Each year, people from across the world submit thousands of original fortunes through our site. They trust us with their love notes, motivational mantras and the inspirational sayings that guide them along their journeys.
They also look to us for words to express feelings that are difficult to capture in writing, like love. It’s no wonder that, of the nearly 300 original sayings in our fortune gallery, the ones people gravitate toward most are our love fortunes.
There are so many ways of saying “I love you” without saying “I love you.” Sometime it’s a matter of inspiring someone to be their best or letting them know you’re on their team. It can also be a matter of empowering them to pursue their dreams, giving them permission to be exactly who they are, making them laugh, assuring them that you’re committed for the long haul, showing them how amazing they look through your eyes, or letting them go even when you wish they would stay.
We’ve compiled some of our all-time favorite fortune cookie love quotes--from our own library, from the fortune cookies we’ve got over a lifetime of Chinese food takeout, and from different historical figures. Feel free to borrow any of these for yourself or someone you love.
Traditional Fortune Cookie Love Messages
Fortune cookies have never been great at saying I love you. They’re better at predicting future love or commenting on the state of your current relationship. But there’s something quirky and cute about them, and we often see people submitting them through our site. Here are seven fortune cookie love messages we all know and love:
When love is...inspiring someone to follow their dreams.
When you truly care about someone, you stand behind them when they decided to chase their wildest dreams. That process isn’t always pretty, but you know better than to judge them in the middle of it. If you or the person you love is heading into the unknown to follow their heart, show them--or yourself--that you recognize what they’re doing and believe in them with one of these 10 fortunes.
When love is...self-care.
Self-care was one of our new year’s resolutions, and while it’s not the most traditional way of expressing love, reminding yourself or someone else that they deserve a little TLC is one of the most thoughtful ways to show you genuinely care about their (or your!) well being. Here are six fortunes for when self-love is high priority:
When love is...acceptance.
It can be tiring to travel through life trying to gain other people’s approval. Sometimes the type of love people need is permission to be themselves.Here are seven fortunes that will give you or your loved ones strength to own who they are, do their thing, and feel empowered as they create their own paths:
Expressing love the old-fashioned way… Hello, Romance.
Finding the perfect love message for your significant other, especially on special occasions, can be a little tricky. Check out our one-year anniversary fortunes for some serious sap and a bunch of tips for knowing which messages are right. Otherwise, here are some of our favorite famous love quotes:
Share Your Love Messages With Us!
We hope this gives you some inspiration for crafting or finding the perfect love fortune. We would love to know what you come up with, so feel free to share your favorite love quotes with us!
Looking for more inspiration? Check out our full collection of fortunes here.