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The 36 Best Ways to Respond to “I Miss You” Messages & Texts

The 36 Best Ways to Respond to “I Miss You” Messages & Texts

Human as we are, we show our affection by sending “I miss you” messages to people that we fancy or like on different levels.

Reality check, we may or may not feel the same toward the other party. At times, we even want to goof around and just be silly in the way we respond.

So, we’ve listed thirty-six various ways of responding to “I miss you” messages from people around. Let’s go over our list quickly.

 

36 Ways to Respond to “I Miss You” Messages & Texts

 

  1. I miss you too.
  2. I miss you more.
  3. I miss you even more.
  4. I was just about to say that.
  5. I miss everything about you too.
  6. I feel the same way too.
  7. I’ve been thinking about you too.
  8. You’re on my mind too.
  9. What do you miss about me?
  10. Can’t wait to see you!
  11. That’s sweet. I kinda miss you too.
  12. I was just about to text you too.
  13. I’m starting to feel that more often, too.
  14. Let me send you a picture.
  15. What made you think that?
  16. Really? Prove it.
  17. You do? Then call me.
  18. I appreciate that.
  19. That’s sweet. Miss you too.
  20. So, how are you?
  21. Hey, there! What’s up?
  22. What are you up to? Let’s hang out.
  23. You busy today? We should hang out.
  24. Really? Send me a virtual hug then.
  25. You’re being sweet. What do you need?
  26. I’m broke. Try someone else.
  27. I’d miss me too if I were you.
  28. Yeah, you should!
  29. Not working. Try harder.
  30. That sounds like progress.
  31. Thank you. That’s nice of you.
  32. It’s nice to be missed.
  33. We really shouldn’t go back there.
  34. I think you got the wrong number.
  35. New phone. Who’s this, please?
  36. Well, I don’t.

 

Ways to respond to “I miss you” for people in a relationship

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Responding to compliments and sweet messages can be easy for others yet hard for some because people have different personality types and life experiences.

Because of this, people tend to seek help online to be able to come up with responses that would fit the situation they are in.

One of the most common sweet messages that we read and hear every day is “I miss you.” Using this expression demonstrates longing and need for affection.

Apparently, it’s nice to be missed by someone dear to us. Girlfriends and boyfriends exchange this kind of message to show affection to each other.

So, for the first part of today’s post, here are some general, sweet, and expected responses you could use when your boyfriend or girlfriend says “I miss you.”

 

1. I miss you too.

“I miss you too” is a great response only if you really miss the person, or at least want to show the person that you actually do.

This situation is possible when the person is special. This can be true in actual scenarios such as a boyfriend or girlfriend texting each other after a busy day.

Example:

A: Hey, I miss you.

B: I miss you too.

 

2. I miss you more.

When you want to show your girlfriend or boyfriend that you actually miss him or her more than he or she does, “I miss you more” is a great response.

This could happen when one or the other is away for a couple of days for work or family-related events.

Example:

A: Hi, babe. I miss you.

B: Hey. I miss you more.

 

3. I miss you even more.

With more emphasis than “I miss you more,” “I miss you even more” would be a great response when your feeling exceeds your boyfriend or girlfriend’s.

The adverb “even” particularly conveys this effect, which is great for letting the other person feel appreciated.

Example:

A: Ron, I miss you.

B: I miss you even more.

 

4. I was just about to say that.

You could also say something like “I was just about to say that.” Apparently, this response works better in spoken rather than written scenarios because of the usage of “say.”

Bear in mind, though, that this response is not strictly limited to spoken scenarios but that it is just more appropriate.

Example:

A: Hey, hon. I miss you already.

B: I was just about to say that.

 

5. I miss everything about you too.

“I miss everything about you too” works especially when texting a girlfriend and making her feel better about herself.

Sometimes, girls can be tough, but all they need are just a few affectionate words. This would make them feel secure and loved.

Example:

A: How’s your day going, honey? I miss you.

B: All good, hon. I miss everything about you too.

 

6. I feel the same way too.

When you want to focus on the fact that your feeling is mutual or the same as your partner, you can also say “I feel the same way too.”

Casual message exchanges are not necessarily strict with punctuation usage. But, you may choose to add a comma before “too” to make your message more emphatic.

Example:

A: I miss you, Lily.

B: I feel the same way too, John.

 

7. I’ve been thinking about you too.

When your girlfriend or boyfriend sends you a message out of the blue telling you that he or she misses you, it would be great to respond with “I’ve been thinking about you too.”

This would make him or her feel that you are on the same page, which would definitely strengthen your romantic relationship.

Example:

A: Hi, love. Just wanted to tell you I miss you.

B: Hey. I’ve been thinking about you too.

 

8. You’re on my mind too.

Another way to express “I’ve been thinking about you too” is “You’re on my mind too.” Likewise, this expression communicates both sweetness and security.

Example:

A: Hey, sweetheart. I miss you.

B: You’re on my mind too. How’s your day been?

 

9. What do you miss about me?

If you’re feeling a little naughty or flirty when your boyfriend or girlfriend says “I miss you,” you could also say something like “What do you miss about me?”

Of course, you should only make use of this expression when you’ve reached a point where both of you already speak the same love language.

Example:

A: Hey, baby. Hope you’re enjoying your trip. I miss you.

B: What do you miss about me? Tell me.

 

10. Can’t wait to see you!

If either of you is about to meet soon after a period of being away from each other, “Can’t wait to see you!” would definitely be a great response.

Compared to “I miss you too,” “Can’t wait to see you!” could communicate more warmth and excitement to the other.

Example:

A: The plane has just landed, love. I miss you!

B: Can’t wait to see you!

 

Ways to respond to “I miss you” for people who are aiming for a relationship

You Do, Then Call Me!

Apart from those people who are already in a relationship, those ones who are aiming to have one could also exchange sweet messages.

When you’re communicating with someone who is not yet officially your girlfriend or boyfriend, you may want to show some restraint in terms of feelings.

Especially with women, they could try to avoid sounding “needy” when deep inside they actually love the gesture.

So, here are different ways to respond to “I miss you” in the context of doing it with a potential girlfriend or boyfriend.

These responses are either hopeful, needy-ish, or somewhat challenging in a way. These responses are also possible when you want to say “I miss you” in return without directly saying it.

 

11. That’s sweet. I kinda miss you too.

If you think it’s still a bit too soon to jump to conclusions, you can simply add a hedging device to your language use.

To do this, you could say “That’s sweet” followed by “I kinda miss you too” to meanwhile maintain the momentum of the anticipated romantic relationship.

Example:

A: Hey, I just saw your recent post, and it made me miss you.

B: That’s sweet. I kinda miss you too.

 

12. I was just about to text you too.

To make the other person feel reciprocated, you could also say “I was just about to text you too.”

Doing so could positively strengthen whatever level of relationship you have already built with the other person.

Example:

A: Hi. I’ve just finished my day. Just dropping by to say I miss you.

B: Hey, there. I was just about to text you too.

 
Responding to “hi” messages can be borderline formulaic or mechanical sometimes because we simply do it all the time.

But of course, we should never get sick of this because receiving “hi” messages means there are people around who care about us.

 

13. I’m starting to feel that more often, too.

If you have already come to a point where you think you could take things further, you could say “I’m starting to feel that more often, too.”

This expression could be an indirect yet emphatic way of responding to “I miss you” when people are not officially in a relationship just yet.

Example:

A: Just saw the video you posted, and it made me miss you.

B: I’m starting to feel that more often, too.

 

14. Let me send you a picture.

If you don’t feel like expressing to the other person that you miss him or her the same, you could take action by sending a picture instead.

It could be a great way to update your potential partner about the things that you are interested in because it does not only convey warmth but also openness.

Example:

A: Hey, what are you doing right now? I miss you.

B: Let me send you a picture. [picture]

 

15. What made you think that?

Meanwhile, if you think it is yet too soon to throw some I miss yous to each other, you could try doing a silly-sarcastic-challenging response.

This could be done by asking the question “What made you think that?” to the other person. As long as both of you are making progress, this response shouldn’t come off as offensive.

Example:

A: Trish. Just wanted to say I miss you.

B: What made you think that?

To make sure you won’t be misinterpreted in a bad way with your intent, you could also make use of the emoticon “XD.”

As an emoticon or emoji, the expression “XD” means you are attempting to be funny and even borderline sarcastic, which is a humor strategy.

 

16. Really? Prove it.

If you’re feeling extra confident, you could also challenge the person right away by saying “Really? Prove it.”

Not limited to ladies, gentlemen are also welcome to say something cocky-ish like this expression, especially if they are known to be funny or witty.

Example:

A: Josh, I think I’ve missed you. “I think,” okay? Haha

B: Really? Prove it, Kells.

 
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17. You do? Then call me.

Another way of expressing the same amount of playfully conceited response to “I miss you” is “You do? Then call me.”

This is a good way to test if the other person is just playing around or really into you. Don’t expect too much, though, so you won’t get disappointed.

Example:

A: Hey, Eve. Just wanted you to know that I miss you.

B: You do? Then call me. Like, right now.

 

Ways to respond to “I miss you” for friends

Friends miss each other too. Perhaps, even more than lovers do. Friends would always have this special place in our hearts that no one can tear apart.

So, we have also listed some ways to respond to a friend when he or she says “I miss you” in a non-romantic way.

Note that the responses below are mostly limited to the context of close and long-term friendship, rather than something that has only just started.

 

18. I appreciate that.

“I appreciate that” could be a possible response if you are texting a friend in a cordial way, and you don’t want to convey any false impressions.

Note, though, that this response may come off as a bit cold and insensitive. But, then, again, this works well if you are not necessarily into that person in a romantic way.

This response also works in contexts where one is not necessarily in a good mood or is undergoing some troubles.

Example:

A: Hey, Liz. I miss you. How’s it going?

B: I appreciate that, Mike. Things are not really that great these days.

 
Responding to “how’s it going” messages can be a bit tricky when we are down in the dumps. So, there is no need to pretend that we are fine when we are actually not, and that’s okay.
 

19. That’s sweet. Miss you too.

If you want to reciprocate the friendly message, you could simply say “That’s sweet. Miss you too.”

This works for any gender. This is also great for communicating some amount of warmth but not in an overdone way.

Example:

A: George! How are you? I miss you!

B: That’s sweet. Miss you too, Anna! I’m struggling with work these days, actually.

 

20. So, how are you?

If you want to somehow avoid being sweet, but you also want to continue the conversation, you could say “So, how are you?”

This response is great even if it does not directly reciprocate the “I miss you” message because it opens a conversation up.

Example:

A: It’s been a while, Ash. I miss you!

B: Hey, there! So, how are you?

 

21. Hey, there! What’s up?

The relationship between friends is pretty casual most of the time, depending, of course, on the level of closeness or familiarity.

When our friends tell us they miss us, it usually suggests that they need someone to talk to or hang out with. So, responding with “Hey, there! What’s up?” is quite common.

Example:

A: Carlaaaa! I miss you. You busy?

B: Hey, there! What’s up?

 
In reality, replying to “what’s up” messages is really dependent on the overall context of the conversation, which can be different from one person to another.

 

22. What are you up to? Let’s hang out.

When your friend texts you with “I miss you,” he or she most like is either bored or has some bad stuff going on.

In situations like this, responding with “What are you up to? Let’s hang out” could be really helpful.

What “What are you up to?” literally means is “What are you doing?” When someone sends us this message, that person should probably be looking for a companion.

Example:

A: Reese! I miss you. You busy today?

B: Dana! No, not at all. What are you up to?

 

23. You busy today? We should hang out.

Another response that demonstrates intent to take action on the “I miss you” message is “You busy today? We should hang out.”

This message works well with friends who are planning to spend some time together for the day, especially when both clearly understand the intent to hang out.

Example:

A: Hey,  Gracie. I miss you.

B: You busy today? We should hang out.

 

24. Really? Send me a virtual hug then.

For friends that are miles apart from each other, sending virtual hugs can be a common gesture. Thanks to technology, we are now able to do such a thing.

Example:

A: Hey, Laura. I miss you. How are you?

B: Really? Send me a virtual hug then.

 

25. You’re being sweet. What do you need?

At times, friends can be totally blunt with words without offending each other in the slightest. So, it is possible to say “You’re being sweet. What do you need?”

If this is how you and your friends treat each other, then you must have known each other for a long period of time. You’ve probably gone through lots of ups and downs too.

Example:

A: Ben. I suddenly thought about you. I think I miss you.

B: You’re being sweet. What do you need? Lol.

 

26. I’m broke. Try someone else.

If you want to be extra straightforward with your friend, you could also say “I’m broke” followed by “Try someone else” as a response to “I miss you.”

Just make sure that your trust relationship with the person is already strongly established so you won’t unintentionally offend him or her.

Example:

A: Something in this world has made me miss you today, Eric.

B: I’m broke, Sarah. Try someone else. Hahaha

 

Ways to respond to “I miss you” for people who don’t exactly feel the same

Ways to respond to “I miss you” for people who don’t exactly feel the same

There are times when we don’t really feel like reciprocating what the other person is showing for some personal reason.

Human as we are, it would be hypocritical to say that we can remain calm and kind all the time. Doing so may not be very helpful in all kinds of situations.

When you feel like you’re in this scenario right now, you could use responses that range from being sarcastic, vain, funny, or even straightforward.

The responses below can be used if and when you don’t necessarily feel the same way as the other person does, particularly in a romantic manner.

You could also use the responses below when your ex tries to rekindle with you, but you don’t want the same thing – at least not within a snap.

 

27. I’d miss me too if I were you.

One conceited but fun way of responding to “I miss you” is “I’d miss me too if I were you.” Apparently, this expression is a double-edged sword.

But, at least, it’s somewhat better than being directly rude or offensive to the other person. Note that this one could also evoke other negative impressions if not used wisely.

This could work at least when texting your ex, for instance, and he or she has known you to be good with sarcasm.

Example:

A: I miss you, Helen.

B: I’d miss me too if I were you.

 

28. Yeah, you should!

Another sarcastic-leaning response to someone you don’t necessarily miss is “Yeah, you should!”

Relationships end at some point, especially if not well taken care of. So, instead of being rude, you could just make use of wit and sarcasm.

Example:

A: I think I saw you earlier today, Elle. I realized I’ve missed you.

B: Yeah, you should!

 

29. Not working. Try harder.

Meanwhile, if you are working on rekindling with your ex-lover, but you want him to do more, you could say something like “Not working. Try harder.”

Again, expressions like this could make or break relationships depending on the overall context. So, you had better be careful with this.

Example:

A: You know I miss you, right?

B: Not working. Try harder.

 

30. That sounds like progress.

If you feel like your ex has wronged you before, you could also say “That sounds like progress.” This one’s neither sweet nor offensive. It conveys authenticity instead.

Remember though that this response may still carry a cold or sarcastic connotation that could be misinterpreted depending on the overall context.

Example:

A: Jane, I miss you.

B: That sounds like progress.

 

31. Thank you. That’s nice of you.

If you want to be friendly without saying you miss the person back, you could also make use of “Thank you. That’s nice of you.”

This response works well in cases where you don’t want the other person to expect anything romantic from you in return.

Example:

A: Hey, Iris. Hope you’re doing okay. I miss you.

B: Thank you, Frank. That’s nice of you.

 
You could also make your response friendlier by saying “thank youuu” instead of its typical spelling. Make sure to only use this one in casual contexts.

 

32. It’s nice to be missed.

Another inoffensive yet avoidant response is “It’s nice to be missed.” Replying with this expression demonstrates distance and honesty.

This response works well in situations where you don’t want to create false impressions about the other person also.

But then again, this could meanwhile be hurtful if the person likes you quite a lot.

Example:

A: Hey, Tom. It’s been a while since you’ve texted me. I really miss you.

B: It’s nice to be missed, Kayla. Thank you.

 

33. We really shouldn’t go back there.

“We really shouldn’t go back there” is a straightforward response that may convey some form of hatred even if you simply want to be honest with what you feel.

In reality, though, we sometimes need to be direct with how we exactly feel towards others so as to prevent hurting them or ourselves in the process.

This kind of response could occur when your ex, the one who hurt you back then, attempts to get back with you, yet you are not necessarily on the same page.

Example:

A: I’ve seen your post today, Lil. It made me miss you.

B: Thanks, Tom, but we really shouldn’t go back there.

 

34. I think you got the wrong number.

“I think you got the wrong number” is a possible response that we need to be careful of. On one side, it can be humorous; on the other, it can be painful.

Whatever the real intent is, the usage of this response is, again, dependent on the overall context of the exchange, especially the existing relationship of the two people involved.

Example:

A: Paul, I miss you. I’m sorry. It won’t happen again.

B: I think you got the wrong number.

 

35. New phone. Who’s this, please?

Still leaning towards the sarcastic-humorous connotation, “New phone. Who’s this please?” is another response to “I miss you” that people may use.

If used wisely, as well as context-appropriately, this should only come off as a funny or silly trick from the user.

Example:

A: Martha. I’m sorry about forgetting about your birthday. I miss you. Will you talk to me, please?

B: New phone. Who’s this, please?

 
If you think your simple sorry text won’t work because of some serious mistakes, writing an apology letter to your girlfriend would be better.

 

36. Well, I don’t.

At other times, we could also feel like wanting to be slightly vengeful with our words, which is not recommended, of course.

But, we also have to be ready for blunt responses like “Well, I don’t” in order to take the blow smoothly.

In the context of the example situation below, we could understand that this response is caused by some unhealed wounds of the past.

Example:

A: I’m sorry about what happened, Amy. I miss you.

B: Well, I don’t. I’m sorry too.

 

Frequently Asked Questions on “How to Respond to ‘I miss you’”

What could be a flirty response to “I miss you”?

A flirty response would be “So, what exactly do you miss about me, [name]?” or “I don’t miss, I kiss” or “Then meet me tonight.”

 

How can we respond to “I miss you” without saying it back?

Some ways to respond to “I miss you” without directly saying it back would be “I’ve been thinking a lot about you lately, too” or “We seem to be on the same page.”

 

What is a funny response when someone says “I miss you”?

With friends, we could say “What do you need from me?” or “I don’t have money.” For lovers, we could say “This is XYZ police station,” “I’m not even dead yet,” or “Who’s this, please?”