Boyfriends like the sappy stuff too, believe it or not.
What do you think of when you hear the word ‘boyfriend?’ Is it just a concept to you, or maybe it’s a person you know? It could even be your own boyfriend. You get to have an individual all to yourself that’s special to you alone.
If you’re one of the lucky few that are in a relationship, then this one’s for you.
I believe that no matter the relationship dynamic, roles and responsibilities should be divided equally. It shouldn’t be just the boyfriend paying for everything and it shouldn’t be just the girlfriend initiating physical contact. It’s an effort that requires both sides to pull their weight. An unbalanced relationship is doomed to fail.
Being the guy that I am, I obviously am not qualified to speak from the girlfriend’s perspective. But I can say what a boyfriend should be.
He should be someone who’s kind when you need him to be, one who’s willing to do the things you want to do and he should be someone that cherishes you and the time you spend together. That might sound a little storybook, but that’s the way I think it should be.
But even if your relationship isn’t exactly like that, there’s one component that needs to be there that no one can deny: love. Without love, the whole thing’s just going to feel shallow and empty. But, I think sometimes even when you know you need love, it kind of gets pushed to the side. It’s not like that’s done intentionally of course. Life happens and as they say, the spark can fade.
Sometimes guys need a little reminding about how a relationship should be and the effort that they should be putting in. And even if they don’t, adding in more romance never hurt anyone. So whether you’re looking for a jumpstart or just another, romantic way to tell your boyfriend how much you love him, here are the best love quotes for boyfriends (and husbands) that say “I love you” in 50 different ways.
1. How does he make your heart race?
“The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes – or just by staring into space.” –Marilyn Monroe
2. He’s a part of you through love.
“Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.” –Victor Hugo
3. He’s dedicated.
“If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.” –Oscar Wilde
4. Does he say things like this to you?
“Beauty, sweet love, is like the morning dew, whose short refresh upon tender green, cheers for a time, but till the sun doth show and straight is gone, as it had never been.” –Samuel Daniel
5. The two of you are together.
“I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.” –William Blake
6. Showing kindness.
“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” –Jane Austen
7. Tempestuous = stormy.
“Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.” –Mason Cooley
8. A kiss lasts a long time.
“The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
9. If you haven’t found him yet, you will one day.
“You know, the man of my dreams might walk round the corner tomorrow. I’m older and wiser and I think I’d make a great girlfriend. I live in the realm of romantic possibility.” –Stevie Nicks
10. It’s forever.
“True love stories never have endings.” –Richard Bach
11. Is his love sweet?
“Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.” –Katharine Lee Bates
12. Mornings without him.
“Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.” –Emily Dickinson
13. He’s your home.
“I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home.” –Dorothy L. Sayers
14. Are you signed by him?
“A man’s kiss is his signature.” –Mae West
15. Does he write you love notes?
“At the end of the day, if the guy is going to write the girl a letter, whether it’s chicken scratch or scribble or looks like a doctor’s note, if he takes the time to put pen to paper and not type something, there’s something so incredibly romantic and beautiful about that.” –Meghan Markle
16. Loving him more than yourself.
“I love you more than my own skin.” –Frida Kahlo
17. Here’s a classic.
“It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.” –Samuel Butler
18. Actions speak louder than words.
“All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.” –James Russell Lowell
19. Does he empty the flower shop for you?
“I’m very romantic. I’ve emptied flower shops.” –Bob Hoskins
20. If you’re happy, he’s probably happy.
“I have a great wife and it’s very easy to be romantic because it makes her happy and then my life is so much better when she’s happy.” –Nicholas Sparks
21. You know it’s real if he paints your nails.
“The most romantic thing I ever did to my woman? I painted her toenails!” –Tracey Morgan
22. Pure love will be felt by both of you.
“That on a romantic level, if you feel it about somebody and it’s pure, it means that they do too.” –Sean Penn
23. Love is forever.
“I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.” –Rabindranath Tagore
24. Is he as important to you as your last breath?
“If I had to choose between breathing and loving you I would use my last breath to tell you I love you.” –DeAnna Anderson
25. Sometimes words aren’t necessary.
“Love understands love; it needs no talk.” –Francis Havergal
26. What do you see in each other’s smiles?
“In your smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.” –Beth Revis
27. His love and yours should increase with each day.
“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” –Leo Christopher
28. When reality is better.
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” –Dr. Seuss
29. A little madness is key.
“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” –Friedrich Nietzsche
30. He always starts with a smile.
“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” –Mother Teresa
31. He gives you strength.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” –Lao Tzu
32. It’s all about the ride.
“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” –Franklin P. Jones
33. Show your faults to him.
“If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.” –Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
34. He desires you.
“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” –Robert Frost
35. A kiss can say more than any words.
“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” –Ingrid Bergman
36. He completes you.
“Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing.” –Torquato Tasso
37. Your love for each other should expand through the stars.
“Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.” –Gilbert Parker
38. He never gives up on you.
“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” –Albert Ellis
39. He listens.
“The first duty of love is to listen.” –Paul Tillich
40. Does he steal your lips?
“Stolen kisses are always sweetest.” –Leigh Hunt
41. What do you give each other?
“The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.” –Edwin Louis Cole
42. He’ll come out of nowhere.
“If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.” –Lynda Barry
43. He walks with you, side by side.
“Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.” –George Sand
44. A love game doesn’t have to be tragic.
“Love is a game that two can play and both win.” –Eva Gabor
45. He gives you a new soundtrack to life.
“Love is a friendship set to music.” –Joseph Campbell
46. What have you discovered in him?
“Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” –Alexander Smith
47. Sometimes you both act dumb.
“Love is being stupid together.” –Paul Valery
48. Do you want to show him off?
“I want everyone to meet you. You’re my favorite person of all time.” –Rainbow Rowell
49. Is he like this?
“When you look for a man- what you want to look for is a man with the heart of a poor boy and the mind of a conqueror.” –C. JoyBell
50. He’s defined love for you.
“If I know what love is, it is because of you.” –Herman Hesse