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Dating Quotes About Modern Day Romance

Whether you’re just falling in love or dealing with your first heartbreak, dating is an experience that we’re all familiar with.

At Everyday Power, we have compiled these relatable dating quotes sharing experiences and lessons learned from people all around the globe. 

When was the first time you fell in love?

No matter what you are dealing with, it can be difficult to find a perspective that you can relate to.

Today, we are diving into dating from a variety of perspectives including falling in love, online dating, and dealing with heartbreak.

We’re here to remind you that you’re not alone.

We’re all looking for love in some way. 

Check out the dating quotes listed below to take a peek into the ups and downs of dating. 

If you’re a guy reading this, don’t forget to also check out these girlfriend quotes to share with your partner.

Dating quotes about the definition of dating

1. “Dating is about finding out who you are and who others are. If you show up in a masquerade outfit, neither is going to happen.” – Henry Cloud

2. “In its purest form, dating is auditioning for mating (and auditioning means we may or may not get the part).” – Joy Browne

3. “Everybody knows the pressure of a first date: Searching for that perfect outfit. Hunting for ways to be engaging. Dissecting each detail when it’s over to check for mistakes. Dating can make even the most confident person lose his cool.” – Kelly Starling

4. “Dating should be less about matching outward circumstances than meeting your inner necessity.” – Mark Amend

5. “Dating an ex is the equivalent of failing a test you already had the answers to.” – Kendrick Cole
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6. “Dating is different when you get older. You’re not as trusting, or as eager to get back out there and expose yourself to someone.” – Toni Braxton

7. “Date someone because you already see a future, not because you want to see if you would work out.” – Sarah Moores

8. “Dating now is a lot like going shopping when you don’t have any money. Even if you find the right thing, you can’t do anything about it.” – Joshua Harris

9. “Dating is all about the chase. It’s fun!” – Lauren Conrad

10. “Basically, dating is like climbing a volcano and you never know when it’s going to erupt, dumping molten lava and burning you.” – Robin Bielman

Dating quotes about falling in love

11. “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

12. “There’s a big difference between falling in love and being in love. There’s a big difference between infatuation and falling in love.” – Phil McGraw

13. “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” Albert Einstein

14. “You can’t strategize falling in love, can you? It’s never worked. People love you the most and set you up, and it doesn’t work because you can’t predict these things. You fall in love serially.” – Meryl Streep

15. “I always had a penchant for falling in love. Every time I found myself without a mate, I fell into a state of low-sizzling panic.” – Jane Fonda

16. “Falling in love is terrible. It makes you act foolish, like an idiot.” – Lemmy

17. “Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.” – Helen Rowland

18. “Falling in love. Being in love. It’s something I dream of, something I want to feel.” – Jazz Jennings

19. “Falling in love is a narcissistic endeavor. You play the role of lover, and you find someone to act it out on.” – Ryan Gosling

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20. “We never get enough of falling in love and believing in love.” – Shemar Moore

21. “There’s nothing wrong with falling in love and sharing your life with someone.” – Lily James

22. “All love stories are tales of beginnings. When we talk about falling in love, we go to the beginning, to pinpoint the moment of freefall.” – Meghan O’Rourke

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Dating quotes about heartbreak

23. “There is so much hurt in this game of searching for a mate, of testing, trying. And you realize suddenly that you forgot it was a game, and turn away in tears.” – Sylvia Plath

24. “When you go through heartbreak, you just do the things that get you by. Eventually, you realize it’s about making the most of life.” – Britney Spears

25. “You can’t fast-forward heartbreak, and you can’t rewind love – and that’s just one big bummer.” – Chelsea Handler

26. “When you have heartbreak, what’s important is that you don’t go halfway. Go all the way down. Don’t take pills that keep you in limbo. Cry out all the feelings. Then your own energy for life will put you up again. You become stronger.” – Marina Abramovic

27. “I think heartbreak is something that you learn to live with as opposed to learn to forget.” – Kate Winslet

28. “Especially with grief and heartbreak, you can go through these things and think, ‘I will never be whole again.’” – Adam Silvera

29. “Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” – Mandy Hale

30. “You’ll get through this. And I know it’s impossible to believe right now, but it gets better. Trust me.” – Susane Colasanti

31. “Blessed are those with cracks in their broken heart because that is how the light gets in.” Shannon L. Alder

32. “You were only meant to be a stepping stone on my journey across the sea.” Sara Secora

33. “It took me a long time and a lot of heartache to realize that just because you love someone doesn’t mean they deserve it.” Steve Maraboli

34. “Don’t allow someone not worth it to have the power to occupy your thoughts. If they don’t find you worth the effort or the time, why should you waste yours?” – Donna Lynn Hope

Dating quotes about finding a soulmate

35. “The soulmate is what we aspire to and like to understand about ourself, is what we deem to be perfection, purity, and endless love.” – Sorin Cerin

36. “A bond between souls is ancient – older than the planet.” – Dianna Hardy

37. “Soul mates are muses. The people in your life you despise, disrespect and desire the most.” – Coco J. Ginger

38. “True love is finding your soulmate in your best friend.” – Faye Hall

39. “Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.” – Richard Bach

40. “Soulmates are those that we’ve known many lifetimes, have had many karmic contracts with, and with whom we have resolved conflicts. Marriage partners may or may not be soul mates, though they will be a soul contract. With true soul mates, there is no struggle. What’s left over is love.” – Karen M. Black

41. “A soulmate is someone who you could spend a great deal of time with just sitting on a sofa and feel happy. You don’t need fanfare. You don’t need to go out to expensive restaurants.” – Karen Salmansohn

42. “The idea of a soulmate is beautiful and very romantic to talk about it in a movie or a song, but in reality, I find it scary.” – Vanessa Paradis

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43. “You need a lot of luck to find people with whom you want to spend the rest of your life. Some people manage to find their soulmate. Others don’t. I think love is like a lottery.” – Kylie Minogue

44. “I’ve learned that there’s a soulmate somewhere in this world. Till you don’t find that person, the search goes on.” – Preity Zinta

45. “It’s naive to think there is a woman in the world who isn’t brought up to believe that they are waiting for their soulmate. You even see it in Disney.” – Janet McTeer

Internet dating quotes

46. “Internet dating is the fastest, most efficient way to gather a pool of qualified candidates. It could take you a lifetime to do the investigation that the computer comes up within seconds.” – Judsen Culbreth

47. “Online dating is just as murky and full of lemons as finding a used car in the classifieds. Once you learn the lingo, it’s easier to spot the models with high mileage and no warranty.” – Laurie Perry

48. “Your goal in an online dating profile and in your first message to somebody is to strike up a conversation.” – Sam Yagan

49. “I’ve got mates who have got married through meeting on Internet dating sites, so it really can work out – even if sometimes it does go disastrously wrong.” – Sheridan Smith

50. “What online dating did was offer me the opportunity to go out with a bunch of different people from different industries; I really didn’t want to limit myself with people who are in the entertainment industry.” – Essence Atkins

Dating Quotes To Spice-Up Your Relationship

51. “Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.” — Maya Angelou

52. “The joy of intimacy is the reward of commitment.” — Joshua Harris

53. “A person’s readiness to date is largely a matter of maturity and environment.” — Myles Munroe

54. “A guy should make the woman he is dating feel different and more special than anyone else in his life.” ― Samantha Daniels

55. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”— Lao Tzu

56. “Dating is a give and take. If you only see it as “Taking,” you are not getting it.” — Henry Cloud

57. “However successful you are, there is no substitute for a close relationship. We all need them.” — Francesca Annis

58. “I love you not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you.” — Roy Croft

59. “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.” — Dr. Seuss

60. “When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” — Arrigo Boito

Dating Quotes For Those Getting Into Love Relationships

61. “It’s a big responsibility dating me. Because I come with a little bit of baggage, you know?” — Demi Lovato

62. “I don’t really believe in rules, but I do like old-fashioned dating where you don’t call the guy until he calls you. I don’t think it’s like he’s got to do this and that’s the rule.” — Ashley Tisdale

63. “I’m honest about the journey I’ve been on, so I definitely don’t take dating lightly anymore.” — Demi Lovato

64. “I have put gay dating on the map.” — Patti Stanger

65. “Dating in Los Angeles can be hard, which makes it all the better when you meet a really nice guy.” — Lauren Conrad

66. “I’m not great at dating, but I need to do it to relax.” — Lena Dunham

67. “Dating is just awkward moments and one person wants more than the other. It’s just that constant strangeness. I think it’s a very real thing.”—- Jason Schwartzman

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68. “I give dating advice on a regular basis. It’s not that I’m any expert, but it’s always nice to share that with your friends.” — Ashley Tisdale

69. “I stopped dating for six months a year ago. Dating requires a lot of energy and focus.” — Daphne Zuniga

70. “I don’t understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I’m interested in someone, and I don’t want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I’m not interested in that person.”—- Britney Spears

Funny Dating Quotes That Will Make You Smile

71. “I’m dating a woman now who, evidently, is unaware of it.” — Garry Shandling

72. “Do you have, like, a first date outfit I could borrow? Like, I don’t know, a pair of cargo pants?” — Leslie Knope

73. “Dating is pressure and tension. What is a date, really, but a job interview that lasts all night?” — Jerry Seinfeld

74. “I’m dating a homeless woman. It was easier talking her into staying over.” — Garry Shandling

75. “I’ve been dating since I was fifteen. I’m exhausted. Where is he?” — Kristin Davis

76. “Dating is primarily a numbers game…. People usually go through a lot of people to find good relationships. That’s just the way it is.” — Henry Cloud

77. “My philosophy of dating is to just fart right away.” — Jenny McCarthy

78. “I started dating older men, and I would fall in love with them. I thought they could teach me about life.” — Daphne Zuniga

79. “Dating is probably the most important aspect of a single person’s life.” — Linda Sunshine

80. “Well, dating has become a sport and not about finding the person you love.” — Rashida Jones

Dating Quotes To Make Your Relationship Work

81. “But the one thing that says it all about dating is: it is about communication.” — Rebecca Sharp Colmer

82. “I think more dating stuff is scheduling. It’s needing people who understand your work schedule.” — Jennifer Love Hewitt

83. “Dating is an emotional experience. You’re vulnerable. You’re letting someone you barely know see the real you.” — Joy Browne

84. “Dating is a place to practice how to relate to other people.” — Henry Cloud

85. “Dating is something you do before making binding choices or exclusive commitments.” — Rebecca Sharp Colmer

86. “After a number of years dating, we decided we were good partners.” — Melinda Gates

87. “I’m afraid of dating. When the guy shows up at the door, I give him my purse and beg him not to hurt me.” — Maria Bamford

88. “Dating is where you pretend you’re someone you’re not to impress someone you don’t know.” — Melanie White

89. “Dating with no intent to marry is like going to the grocery store with no money. You either leave unhappy or take something that isn’t yours.” — Jefferson Bethke

90. “Dating requires a leap of faith that the two of you can have a good time together for an hour or two.” — Joy Browne

What’s your most memorable first date? 

Describing your romantic feelings can be difficult.

There’s often a mixture of emotions happening at one time.

The dating quotes above illustrate dozens of people trying to do just that to provide much-needed advice to those who need it most.

If you know someone who is dealing with the lovey-dovey blues, send them one of the quotes above.

A quick text can give them a boost of motivation and encourage them to keep their heart open. 

Which of these dating quotes and sayings is your favorite?

Did we miss out on one?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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