151 Cute And Romantic Ways To Say 'I Miss You'

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It isn’t easy to stay away from your beloved. Your longing to meet, talk, or hold hands can make you sad, and you want to express your yearning for them. However, there are several ways to say ‘I miss you’ other than using the overused phrase. You often want to express how each day feels like an eternity without them but fall short of the words. We can help you convey your feelings to your special someone in ways that capture every aspect of your emotion and express how much they mean to you. Keep reading this post for a comprehensive list of different ways in which you can express how much you miss them, whether you are in a long-distance relationship or away from your partner for a short span of days or weeks.

Cute Ways To Say “I Miss You”

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  1. I wish you were here.
  2. I think about you all the time.
  3. I see you everywhere around me.
  4. When will I see you again?
  5. I’m counting the days by minutes.
  6. I can’t stop thinking about you.
  7. I can’t wait to be with you again.
  8. I can feel your breath on my neck.
  9. The world is not the same without you.
  10. You’ve been running through my head.
  11. I think of you night and day.
Point to ponder
You know you truly miss someone if they are the first person you want to share your happy news with.
  1. I long for you
  2. I yearn for you.
  3. All I do is think of you.
  4. I want you here with me now.
  5. I feel empty without you.
  6. I can sense your smell everywhere around me.
  7. I spend sleepless nights thinking about you.
  8. Every piece of me misses you.
  9. Your absence has left a void in my life.
  10. Every part of me aches for your presence.
  11. I crave you.
  12. I miss us.
  13. Nothing feels the same when you are away.
  14. I might explode if I don’t see you soon.
  15. Did you cast a spell on me? I can’t stop thinking about you.
  16. My heart is crying for you.
  17. I smile when I think of you.
  18. I’m incomplete without you.
  19. Three syllables, three words, eight letters, one phrase—I miss you.
  20. I am looking at our photos, and I can’t help but smile.
  21. Time stops moving when you are away.
  22. When will I see your sweet face again?
  23. I wish you were in my arms right now.
  24. I miss the warmth of your body next to mine.
  25. When can we watch our favorite show again?
  26. A piece of my heart is missing without you around.
  27. Hey, I miss you terribly.
  28. I never thought I would miss someone so badly.
  29. My heart aches for you.
  30. I miss your gaze, your voice, your smile, your laughter.
  31. I’d rather be kissing you than missing you.
  32. Absence makes the heart miserable.
Did you know?
Missing someone you love and feeling low can make you physically and emotionally sick. Physical signs include loss of appetite, stomach upset, and lack of sleep (1).
  1. “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” (Replace Romeo with your special someone’s name)
  2. I miss you like a nincompoop misses the point.
  3. Missing you is my hobby.
  4. Everything at our home reminds me of you.
  5. A tight hug from you right now would mean the world to me.
  6. I can’t wait to be in your arms again.
  7. IMYSM.
  8. I long for your embrace.
  9. I miss everything about you.
  10. I wish I could fast-forward time to be with you again.
  11. Nothing makes sense when you are not with me.
  12. I want to be where you are.
  13. I wish we were running errands together.
  14. I envy the people who get to see you every day.
  15. I miss waking up next to you.
  16. I miss you only when I’m breathing.
  17. You may be out of sight, but babe, you are never off my mind.
  1. I miss holding your hands.
  2. I miss sharing meals with you.

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  3. I miss you so much that it hurts.
  4. Missing you is my heart’s way of reminding me that I love you.
  5. I miss how you laugh at your own jokes.
  6. I miss how you used to pull my leg.
  7. I miss you more than words can say.
  8. You are crucial to my existence. I miss you!
  9. Days feel like years when you are not with me.
  10. I hope you know that I’m thinking about you.
  11. I can’t stop listening to our songs.
  12. Say “I Miss You” In Different Languages

Say “I Miss You” In Different Languages

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  1. Eshtakto elik: Arabic
  2. Ngo gua zhu lei: Cantonese
  3. Wǒ xiǎng nǐ: Mandarin
  4. Mou leipeis: Greek
  5. Ik mis je: Dutch
  6. Ikävä sinua: Finnish
  7. Ich vermisse Dich: German
  8. Tu me manques: French
  9. Chybíš mi: Czech
  10. Mi manchi: Italian
  11. Te desidero arum: Latin
  12. Miss na kita: Filipino
  13. Ek mis jou: Afrikaans
  14. Te extraño: Spanish
  15. Nan dangsin-i geuliwoyo: Korean
  16. Ya skuchayu po tebe: Russian
  17. Aiftaqadak (for men) aiftaqadaki (for women): Arabic
  18. Eu sinto sua falta: Portuguese
  19. Hiányzol: Hungarian
  20. Aku merindukanmu: Indonesian
  21. Ninakukosa: Swahili
  22. Pogrešam te: Slovenian
  23. Seni özledim: Turkish
  24. Et trobo a faltar: Catalan
  25. Nedostajes mi: Croatian
  26. Ngikukhumbulile: Zulu

Say “I Miss You” With Song Lyrics

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  1. “Every step I take
    Every move I make
    Every single day
    Every time I pray
    I’ll be missing you.”
    —“I’ll Be Missing You” Puff Diddy, Faith Evans
  2. “If someone said three years from now you’d be long gone, I’d stand up and punch them out.”
    —“Who Knew” P!nk
  3. “Don’t you know I can’t sleep at night.
    But just the same,
    I never weep at night; I call your name.”
    —“I Call Your Name” The Mamas & The Papas
  4. “Send it in a letter baby, tell you on the phone.
    I’m not the kinda girl who likes to be alone.”
    —“Miss You Much” Janet Jackson
  5. “It hurts, but something survives.
    Though it’s undermined, I’d still like to see you sometime.”
    —“See You Sometime” Joni Mitchell
  6. “I never knew how much I missed you, but now I can plainly see it’s a lonesome old town when you’re not around.”
    —“It’s a Lonesome Old Town,” Frank Sinatra
  7. “I’ve been holding out so long.
    I’ve been sleeping all alone. Lord I miss you.”
    —“Miss You” Rolling Stones
  8. “If you miss me once in a while, then I’ll return to you.
    I’ll return and fill that space in your heart.”
    —“The Promise” Tracy Chapman
  9. “May be surrounded by
    A million people I
    Still feel all alone
    Just wanna go home
    Oh, I miss you, you know…”
    —“Home” Michael Bublé
  10. “And bein’ apart ain’t easy on this love affair
    Two strangers learn to fall in love again
    I get the joy of rediscovering you
    Oh girl, you stand by me, I’m forever yours, faithfully.”
    —“Faithfully” Journey
  11. “I see your picture, I smell your skin on, the empty pillow next to mine
    You have only been gone ten days, but already I am wasting away
    I know I’ll see you again
    Whether far or soon
    But I need you to know, that I care
    And I miss you.”
    —“I Miss You” Incubus
  12. “And I miss you
    Like the desserts miss the rain.”
    —“Missing” Everything But The Girl
  13. “It’s a quarter after one, I’m all alone and I need you now
    Said I wouldn’t call but I lost all control and I need you now
    And I don’t know how I can do without, I just need you now…”
    —“Need You Now” Lady Antebellum
  14. “Just go back to the places where we used to go and I’ll be there.” —“Always Something There to Remind Me,”
    — Naked Eyes
  15. “I’ve been dreamin’ of you
    That’s all I do
    But it’s
    Driving me insane.”
    —“Dreamin’ of You” Bob Dylan
  16. “I want to dream in the same bed as you
    And I want my clothes to smell like you do
    Like they used to.”
    —“Like They Used To” Joshua Radin
  17. “In case you’re wondering, somebody’s missing you.
    Really, really, really, really missing you.”
    —“Somebody’s Missing You” Dolly Parton
  18. “And I miss you more than I should
    Than I thought I could
    Can’t get my mind off of you.”
    —“The Fear You Won’t Fall” Joshua Radin, Priscilla Ahn
  19. “No words can explain the way I’m missing you
    Deny this emptiness, this hole that I’m inside.”
    —“Lay Me Down” Sam Smith, John Legend
  20. “Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone.
    It’s not warm when she’s away.
    Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone.
    And she’s always gone too long.
    Anytime she goes away.”
    —“Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers
  21. “I miss you so much, I can’t stand it.
    Seems like my heart, is breaking in two.
    My head says no but my soul demands it.
    Everything I do, reminds me of you.”
    —“Reminds Me of You” Van Morrison
  22. “All through the night I will see memories passing
    The way you looked the sound of your laughing
    How I long for the touch of your hand holding mine dear
    Oh I miss you and I wish you were here
    Lord, I miss you and I wish you were here.”
    —“I Miss You” Elvis Presley
  23. “No, I can’t close my eyes without you in my dreams
    —Luke Bryan
  24. “I only need you when my heart is beating
    You are the color that I’m bleeding
    I only miss you when I’m breathing.”
    —Jason Derulo
  25. “I miss you like crazy, I miss you like crazy
    No matter what I say or do, there’s just no getting over you.”
    —Natalie Cole

Say “I Miss You” With Quotes

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  1. I wonder how much of the day I spend just callin’ after you.” ―Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
  2. “You can decorate absence however you want- but you’re still gonna feel what’s missing.” ―Siobhan Vivian, Same Difference
  3. You know someone is very special to you when days just don’t seem right without them.” ―John Cena
Quick tip
Sharing quotes is effective when you want to tell someone how much you miss them, especially if you struggle to express your feelings.
  1. It’s times like this…. when it’s over a year later and I’m still crying over you that I want to turn to you and say: See…. This is why I asked you never to kiss me.” ―Ranata Suzuki
  2. No, I don’t miss you… Not in a way that one is missed. But I think of you. Sometimes. In the way that one might think of the summer sunshine on a winter night…” ―Sreesha Divakaran, Those Imperfect Strokes
  3. If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” ―Claudia Adrienne Grandi
  4. Missing someone and not being able to see them is the worst feeling ever.” ―Nathanael Richmond
  5. I don’t know what they are called, the spaces between seconds – but I think of you always in those intervals.” ―Salvador Plascencia
  6. Remembering our loved ones is breathing life into their fading images, that we might once more see their faces and pass along a tearful “I miss you.” ―Richelle E. Goodrich
  7. Missing you is worse than Pittsburgh.” ―Salvador Plascencia, The People of Paper
  8. I miss your voice because it is a symphony; your scent because it is a treasure; your smile because it is a jewel; your hug because it is a masterpiece; and your kiss because it is a miracle.” ―Matshona Dhliwayo
  9. And the tender breeze brought me your fragrance.” ―Avijeet Das
  10. You are the someone in my life whom I will miss always!” ―Avijeet Das
  11. Why are you there even in my silences? Why does my loneliness keep talking about you?” ―Avijeet Das
  12. I love you past the moon and miss you beyond the stars.” ―JmStorm
  13. I miss you deeply, unfathomably, senselessly, terribly.” ―Franz Kafka
  14. Trees quiet without the birds, My heart quiet without you.” ―Terri Guillemets
  15. I miss you like the flower misses the sun…” ―William Thatcher
  16. I have a late conversation with the moon, he tells me about the sun, and I tell him about you. ―S.L. Gray
  17. Not a day goes by that I don’t look at your picture and smile. Or cry. Or both.” ―Dean Jackson
  18. I keep myself busy with things to do, but everytime I pause I still think of you.” ―Cecelia Ahern
  19. Life is so short, so fast the lone hours fly, we ought to be together, you and I.” ―Henry Alford
  20. What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.” ―Richard Wilbur, Opposites, More Opposites, and a Few Differences
  21. You can love someone so much…But you can never love people as much as you can miss them.” ―John Green
  22. And they can’t understand, what hurts more—Missing the other person, or pretending not to.” ―Khadija Rupa, Unexpressed Feelings
  23. When you are not at hand to kiss away my fears, I cannot choose but be wretched. —Byron Caldwell Smith
  24. Rise up, wise up, say it loud. Soul, I will not lie to you. I’m all alone. I’m still missing you, missing you, missing you.” ―Tegan Quin
  25. I want to be with you. It’s as simple, and as complicated as that.” ―Charles Bukowski

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I say “I miss you” through gestures or actions instead of words?

Calling or texting someone, giving comforting hugs or holding hands when you meet, making plans to spend time together, giving gifts or handwritten letters and notes, giving sincere compliments, doing things for them such as making them a cup of coffee, etc. are gestures that can indicate to someone that you miss them.

2. How can I tell someone I miss them without being too overbearing or overwhelming?

You can avoid overwhelming your partner by giving only genuine compliments, being comfortable with personal boundaries, showing support, giving small personalized gifts, and planning small outings instead of going overboard with excessive invasion into their private space.

3. How can I show my partner how much I miss them when we are apart?

Calling or texting them and expressing your emotions genuinely is the simplest way of conveying your feelings to your partner. In addition, asking for or sharing pictures and videos to know how their day is, sharing jokes or quotes, reminiscing about events from the past, doing something for them, making plans for dates or other couple activities, etc., can show your partner how much you miss them.

The words “I miss you” would subtly tell your partner that you are thinking of them. However, it sometimes sounds ordinary to text the three words. So, we have shared these creative ways to say “I miss you” to your companion. In this list, we have included a few straightforward I miss you messages and a few quotes by famous personalities that convey the same. These additional words add more depth to the phrase and make you sound more honest. So, choose the type that resonates with you the most and conveys your thoughts in a romantic style.


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