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26 Effective & Creative Ways to Communicate with Your Significant Other

This article was originally published on LifeHack.

Love is all about communication. Whether you have been together for days, months or decades, your significant other is someone to whom you express all your warm fuzzy affection and who you can be as mushy with as you’d like. You don’t need to wait for a special occasion to remind that certain someone how much they are loved. Instead of the usual texting of “I love you”, add variety to your daily communication and try one of these creative ways to express yourself.

1. Write it on steamed mirrors


It’s early morning and you’re taking turns to shower before running off to work. Knowing they’re next in line, surprise them with a message and it’d be a wonderful way to start their day!

2. Write on a banana


When you pack them lunch, add on a banana as a healthy mid-day snack that’s high in potassium. It’s a thoughtful gesture and they will be smiling and laughing at how silly you are if you use a marker to write directly on the peel.

If you prefer to be sneaky, use your banana as a secret message! When you use a toothpick to scratch a message on the banana peel, it does not appear visible until an hour later.

3. Place notes on the fridge


There will be no excuse for not reading your message (Everybody walks to the fridge, right?) Use alphabet magnets to craft your message so you can reuse and rearrange them from time to time to add fun into your daily lives. If you do not have those, post-its will work just as well.

4. Use a Pillow Talk


Maybe you are in a long-distance relationship, or you don’t Iive together just yet. Launching soon, Pillow Talk is a wearable product that lets you send your heartbeat to your loved one, and by putting the speaker in the pillow you are able to hear theirs too – therefore providing the illusion of closeness no matter where you may be.

5. Dedicate them a song

Very old-school but nevertheless always a romantic thing to do. Is there a song that describes your relationship well? Dedicate that song with a heartfelt message on the radio and telling them when to listen. Make sure you know their schedule at that time so they don’t miss the perfect timing!

6. Start a love diary

Make it a project to take turns to fill it up with pictures of the most memorable moments, write short letters for each other, share secrets so you have nothing to hide, create love lists of about you like about them and share everything that is on your mind. You can also keep a box of memorabilia of things that are special in your relationship, such as movie ticket stubs

7. Install LoveByte – an app for couples

If writing in a physical diary is too troublesome, let technology make things easier for you. Search for couple apps and share with your significant other in a private space that you can call your own. It’s like a shared treasure chest of all your memories so revisiting the best times of your relationship is accessible and instantaneous.

8. Read together Gary Chapman’s “Five Love Languages” book

Find out what makes each other tick and how we express and receive love in different forms. It’s one of the best ways to build understanding between the two of you.

9. Invent your own secret code


Come up with some signs that only the two of you understand so you can slip it in your conversations without anyone knowing! Like in 50 Shades of Grey, there’s “red” and “yellow”. You can make it as sexy or ridiculous as you want, as long as you are having fun.

10. Buy a pair of tickets to their favourite show/concert


Is their favourite band coming to town? You know they want to see it but can’t bear to pay for the expensive tickets? Pamper them by getting them a ticket. If you can, accompany them to watch it (even if you don’t really want to!) to let them know you take interest in what they like and enjoy. Sometimes love is best communicated by your actions, not your words.

11. Make your own scratchcards

Don’t worry about not having handcrafting skills. There are tutorials to follow to make your own scratchcards where you can write in your own message, cover it up with paint and let the recipient scratch to unveil the message. Try typing in Google keywords like “DIY scratchcards” and you’re good to go. All you need are some cards, dish soap, silver acrylic paint, clear tape and a small container.

12. Make a heart-shaped meal


Prepare their favourite meal and display it a heart shape. (Whether or not the food tastes great, that’s a separate story!) You can prepare almost any food shaped into a heart: cut out toast, pizza, cookies; as long as you have a heart-shaped cutter. You can even use them on your fruits.

13. Slip a surprise note into their bag

love post it note

Write a sweet message on a post-it note. It can be something as simple as “Have a great day!” or an appreciation note to thank them of their presence in your life. Place more notes in random places where they will find it – in their dresser, fridge, in their car, bathroom mirror. It’d be something they come across later and you will keep them wondering when you managed to sneak it in without them knowing.

14. Embark on a ’30 Day Relationship Challenge’ together

Is it true that it takes 21 days to form a habit? Spice up your everyday interaction by committing to doing an activity daily together. It can be as simple as doing house chores together, giving each other a massage, or looking at old pictures. To make the challenge even more meaningful, brainstorm together to make your own list or search the net for some ideas.

15. Scavenger Hunt


On some coloured paper place clues and hints, and hide them all around the house. Ask your partner to solve the questions. You can ask some questions to remind them of special days in the relationship (e.g. when you had your first date). Get them thinking about the good times and how you both felt in the beginning.

16. Couple Quiz


Pick up a book of questions and fire them at each other. You can choose any topic or keep it to relationship questions. You will learn from the answers and discover each other’s preferences, attitudes, perspectives and desires – some of which you may not even have known about yourself! This is a fun way to get to know each other and bring you closer as a couple.

17. Make them a wallet card


Write a heartwarming message that is loving and motivational to your partner so they can always see it whenever they open their wallet. It is something they carry along with them all the time so it serves as a great reminder.

18. Surprise them with flowers

Perhaps your partner has been getting stressed at work, or you know they are going through a tough week. Have a lovely bouquet delivered to their workplace – even though there’s no special occasion or celebration – when they are least expecting it. Just because you want to see a smile on their face (Aww!) Plus it’s cheaper than getting them on peak periods like Valentine’s Day. Be sure to add a personal, encouraging message to add a special touch!

19. Make short videos


In case you were thinking dirty… No, that’s not what we meant. Make recordings of simple daily happenings, or talk about something you recall. Over time you will have built a record you can fondly look back at together and see how much you’ve both grown.

20. Quiet places for heart-to-heart talk

Visit new, quiet places where you can be away from the crowd and just sit down, hold hands and have a good heart-to-heart talk. Sit on a park bench or lie down to watch the night sky. Make it a point to travel even if it’s a little out of the way. Soaking together in a bathtub is considered a pretty unconventional place for a good, relaxing chat.

21. Make love vows

Spend a good evening and write down some promises of love to each other. Hang it up on the wall and be constantly reminded of the commitment you’ve promised each other – put down on pen and paper.

22. Make a bookmark


If your significant other is a bookworm, it would be nice to print out nice images and paste a love quote on top of it. Get it laminated and put it in to a book they are reading.

23. Mail them a handwritten letter


Because nobody takes the time to write to each other any more. The love letter is a classic way to show them how you feel. Express your gratitude and thank them for the little things they do for you. It’s something that they can keep for a long time and they will always feel good reading it again and again. Sit down and take the time to put in your best effort to write something down on pen and paper.

24. Lipstick on the mirror


Use lipstick to write a romantic message on the mirror. It’s a cheeky way to leave a short message (If you are worried about the stain, liquid dish soap and hot water will do the trick!)

25. Get your dog to fetch it

If you are lucky enough to have a dog who will learn special tricks, train your dog to bring a letter in its mouth to your partner.

25. Candy Hearts


Printed with cute messages like “Kiss Me” and “XOXO”, these ‘conversation heart’ candies make great gifts to send a message. If you want your message to be more special you can even have them custom made, so that it will be one of a kind.

LoveByte Couple from migme: gearna & mehedi_hasan21

We are uncovering the love stories of migme couples and we had the chance to first interview gearna, who shares with us about their story.  Read till the end for a really sweet surprise!

gearna & mehedi_hasan21

How did you both meet?
We first met on social platform migme, and I (gearna) am from Indonesia, and my partner, mehedi_hasan21, is from Bangladesh. We first started chatting everyday and quickly built a strong bond. Even when we were busy, we felt like we were missing each other… I think it’s because we enjoy ourselves too much during our chats and I always found myself smiling at his messages. He would listen to me and care for me whenever I am feeling down.

Very soon, he confessed and said “I love you” to me, but I was not ready to say yes as I was unsure whether his feelings were true. Instead, I told him to wait and he agreed. He waited patiently and we maintained chatting everyday until I could feel that he was really sincere. Touched by his actions, I decided to accept his proposal.

We have been together for over 460 days, even though it is a long-distance relationship.

What’s one of the challenges you have faced so far?
We faced many nay-sayers who believed that our relationship is only ‘virtual’ and that we won’t last, because many people do not believe in online long distance relationships.

It was initially difficult to share this with our family and when they knew that our commitment was real, they became more accepting of our relationship. Our families have already spoken with each other, and they have agreed that we can get married as soon as possible after we graduate by the end of this year!

lovebyte secret message

How does LoveByte help you in your relationship?
LoveByte really helps a lot for sharing our inner feelings. It’s easy to express ourselves with a perfect emoticon/sticker since we cannot see each other. We enjoy writing love notes for each other because it helps to keep our love alive. Reminders are useful in helping us remember our special day. I think it’s a perfect apps for couple and I strongly recommend it to more friends on mig!

What do you use LoveByte for mostly?
We love to use Secret Message. It’s really fun to receive and it makes me really feel so loved when I finally see what my partner has written for me.

How do you know he’s the one?
I know he is the one because I know whatever happens, he is not gonna leave me and we would not give up on each other easily. He always stays with me like my shadow. Whenever we have a fight, he never turns to anger and would try to calm me down.  Everyday he tries to do something special for me just to make myself happy, and I appreciate all his effort.

I love it that he can read my mind and heart. When I am sad and i don’t know how to express myself but he understands. And we believe in each other. I can say we love each other truly and I know no one else can love me like he does.

What’s the next big milestone for your relationship?
In 3 months, we will be meeting for the first time in Hong Kong and Macau for our first date! After which, his family (parents and sister) will join from Bangladesh to visit my family in Indonesia, and I will travel with them to visit his family in Bangladesh!

We are both really excited and looking forward to the day and we’re sure we will be creating many happy memories together as we see each other for the first time.

We are really excited for the couple and we wish them all the best!

Stay loving,
LoveByte Cupid <3

LoveByte is a mobile app for couples to record their happy memories to form a meaningful, love journal containing favourite photos, notes and dates. Get it on iOS/Android:

What is White Day?

Did you think that there’s only just one day in a year to celebrate our love – Valentine’s Day?

Celebrated on 14 March, one month after Valentine’s Day, we also have White Day! It is originated from Japan, as a tradition where guys have to send chocolates back to the women who has sent them a gift on V-Day.

Read more about this festival in our infographic below!


Stay loving,
LoveByte Cupid <3

LoveByte is a mobile app for couples to record their happy memories to form a meaningful, love journal containing favourite photos, notes and dates. Get it on iOS/Android: