It is endearing to say “I miss you” because it lets someone know that you are grateful and enjoy being with them.
It’s easy to tell someone that you are missing them if you aren’t shy. However, it can be hard to respond if you don’t want to sound cliche.
You can respond with something like “I miss you too,” “That’s sweet,” or “I can’t wait to meet you again.”
Sometimes, you may not be able to communicate with your partner. They might tell you that they miss you but you are so upset that you don’t feel the same.
There are many situations where you may need to respond when someone says they miss you. Continue reading to learn how to respond to “I miss you.”
How to Respond to a Crush’s I Miss You SMS
If you have a crush on someone and they tell you you miss you, it’ll make you feel like you won the lottery. You’ll feel so happy and on top of the world.
These are some ways to respond to an “I miss you” text from a crush. “I miss you too,” or “that’s so sweet,” are some examples of responses to an “I love you” text from a crush.
Here are ten different ways to reply to an “I miss you” text sent by a crush.
1. I miss you too
This message is not for nitpicking. Your crush will be so sorry that you are.
You may be relieved they said it because you thought of texting them but were too shy.
You now know that you’re on the same page and neither of you is hiding your feelings.
2. You are so sweet!
Even if your crush isn’t around, it might be a good idea to not say it back. You can be creative with it and use it to flirt with your crush.
This is how you acknowledge the message. It lets them know you are missing them.
3. I cannot wait to see you again
You went out with your crush and had a great time.
If your crush tells you that they miss you, it is clear that they want to meet you again. Now is the right time to tell your crush that you miss them and that you look forward to seeing them again.
4. Flying kiss Emoji
An emoji of romance is always a great response. They say what they mean; actions speak louder than words.
Your crush will interpret what you say.
Your crush will be happy regardless of what you do with the flying kiss emoji.
5. We have three days to see one another again
You are counting down the days to your crush’s return, which is a sign that you want them back.
You enjoy spending time with your partner and the days don’t seem to go fast enough for you.
6. I was worried that you were already tired of me
You can add a laughing emoticon at the end to make sure your crush doesn’t think you’re insecure or looking for compliments.
You should only reply with this if you have seen each other often in recent times. Otherwise, it will not make sense. It will be funny, but you could have a deeper conversation about your relationship.
You can tell your crush why you are missing them since the ball is now in their court.
7. You make you feel alive
You don’t feel any less alive if you aren’t with your crush. But they bring out the best in you when you’re together.
Your crush could be the motivating type who gets excited about life. They don’t need grand gestures or extravagant actions to make them happy. What they love is the simple things, like blossoming flowers.
Your crush will make you appreciate things that you have never thought of.
8. I miss you more the less I see you
“Absence makes the heart grow fonder,” is a saying that goes with people you like.
Because they have a positive influence on your life, you miss your crush and you love spending time with them.
You feel the void when you are apart from them. It grows more profound the further you go.
9. I am an expert in missing you
Your crush will be witty if they are funny. Experts are people who have spent so much time learning their craft.
You spend so much time missing your crush, that you are now an expert in it!
11. I wish there was a time machine
This is what you should say if you have arranged a date with your crush within a few weeks of the date that you were texting.
You might be in a long-distance marriage and can’t get to see your partner as often as you would like. It’s possible that you only see each other once per month.
Although it may seem like a short time, the truth is that it can be quite long. It can feel like forever if you are truly in love with someone.
13. I just listened to our favourite song
Although you may not yet be a married couple, you are well on your way. Many couples have a song that triggers memories.
It’s a good sign if you guys already know your song. You think of your crush every time you hear the song. It makes you miss them.
14. We had an amazing time on our date
Perhaps your last time seeing your crush was two weeks ago, when they took you out on a date.
Although you have spoken, you did not arrange to meet again. Let your crush know how much you enjoyed the experience and encourage them to arrange a second date.
15. I was just thinking about you
People you don’t know are important to you. Your crush will likely ask you, “So what were your thoughts about then?”
You can respond however you like, but this is a great opportunity to show your crush how amazing you think they are.
If they feel sentimental, they will tell you what they think about you.
16. Are You Free This Evening?
You wouldn’t be able to make time for your crush if you didn’t love them. Letting them know that you are available and want to meet them again is another way to express your love.
17 What do you think is so special about me?
Now is the right time to find out how much your crush loves you.
It also allows you to determine if they are just saying that they miss you or if they feel like they should be saying it.
A response like this will show your crush that you have thought about what it’s about you they are missing.
18. What would you do if you were together?
What is your limit for flirting? Perhaps you don’t have a partner yet or are comfortable discussing what you would do if you did.
This is the perfect time to do it. Your crush may be shy and respond by saying, “We’d be eating dinner together and watching a movie.”
If this is the case, they won’t be able to accept the message.
19. I’m sorry, but it isn’t enough
You’ve been with your crush for some time now and things have become intense.
You see each other every day; when you aren’t together, you’re texting, calling, or video calling.
You are crazy about each other but don’t know when it’s right to say “I love you” because you have only been together for two months.
Relationship expert Carla Marie Manly says that you don’t have to say these three words in a given time.
She also said that it was best to wait until you are certain. It can be detrimental to a relationship if it is done too soon.
With a reply like this, it’s clear that you have strong feelings. However, you need to be careful not to use the L-word too early.
20. I believe you have a piece of my heart
If you truly love someone, enjoy spending time together, challenge one another, and feel complete when you aren’t together.
Your crush will know you are missing them by saying “I think you have a piece of mine” to let them know you love them.
How to respond to a friend’s “I Miss You” text
It’s great to have friends you can hang out with. It’s not always easy to tell our friends how much we mean to them, so it’s lovely that your friend is reaching back to let you know they are missing you.
You could respond by saying, “I have been thinking about your recently, I hope that you are doing well,” “it has been a while,” “I should catch up soon,” or “I still have your shoes in me, I think of you every time I see them,”
These are the three options for responding to a friend’s “I miss you” text message.
1. I still have your shoes in my wardrobe; I think of you every time I see them
Your friend and you are so close, that you often stay at each others’ houses. Your friend is known for leaving clothes behind when they visit.
It’s not something you do once in a while. You’ve been laughing about it for years. You always think about your friend when you see an item from their clothing. This time, it’s a pair of shoes.
2. I saw your book launch on your IG. I am so proud of your accomplishments.
This is a great way to say it to someone you haven’t seen in a while. Perhaps you have moved to another country or city and lost contact with your friends.
Your friend had talked about writing a book for many years. Now they are finally doing it and you are proud.
3. I would still take it on the way home after work if it wasn’t for you
Friendships can also be about improving each other’s lives.
Your friend, for example, drove 30 miles to show your family the best routes to take when you moved into your new house. She used to live in the area and was very familiar with the area.
This is your way to show your friend how much you appreciate their kindness.
How to Respond to I Miss You without Saying It Back
Perhaps you are just starting to date this person and don’t want it to be too early.
Instead of saying that you miss them, you can say things like “I enjoy spending my time with you,” “We had an amazing time last night, maybe it will again sometime,” or “I have been thinking about you a lot lately.”
1. I enjoy spending time with your family
Spending time with someone you love is a sign that you are looking forward to spending as much time as possible with them. You miss that person a lot when you are away.
2. We had a great night last night. Maybe we can do it again someday.
You may have just begun to see this person and don’t want it to end too soon, but you love them as much as you like yourself.
You don’t want them to be rushed and say that you miss them. Instead, tell them how much you enjoyed it and would love to do it again.
3. I have been thinking a lot about you lately
One person might respond to the phone by saying, “Thinking about what I wonder?”
Telling someone that you are thinking of them is a way to make them curious. They want to know what thoughts and ideas they have been having.
How to Respond to I Miss You Texts When You Do Not
Perhaps you have fought with your partner and aren’t feeling it right now.
You might have just discovered that a good friend is crushing on your heart and you don’t miss them as much because you don’t feel the same. What are you going to do?
These are some tips: “I’m not in the mood for your games,” oil overwhelmed at the moment, the message you later” or “I don’t know how to respond to that.”
Continue reading to learn how to reply to an “I miss you” text message if you don’t.
1. I’m not missing you, well
You can be direct if you need to. You might be so upset by them that you won’t want to see them again.
If this is the case, you should immediately end the conversation and tell them your feelings are not mutual. After discussing your situation, you know that the damage is done.
You are not trying to resolve the situation. After you have replied, stop engaging in conversation with the individual. Keep it moving.
2. I’m not feeling the game.
You’re likely fed up with your partner’s childish behaviour if they start unnecessary arguments and then return to you after having had a chance to reflect.
Instead of allowing them back to their world of glory, tell them that you aren’t impressed and that you are tired of their absurdity.
You might be able to shock them into changing their ways by putting your foot down. If not, it might be time to reconsider whether you are ready to have a relationship like this.
3. I am overwhelmed at the moment. Please message me later
You can send a friend an “I miss you” text message. This will allow you to reflect on how you are going to tell them you don’t want to hear it.
4. I don’t know what you want me to do about that.
If you are having problems in your relationship and don’t feel like you can be with your partner, it’s not a good idea to pretend everything is fine and tell them that you love them.
This is a sign that they need to reevaluate how they treat you. How would they feel if you treated them that way?
How to Respond to I Miss You Text from Your Ex
The nature of your breakup and your desire to get back together will determine how you respond.
You could say, “and what does that mean?” or “I miss you too,” but it might also be “I’ve moved forward now.”
These are some suggestions for how to respond to an “I miss you” text from your ex.
1. What does that mean?
Why are you coming back to your ex-partner if they left you because they were not ready for a relationship or had met someone else?
It is perfectly normal to be suspicious about their motives if you’d like to find out what they are up to, ask.
2. I miss you too
If you are looking to make the relationship last, tell your ex only that you miss them.
You might have been in a heated argument and ended up breaking up in haste. If this is the case and you are looking to get back together, you can let your ex know.
However, if you were in a toxic