9 Text Messages That Will Make Him Miss You

It’s 2020, which means that most of your communication is likely happening through text. That means that it’s a great way to enhance your relationship. Sending a text with the hope that your partner will miss you is great if you’re together, but maybe a little needy if the two of you just split. Still, in both situations, it’s good to know what to say if you want him to remember how valuable of a partner you are. Here are 9 messages that’ll make him miss you.

  1. “Went to the movies but it wasn’t the same without my favorite movie buddy.” Of course, you should make sure you’ve actually seen a movie if you use this one. Any other event you experience by yourself will also work. This shows your partner (or ex-partner, if you’re hoping to win them back) that you’re capable of doing things by yourself but that it’s just not the same. This text, as well as the rest on the list, should be avoided if there’s already another partner in the mix. But if you’re both single or just in a long-distance relationship, feel free to send it.
  2. “I’ve been wearing your sweatshirt around the house.” Again, only cool if they gave it to you, Otherwise, it can come off a little strange. When you wear someone else’s clothes, it’s typically seen as being kind of cute. Even a picture of you in their favorite gigantic hoodie will be enough to make them want to book a visit with you ASAP.
  3. “It was so hard to get to sleep last night without you.” Your partner shouldn’t be happy over your insomnia, but it’ll make them feel good to know that they’re part of your routine. It’s just really nice to cuddle up with a significant other at night. When they’re not around, simple tasks may be a little harder.
  4. Any sort of private joke. Nostalgia is always great. A “remember when” is good when it’s something that made the two of you laugh. This is a lighthearted text that more or less states that you’ve been thinking about them a lot. It’ll bring them right back into a good memory that includes the two of you at your happiest.
  5. “Absence really does make the heart grow fonder.” It sounds like a cliche statement, but it’s really true. Sometimes, you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. If your partner is on a long work trip, this text will show them how important they are to you. If you’re fresh off a breakup, this text is perfect in telling them that maybe you’re having second thoughts about the way things went down. It’s a good opener for any sort of reconciliation.
  6. Any sort of video message. When you see someone interacting with you face-to-face, it’ll make you miss physically being around them. Make a cute video and send it over, and they’re bound to realize that they’re missing you too. Keep it short and sweet. Make sure it’s not an hour-long video where you’re sobbing about how much you miss them since that’ll probably put them in an awkward position — especially if they had to leave to help a sick relative, or left due to a similar emergency.
  7. A sext. Again, it depends on your level of comfort. Some people can easily sext, while it’s harder for others. But if you craft a great message to your LDR partner, they’re bound to book a plane ticket over to see you immediately. If the majority of your relationship is long-distance, these things are actually pretty important in keeping the spark alive. Just be wary about sending identifiable pictures, since you never know where those will end up.
  8. “I wish we could just quit our jobs and spend all day together.” It’s the dream, isn’t it? Of course, cuddling won’t pay the bills, but it proves to your significant other that they’re your priority and that being with you is what gets them through the day. This is a good text if you and your significant other live together, but just don’t get to spend much time together. Just make sure you plan a great night together right after sending it.
  9. “I can’t wait to hear all about your day.” People often like it when their day is spotlighted. If they had a big job interview or just a nuts day, sending this text will make them eager to see you and tell you all about it. When you’re someone else’s partner, you need to always remember to lend an ear.
Karen Belz is a New Jersey native who is currently living in Maryland. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication with a focus in Broadcasting and Print Media Studies from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Since graduating, she has written for sites like LittleThings, HelloGiggles, and Scary Mommy and is currently an e-commerce editor at Bustle.

When she's not writing, she enjoys making her phone run out of memory after taking too many photos of her dog. You can find her on Twitter @karenebelz or on Instagram @karenbelz.