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The Best Goodnight Texts That’ll Make Your Person Totally Swoon

They’ll be dreaming of you tonight, guaranteed. ;)
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You know what never gets old, always feels great, and has the potential to give you A+ dreams all night? A goodnight text from the person you’re into, whether it’s from a new cutie you have your eye on or someone you’ve been with forever. Goodnight messages can skew anywhere between incredibly sweet to dizzyingly sexy, take two seconds to send, and have the power to tell the person on the other end in just a few short words, “Hey, you’ve been on my mind today and I hope knowing that puts a smile on your face.” And during one of the most private moments of the day—right before you fall asleep! Not to mention, there’s a good chance you’re texting them from your actual bed, which means your text goodnight doubles as a subtle invite to picture you, well, in bed. Is there anything with the potential to be hotter?


The art of sending the perfect goodnight message is an important one to master, but it can also be tricky! There’s a lot to consider: How close are you? What’s the nature of your relationship? Are you dating exclusively, or just hooking up? What ~vibes~ do you want to convey? This last one’s particularly important depending on whether you’re going for something sincere and heartwarming, or something that can err into sexting territory. (Which we enthusiastically endorse, btw.)

So because these goodnight messages can be kind of make-or-break—like, you have to play it cool in some cases!—we’ve curated a list of the best goodnight texts to send to your person depending on what emotion you’re trying to evoke. Next time you’re stumped on what to say, feel free to copy and paste these to your heart’s desire.

If you’re still in the early stages of getting to know each other…

  • “Goodnight!” (Because sometimes it’s really that easy.)
  • “Sweet dreams.”
  • “As much as I’d love to keep you up, I’ll let you get some sleep.” (Word to the wise, there is some room for horny interpretation here, so proceed with caution if you’re not there yet.)
  • “Wait, omg, I forgot I have a story to tell you.” (Then ‘fall asleep.’ You’ll rest real easy knowing you pretty much just guaranteed they’ll text you tomorrow. Just make sure you actually have a story to tell them when the time comes.)
  • “Wow, it’s so late. I have to get to bed. I haven’t stayed up this late talking to someone in forever.” (Go ahead, make ’em feel a little special—in a chill, low key kinda way, ofc.)
  • “Night! You’re a good time.” This works best if you’ve just met or hung out for the first time. (Telling them that they, specifically, are a good time somehow hits different than ye olde, “I had a great time tonight!”)
  • “Night! Talk soon.” (So chill, so effortless. Borderline cold, even, but the understated promise that you will talk again tells them everything they need to know.)
  • “Maybe if I’m lucky, you’ll give me just as much attention tomorrow as you gave me today. ???? Goodnight!” (Be careful with this one—like, the emoji is absolutely necessary, but 8/10 it’s a surefire way to get a flirty text the next morning.)
  • “Goodnight, talk to you tomorrow.” (It’s like a promise to continue the conversation the next day.)
  • Say nothing. Pretend you fell asleep and wake up the next morning with, “Ah, sorry, I fell asleep on you!” and then pick up the conversation where it ended. (FWIW: This helps keep the conversation going so no one needs to worry about who is texting who first. Game changer.)
  • “I liked talking to you again today! Let’s do it again tomorrow.”
  • “Goodnight! I really like talking to you. ????”
  • “Ugh, I have to go to bed, but what do you say we pick up where we left off tomorrow?”
  • “Night! Hope you have sweet dreams. ????”
  • “Goodnight! Let me know how it goes with [*insert whatever project/presentation/big thing they have going on*] tomorrow! You’ve got this. ????????”
  • “Have a good night! Hope tomorrow goes smoothly.”
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If you’re horny…

  • “I know I need to get some rest tonight, but I’m not sleepy yet. Wish you were here to help tire me out.”
  • “Gonna get some sleep, even though I’d much rather keep you up all night.” (Suggestive emoji optional.)
  • “Heading to bed, wish you could come along…” (A little cliché? Yes. Works like a charm? Also yes.)
  • “Wish you’d be here to wake me up right tomorrow…”
  • “I’m about to pass out, but if you were here I’m sure you’d find a way to keep me up all night.
  • “This bed is awfully lonely without you, but I guess I’ll have to wait for [insert next time you’ll see them].”
  • “Wish you were putting me to sleep instead, but I guess I’ll take care of things myself.”
  • “I can think of more fun ways to fall asleep if you were here, but I guess it’ll have to wait.”
  • “Hmm, what kind of goodnight text would it take to get you in my bed right now?”
  • “Based on everything I’ve been thinking about doing to you, my dreams will be real nice tonight.”
  • “Just know I’ll be thinking of you in bed tonight, all night…”
  • “Goodnight cutie… wish you were in bed with me tonight.”
  • “I bought some *very* sexy new PJs…can’t wait for you to see them.”
  • “Can’t wait to kiss you all over, goodnight. ????”
  • “Guess what? I’m wearing those PJs you like… wish you were here to take them off me.”
  • “I hope you dream of all the sexy things we’re going to do next time we’re together.”

If you’re in your feels and want to be sappy…

  • “See you in my dreams tonight?”
  • “WHY is it so hard for me to stop talking to you and get some sleep?”
  • “I don’t know why I even bother going to sleep anymore when I already have the [woman/man/person/etc.] of my dreams.”
  • “I’m so obsessed with talking to you. It almost feels like you WANT me to be sleep-deprived.”
  • “I have to get some sleep, but just know that I literally can’t stop thinking about you even when I’m unconscious.”
  • “Let’s hope my dreams are as sweet as you.”
  • “Goodnight, [insert any pet name like ‘babe,’ ‘love,’ ‘handsome/gorgeous,’ etc.].”
  • “If you could get out of my head and let me sleep for a little while, that’d be great.” (A little cliché but a classic for a reason.)
  • “Ughhh. I don’t want to go to bed because that means I don’t get to talk to you for seven hours.”
  • “Sweet dreams. Think about me.” Literally no emoji or exclamation point. Period.
  • “Goodnight, I already miss you!”
  • “I love my bed but I love you in it even more.”
  • “I hope you get some good sleep tonight! Can’t wait to hold you tomorrow. <3”
  • “Goodnight! I hope you know I’ll be thinking about you as I fall asleep. I feel so lucky to have you."
  • “Goodnight! Wish you were here so we could snuggle.”
  • “You’re the best part of all my days! Goodnight.????”

If you’re long distance…

  • “Goodnight, my love. I miss you.”
  • “Would give anything to wake up next to you tomorrow.”
  • “Falling asleep is the highlight of my day, because it means I’m one day closer to seeing you again.”
  • “I hate not getting to say goodnight to you in person, but at least I know I’ll see you in my dreams.”
  • “Heading to bed. Wish you were here to tuck me in.”
  • [Insert amount of days] until I can lie beside you. Can’t wait.”
  • “I’m going to bed with you as my last thought, and I can’t wait to wake up to you as my first.”
  • “You know, it’s a good thing you’re so [*insert attribute you love about them*] because that would make this whole long-distance thing really, really hard if not. But you’re worth these nights alone in bed.”
  • “Day [*insert how long it’s been since you’ve seen each other*] of not seeing you, but one day closer to seeing you again. Goodnight, my love.”
  • “Ugh, how much would it cost to get you in an overnight jet to my bed rn?” This is borderline horny, but go big or go home.
  • “Goodnight! Love you so much, can’t wait to be reunited again so soon.”
  • “I’m going to bed, but very soon we’ll be going to bed together!”
  • “Sweet dreams! I’ll be thinking of all the hugs I’m going to give you when we’re reunited as I fall asleep.”
  • “I love you! Can’t wait to close this distance so we can fall asleep next to each other every night.”
  • “Goodnight baby, I hope you fall asleep thinking of all the things we’re going to do together next time. And I do mean *all* the things.????”
  • “We’re so close to our next reunion! Think about that in your dreams tonight. Love you ????.”

If you want them to know how much you love them…

  • “I can’t wait to wake up even more in love with you tomorrow than I was today.”
  • “Every night I fall asleep knowing I’m yours is a good night. Sweet dreams, my love.”
  • “Goodnight. I am so in love with you.” (Sometimes the 'in love' vs. standard 'love' makes all the difference.)
  • “Every night I go to bed so happy knowing you’re mine.”
  • “I wish I could fall asleep in your arms tonight, and every night.
  • “I hate saying goodnight to you.”
  • “I love that you’re my last thought before I go to bed.”
  • “I’m obsessed with being your last thought before you go to bed.”
  • “I don’t want to sleep because I know my dreams can’t compare to you in my reality.”
  • “I love you. Goodnight.”
  • “Goodnight! I feel so lucky I get to love you!”
  • “I can’t believe you’re all mine. ???? Sweet dreams baby!”
  • “Goodnight! I love you more than all the [*insert your favorite candies/snacks*] in the world. ????”
  • “I hope all your dreams are as sweet as you are, baby.”
  • “I just want you to know that I’m so grateful for your love. Goodnight. ????”
  • “You make me feel soooo ????????????. Goodnight baby!

*This story originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by editors.

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