Love you to the moon and back is a poetic and deep way of telling someone about the feelings we feel for them.
The phrase emerged in the English language following the great craze around space exploration in the 1960’s.
A similar quote appears in Tom Topor’s play from 1979, titled Nuts.
“Love you to the moon and back” however, didn’t turn popular until the 90’s.
The band Spectrum released their song (I love you) To The Moon & Back in 1992.
The phrase appeared in the 1994 children’s book Guess How Much I Love You? written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram.
“Love you to the moon and back” was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2012.
- Betterhelp.com – “I Love You To The Moon And Back”: Origin Behind The Phrase