You don't have to be a poet laureate to come up with romantic texts to send your partner, but finding the right words to properly appreciate them can be a bit of a challenge. If you have cold feet about saying "I love you" over text message — or even if you haven't gotten to that level yet — don't worry. As long as the both of you are batting your gooey eyes at one another, there are lots of ways to say how you feel without scaring them off or even relying at all on those three little words.
Sending an "I love you" text during the work day fills your significant other with a warm, glowy feeling from how much you care. It's the perfect way to give them something to break up their routine and make sure they know how much you appreciate them. Sharing a song that reminds you of them or a couple of words about how you felt the last time you saw them nourishes your relationship, makes your emotional ties stronger, and builds the anticipation for the next time you hang out. So what are you waiting for? If you don't know where to start, here are some ideas to help you begin your own sweet text serenade:
1. Express What You Wish You Were Doing
You know that feeling when you wake up to your alarm, snuggled up in your lover's arms, and you have to tear yourself out of bed and go to work? They say that love is agony, and I don't know any greater agony than having to get up when you'd rather spend all day in bed. Let them know it's real.
2. When You Think Of Them, Let Them Know
If you find yourself grinning like a moron on your lunch break thinking about something cute that they said, or if you're reaching for your phone to tell your best friend about an adorable thing your partner did, text your boo and tell them instead! They'll appreciate it so much more than your single friend who's tired of hearing about your relationship anyway. (In case you were wondering, I'm that friend.)
3. Tell Them How They Make You Feel
Love is just as rare as it is fleeting. If you're in love right now, then you should find a way to express exactly how much value your partner brings to your life while you can.
4. Send A Text Of Worship
If you're dating someone who constantly wows you with their otherworldly sensitivity and intelligence, then you should let them know by praising them just as much as you already do in your head.
5. Own The Cheesiness
Who cares if love is kind of corny? It's way better to give in to all the feels than to let your pride seize the wheel.
6. Tell Them A Story
There are plenty of myths about love and relationships that bust way out of the Sleeping Beauty archetype. Find one that captures exactly how you feel and then tell your cutie about it! This one is pretty much how I'm feeling about all relationships this Scorpio season.
7. Send Them A Song
You don't have to come up with cute, lovey-dovey texts all on your own. Plenty of people have come before us who have said it better than we ever can — and with music! Sending along a song that reminds you of your lover will make their day. Better yet, make them a personal playlist.
8. Give Them A Superlative
I adore getting to that part of a relationship where you both know how the other feels with complete confidence, and you have the absolute freedom to gush. When you don't have any hangups, you can go all out with your feelings, and that means it's time to celebrate your boo at every opportunity.
9. Thank Them For Being There For You
You don't have to plan some grand, romantic gesture to express how much you appreciate someone. Saying a simple "thank you" lets the other person feel all of your love and gratitude without burying it in anything too performative or over-the-top.
10. Tell Them What You're Looking Forward To
If you have a cuff already this season, that's a total perk. Don't let it go to waste, because trust me, it's getting chilly out here, and you'll want that body warmth.