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Finding love after 50 can make you feel like a teenager again. You often feel giddy, invigorated, alive, happy, infatuated, and passionate.
Still, being in a senior relationship doesn’t mean you’re in each other’s company all day long, even if you’re both retired. Most men and women over 50 are still very busy. So, what’s a fun way to express your romantic thoughts when you’re apart? Send a love message!
Expressing your love fans the flames of romance. Here are some classic, cute, romantic, and spiritual notes to keep each other smiling.
When you seek inspiring senior love quotes, you’ll want to turn to the greats like William Shakespeare, Robert Browning, George Sand, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Nicholas Sparks.
The whole sonnet is so rich with phrases you could say to your senior love. When you cite Shakespeare, you confirm that you’re classy and that your love is classic.
When you were in your late 20s and contemplating marriage, the romantic image that probably sprang to mind was of an elderly couple walking hand in hand in love.
Now that you’re over 50, that image is probably still in your minds. The romantic idea of growing old together should still hold its appeal. You may feel mature, but you’re not old. The lure of “the best is yet to be” can serve as a delightful reminder of all that your future together has in store.
Try writing this love message on a Post-it note and consider using notes of different sizes and colors.
You could add to this love message: “And, with you, I have found that happiness.” Your partner will positively beam.
When you feel challenged to express your feelings, turn to classic love quotes from poets for inspiration. I recommend attaching this quote to a bag of romantic treats that your senior mate adores.
Sure, sharing a post from Instagram or texting your love can make their day better, but nothing beats a handwritten note. The physical touch of the paper and seeing your handwriting can feed the heart.
Here’s the full quote from the movie “The Notebook”: “I am nothing special. Just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me, and my name will soon be forgotten. But, in one respect, I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.
This quote communicates how the simple act of loving with your whole being and authentic self is so deep and meaningful.
When I think of cute love messages, I think of the kitsch of the 1970s. Open your arms and show your senior mate exactly the size and scope of your love with these messages.
R&W Berries figurines often depicted someone with their arms stretched. It can be very cutesy to say this quote while you’re wrapping your love in a big hug.
Remember the cute Jelly glasses and statues from the ’70s? A lot of them started with “Love is…” Start your day by saying this to your partner and filling in the blank with something that represents your relationship.
In “Gone With the Wind,” when Rhett murmured these famous words to Scarlet, most of us gasped out loud at his audacity. Now, I think his audacity has a cute aspect to it. Being over 50, you and your partner surely know how to kiss and kiss well, having been around the romantic block a few times.
For this love message, I suggest using a gold metallic or dark gray felt-tip pen. I dare you not to end up in an intimate embrace of giggles, smiles, and kisses.
Here’s the full quote: “A kiss is just a kiss until you find the one you love. A hug is just a hug until you find the one you’re thinking of. A dream is just a dream until you make it come true. Love is just a word until it is proved to you.”
Let your senior mate know how your relationship brings new meaning to the word “love.”
Whether you’re 15 or 50, it’s exhilarating to feel the thrill of love. Romantic love quotes can articulate that delight.
Here’s the full quote: “In a world full of war and hate, her body is my temple, and she is my religion. Scared yet spirited as she laid bare. The demons she had slayed and spared. I can’t help but fall into the depths of her.”
Feel free to mix it up with something like: “Darling, I want to fall into the depths of you!”
Whisper this quote into your senior love’s ear while you two embrace. Half of the electric fun of quoting from literature is to see your partner’s eyes light up with recognition and to be turned on by your intelligence.
This beautiful quote can transport you and your partner to another place.
I think it would be great if you put this quote on a heart-shaped piece of paper. To make one, you can simply fold a piece of scratch paper in half and cut out the heart, decorate the edge with your pens, and clip it to his or her morning cup of coffee.
When you’re in love and looking to marry, these spiritual love quotes can express that sacred intimacy.
Song of Songs is sacred to Jews and Christians alike and expresses that whole-person love you two share after 50. This quote is great for including with a special present that you want to give your mate “just because.”
Sometimes when I share this kind of message with my fiance, it’s wonderfully romantic and loving, and it actually sparks a stimulating discussion of our lives.
You two have found love and joy with each other. It’s like your hearts, minds, and souls vibrate together, and that inner cord is being plucked and you two harmonize here on earth.
I love this quote from the classic movie “Dr. Zhivago,” which is about the love between Yuri Zhivago, a young doctor, and Lara Guishar.
Regardless of your mood, senior love messages can help you express your feelings to your partner. When you take the time to find a special quote, write it down, and then give it to your partner during the day, you feed the passion and romance of your relationship.