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150 Best Dating Quotes

Dating is a stage of a romantic relationship between two individuals that would meet socially to evaluate or get to know each other, which consists of different social activities for couples. Dating is also a form of courting.

Here are some of our favourite, funny dating quotes to help you lure your loved one with as much love as possible and let their heart fall for you and only you.

150 Funny Dating Quotes and Love Sayings

Top 10 Dating Quotes

“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

“Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.” – Katharine Hepburn

“This is one rule about mixing boys and girls: that a date always comes first.” – Elizabeth Berg

“To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.” – Helen Rowlnad

“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” – William Shakespeare

“Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.” – Scott Adams

“Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.” – Joey Adams

“I love a man with a great sense of humor and who is intelligent – a man who has a great smile. He has to make me laugh. I like a man who is very ambitious and driven and who has a good heart and makes me feel safe. I like a man who is very strong and independent and confident – that is very sexy – but at the same time, he’s very kind to people.” – Nicole Scherzinger

“You know when you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” – Ingrid Bergman

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

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

“Dating is really hard because everyone puts on a front. It’s really difficult to see who is who, so it is important to be yourself.” – Brooke Burke

“Dating is really all about sex. In the conventional context, this means that the man invites the woman to go through a social encounter, the ultimate purpose of which is sexual engagement.” – Alexander Mccall Smith

“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

“Dating is like trying to make a meal out of leftovers. Some leftovers actually get better when they’ve had a little time to mature. But others should be thrown out right away, No matter how you try to warm them up, they’re never as good as when they were new.” – Lisa Kleypas

“Dating is like searching for the perfect wine. One date is too fruity, another too dry, and still another too much bouquet (cologne overdose). But once you find the perfect variety that suits your taste, get drunk.” – Katie Kosko

“Dating is kind of hard. Like dinner or something like that. Like a forced awkward situation is very strange. Especially for me, for some reason.” – Zac Efron

“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

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

“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

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

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

“Dating is a battleground filled with deception and infidelity.” – Andrew S. Trees

“A date may be just a pleasant coming together; a way of saying thank you for a favor, or it may be a delicate step in a courtship and mating dance.” – Rebecca Sharp Colmer

“An important part of dating is communicating. We communicate by sharing our thoughts, ideas, and feelings. We enjoy being with someone when we have an easy time communicating or when we have a lot to talk about.” – John Bytheway (see also: Communication Quotes)

“Dating should be a part of your life, not your life a part of dating. There is more to life than finding a date. But at the same time, dating is a part of your life, and if your ‘traffic patterns’ don’t include new people, they are not serving that part of your life.” – Henry Cloud

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

“Dating, after all is still about two people who are interested in one another and want to get together at a specific time and place.” – Joy Browne

“People tend to look at dating sort of like a safari, like they’re trying to land the trophy.” – Henry Cloud

“What is a date, really, but a job interview that lasts all night? The only difference is there aren’t many job interviews where you’ll wind up naked.” – Jerry Seinfeld

Short Dating Quotes

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

“Date someone who is home and an adventure all at once.”

“Don’t date anyone you can’t see yourself marrying.” – Turcois Ominek

“I once dated a weather girl, we talked up a storm.” – Jay London

“I’m always looking for meaningful one-night stands.” – Dudley Moore

“I’m dating a homeless woman. It’s easier to get her to stay over.” – Gary Shandling

“Keep the first date brief, short, sweet and simple and they’ll come back to you.” – Auliq Ice

“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Shannon L. Alder

“Never date a woman you can hear ticking.” – Mark Patinkin

“Opposites attract— and then aggravate.” – Joy Browne

“The most difficult part of dating is the initial invitation.” – Janell Carroll

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

“To find a prince, you gotta kiss some toads.” – Foxy Brown

“When it comes to dating, I’m straightforward and traditional with a twist.” – Luke Pasqualino

“Whenever I want a really nice meal, I start dating again.” – Susan Healy

Cute Dating Quotes

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

“Dating’s stressful. I’d have to dress up.” – Danika Stone

“I don’t date my girlfriend because she’s a model. I date her because I love her.” – Adam Levine

“I know we’ve only just met, but I have the feeling that I’ve known you all my life because every little thing you do drives me up the wall.” – Dan Piraro

“I like to date schoolteachers. If you do something wrong, they make you do it over again.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“I like to think I’ll just be walking down the street one day and stop and meet someone, like, Oh my God, you’re awesome, and then we start dating.” – Laura Prepon

“I spent the weekend after our date wishing I could stab him with my fluffy-duck pen and staring at the phone hoping he’d call. Dating is a very tricky business.” – Cath Crowley

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

“Oh hell no, I thought. I am not wasting my first kiss on some guy who’s skipping out on our first date.” – Joey Graceffa

“Save a boyfriend for a rainy day, and another, in case it doesn’t rain.” – Mae West

“The bottomline is that dating is supposed to be fun and enjoyable. Maybe a few butterflies will flutter in your tummy but that is part of the thrill of dating.” – Rebecca Sharp Colmer

Funny Dating Quotes

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

“Always carry a book on a date so that when you get bored you can slip into the Ladies’ for a read.” – Sharon Stone

“Dating a girl with a guy best friend is never easy.”

“Dating a grad student was like making hurried-up popcorn: lots of butter, high heat, instant noise.” – Will Weaver

“Dating an ex is the equivalent of failing a test you already had the answers to.” – Kendrick Cole

“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

“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

“Before you enter into the world of online dating, be prepared with what to say in case your date looks less the pictures you saw online and moe like a sunburned walrus.” – Alfred Jarry

“Dinner is a great first date. Don’t believe that stuff about girls not wanting to eat on a first date-sharing a romantic meal is so sexy.” – Carmen Electra

“Don’t leave a piece of jewelry at his house so you can go back and get it later; he may be with his real girlfriend.” – Amy Sedaris

“Don’t look for a partner who is eye candy. Look for a partner who is soul food.” – Karen Salmansohn

“Employees make the best dates. You don’t have to pick them up and they’re always tax-deductible.” – Andy Warhol

“Everything he does while you’re dating is like a crystal ball predicting what he’s going to be like after you’re married. If you don’t like a habit of his, honey, unless you fix it before the altar, it’s there to stay.” – Bethany Jett

“I hate first dates. I made the mistake of telling my date a lie about myself, and she caught me. I didn’t think she’d actually demand to see the bat cave.” – Alex Reed

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

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

“I went on a date recently and the guy took me horseback riding. That was kind of fun, until we ran out of quarters.” – Susie Loucks

“I went out to dinner with a Marine. He looked at me and said, ‘I could kill you in seven seconds.’ I go, I’ll just have toast then.” – Margaret Smith

“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

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

“Men will sleep with women they wouldn’t date, and women will date men they wouldn’t sleep with.” – Rebecca Christian

“My father always said, ‘Be the kind they marry, not the kind they date.’ So on our first date I’d nag the guy for a new dishwasher.” – Kris McGaha

“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

“The best part about speed dating is having 8-10 new guys to drink with, and none of them are keeping track of how many drinks you’ve had.” – Miss Moneypenny

“Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a $1 million Stradivarius to a gorilla.” – Jim Bishop

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

“When I started dating I had this kind of Romeo and Juliet, fateful romantic idea about love which was almost that you were a victim and there was a lot of pain involved and that was how it should be.” – Emma Watson

“When you’ve exhausted the traditional dating channels of casual bar encounters and awkward exchanges at the grocery store, the option of online dating is a ray of hope in an otherwise desolate field of desperation and loneliness.” – Alfred Jarry

“Workshops and seminars are basically financial speed dating for clueless people.” – Douglas Coupland

Dating Quotes For Her

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“Dating a man is like flying a kite. You only need to know when to wind up the string or let it out.” – Jenna Alatari

“Dating has taught me what I want and don’t want, who I am, and who I want to be.” – Jennifer Love Hewitt

“Dating someone exclusively for four months in New York is like four years in Anchorage.” – Zack Love

“Better to put your heart on the line, risk everything, and walk away with nothing than play it safe. Love is a lot of things, but ‘safe’ isn’t one of them.” – Mandy Hale

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

“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

“Everyone knows that dating in your thirties is not the happy-go-lucky free-for-all it was when you were twenty-two.” – Helen Fielding

“I believe that often people even stay in bad relationships longer than they should because the fear of the pain of dating is scarier than the pain of a bad relationship.” – Karen Salmansohn

“I don’t have a type. But one thing I can say from my dating experience is that a physical attraction will only take you so far. So you definitely have to have a strong intellectual connection as well.” – Jesse Metcalfe

“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

“It’s afterward you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn’t necessarily prove that you loved him.” – Marguerite Duras

“Old-fashioned dating still exists. You’re either dating the wrong people or you are the problem.” – Dominic Riccitello

“Some men will take you to the movies. Some will take you to the mountaintop.” – Darnell Lamond Walker

“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

“Whenever I date a guy, I think, Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with.” – Rita Rudner

“You didn’t date someone to change him. You dated him because you wanted him for the way he was. Flaws and fears and all.” – Jean Oram

Dating Quotes For Him

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“And I shall find some girl perhaps, and a better one than you. With eyes as wise, but kindlier, and lips as soft, but true, and I daresay she will do.” – Rupert Brooke

“Every time you date someone with an issue that you have to work to ignore, you’re settling.” – Andre Breton

“If you can’t love me in my rugs, you don’t deserve me in my riches.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

“If you’d rather not go with me, I will completely understand and won’t hate you for more than a day. Maybe two.” – Gena Showalter

“It is the same way with dating. The time you are most prepared for dating is when you don’t need anyone to complete you, fulfill you, or instill in you a sense of worth or purpose.” – Myles Munroe

“You know, the man of my dreams might walk round the corner tomorrow. I’m older and wiser and I think I’d make a great girlfriend. I live in the realm of romantic possibility.” – Stevie Nicks

“Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.” – Tim Allen

Dating A Single Mom Quotes

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“I love being a single mom. But it’s definitely different when you’re dating.” – Brooke Burns

“The greatest love is that of a mother, and I hope to someday be worthy of receiving the fierce love you give to everyone in your life.”

“It’s time you put yourself first. Let me plan everything for our next date and get ready to be pampered!”

“Your dedication and heart are truly inspirational.”

“Don’t let worries plague your heart. I’m hear to help you with all your worries from parenting to work. I want to share your burdens.”

“Your children are a reflection of your dedicated spirit and fierce affection, and I love you all for it.”

“Rays of sunlight dim in the face of everything you are — mother, friend, partner, lover.”

“The energy you have for everyone in your life leaves me in awe. You manage to give everyone your best, from your kids to your coworkers to me. Thank you.”

“A great love calls for a great sacrifice. I love you, your children, and all you’ve done to make our love work.”

“Playing a special role in your children’s lives is something I cherish. Thank you for letting me know them.”

“As we grow closer, not only do my feelings intensify, but so does my respect for all that you do.”

“Our relationship is special, but I never want to get in the way of your relationship with your kids. I understand they come first.”

“Helping you and your children is something I love to do. Please let me know when I’m needed.”

“The best place to be is surrounded by everyone who loves you. I’ll be at your side whenever you call.”

“They say children are the future, and I know my future looks fantastic after meeting your kids. They are perfect, just like you!”

“The greatest gift I can give you is a promise to love you and your children until the end of time.”

“It’s never too late to create a new life, and my love for our lives together is something I want to share with you and your kids forever.”

“The joy in your children’s faces is all I need to see to know that you’re the one for me.”

“Your strength is incredible, but I want you to know you can lean on me whenever you need it.”

“I’m so happy you are a part of my life and that I can be part of your entire family.”

“Each day, I look forward to learning more about your kids than I knew the day before.”

“I never felt whole until I met you and your children. Your family completes me in ways I didn’t know were possible.”

“I’m falling for every part of you and all of your children.”

“You are generous, graceful, and good-hearted — everything a mom should be and all that I want in a partner.”

“The most beautiful woman in the world is one who loves her children more than herself. To me, you are gorgeous.”

“Now that I’ve met the objects of your affection, they have quickly become mine as well.”

“You are the queen of my heart and I can’t wait to make your children part of the royal family.”

“Let me walk beside you and share your life, your children, your joy, your sadness, and your happiness.”

“Kids bring out the best in me and in them, I see the best of you.”

“The best thing in life is to be loved. I’m so grateful to have three of the best humans to love me.”

“I treasure every date we have, because I know everything you put on hold to put me first tonight. Thank you for our time together.”

“Nothing prepared me for falling in love with you and your kids, and nothing better has ever happened to me.”

“Since we started dating, you’ve challenged me to rise to the occasion. I hope to exceed your expectations.”

“Seeing everything you do for your work, family, and friends as we’ve been dating makes me want to be a better person myself.”

Originally published August 19, 2021, updated August 19, 2021

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