For many of us, it’s difficult to put our love into words. It’s a challenge to say, “Here are all the reasons why I love you.”
I decided I’d sit down and think about it for myself. I spent some time thinking of my darling Nathan and listing all of the reasons why I love him (plus a few extras thrown in for good measure).
Now, it was surprisingly easy for me to do this. I could write 10, 50, or 100 reasons why I love him, even a thousand. But I have an advantage. I’m a blogger. I write about relationships. My love language is words. Hell, I even have a Master’s in English. So I’d say I’m uniquely qualified to write a reasons why I love you list, and I’m here to help inspire you to create your own.
While I’m writing these with my husband Nathan in mind, my goal is that you can use as many of these reasons why I love you ideas or I love you because ideas as you need. Giving a list like this to your partner would be an incredible gift. Or, you can just pick a few reasons off the list that apply to them and tell them in person. I guarantee that they will appreciate what you have to say in a very deep way.
Do you ever think about the reasons why you love someone? It may be true that love is inexplicable; sometimes we just can’t say exactly why we love someone, we only know that we do, wholeheartedly and unabashedly. But the truth of the matter is, you do know why you love the person you love.
You love them because of the cute little things they do that are uniquely them. You love them because of their quirks, which can sometimes be annoying but are also tremendously endearing. And you love them because they treat you right. They are a person you’re happy to know. You love them because they’re them.
As I’m starting this list, I don’t know how many items I will eventually include. It seems that a lot of romantics out there search for specific numbers, such as 356 reasons why I love you or 100 reasons why I love you or even 1000 reasons why I love you. Well, whether you’re creating a mega list or coming up with just a handful, I am generating an endless list you can use of reasons that you love someone.
I hope that this is helpful to you. Use it as a starting point to come up with your own ideas. I highly encourage you to personalize each of the items and, when creating the list or sharing with your partner, maybe include examples of special things your partner has done and all the ways they’ve made you feel good.
PS: Check out our list of flirty texts for him to help inspire you with some words of affection!
Reasons Why I Love You Crafts and Gifts
Before we get into the actual list of reasons to love someone, let’s talk about what creative, sweet projects you might make with these loving words. One glance at Pinterest will show you there are lots of options floating around.
The 52 reasons why I love you list is perfect for turning a deck of cards into a memorable gift. I actually did this for Nathan for one of our first Valentine’s days together. I punched holes along the left edge of all 52 cards in a standard deck. Then I typed out the 52 reasons why I love him and even included some fun pictures that I printed, magazine cut-outs, and other add-ons.
This was a wonderful project that I had a blast making. I didn’t just use sappy, romantic love quotes; I got creative and used references from our life: silly pop culture things that we both liked, inside jokes we shared. PS: don’t be afraid to include funny reasons why I love you on this list for your person. For my card craft, I included photos of Ron Swanson and Lil’ Sebastian from Parks and Recreation, just to give you an idea of the silliness involved.
Another super cute craft idea is a 365 reasons why I love you jar. For this DIY romantic gift, you spend some time writing down 365 things you love about your partner on individual slips of paper and placing them in a jar. You can decorate the jar or leave it plain, it’s up to you. Your sweetheart can take out one piece of paper each day for an entire year and be reminded of the reasons you love them. This is such a thoughtful gift idea, and I know if Nathan made me one my heart would literally melt.
The ideas for a things I love about you craft are truly endless. And if you’re not great with creating things by hand—honestly, my card-making project was really a one-time deal, I’m much better at using computers—well, you can definitely make something digitally, for instance, having a book or a photo album printed with the what I love about you items included as captions.
Finally, if you really want some help, there are pre-made reasons why I love you books available for purchase. You can check out some of our favorites on Amazon by clicking here. These books are super easy, allowing you to fill in the blanks and personalize them for your significant other. Definitely a thoughtful gift that can be created quickly.
100+ Reasons Why I Love You List
Alright! Get ready. I’m ’bout to share some romantic stuff, y’all.
I love you because you give me hugs when I need them and you know that sometimes you don’t even need to say anything at all; you just hold me and things feel so much better.
I love you because I’m happy just sitting next to you, doing nothing.
I love you because you make me feel safe and protected.
I love you for washing the dishes every morning, without complaint, and doing a fantastic job.
I love you because I know I’m incredibly lucky and blessed to have you.
I love you because everything is more fun and exciting with you there.
I love you for contributing so much to keeping our house clean and cozy.
I love you for being strong when I need it. I hope I’m strong for you when you need it.
I love you for how you drive safely and I can depend on you to be a responsible driver no matter who is in the car.
I love you because you don’t care about material possessions; you value memories more.
I love you for helping me become the best version of myself.
I love you because we have so many shared dreams together. I’m excited about them all.
I love you because you help me love myself and see what there is to love about me.
I love you for introducing me to cool new music I never would have heard.
I love you because you are an amazing kisser.
I love you for choosing “us” and choosing our relationship every single day.
I love you because, like me, you can be perfectly happy just relaxing on the couch with a book and a cup of tea.
I love you because we can talk about philosophy and meaningful ideas. I love that you have depth.
I love you for your amazing, adorable laugh that warms my heart every time I hear it.
I love you because you’re a genuinely good person. From literally the first day I met you I could tell you had a good heart and you knew how to give yourself selflessly.
I love you because you have an awesome beard.
I love you because no one else enjoys watching fail videos quite so much as you and I.
I love you because you’re always willing to pop out to a coffee shop even if we have to drive an hour to get there.
I love you because you share my sense of adventure and we have had so many amazing travel experiences together.
I love you because of your adorable and sexy southern accent.
I love you because you may not be the first person I ever loved, but you are the last and the forever.
I love you because you’re really smart and you always challenge me.
I love you because I respect you. I’m always proud to tell people that you’re my husband.
I love you because you have great ideas.
I love you because you have gorgeous blue eyes and they have lots of kindness in them.
I love you because of your faith.
I love you because of your thoughtfulness.
I love you because you are able to admit when you’re wrong and apologize.
I love you for being able to argue in a healthy way that always prioritizes us as a team.
I love you for working hard every day to help support our family.
I love you for your sense of humor.
I love you for your strong arms because I feel super safe inside them.
I love you for being sensitive to my needs.
I love you because you’ve made my life so much better by being in it.
I love you because you won’t make me watch violent movies and you’ll turn them off if they bother me.
I love you for being very affectionate.
I love you because you can be spontaneous. You’re very flexible and accommodating and it’s so nice.
I love you because you’re not stagnant. You value growth, like I do.
I love you because you have sweet nicknames for me.
I love you because you’ve given me some amazing gifts over the years.
I love you because you took vows with me and got married—that’s pretty awesome.
I love you because you are generous.
I love that you never make fun of me for silly things and I love that we never put each other down.
I love you because you have great taste in music.
I love you because you’re dependable.
I love you because you changed my life. Things will never be the same now that I know you, and that’s wonderful.
I love you because you’re intelligent and well-read.
I love you because you have goals and ambition, and I know you have the power to achieve whatever you go after.
I love you because you are so talented, and your creativity and abilities impress me every day.
I love you because you are very kind and I can see it in your interactions with others. It always warms my heart.
I love you because you’re good with kids.
I love you because, like me, you love animals and because you’re going to make a good dog dad.
I love you because you’re always willing to work on our marriage.
I love you for your interest in many different things. You’re never, ever boring.
I love you for always standing by me.
I love you for being an incredible blessing in my life.
I love you because you make nerdy dad jokes… even though you’re not a dad.
I love you because you’re adventurous when it comes to trying new things.
I love you because I can tell you anything.
I love you because I can be vulnerable with you and feel safe.
I love you because you are emotionally intelligent.
I love you for helping me see things from a new perspective.
I love you because you’re incredibly honest. In fact, I’ve never met someone who was quite so honest and I always admire that about you.
I love you for always being so supportive.
I love that you tell me I’m beautiful.
I love you because of the way you look when you’re sleeping.
I love you because you make me want to be a better version of myself and you challenge me when I need it.
I love you for the selfless things you do for me.
I love you because you understand how much I need to be told I love you and you never fail to say it to me each and every day.
I love you because you write beautiful things in cards for me on birthdays and holidays.
I love you because you make me tea every morning.
I love that you are so very handsome. It’s like an incredible bonus on top of you being an amazing person.
I love you because you worry about me.
I love you because you’re brave.
I love you because you know how to change a tire and I have no interest in learning how to do that.
I love you for being somewhat frugal, for wearing the same sweater till it has a giant hole in the front of it.
I love you for always helping me bring in the groceries.
I love you because there’s no one else like you in the world.
I love you for loving my family.
I love you for all that you do for my family and for my friends.
I love you because I can be myself around you.
I love you because I trust you.
I love you for your quirks and your idiosyncrasies: the little things you do that only I notice and know about.
I love you for your sincerity. You never say things that you don’t mean.
I love you because you hold my hand in the car.
I love you because you make great pancakes.
I love you because you make me laugh.
I love you for always being appreciative (and complimentary) when I make dinner.
I love you because you let me do mushy things like make lists about you and publish them on the Internet.
I love you because you understand me.
I love you for your open mind and your incredible listening abilities. You always make me feel heard.
I love you for always opening jars for me, and reaching high things on shelves!
I love you because we have shared so many wonderful experiences together.
I love you because you treat me with respect in everything you do.
I love you because you help teach me how to love.
What’s the thing you love most about your partner? I challenge you to go and tell them today!
Amy Hartle is the co-founder and owner of Two Drifters, where she blogs about romantic and couples travel, relationships, honeymoons, and more. With a Master’s in English and a BA in Musical Theatre, Amy loves to write quality content as well as to entertain, and she hopes to do a bit of both here on the blog! Amy is happily married to her husband Nathan, and when not working on their sites, Amy & Nathan can be found cuddling, reading, and enjoying delicious lattes.