20+ Messages That Say "Happy Valentine's Day, Boyfriend"

Cupid seriously couldn't turn phrases as perfect as these.
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Danielle Halibey
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Danielle Halibey
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Updated Dec 15, 2023

February 14th: a date that some people go all out for with romantic gestures and others give a little side-eye. Yes, you should tell your BF that you love him every day, but it's good to put in a little extra spice to the sentiment: "Happy Valentine's Day, Boyfriend!" It's worth putting in the effort to celebrate your love every day and on this extra-special day dedicated to matters of the heart.

When it comes to penning the perfect Valentine's Day card messages, the world is your oyster. You can take a page out of your favorite movie script, weaving iconic quotes from characters into your Valentine's message for your boyfriend. Or how about harnessing the power of music? Song lyrics have a way of capturing the intangible, yet magical essence of love, so sprinkle some of the best ones into your card. And let's not forget our old friends, literature and poetry. You can borrow lines from classic books or even flex your own poetic prowess. Truly, you have so many places to turn for inspiration, so use these historic and pop culture-driven references as a springboard to launch a heartfelt Valentine's letter for your boyfriend straight into his heart.

As you sit down with your pen in hand contemplating how to ask your boyfriend to be your valentine, remember to let your feelings flow through every word. Be genuine, be playful, be silly, be romantic—be you. This is your chance to show the boy you love everything that's been living rent free in your heart. We know you're capable of making your guy feel like the best sea-salt-caramel truffle in that heart-shaped box, but keep reading for some pointers on how to personalize your Valentine's message for your boyfriend. Cupid, step aside, we'll take it from here.

In this article:

What to Write in Your Boyfriend's Valentine's Day Card

Now, let's talk about the different angles you can take when it comes to what to write in a Valentine's Day card for your boyfriend. You can start by telling your boyfriend all the things you adore about him. Focus on his quirks, his kindness and all the little ways he makes your heart burst. If he's a fan of humor, sprinkle in some playful jokes, puns or double entendres to bring a smile to his face. Or maybe you want to reminisce about the amazing moments you've shared together. Remember that time you two got snowed in at your BF's ski cabin upstate? Going back in time and recalling all of your relationship highs and lows is endlessly endearing.

And, as a little bonus treat, how about pairing your heartfelt card with a cute Valentine's Day gift? You know, something that'll make him feel extra loved and appreciated. It doesn't have to break the bank either. Think about his interests and hobbies, and find a token of affection that aligns with his passions. You can even tuck some handwritten coupons with promises for future dates and adventures into your Valentine's Day card for your boyfriend. Get creative and let your imagination run wild, you have our full support!

Cute Valentine's Day Messages for Your Boyfriend

Crafting a cute Valentine's Day letter for your boyfriend doesn't have to be a head-scratcher. You don't need to stress or strain yourself, or go digging through a thesaurus to scout the fanciest words for your feelings. Instead, cute valentine wishes for your boyfriend are all about those simple, heartfelt words that make your lover's heart melt. Think along the lines of adorable pet names, playful puns and charming compliments that'll make your boyfriend blush. Oh, and don't forget to sprinkle in some colorful emojis and doodles—they add that perfect layer of whimsy.

  • I love you more than I love Dairy Queen Blizzards, and that's saying a lot. Valentine's Day is always sweet with you!
  • Every day with you is like Valentine's Day. Thanks for filling my life with love and laughter!
  • Roses are red, violets are blue, it's a crazy world we live in, but I'm glad I found my boo.
  • Happy Valentine's Day, love bug—I'm so happy we were hit with Cupid's arrow. Love, the Holly Flax to your Michael Scott
  • You must know I love you…I went Godiva over Russell Stover this time.

First Valentine's Day Messages for Your Boyfriend

In the early stages of a relationship, it's all about keeping things light, playful and full of excitement. You want to express your budding feelings without overwhelming your partner—or yourself, for that matter. And we get it, with so much hype around Valentine's Day, you might feel pressure to commit to words in your Valentine's Day note to your boyfriend that don't totally match your relationship temperature yet. Don't let expectations freak you out. Whether you've whispered those three little words yet or not, your card can still be overflowing with heartfelt sentiment and falling-for-you tidings.

  • Happy Valentine's Day, babe! You're not just a boyfriend; you're my partner in crime, my adventure buddy and my favorite person to spend a Sunday with.
  • Can't wait to shower you with hugs, kisses and cheesy nicknames you say make you gag, but I know you secretly adore.
  • Happy first Valentine's Day! You stole my heart and I'm never getting it back. Lucky for you, I'm perfectly okay with that.
  • So happy I reactivated my Bumble account. Happy V-Day, "boyfriend!"
  • I'm so lucky to be figuring out this whole love thing with you, [boyfriend's name]—you make me a believer.

LDR Valentine's Day Messages for Your Boyfriend

Oof, there's a bittersweet feeling that comes with being in a long-distance relationship on Valentine's Day. It's a day dedicated to love, yet your love is far away. It's not ideal for sure, but even if distance is separating you physically, it can never diminish the connection and head-over-heels feels you both have for each other. Let him know that you're in this for the long haul and that every moment you've spent missing him only makes you appreciate him more.

  • I wish we weren't miles apart, I'm missing you like crazy today—but I can't wait to see you soon, valentine.
  • You're my happily ever after, even if we're not physically together. Here's to a day filled with love and the promise of a bright future ahead.
  • Even though we can't celebrate together today, know that you hold the key to my heart, now and always. Love you, sweetie!
  • Sending you a virtual hug and kiss to remind you that even though we're way too far apart, my love for you is as strong as ever.
  • Who needs fancy dinners and chocolates when I have the best Valentine's Day date waiting for me on FaceTime? We rock this long-distance love, don't we?

Unique Valentine's Day Quotes for Your Boyfriend

If wordsmithing just isn't your thing, don't beat yourself up! Inspiration can come from many places, like Valentine's Day songs, movies and TV shows that remind you of your love story. You can also incorporate famous quotes that capture the essence of romance in all its forms. If your boyfriend is a fan of rock music, you can channel classic rock ballads like Journey's "Open Arms" or Led Zeppelin's "Thank You." Or borrow some poetic stylings from artists like Bon Iver or Vance Joy. And let's not forget the power of quotes: Movies and TV shows have given us so many legendary lines about love. Steal a famous quote from a romantic film or a memorable line from one of your favorite Julia Roberts rom-coms.

  • "Can I go where you go? / Can we always be this close forever and ever / And ah, take me out, and take me home / You're my, my, my, my lover." — Taylor Swift, "Lover"
  • "I hope it's okay if I love you forever." — Ally, "A Star Is Born"
  • "Wouldn't it be nice if we were older? / Then we wouldn't have to wait so long / And wouldn't it be nice to live together? / In the kind of world where we belong." — The Beach Boys, "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
  • "I'm all in, and it's getting deeper, wave by wave / I'm all in, I'm giving in without refrain / As you hold me in your gaze / I know there's no chance this is fake / Darling, you show me there's no other way." — Vance Joy, "Looking At Me Like That"
  • "Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." — Robert Frost

Valentine's Day Letter for Your Boyfriend Example

While there are certainly no hard and fast rules on how to write a love letter or, in this case, a romantic valentine letter to your boyfriend, you might wonder where to start. A "happy Valentine's Day" message to your boyfriend doesn't have to be a major declaration of love (if you're not there yet or if unbridled romanticism just isn't your bag), but it probably shouldn't read as simply as a 90s-style, conversation heart, either.

If you want to follow this formula, you'll come out smelling like a [red] rose—we promise:

Start your love letter with a sweet and affectionate greeting. Then, dive right into the heart of your message (share cherished memories and/or personal anecdotes to spice up your storytelling). Next, let the words flow and express all the things you love about your boyfriend. Tell him how his contagious laughter brightens even the dullest days, how his kindness warms your heart or how his smile makes your world shine a little brighter. Finally, wrap up your love letter with a sweet and uplifting ending. Reaffirm your love and appreciation, and express your excitement for the future you'll share together. End with a closing meaningful to you both.

Happy Valentine's Day, my love!

I couldn't let this special day pass without pouring my heart out to you, so here it goes. Get ready for some sweet, sappy and totally heartfelt words coming your way!

From the moment we met, my heart knew it had found something special. Remember that time we accidentally bumped into each other at that coffee shop? I spilled my latte all over myself, but you made it the most magical coffee disaster ever. That moment somehow set the tone for our entire journey together—full of laughter, unexpected twists and genuine connection.

But let's talk about you, the star of my love story. Your laughter has a way of spreading like wildfire, igniting even the dreariest moments with pure delight. You have this incredible ability to find joy in the simplest of things and it's one of the many reasons why I adore you endlessly.

And, oh, your kindness! It has the power to melt even the iciest of hearts. Whether it's the way you hold the door open for strangers or the way you make time for everyone, you have this innate goodness that shines through in everything you do. You're my real-life superhero, spreading love and positivity wherever you go.

Everything about you makes my heart skip a beat. From those crinkles around your eyes when you smile, to the way your hand fits perfectly in mine, you have a way of making my world shine a little brighter with your presence. Being with you feels like coming home, a place where I can be myself and be loved unconditionally.

Looking ahead, my love, the future is brimming with excitement. I can't wait for all the adventures we'll embark on together, the laughter we'll share and the dreams we'll turn into reality. So, to my partner in crime, my confidant and my best friend, I want you to know that I am head over heels in love with you. You are the anchor that keeps me grounded, the light that guides me through dark times and the reason why my heart hums with happiness 24/7.

Thank you for everything you are and everything you do. You are my forever and always, and I am beyond grateful to have you in my life.

Your Sweetheart,

[Your Name]

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