40 Goodnight Messages for Tucking In Your Loved One

By Billie •  Updated: 02/08/21 •  7 min read

Whether you met on Tinder or in real life, talking to a potential one-night fling or a long-distance partner, the eternal question applies: what do you write in your goodnight text?! How do you let them know just how you feel without making yourself too vulnerable or coming off as creepy?

Well, it’s an art. And if you trust the person, err on the side of vulnerability, without baring all your insecurities and mundane thoughts like a (now middle-aged) teen in the heyday of Facebook.

What is a Good Way to Say Goodnight to Somebody you Love? 

There is no special way. You can get inspiration from these cute messages and share your affection.

  1. I sleep peacefully at night knowing that I have such an amazing person to share my life with. I look forward to seeing what tomorrow brings. Until the morning, my sweet love!  xoxo
  2. Wishing you the sweetest dreams tonight and the manifestation of your wildest dreams tomorrow. xoxo
  3. Sweet dreams, dear. I could stay up and talk with you until the sun comes up! But I value my sleep more. No offense. xo 
  4. Wish I were with you tonight. I’ll have to settle for the next best thing — wishing you good night and sweet dreams! 
  5. I am so lucky that my day starts with seeing your sweet face, and my night ends with hearing your sweet voice. Nighty night.
  6. Wish I could take you in my arms right now and never let you escape from my bear hug! Sleep well tonight, my love!
  7. You are the one I think about when I’m awake, and you are the one who I dream about when I sleep. Sweet dreams, my love!
  8. Before you drift off to sleep tonight, reflect on all the good things you have done today. You always make me proud! Good night!
  9. Hey babe, today was a bit rough, get some sleep and go to bed early tonight! I love you!
  10. You have had a long day and now it is time to give that pretty mind some rest. Sleep well and sweet dreams!
  11. I tried sleeping but I couldn’t bring myself to close my eyes without telling you how much you mean to me and how much I love you. Good night, love. xoxo
  12. Who needs the moon when I have you by my side. You make every night exciting. 

Slightly Creepy Good Night Messages 

  1. I will be dreaming of you tonight, sweetheart. I hope you dream of me, too. 
  2. It is hard to sleep when my daydreams of you are more amazing than any dream at night could ever be. 
  3. Whenever I am down, all I need to do in order to feel good is just remind myself that I have someone like you in my life. Good night, sweetheart, and may angels guard you as you sleep.
  4. Good night, my love. Know that you are my everything, and I love you from the depths of my heart. Sweet dreams.
  5. You complete me, sweetheart. Please don’t ever stop loving me because I can never stop loving you. Good night, and have pleasant dreams.
  6. The tender caress of the night’s air can only be bested by the touch of my hands as they smoothly glide across your body. 
  7. Before you go to sleep, I want you to know, it took me years to find my soulmate, I will never let you go. Goodnight my love! 

What Do you Say in a Goodnight Text? Something Romantic, Something Kind, Something a Little Cheesy

To effortlessly ignite a connection, take some time out to write what you appreciate about your partner, and why you are still in love with him or her.

  1. Before I go to sleep, I want to let you know that one of my goals in life is to never break your heart. I love you immensely. Good night, sweetheart.
  2. Thank you for being the best partner in the world! I fall in love with you a little bit more every day. Good night, my love!
  3. This empty bed and cold pillows miss your presence (as do I), I cannot wait to meet you in my dreams tonight! Sweet dreams.
  4. Even if you’re tired after a hard day and do not feel 100 percent, just go to sleep knowing that I always love you 1,000 percent. xoxo
  5. Dearest, please remember that today was one of the best days of my life because you were in it. Know that everywhere you are I am with you, and I will work to make this relationship last through the sands of time. I love you. 
  6. My love, I know that today was a hard day for you. You are so strong, and I cannot imagine being as strong as you are. You are all the things that are right and good in the world, and I want you to remember that as you sleep. I love you.
  7. I love you to the moon and back. Good night, love. 
  8. As you go to bed, know that this night will not last forever, but our love will. You are the best thing in my life and I love you so much. Sweet dreams.
  9. May your pillow be soft, your blankets be warm, and your mind be filled with thoughts of how much I love you. Good night, my sweet one.
  10. If you look at the stars tonight, think of me. Because I know I’ll be thinking of you. Good night my love.
  11. I’d love for you to be here, next to me to keep me safe and comfort me after a bad dream. Although, if I were next to you, no bad dream could affect me. Nighty night and sweet dreams.
  12. I wish I were your blanket so I can be all around you; I want to hold you tight, and be the lucky person who kisses you good night. 
  13. My nights are longer than my days when we are apart. But it’s all worth it;  dreaming about you wakes me up with a mile-wide smile.
  14. The night may find me unbelievably tired and sleepy, but I can never go to sleep until I message my sweetie. Sweet dreams, beautiful. May all your dreams be as wonderful as you are. 
  15. It may be late, but I could not sleep without texting you first. I had to say sweet dreams to the one who is the reason for all of my best memories and favourite hopes for the future. No Pressure. xoxo
  16. As day turns into night, I wish I could turn the night sky into a canvas on which I could paint the dreams of us together. Stick figure version of us. Goodnight, lovely one. 
  17. If you feel a little bored, a little sick, a little sad, all lost, do you know what’s wrong? You are suffering from a lack of Vitamin ME. Love you and Goodnight! xoxo
  18. I know it’s not true, but my heart still believes that the moon shines for just me and you. Night night.
  19. While the moon is shining in the sky, you are the brightest star of my night. Sleep well, xoxo.
  20. Sleep tight and good night as I wish you the best of dreams with all of my might. 
  21. Every day you give me more reasons to fall in love with you;  I’m thinking of ways to make you fall more and more in love with me as I fall asleep, dreaming of you. Night xoxo

If you’re feeling particularly moved, considering saying or sending a good night prayer to your loved one. Or maybe morning texts are more your thing.


I like to climb mountains, read Nietzsche, and explore the West Coast. I have a BA from York University (2003) in Toronto, Canada, and yet on this site I sometimes spell like an American (know your audience). Thank you. Thank you very much.

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