Not Ready To Say ‘I Love You’? 40 Best ‘I Like You’ Quotes For Valentine’s Day That Are Just As Sweet

I never know when to say I Love you

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you have a significant other —whether it’s someone you’re just talking to, someone new you’re dating or a boyfriend in a new relationship— you’re not always ready to express your feeling’s so early on. You might even question your feelings — you know you like them, but how much?

Do you ever wonder if they feel what you feel? You want to tell them how much you like them, but you don’t want to scare them away with the “L” word. Sometimes we have to realize that we don’t need to push ourselves so quickly and lay out all of our feelings onto the table. Instead, we can drop subtle hints and go slow in our relationships.

There are ways to powerfully use your words to tell your partner how you feel without having to reveal everything. Let them read between the lines.

But let me ask you this, are you in love? How many times did you have to ask yourself to know if you’re sure? Traditionally, women aren’t typically the ones who make the first move to “I love yous” in a relationship, but times have changed —​ not only do some of us pay for dinners, it’s now becoming more common for women to be the one to get on one knee and ask for marriage.

Sure, proposing might be a big step for now, so why not start small and take things slow, even during Valentine’s Day? Start by telling your partner how you really feel about them with a simple “I like you,” and see where things go from there. Did you know there are tons of different ways to tell someone how much you like them without actually having to say “I love you”? Take a look at our list below for 40 creative and caring ways to say “I like you” for Valentine’s day without every having to use the word “love”. These “I like you” quotes take the pressure off of saying “I love you” and are a sweet way to tell your S.O. exactly how you feel.

1. This is especially cute to say after they do something weird.

“You’re weird. I like you.” — Unknown

2. Sometimes you just need to say how much you like them.

“I like you a lot.” — …

125 Best Valentine’s Day Quotes About Love To Make This Year’s Date Night The Best One Yet

Celebrate this year with the best love quotes of all time.

There are many different accounts of the origins of Valentine’s Day, but most of them involve a Christian martyr named Valentine. The most popular story the one of priest Valentine, who bequeathed the title “Saint” after his death — Saint Valentine was caught secretly marrying couples to spare the husbands from war. Sadly, the Roman priest was jailed and eventually sentenced to death for his crimes, but before he died he wrote the jailer’s daughter (who he had befriended) a letter, and signed it “Love, your Valentine.”

This is the most popular story associated with our modern version of Valentine’s Day, which happens every February 14. The idea is to honor the memory of Saint Valentine by holding our loved ones a little bit closer.

A common misconception about the holiday is that we are meant to express our feelings in grand gestures and expensive gifts. Many people blame the rapid rise of consumerism, but with the ways we celebrate Valentine’s day now — with chocolates, balloons, romantic dinner dates and overpriced bouquets of roses and proposals — some people end up feeling upset and even rejected by their partners because the day wasn’t extravagant enough.

This idea is the exact opposite of the spirit of the day. Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about celebrating our loved ones and bringing them close. It is about choosing your partner and proving to them that they are “our person”. It is about loving those close to us and making sure that the people we cherish feel that love — before it’s too late.

So if you’re looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day with someone you love this year, keep in mind where the holiday started, and use these romantic love quotes to help you say just the right thing to your partner. Here is our collection of the best Valentine’s Day quotes about love to help you ring in the holiday the right way.

1. Pinch me, I’m dreaming.

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” —Dr. Seuss

2. Set me alight!

“To love is to burn, to be on fire.” —Jane Austen

3. You are the rest of my life.

“I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.” —Unknown

4. With

50 Quotes About Love & Friendship To Send Your Best Friends On Valentine’s Day

Happy Gal-entine’s Day!

Who is your best friend? Is it someone you’ve known since elementary school, or did you meet them at your local coffee shop?

Whatever the case may be, there is no doubt that our best friends hold a special place in our hearts and lives. They are the ones we run to when trouble arises and the ones we celebrate our victories with.

True friends stand by your side each and every step of the way, so what better day to show your friends a little love on Valentine’s Day than with the best friendship quotes?

Valentine’s Day celebrates the love shared between couples around the world. However, this celebration should not only be for couples. Friendships also share a beautiful love that deserves to be recognized — not only on Valentine’s Day but every day!

Maybe you and your best friend don’t speak as often as you’d like because of your conflicting schedules. Nonetheless, you know this person will always be your go-to when there are new stories to be told.

When was the last time you said, “I love you” to any of your friends? The stigma around expressing your feeling towards anyone other than your family or significant other needs to end here!

Friends are the people who see past your flaws and accept that you too are only human. Both of you, or all of you (depending on the size of your group), are all navigating your way through life. Sometimes, our families and significant others don’t see how hard we’ve been trying in school, work or holding together our household. There are certain things you wish to say but fear that judgment might be cast upon you. This is not the case with your best friend(s).

If you can’t go to them in time of conflict to get the absolute best advice, no matter how straightforward it might be, then you might want to reconsider who you call your friend. In the words of our girl Eleven, “Friends don’t lie.”

So to help you celebrate with your best friends and show them how much you really do care, send your BFF some of these cute love quotes for friends on Valentine’s Day:

1. Grab my hand, we’re going on an adventure!

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” — Helen Keller

2. You’ve got

40 ‘I Like You’ Quotes To Say For Valentine’s Day (When You’re Not Quite Ready For ‘I Love You’)

I never know when to say I Love you

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you have a significant other —whether it’s someone you’re just talking to, someone new you’re dating or a boyfriend in a new relationship— you’re not always ready to express your feeling’s so early on. You might even question your feelings — you know you like them, but how much?

Do you ever wonder if they feel what you feel? You want to tell them how much you like them, but you don’t want to scare them away with the “L” word. Sometimes we have to realize that we don’t need to push ourselves so quickly and lay out all of our feelings onto the table. Instead, we can drop subtle hints and go slow in our relationships.

There are ways to powerfully use your words to tell your partner how you feel without having to reveal everything. Let them read between the lines.

But let me ask you this, are you in love? How many times did you have to ask yourself to know if you’re sure? Traditionally, women aren’t typically the ones who make the first move to “I love yous” in a relationship, but times have changed —​ not only do some of us pay for dinners, it’s now becoming more common for women to be the one to get on one knee and ask for marriage.

Sure, proposing might be a big step for now, so why not start small and take things slow, even during Valentine’s Day? Start by telling your partner how you really feel about them with a simple “I like you,” and see where things go from there. Did you know there are tons of different ways to tell someone how much you like them without actually having to say “I love you”? Take a look at our list below for 40 creative and caring ways to say “I like you” for Valentine’s day without every having to use the word “love”. These “I like you” quotes take the pressure off of saying “I love you” and are a sweet way to tell your S.O. exactly how you feel.

1. This is especially cute to say after they do something weird.

“You’re weird. I like you.” — Unknown

2. Sometimes you just need to say how much you like them.

“I like you a lot.” — …