The arrival of National Boyfriend Day marks the time of year to show that special man in your life that he is appreciated.

From romantic date nights to watching TV on the couch, there are surely plenty of memories you can reflect on with your boyfriend or share your hopes for the future. 

Although the holiday is dedicated to celebrating your romantic partner, Oct. 3 can also be used to show some gratitude to your best male friend.

Whether you are grateful for your significant other, your favorite guy friend, or both, consider sharing these warmhearted quotes, compiled A-Z Quotes and Country Living, on National Boyfriend Day 2021.

  1. “You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had.”  - Nicholas Sparks
  2. “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” - John Green
  3. “I love you not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you.” - Roy Croft
  4. “Love is friendship that has caught on fire.” - Ann Landers
  5. “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
  6. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Emily Bronte
  7. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” - Hermann Hesse
  8. “I love that you are my person and I am yours, that whatever door we come to, we will open it together.” - A.R. Asher

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

“We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” Sam Keen

“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” - Leo Christopher