The 15 Best Love Memes

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I love you memes are in the air tonight.

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Love is the universal language that draws us all together. Everyone understands love, but sometimes it can be tough to express it in the exact right way. That's where the useful shorthand of love memes come into the picture. If you're looking for a great love meme, we have a whole list of them to check out.

What Do Love Memes Mean?

There are two main types of love memes. The most straightforward type simply expresses love, and the other category takes a more sarcastic look at the subject matter.

The meaning of love memes can be complicated even further when other memes are included in the mix, since an understanding of the original meme may be required in order to fully understand the love meme.

How Are Love Memes Used?

Straightforward love memes are used to express love. Depending on the specific meme, it may be appropriate to share one on social media and tag your significant other, or send one via a messaging app.

Other love memes can be used to get a laugh or to make a commentary on the subject of love, the user's distaste for public displays off affection, or other similar purposes.

Examples of Love Memes:

Example #1
Image: A dog staring wide-eyed at a cupcake.
Text line one: I love you
Text line two: More than cupcakes
Meaning: This is a straightforward love meme that could be used to tell someone how much you love them.

Example #2
Image: Grumpy cat
Text line one:  I may be grumpy
Text line two: But I still love you
Meaning: This turns the popular grumpy cat meme into a love meme. Someone could post this as an apology for being grumpy, standoffish, or rude to the person they love, or just to get a laugh.

Example #3:
Image: A small dog struggling in the water.
Text line one: I just popped up
Text line two: To say I love you
Meaning: This is a humorous love meme that could be used in a straightforward manner or as a joke.

For even more examples, including links to the originals, check out our full list of 15 love memes you can use yourself:

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This Wouldn't Mean Much Coming from Some People

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But this little guy clearly loves cupcakes to an unreasonable degree.

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The Internet Loves You Too, Grumpy Cat

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May you meme forever. 

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When You Realize You Forgot to Tell Bae You Love Them Today

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Cute doggo overload. Pull back.

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There Are Clearly Two Otters Not No Otters

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What do you love them like, then? They are clearly an otter.

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There's Someone for Everyone

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For some of us, that someone is the arm of a couch. Don't judge.

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You Had Me at Hello

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But in all seriousness, I can't breath.

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This Is Why Senpai Never Notices You, Tako-chan

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Never go full dere-dere.

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Grumpy Cat, You Were Doing So Well

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Why won't you let us love you? 

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Maybe Everyone Wants to Be Loved

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Just not like that. 

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You Forgot the Fifth Basic Need

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Reruns of The Office.

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That Doesn't Seem Like Much

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But the little guy is giving it his all, which has to count for something. 

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How Much Does Brick Actually Love Lamp?

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This is clearly a question that doesn't get asked enough.

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That Clearly Isn't a Lamp

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Go to bed, cat. You're embarrassing everyone.

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Love Can Be in the Air Too, Sheldon

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There's a lot of room in the air, it's a very big place. 

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Hey, Thanks!

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You're not too shabby yourself.