring into her eyes. Tell him how much you love his muscles or other traits that you find irresistible. It shows how in love you are while also making your partner feel good about themselves.

Sending Love Songs Through Text

Does your significant other make you want to burst into song because you love them so much? Okay, that might be going a bit too far, but true love really can make your heart sing. If there is a specific love song or even a favorite song that reminds you of your partner’s touch or how much they mean to you, why not share that with them? Taylor Swift's "Love Story" might just make their day that much better and it could wind up setting the proper hopeless romantic tone for later on in the evening.

Sending Song Lyrics

Sending your partner some fun love song lyrics is another interesting and cute way to send an “I love you” text. There is a good chance that you have many love songs that you enjoy. Maybe you’ll want to share some of the sexually-charged lyrics from your favorite Prince song to get your partner’s imagination running wild. Whatever your favorite genre of music is doesn’t really matter. All that matters is using the song lyrics to get your sentiment across properly and express some secret ways to say "I love you".

Go through your Spotify playlist and pick out the most appropriate song that you can find. Keep your special someone in mind while listening to the love songs and something is sure to pop out at you eventually. Finding song lyrics is simple and sometimes your favorite artists just seem to be better at expressing love in words than you will ever be. Whether you’re into rock or rap, it shouldn’t be hard to find a good song that speaks to your heart and your partner bringing light to your life.

Sending Love Poems

Do you want to be able to express your love for your partner in the most eloquent way possible? You probably do, but it might not be so easy for you. Not everyone is gifted with words and you might struggle to come up with the right description for how your special someone makes you feel. In this situation, you should consider sharing a love poem over text message to let your partner, aka your best friend, know you're catching feelings.

Love poems can be a bit cheesy sometimes, but they’re definitely a good way to express what is inside your heart. Whether you’re looking for something modern or if you’re going old school, it won’t be hard to find love poems online. Simply paste the passage that speaks to your heart into your text message field and hit “send.” Your partner is going to think that your text message is really cute and thoughtful most assuredly.

Taking a Picture

Another way to make your partner’s day is to send them a pic along with your little “I love you” message. This doesn’t mean that you have to take a risqué pic of yourself in order to get your partner’s attention or show them such a great time. In fact, it’s probably best to avoid sending pictures like that due to security concerns. Sending a nice normal picture of your smile or bedroom eyes is a good way to brighten your partner’s day, though.

If you want to spice up an everyday “I love you” message, then a picture is just the thing for that. If you like taking selfies anyway, then you’re going to have an easy time coming up with the perfect pic. You could get a little bit silly and use special filters or other things as well if you’d like. Just make sure that the pic matches your own style and sense of humor. Your partner is sure to love it.

Being Real

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All of the above creative ways to say I love you through the text are great. But you could also decide to just be very real and express your heart. Does your significant other mean the world to you? Why not share how much they mean and show them how much better they make your life? This might be a bit embarrassing for people who aren’t good at letting down their emotional barriers, but being real like this is a great way to grow even closer.

Don’t be afraid to let your partner know that she (or he) is the first person that you think about every single day. Expressing your heart like this can be very cathartic. It just might compel your partner to share similar sentiments. This will make you feel good and you’ll definitely get points for being fearless.

Don’t Hesitate to Get Couples Counseling When Necessary

Even loving relationship might need a little help from time to time. If you’re having a tough time taking your relationship to the next level, there might be issues that you will need to work on together. Online couples counseling is a very convenient way to work on these problems as a unit. You’ll be able to talk with licensed professionals about whatever is going on and you can work together to solve problems that might be holding your relationship back.

When you’re committed to your partner and want to work toward building a future together, it’s a good idea to have people who can help. Online relationship counselors understand how to help people with communication issues and various other problems. They will be able to help you take your relationship up to where it needs to be while addressing any problems. You’ll be able to do this from the comfort of home as well and it’s very discreet. Don’t wait to make contact with the online counselors if you want to get a little help.

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