Make your compliments specific and avoid generalizations. Writing "your strong arms are so handsome" or "your smile is so beautiful" will be much more appreciated than just writing "you are so handsome" or "you are so beautiful." If you can't decide what specific aspect of your partner to compliment, think about what he or she puts effort into. If she loves to try new hair products, then compliment her hair. If he spends time lifting weights at the gym, then compliment his muscles. If your partner is an artist, then compliment her talent.
Leave your partner in anticipation. Instead of just writing "your strong arms are so handsome" or "your smile is so beautiful," try adding "and I can't wait for you to hold me in them tonight" or "and I can't wait to kiss those smiling lips tonight." This not only offers a compliment, but also makes your partner look forward to seeing you.
Recall a past romantic memory. Reminding your partner of that night you spent together in Cancun or the last date night the two of you went on will bring back memories of how much fun you had together. Even mentioning a routine chore that the two of you did together will put a smile on your partner's face if you emphasize that it was better because you were together.
Mention something that just the two of you know about, such as an inside joke, a nickname or a common phrase used just between the two of you. Bringing up something that nobody else knows about will make the text message personal and intimate.
Be genuine. It is better to write a simple romantic text message than to write a detailed and specific text that doesn't relate to your partner. A text message that is not genuine could make your partner feel like you are being insincere, so make sure that what you write comes from the heart. Sometimes just a simple "I love you" or "I can't wait to see you" will get the point across.
- Remember, text messages can be forwarded to anyone, so before you send a romantic text message that is explicit or contains a photograph, make sure you truly trust your partner.