Looking for creative Instagram captions for couples? This is the post for you. We’ve collected a massive resource of romantic Instagram quotes to help your message be its absolute sweetest.
For couples in relationships, Instagram is a great place to share romantic moments, to capture a special occasion, or simply show how much you love someone. It’s fun to take an adorable picture and then share with the world.
But now that you’ve got a beautiful couples shot, what will you write to fill your caption? It can be tough. Even the most creative and enviable Instagram couples amongst us need a bit of inspiration now and then.
We thought we’d help you out with a big list of couples captions for Instagram. We Two Drifters are constantly sharing pics of us on our Instagram. While we love grabbing sweet shots together, we truly LOVE expressing ourselves through our romantic captions. And you can’t just settle for rote, boring couple Instagram captions. You need something unique and beautiful.
We love a good literary quote. Or sometimes we speak straight from the heart. Or occasionally we find that perfect quote that connects love AND travel, which is best of all. In essence, we love Instagram quotes and collecting the most romantic ones we find is one of our favorite things to do!
Without further ado, here’s a resource chock full of the best cute Instagram couple captions and other sweet words of love. We hope you can use these to pair with your next couples photo. And if you do, feel free to tag us (@twodriftersxo). We’d love to give you a like!
Our Huge List of Romantic and Cute Captions for Couples on Instagram
General Romantic Quotes
“Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.” -Zelda Fitzgerald
“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” -Friedrich Nietzsche
“Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the gods.” — Plato
“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” -Ingrid Bergman
“We are shaped and fashioned by those we love.” — Goethe
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” -Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
“And remember, as it was written, to love another person is to see the face of God.” — Victor Hugo
“First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.” — Maya Angelou
“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing, and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” — Ann Landers
“I’ll be the moon when the sun goes down, just so you know I’m always around.” -Unknown
“And think not that you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.” -Khalil Gibran
“Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.” -Otomo No Yakamochi
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” -Helen Keller
“To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.” —Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
“When I saw you I was afraid to meet you. When I met you I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I am afraid to lose you.” -Unknown
“The minute I heard my first love story
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.” –The Essential Rumi
“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything.” -Katharine Hepburn
“My eyes are not worthy to look upon your face, yet they will not rest until they see you again.”
― Cara Lynn Shultz
“Let us search for some new definitions,
The old meanings have rusted;
Romance needs to be defined once again,
And the myths surrounding the old, busted!”
― Neelam Saxena Chandra
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” -Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Cute Relationship Quotes
We love these! Whether you’re looking for cute captions for pictures with your boyfriend or silly couple captions, these will get the job done.
“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.” — Agatha Christie
“To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.” -Robert Brault
“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. ” -Rita Rudner
“Love should feel like a hand sewn quilt made by grandma, wrapping you up on a cold winter morning.”
― Carroll Bryant
“I love you. You annoy me more than I ever thought possible, but… I want to spend every irritating minute with you.” –Scrubs
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus one day, so I never have to live without you. ” -Ernest H. Shephard
“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” -Robert Fulghum
“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” -Dr. Seuss
Simple Romantic Captions for Couples
These creative and cute Instagram captions for couples are short, sweet, and to the point.
“Who, being loved, is poor?” — Oscar Wilde
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” — Audrey Hepburn
“If a thing loves, it is infinite.” —William Blake
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” — Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
“Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.” -Henry David Thoreau
“True love stories never have endings.” -Richard Bach
“In love there are two things—bodies and words.” —Joyce Carol Oates
“The sky is in bloom when I am with you…” ― Sinovuyo Nkonki
“With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” -Daisaku Ikeda
“To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.” -Francois Mauriac
“Reason and love are sworn enemies.” -Unknown
“We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.” -Agnes Repplier
Romantic Quotes from Books
Books have some of the most magical words.
“You have bewitched me, body and soul. And I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.” — Pride and Prejudice
I have a million things to talk to you about. All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning. —Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
“There is no pretending,” Jace said with absolute clarity. “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll love you then.” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Glass
“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” —Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
“You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else. You have made flowers grow where I cultivated dust and stones.” -Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time
“All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” -Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
“We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows opens and the stars bright.” -Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” -Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
“The more you love someone, he came to think, the harder it is to tell them. It surprised him that strangers didn’t stop each other on the street to say I love you.” -Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated
“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” – Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.” -Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago
“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.” -Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
“And when her lips met mine, I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever.” -Nicholas Sparks, Dear John
“Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps. . . perhaps. . .love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.” -Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
“He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
“If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.” -Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer
“When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are to become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No … don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But it is!” —Louis de Bernieres, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
“All hopes of eternity and all gain from the past he would have given to have her there, to be wrapped warm with him in one blanket, and sleep, only sleep. It seemed the sleep with the woman in his arms was the only necessity.” -D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover
“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever” ― Nicholas Sparks
Romantic Quotes from Movies
As you search for couple captions for Instagram, you just mind find the perfect words are in your favorite romantic film.
“I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” — When Harry Met Sally
“I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me . . . everyday.” — The Notebook
“The only way you can beat my crazy was by doing something crazy yourself. Thank you. I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck.” ~ The Silver Linings Playbook
“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” –The Fellowship of the Ring
“I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” ~ Notting Hill
“It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.” ~ Good Will Hunting
“It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together … and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home. .. only to no home I’d ever known … I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like … magic.” ~ Sleepless in Seattle
“My first love was everything all at once. The kind that you never fall back from. Never try to. Never want to. My love’s so big. So strong. It never dies. Never fades. Never losses its electricity. The kind of love you fight for. The kind of boy you fight for.” –Endless Love
“They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true.” ~ Big Fish
“It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.” ~ The Fault In Our Stars
“It’s like in that moment the whole universe existed just to bring us together.” ~ Serendipity
“I wanted it to be you, I wanted it to be you so badly.” ~ You’ve Got Mail
My first love was everything all at once. The kind that you never fall back from. Never try to. Never want to. My love’s so big. So strong. It never dies. Never fades. Never losses its electricity. The kind of love you fight for. The kind of boy you fight for.” –Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Romantic Quotes for Him
These quotes for Instagram captions are perfect for when you want to tell your boyfriend, fiance, or husband how much they mean to you.
“When you look for a man- what you want to look for is a man with the heart of a poor boy and the mind of a conqueror.”
― C. JoyBell C.
I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” -Paulo Coelho
“And she loved the way he made her feel, the way her heart beat when he was near, the electricity she felt at his touch, and the nervous butterflies he always caused in her stomach.”
― Ashley Stoyanoff, The Soul’s Mark: FOUND
“Men always want to be a woman’s first love – What women like is to be a man’s last romance.”
“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”
“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.” -Marilyn Monroe
Romantic Quotes for Her
Passionate quotes for the lady in your life.
“He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.” -Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina
“The smell of her hair, the taste of her mouth, the feeling of her skin seemed to have got inside him, or into the air all round him. She had become a physical necessity.” -George Orwell, 1984
The way her body existed only where he touched her. The rest of her was smoke. —Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
“Her life with others no longer interests him. He wants only her stalking beauty, her theatre of expressions. He wants the minute secret reflection between them, the depth of field minimal, their foreignness intimate like two pages of a closed book.” – Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient
“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” -Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
“You are the only woman in the world. The sun rises and falls with you.”
― Ava Gray, Skin Game
Quotes about Adventures Together
Occasionally, you need a love caption for Instagram that also showcases your love of adventure.
“Love me and the world is mine.” — David Reed
“With our love, we could save the world.” — George Harrison
“I love your feet
because they have
the earth and through
the wind and water
until they brought
you to me.”
“Travel brings power and love back into your life” -Rumi
“Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.” -Jack Kerouac
“Will you give me yourself? Will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?” -Walt Whitman
“And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, in dimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” -Pico Iyer (pssst, this is our all time favorite travel & love quote!)
“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” -Ernest Hemingway
“It’s wonderful to travel with somebody that you love and we never travel anywhere without one another.” – Roger Moore
“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Romantic Travel Instagram Captions for Couples (Non-quotes)
Can you say travel relationship goals? If you’re looking for that perfect quote that joins love and adventure, one of these might be ideal.
It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.
Hold my hand, and I’ll go anywhere with you.
Let’s travel together and get lost in beautiful places.
Oh darling, let’s be adventurers.
Travel, fall in love, and be happy.
Love, travel. Both amazing, incredible together.
I’d love to travel the world with you by my side.
The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve seen, and the memories you’ve made along the way.
What we all want in life: to fall in love, travel, and be happy.
I want to travel the world with two things in my hands, your hand in one and a camera in the other.
And we will travel together and just be in love forever.
I’m in love with you and with the world.
Where you are is where I want to be.
Home is wherever I’m with you.
Instagram Relationship Quotes that Get Real
These quotes aren’t fluffy, cheesy romantic captions for your boyfriend or girlfriend. They’re deeper wisdom about the realities of love.
More of our thoughts on that here.
“Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.” — Swedish Proverb
“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me.” -Roy Croft
“Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all of the time, made new.” -Ursula K. Le Guin
“Love is selflessly giving your breath away to allow someone else to breathe.” -Bryan Butvidas, Death of a True Love
“It is no shame to have your heart broken –
it is only possible
because you dared to love
― Timothy Joshua
“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” -James Baldwin
“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.” -Rainer Maria Rilke
“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
― C.S. Lewis
Your Own Beautiful Words
When these great Instagram quotes about love fail to fit just right, sometimes there is no substitute for the power of your own words. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed. Speak from the heart and keep it simple.
Whether you’re sharing with thousands of followers or simply posting for a few friends, people always appreciate honesty.
And your own words (or the above romantic quotes) are even better in a private card, note, or poem. Never hold back when it comes to love. Love fully and love without reservation.
When to Use These Instagram Captions for Couples
You might be wondering when to use these perfect captions for IG couples. The sky’s the limit!
Instagram captions about love can be used at any time, but we think it’s fun to get creative with your post. Sure, a photo of you and your sweetheart holding hands and looking into the distance demands one of these cute relationship quotes. But what about a simpler photo? An image of two coffee cups sitting on the table. A close up on your hands held together. A photo of your feet when you’re on vacation.
This can give you some creative ideas not just for good IG captions but for your photos, too. It’s tough to stand out from the crowd on Insta nowadays, but unique and imaginative photos still get noticed and loved. PS: If you want some ideas for romantic couples pictures, we have a board on Pinterest that shares exactly that!
Best Instagram Hashtags for Couples
As you’re searching for cute quotes about relationships to enhance your photography, you’re probably also searching for Instagram couple hashtags, too. To give you an all-in-one search experience, here’s a list of some useful couples hashtags.
#couplesgoals #couplegoals #cutecouples #couplesofig #baegoals #loversandfriends #couplesofinstagram #creativetravelcouples #relationshipgoals #baefeelings #baebelike #girlfriendgoals #baeloves #lovememes #ilymemes #healthyrelationships #datinggoals #goofycouple #cuddleswithbae #cutelovequotes #lovegoals #cuddling #mineforever #holdinghands #cutelove #truelover #loveforever #lovekiss #cutecouple #instacouple #marriagegoals #marriedmybestfriend #engagedlife #igcouples #futuremrandmrs #highschoolsweethearts #futurewife #loveandmarriage #wifeyforlifey #hesmine #futurehubby #myman #betterhalf #myoneandonly #myotherhalf #lovemesomehim #myhusbandismybestfriend #myguy #hesthebest #howdidigetsolucky #mymainman#myrideordie #wecute #wecutetho #couplestuff #couplestyle #couplequotes #coupleselfie #couplethings #boyfriendandgirlfriend
Tips for Growing Your Instagram
Now you need more than just great photos and a romantic Instagram caption to succeed. If you know about Instagram’s mysterious algorithm, you probably know it’s harder than ever to get seen on the platform. So what can you do? We’ve got some tips for you.
Bear in mind, every account is different–and your niche will largely determine what strategies work best. It may come as no surprise that outdoor/landscape accounts tend to perform best on Instagram. Who doesn’t love a stunning mountain view? These photos and accounts often have an easier time growing and receive better engagement. But any account can grow with dedication and time. Let’s look at some tried-and-true strategies for growing your Instagram—things that work in any niche.
I believe engagement is the single most beneficial thing you can do to grow your Instagram. This is a multi-tiered strategy that can look many different ways (and I’ve probably tried them all!)
Of highest importance is to engage with your followers–especially those liking and commenting on your photos. Recent IG updates have made it easier than ever to reply back to comments, so try to respond personally to every comment. This can get a conversation started and also is a nice way to get to know your followers.
When possible, I also try to return the love, heading to commenters’ accounts and giving them some likes and comments back. This just feels like a good practice to me, and I’ve observed that many of my fellow Instagrammers who are really rocking it are avid commenters.
You can also reach a new audience by engaging via hashtags. Stay in niche when possible so that you’ll attract those most likely to be genuinely interested in your stuff (and you will likely find some awesome new accounts to follow, too).
Some evidence suggests also that engaging in the hashtags you use on your own posts can have a positive impact on your visibility, maybe even making it easier for you to get into the coveted top posts.
- Quality photos
Don’t forget, Instagram is first and foremost a photo-sharing platform. No matter how strategic you are, if you don’t have great photos (or the right audience for your type of images), your account will never go as far as you’d like.
Be sure you’re posting awesome photos, and only post your very best. Occasionally I forget this rule, and I see the dip in engagement. There’s some jaw-dropping, spectacular imagery out there.
Unless my latte photo is un-freaking believable, I should probably pass on posting it.
Sharp, well-composed photos are ideal. They don’t have to be taken with a fancy DSLR; plenty of Instagrammers do well using just their iPhones. If your photos aren’t coming out great, keep honing your craft, and don’t forget about post-production.
Today’s editing tools are powerful, and can also help you find your “look.” Finding a signature style is a nice touch on Insta.
I personally drool over those consistent accounts that have a specific color spectrum or just blend seamlessly.
- Be real
Gone are the days when people could use follow/unfollow as a viable Instagram strategy. What matters now is authenticity (and really, it’s always mattered). But now, with rampant fake followers and purchased likes, those accounts that are genuine, real, and not playing games are the ones that stand the test of time.
Although it might seem at times like “everyone is doing it,” it’s a good idea to stay away from buying likes, followers, comments, etc. Although it’s pretty widespread, your account is too valuable to risk going against Instagram’s TOS.
Know someone who needs some inspiration for a caption for a couple pic? Maybe your boyfriend could use some advice on creating an Instagram caption for a girlfriend (aka, YOU!) Go ahead and send them this post!