18 messages to write in a Valentine’s Day card if you’ve just started dating

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Valentine’s Day is here! And it’s enough pressure for long-term couples.

But if you’re in a very new relationship, how to handle February 14 can become a mind-boggling conundrum.

Fortunately, you don’t need to drop the L-bomb before its proper time. Nor do you have to write multiple paragraphs in a gushing card if you’ve only been on a few dates.

The best thing to do, according to a fair few dating experts and common sense, is to clear the air and chat to your new love interest about whether you celebrate the day.

But if you want to keep things as casual as possible without a ‘where is this going?’ talk – a good alternative is a gentle nod to the day, with a simple text, card, flowers, or chocolates.

Opting for the latter? Here are a few ideas for sweet, sincere, naughty or just plain silly things to say.

What to write in a Valentine’s Day card for a new partner

woman reading a valentine's card18 messages you can count on (Picture: Getty)

I’m so glad to have you in my life.

It’s a bit early on but… will you be my Valentine?

‘I can’t see anything I don’t like about you’ – from the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


We’re like hot chocolate and marshmallows… you’re hot and I want to be on top of you.

Your lips are like wine, and I want to get drunk’ – William Shakespeare

‘I didn’t fall for you, you tripped me!’ – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han

I’m so happy to spend Valentine’s Day with you.


I’m so glad we met. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Really pleased that you swiped right.

‘You had me at hello’ – from the film Jerry Maguire

Out of all the people I know, I hate you the least

I like you way more than I originally planned

Turns out you’re so much more than just hot! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thanks for making this day that little bit less awful

To the best Tinder match ever!

You’re the one
…that I text when I’m drunk

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