No matter where you are in your relationship, one thing is for sure: everyone needs to be loved and desired. If you’ve been with your partner for one week or 40 years, it’s really important to make sure you keep complimenting them. You love them, right?
You love the way they flip their hair when they’re stressed, or the way they’re always the loudest laugher in the movie theater. You love the way they try to surprise you on your birthday or the way they read to your kids before bed.
There are a million things you love about your partner—but it’s time you complimented them on those things you love. How else will they ever know?
Here are a few classic and authentic compliments to pay your partner, often and always.
1. I love the way you make me feel.
This is a classic because it’s short, sweet, and full of meaning.
2. You look beautiful.
Bonus points if you compliment them on looking beautiful when they’re not gussied up at all.
3. You’re so smart.
The next time your partner helps the kids with their homework, does something good at work, gives you good advice, or balances a checkbook—throw this one out there.
4. I wish I had your [_____].
Whatever your favorite quality is, let your partner know. Whether it’s patience, heart, creativity, or anything in between.
5. You’re such a good person.
Look past your partner’s looks, straight into their heart. Being a good person is admirable—let them know you think so.
6. I love the way your mind works.
When your partner has just expressed a new thought or done something creative or you just feel inspired, let them know you love the way their mind works.
7. I love your laugh.
For some reason, a lot of people dislike their own laugh. What a preposterous thought. Let your partner know you love theirs.
8. There’s no one else like you.
Pointing out that your partner is an individual is a very sweet compliment.
9. You’re such a good [______].
Whatever your partner is good at, let them know. “You’re such a good cook. “You’re such a good mom.” “You’re such a good partner.”
10. You’re an inspiration.
Inspiration is a powerful word, and your partner should inspire you. Even better, they should know they do.
11. You warm me up.
Feeling warm is not just a literal temperature thing. If your partner warms you up from the inside out, let them know.
12. You never cease to impress me.
When your partner fixes a flat tire, finishes a book super quick, or whips up the best charcuterie plate you’ve ever seen, let them know how impressive they are.
13. You’re the love of my life.
No one can hear this enough.
14. I would do anything for you.
Letting your partner know you’d do anything for them is romantic, dedicated, and kind.
15. You are my world.
Being someone’s world? One of the highest compliments you can give.
Whatever you love about your partner, let them know. Shout it from the rooftops. Remind them of how special they are to you.