The 17 Best Relationship Memes

Love is a funny thing, and these memes prove it

Whether you're single and ready to mingle, getting over a breakup or married to the love of your life, there are tons of relationship memes out there that are funny and relatable enough to give you a seriously good laugh. Even though every relationship is different, we all share many of the same experiences and emotions in our own unique way.

What Do Relationship Memes Mean?

At the heart of any relationship is emotion, so relationship memes typically mean something about how a person feels. It might be joy, excitement, curiosity, shock, disappointment, boredom, fear, frustration, anger or some other emotion about a relationship or a relationship-related experience.

How Are Relationship Memes Used?

Relationship memes are used to express an experience or a feeling about a relationship — usually in a very exaggerated manner. They can also be used to express funny and exaggerated reactions to actual or hypothetical relationship problems and situations.

Examples of Relationship Memes

Example 1

Image: A happy looking couple flashing each other cheesy smiles.
Text: "Love is... not having to hold in your farts anymore."
Meaning: When you're truly in love, you feel really comfortable with your partner — so much so that you don't have to worry about them judging you for some pretty embarrassing things.

Example 2

Image: A girl and a guy kissing while sitting in front of a laptop.
Text: "Tell me you love me on my Facebook wall... so everyone knows how much you love me."
Meaning: Social media has made it way too convenient to brag about how great our relationships are — so much so that it seems like some people care more about how their relationships appear to others than anything else.

Example 3

Image: A funny yet badly drawn doodle of a person crying.
Text: "My relationship is like an iPad... I don't have an iPad."
Meaning: People like to compare their relationships to a lot of things, but when they compare it to something they simply don't have, well, that can only mean one thing — they don't have a relationship!

Check out the list of funny relationship memes below to see exactly why they're so great!

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When Your Partner Really Gets You

Couch Cat


Good listeners make the best partners. This is especially true if your partner is an inanimate object.

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It's Never Too Soon to Start Thinking About the Wedding

Overly Attached Girlfriend Meme


According to Overly Attached Girlfriend, locking your man down and getting him to put a ring on it ASAP should be the main priority! 

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Forever Alone (At Least For Now)

Forever Alone meme


Singles don't always like to admit that they're single, but at least this Forever Alone meme offers them a string of hope for finding love in the future.

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How Is He So Perfect?

Hey Girl meme


Every "Hey Girl" Ryan Gosling meme paints the picture of the perfect man every woman dreams about. His pickup lines though? Well, they could use some work. 

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"Hey, How You Doin'?"

Distracted Boyfriend meme


The Distracted Boyfriend meme is really the perfect template for expressing how someone (a.k.a. the boyfriend) might be torn between two choices involving something they already have (a.k.a. the current girlfriend) and something they can't have (a.k.a. the other girl). You'd be surprised at how many clever variations of this meme there are floating around the internet.

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When It's Getting Pretty Serious

Pretty Serious


Anyone who has ever seen the movie Napoleon Dynamite should remember this classic scene where Kip talks about how he chats online with his girlfriend, like, every day. Needless to say, a commitment like that means it's getting pretty serious.

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The Success Rate of Trying to Get a Date in the Internet Age

Success Kid

Let's face it — it's often harder for men to get noticed on online dating sites than it is for women. After spending hours perusing profiles and sending personalized messages to a handful of promising looking women, a single profile view from just one of them can feel like a victory.

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Wow, Such Romance

Doge meme

There's probably nothing more awkward than trying to show your love to your partner with a Doge meme. At least the dog is cute to look at through all your strange, spaced out captions.

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Grump in Love

Grumpy Cat

Not everyone is happy to jump straight into a relationship. To all those people who are recovering from heartbreak or simply just enjoying the single life, this Grumpy Cat meme is for you.

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You Win This Time...

Valid Point

Smart couples know when to pick their battles. Sometimes you just have to admit that your partner is right about something when all you want to do is prove them wrong so you can continue enjoying your Starbucks drink.

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The Female Mind-Reading Power of Men (or Lack Thereof)

What's Wrong meme

When your girlfriend or wife is upset, you should automatically know what she's upset about. That's obviously just how relationships work, fellas.

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Becoming Exclusive Is a Big Step

Dog and Cat meme

There are tons of fish in the sea, and sometimes you want to try more than one before deciding who's really worth getting serious with. Just don't let them look at your text messages.

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Relationship Advice From Boromir

One Does Not Simply

When it comes to living with a pregnant wife, just do your best to keep calm and carry on. And make sure you're available to wait on her, hand and foot, perhaps until the baby is old enough to go off to college.

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Roll Safe When in Love

Roll Safe meme

You know when something you want to do or say to your girlfriend seems like a really good idea in your head? Well, in reality, it's actually a terrible idea. 

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When You Know, You Know!

Condescending Wonka meme

Condescending Wonka won't tell you how long you should wait before you decide to get married. He'll just judge you regardless of how long you waited before you got engaged. 

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What Everyone Thinks You Do When You Try Online Dating

Online Dating meme

Online dating is tough, and everyone has a different opinion about it. Even when you think you're navigating the crazy world of online dating pretty well, other people in your life might have a totally different idea of what you're doing.

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The Various Ways of Being in Love, According to Queen Bey

Crazy in Love beyonce meme

Of all the ways there are to be in love, it seems like Beyonce has experienced it all. Meanwhile, the rest of us are just struggling to find someone we kind of like. Sheesh!