54 Dark Love Quotes for the Moody Side of Romance

Love can be devastating, complicated, and downright dark. These love quotes are full of anything but fluff.

Published February 3, 2024
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Love may often be all about butterflies in your stomach and a twinkle in your eye. But dark love quotes prove that matters of the heart aren't always warm and fuzzy. If love is a complicated matter for you or you prefer to acknowledge the darker parts of romance, these quotes might speak to the darker side of your heart. 

Deep & Beautiful Dark Love Quotes

Our love felt foreboding, but I didn't care.

There's a reason they call it being "madly in love." There's a dark side to love but these quotes show that even when it's dark, love can still be beautiful.

  • It's the dark parts of our love that help me see all the light it brought to my life.
  • Our love felt foreboding, but I didn't care. 
  • I want even the darkest parts of you.
  • You've eclipsed my life. 
  • I see the beauty in all the parts of you the world rejects.
  • I needed dark love to see how much I wanted a love that was pure and true.
  • If I get lost in this darkness, will you jump in after me?
  • I think I love your dark side the most.
  • Your demons don't scare me.
  • Some flowers bloom in darkness. Why can't love?

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Powerful & Dark Romantic Quotes

If you've experienced a dark romance or one that left you feeling dark in the end, these powerful quotes might put your difficult feelings into words. From the darkest feelings of a complicated relationship to the reality of lost love, dark romances inspire all sorts of thought-provoking words. 

  • I was willing to brave the darkness for you, but I realized I couldn't stay there with you. 
  • Our love story was always meant to be cataclysmic. 
  • Everything about our love still haunts me.
  • All that lingers between us is the darkness our love created.
  • I'm not the same since loving you and I fear I never will be.
  • Your love changed me, for better or worse I'm still unsure. 
  • You've become the single shadow that lingers in my life.
  • The darkness left behind is all I have left of you. 
  • Now I'm looking for someone to love me in my darkness as I loved you in yours.
  • The dark parts of you never scared me. But the dark parts of myself that you created do.

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Gothic Love Quotes for a Dark Romance

Haunt me, darling.

If dark is your vibe, these gothic love quotes might speak to your aesthetic. These quotes show that dark isn't always bad in a relationship and sometimes it can even make things all the more exciting.

  • Our love was majestic, dramatic, and too hard to contain between two hearts.
  • Haunt me, darling. 
  • Let's go deeper into the sea of love we're drowning in.
  • You've captured my soul, please be gentle with it.
  • Will you stay with me in this darkness?
  • Our goal is not to escape the dark but to learn how to love each other in it. 
  • Others cannot see your beauty because they refuse to open their eyes in the darkness. 
  • If I'm doomed to tragic love, I sure hope it's yours.
  • This love is dark in all the most beautiful ways.
  • Let our love be so intense it haunts the world long after we're gone.

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Fall for These Mysterious Love Quotes 

The mystery of new and exciting love can often bring the darker side of our hearts to life. Find the appeal of a mysterious and dark love with these quotes. 

  • I want to unravel the mystery of who you are.
  • I can never resist the mystery of dark love.
  • The mystery I see in you will never fully come to light and I love that. 
  • I fell for your mystery and my only regret is never finding its truth.
  • If you're a dark pool of the unknown, I want to dive in head-first. 
  • You're like a ghost that calls to me, inviting me into the unknown.
  • I want to see beneath the veil you've created for yourself.
  • Getting lost sounds like a good idea since meeting you.
  • I don't think I'll ever understand what the point of this love was. 
  • Love is better when you know less about one another.

Realistic Quotes About the Darker Side of Love

Your love left me desolate.

Let's be real — the dark side of love can often bring heartache and complicated feelings to the table. If the darker side of love hasn't always been kind to you, these quotes might make you feel seen. 

  • I loved the way you made me feel until I realized you brought out the worst in me. 
  • Your love left me desolate.
  • I tried to find you in the darkness only to get lost in it myself.
  • We're just two people, darkened by life's circumstances, trying to point each other toward the light.
  • Will this darkness of your absence ever find its light?
  • I've seen love for what it is and I no longer envy the fairytales.
  • Now I see that love given and love received create different pains in this life.
  • Some people only know how to love the bright parts. True lovers love the dark parts too.
  • If I could forget you, I would. But, somehow, life would still feel dark.
  • If I were the sun, you were my solar eclipse.

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Famous Dark Love Quotes

Heartbreak and the dark parts of love have probably inspired more songs and stories than puppy love ever could. These are the words of other souls who see the less-than-perfect side of love but chose to love anyway.

  • "I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul." - Pablo Neruda 
  • “My life was an unending, unchanging midnight. It must, by necessity, always be midnight for me. So how was it possible that the sun was rising now, in the middle of my midnight?” - Edward Cullen, Midnight Sun (Stephenie Meyer) 
  • "To love is to burn, to be on fire." - Emma Thompson, The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay & Diaries
  • "I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched." – Edgar Allan Poe
  • "We can never be together, Barnabas: I belong in the light and you belong in the shadows, I'll age and die while you live on." - Victoria Winters, Dark Shadows (2012) 
  • "Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." - Edgar Allen Poe, "Eleanora"

Take a Walk on the Dark Side

There's a plus side to seeing the darker parts of love. You get to come at relationships from a realistic perspective and choose to love someone despite their faults. Even after heartbreak and having a darker view of love, it's still something worth a try.

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54 Dark Love Quotes for the Moody Side of Romance