150 words that describe LOVE

UPDATED February 14, 2017 – 6 years ago, we asked readers to share 8 words that mean ‘love’ for them.  Since then, this blog entry has become one of our highest-traffic pages site-wide. So we got to wondering how (or if) the words have changed? What words mean “love” to you?

We again asked readers to tell us their favorite words for love, and boy did they! Hundreds of people sent us their #wordsoflove and now we’re sharing the results with a new word cloud just in time for Valentine’s Day 2017. Many of the top words are the same while 

Words of Love



February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day!

During our recent Eight Words Of Love sweepstakes, we asked you to tell us eight words that best describe love. Your entries were amazing, while some words were surprising (even shocking), others were very similar and sweet.

Here are the 150 most common words that describe love, as submitted by you.

150 words describing love
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The top 25 words (1 being the most popular) that describe love are:

  1. heart
  2. family
  3. caring
  4. happiness
  5. forever
  6. happy
  7. trust
  8. passion
  9. romance
  10. sweet
  11. kiss
  12. love
  13. hugs
  14. warm
  15. fun
  16. kisses
  17. joy
  18. sex
  19. friendship
  20. marriage
  21. chocolate
  22. husband
  23. wife
  24. forever
  25. caring

Can you think of any words that were missed?

41 responses to “150 words that describe LOVE”

  1. Gee Why says:

    Excellent use of a wordle. :)

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  3. Rcharleswest says:

    forever is there twice : /

  4. Dave Delaney says:

    So nice it’s there twice 😉

  5. Dabeast60 says:

    caring is there twice

  6. Oking2 says:


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  8. guest says:

    i must say this is not what i exspected see, i wanted to see words that i could relate to and honestly if u can u should remove husband from there. but neither should u add female unless there is both, to include one gender in a set of love lines definately shows your prespective of life and how you enjoy life to the fullest descibe my love i am so overjoyed , i seriously didnt think i could EVER be this happy, m ylove is attached to my gorgeous girl who takes me away, i could never spend a moment without her, yes call me crazy but thats what true love does to you. im a lesbian in a relationship with a women for over a year and i did not NEED the help of this website becasue to really write something that describes loving feeling should come straight from the heart
    not just becasue the words suites the feeling but because there is emotion and care behind them
    so i was just wondering if u wer really thinking when u put in husband? were u thinking , oh well, or did u simply not notice? and if u didnt notice then my opinion is you re read what u blog onto the internet. there is no need for this it upsets me, not sad but it angers me, that someone in THIS generation does not care enough about others that they do not care what there making of themselfs in others eyes, but i bet u do care. i bet every morning u wake up and do something to make ur self look “better” or u wear that shirt cut down to ur belly button. now maybe im wrong their too and every morning u wake up and do something to help our earth or adoptiong the kids in need. helping others. thats love. love cannot be descibed when it is so strong. its the best thing ever when u have ur true love with you. k+a

  9. RuruTheVulpix says:

    At least get proper grammar and spelling.

    I’m not trying to be mean or anything but just because your a lesbian doesn’t mean you should rage on this just because ‘husband’ was listed here.It also says ‘wife.’ How would you feel if you were raged on by someone who was gay and said what you just posted?Think of others’ feelings, okay? It’s stupid enough that idiots on youtube or facebook, etc do this kind of crap.Respect other posts.If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

  10. Grammar.Inspector says:

    I enjoy how you included “At least get proper grammar and spelling” In the comment, RuruTheVulpix… but you should know the proper way of saying this is, At least use proper grammar and spelling. Actually, Almost 50% of your post Is grammatically incorrect. Counting all of the typing and spacial errors, I would say at least 75% of it is incorrect. I congratulate you on trying, though.

  11. Nic says:

    This is embarrassing and almost sounds like you don’t agree with relationships which are not gay or lesbian. Why is Husband so offensive? And why is Wife not? It might not be words you would associate with love – but someone else does and they are entitled. I’m bi and actually find it embarrassing that you even wrote that ^.
    I’m in a very happy relationship, in fact I couldn’t be happier – the reason I am using this page is because I do WordArt pictures and it’s hard to think of so many related words at once. Just because you don’t require the list doesn’t mean anyone is any less in love than you are. Obviously I’m not as romantic as you – but love, like everything else, can be described. And just because you’re a Lesbian doesn’t give you the right to slander someone else’ opinion or feelings. Good for you, you’re in love. And what does doing something to make yourself look better have to do with anything?
    Lastly if you did not need the help your comment wasn’t needed.
    Your whole comment wreaks of judgement and ignorance.
    **Some friendly advice, don’t drink and type darling.

  12. Windyone1221 says:

    Uh…what? These are just some words that all some how relate to love. None of them really describe it.

  13. maham says:

    feelings.. crazy… gladness

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  18. Lollipoplollipop says:

    Wishes and Hope

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  21. Sherry090 says:

    you said forever twice

  22. Nadinee854 says:

    him her us we hope

  23. sly says:

    What about Unique ?

  24. smokey says:


  25. Sharon Jefferies says:

    What happened to RESPECT!

  26. maham says:

    we r absolutely nt here to discuss our or otherz grammer so guyz just relax n come to the topic of loveeee.. n stop criticizing on each other.. :)

  27. Christina Estrada says:


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  29. Red Tulip says:

    ‘A pounding HEART’

  30. Erick Franco says:

    you wrote caring twice.

  31. Grace Maclennan says:


  32. Jonathan says:

    God was forgotten

  33. Michele Mcspadden says:

    Loyalty wasnt in there

  34. Jacinta says:

    Yeah inspired or inspiring

  35. Jacinta says:

    And forever was said twice

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