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15 Best Love Messages for Seniors (Classic, Cute, Romantic & Holy)

April Braswell

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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.

Classic | Cute | Romantic | Holy

“Classic” Love Messages for Seniors (#1-5)

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.

1. “Let Me Not Unto the Marriage of True Minds Admit Impediments. It is an Ever-Fixed Mark.” — William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116

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.

2.“Grow Old Along With Me. The Best is Yet to Be.” — Robert Browning

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.

Photo of an older couple on the beach

Most people dream of growing old with someone special.

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.

3. “There is Only One Happiness in This Life: To Love and Be Loved.” — George Sand

You could add to this love message: “And, with you, I have found that happiness.” Your partner will positively beam.

4. “How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways. I Love Thee to the Depth and Breadth and Height My Soul Can Reach.” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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.

Photo of counting fingers

It’s important to tell your partner the different reasons why you love them.

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.

5. “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.” — Noah Calhoun, “The Notebook”

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.

Cute Senior Love Messages (6-9)

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.

6. “I Love You This Much.” — R&W Berries

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.

7. “Love Is…” — Kim Casselli

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.

8. “You Should Be Kissed Often, and By Someone Who Knows How.” — Rhett Butler, “Gone With the Wind”

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.

Photo of a couple kissing

Add a sweet kiss to your love notes every now and then.

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.

9. “A Kiss is Just a Kiss Until You Find the One You Love.” — Author Unknown

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.”

Romantic Senior Love Messages (10-12)

Whether you’re 15 or 50, it’s exhilarating to feel the thrill of love. Romantic love quotes can articulate that delight.

10. “In a World Full of War and Hate, Her Body is My Temple, and She is My Religion.” — Mystqx Skye

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.”

Photo of a couple in bed

Your love will enjoy hearing how much you want them.

Feel free to mix it up with something like: “Darling, I want to fall into the depths of you!”

11. “Her Lips Were Drawn to His Like a Moth to a Flame.” — Anya Seton, “Dragonwyck”

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.

12. “Soul Meets Soul on Lovers’ Lips.” — Percy Bysshe Shelley

This beautiful quote

can transport you and your partner to another place.

Photo of couple kissing

Physical intimacy doesn’t necessarily go away as you get older.

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.

Holy Senior Love Quotes (13-15)

When you’re in love and looking to marry, these spiritual love quotes can express that sacred intimacy.

13. “I am My Beloved’s, and My Beloved is Mine.” — Song of Songs

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.”

14. “Our Souls are Made of the Same Substance.” — “Wuthering Heights”

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.

Photo of mature couple holding hands

You’re lucky to have someone who cares about you so much, so don’t be afraid to show them gratitude as often as you can.

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.

15. “It’s as Though We’ve Been Taught to Kiss in Heaven.” — Boris Pasternak, “Dr. Zhivago”

I love this quote from the classic movie “Dr. Zhivago,” which is about the love between Yuri Zhivago, a young doctor, and Lara Guishar.

Feed Your Relationship With Love Notes!

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.

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