[Best Pick] How To Flirt Like Shakespeare

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If you want to be more romantic, you will need more than the overused chat-up lines. Today we are looking at some romantic lines from the plays of William Shakespeare – one of the greatest writers ever of the English language.

So let’s start!


1. Twelfth Night

If music be the food of love, play on.

Food helps us to grow, and music is just like the food of love, it helps love to grow. So what he’s trying to say here is: “if music is going to help love, let’s have more music, then we can make our love stronger.”

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2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is wingèd Cupid painted blind.

I’m not just liking you for your looks (because you’re handsome or pretty), what I really like is your mind, which is your way of thinking. And that’s why Cupid (the Roman god of love) is always painted blind, he just fires his arrows at random without seeing anything.

Wingèd is another spelling of winged, which means “having wings”. It is often used in poems at that time.

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3. Romeo and Juliet

I love thee, I love but thee,
with a love that shall not die;
till the sun grows cold
and the stars grow old.

At that time, “thee” in English means “you”, so we can translate these lines into: “I love you, and I only love you, my love for you will not die; My love for you is going to last for a very long time, until the sun grows cold, and the stars grow old.”

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4. Romeo and Juliet

Parting is such sweet sorrow
that I should say good night
until it be morrow.

“Parting” means “leaving”, “sorrow” means “sadness” and “morrow” means “tomorrow”. Juliet says this line to say goodnight to her lover, Romeo. Leaving each other makes them feel sad but also sweet because they can still see each other again the next morning, that’s why it’s “sweet sorrow”.

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5. Much Ado About Nothing

I love you with so much of my heart, that none is left to protest.

You may say this line when you meet this person, and most of your heart is shouting: “This is the right person to love, just love him(her)! Don’t hesitate”, and there’s no part left of your heart that is still protesting, saying no to this decision. Well, this line sounds really romantic and nice.

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That’s all for today’s [Best Pick].

Try to use these lines in a letter or card to impress your beloved and let them know your true feelings.

I love thee, I love but thee. See you next time!😘

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