National Boyfriend Day has arrived, which means it’s time to show the special man in your life that he is appreciated.

Although the purpose of the unofficial holiday is to celebrate a romantic relationship, Oct. 3 could also be dedicated to simply showing your closest guy pal how much you cherish their friendship.

Whether you are showing your appreciation for your romantic partner or your best guy friend, consider sharing these thoughtful quotes from Goodreads and A-Z Quotes on National Boyfriend Day 2020.

  1. “When in a relationship, a real man doesn’t make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman.” ― Steve Maraboli
  2. “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” ― Judy Garland
  3. “Love doesn’t make the world go ‘round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” ― Franklin P. Jones
  4. “I know you think I’m crazy. Maybe that’s because I am. About life, about this moment, about you.” ― Crystal Woods
  5. “The most romantic things a man can do for a woman are the little things that let her know that she’s on his mind and in his heart.” ― Joshua Harris
  6. “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” ― Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  7. “When we don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend, we always say, ‘Oh, I’m so lonely. I want a date,’ or something like that. But I think the biggest love we’re all searching for is the love for one’s self.” ― RM
  8. “Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.” ― Kai Knudsen
  9. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” ― Nora Ephron, "When Harry Met Sally"
  10. “Love from others should be taken as a luxury in life, not necessity!” ― Sonal Bharija Singh

National Boyfriend Day Pictured is a "love lock" on the Brooklyn Bridge, one of thousands that have been placed along the bridge in New York City, on Feb. 13, 2013. Photo: Getty Images/Spencer Platt