5 Best Quotes About Love and Dating

Ready for some light-hearted fun wrapped up with some soul shaking truths about love and dating? We’ve pulled a handful of great quotes about some basic truths that apply to online dating. Whether you’re just in the beginning stages of mingling with other singles online, or you’re chatting intensely with a special love match that you’ve clicked with, these quotes will give you something to think about and perhaps even give you some new personal reflections.

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Know yourself and who you want

The first quote is from one of William Shakespeare’s plays called Hamlet, and says: “To thine own self be true.” While Shakespeare’s time never saw or even conceived the idea of online dating sites, he did have a deep understanding of the human condition and the many emotions that go into love. To have a wonderful love relationship, you’ve got to first understand yourself and honor the values that you hold most dear.

That perfect match for you is out there

Our next quote about love is “You had me at hello” from the movie Jerry Maguire. While no love match will ever be 100% of what you desire (and is typically only about 80% of your preferred qualities), the realization that someone who really gets you is a quote that makes us melt. The road to finding that perfect single for you can be a long one – this quote encourages that you should not give up, no matter how long you’ve looked or how old you are – the perfect match is out there for you too!

Sometimes you can’t control who you love

“The heart wants what it wants” is a sweet love quote by comedian Woody Allen. The right match for you is sometimes in an unexpected place or perhaps by dating out of your normal type. Online dating sites are a great way to meet people that you normally wouldn’t run into in your normal routine. Know what you want, but also be open to dating a partner that’s a little out of your comfort zone.

There’s always another chance for love

One of the best quotes about love comes from writer Maya Angelou: “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” Encourage yourself in your search for love. Even if you’ve been unsuccessful in matchmaking attempts before, always keep hope that the next single you get interested in could be the one. If you have an unsuccessful video date or chat, keep trying.

People who like you will contact you

Not to be crude, but let’s get real with a quote from author and comedian Greg Behrendt: “‘Busy’ is another word for ‘asshole.’” A potential love match should always make time to contact you if they’re truly interested. Don’t settle for someone that doesn’t value you enough to want to spend time chatting with you. If you’re dating online, look for consistency in the attentiveness a person shows you. Don’t settle for less than you’re worth.

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Author: Matt Seymour, MSF

Matthew J. Seymour is a dating industry expert with over a decade of experience coaching singles, reviewing dating apps, and analyzing trends within the industry. Matt is a published author with his most recent work “Get More Dates: How to Master Online Dating Apps” that hit shelves in 2023. With a Masters of Science in Finance (MSF) degree from the University of Florida and extensive knowledge of the innerworkings of the online dating industry, Matt frequently serves in an advisory role to some of the largest dating apps on the market. In Matt’s current role with Healthy Framework, he leads the interview team that regularly interviews key dating industry leaders, and leverages his financial knowledge and dating app experience to review and share what singles need to know to get the most out of dating online.