Can anybody help me with a good idiom or phrase which means "Sharing the same feelings for each other?

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    The feeling is mutual
    – NVZ
    Jun 3, 2016 at 14:27
  • Slight comment on @NVZ's answer - people would more commonly (I believe) say "The feeling's mutual", ie the contracted version. Also it's worth pointing out that this would generally be said by one of the people concerned, rather than some third party. Jun 3, 2016 at 14:33
  • Reciprocate....
    – NVZ
    Jun 3, 2016 at 14:35
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    Can you write an example sentence where the idiom or phrase would be used? The following is the strict rule of this community. Questions on choosing an ideal word or phrase must include information on how it will be used in order to be answered. For help writing a good word or phrase request, see: About single word requests. Please edit your question accordingly.
    – user140086
    Jun 3, 2016 at 14:41
  • The feelings are mutual, requited, reciprocated, shared, returned ... Jun 3, 2016 at 14:59

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The feelings are mutual (Dictionary.com)

  1. possessed, experienced, performed, etc., by each of two or more with respect to the other; reciprocal: to have mutual respect.
  2. having the same relation each toward the other: to be mutual enemies.
  3. of or relating to each of two or more; held in common; shared: mutual interests.

The feelings are requited (Dictionary.com)

verb (used with object), requited, requiting.

  1. to give or do in return.
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    +1 Because "requited" is good. But you should always read the comments on a question before answering. "mutual feelings" was answered by @NVZ. I'd have not voted up if it weren't for "requite." anyways, nice answer.
    – vickyace
    Jun 3, 2016 at 14:49
  • That comment unfortunately showed up as I was composing my answer, and I neglected to refresh before posting. That said, I'm not sure why it was posted as a comment instead of an answer in its own right, but I'm relatively new to this community and the way "things are done".
    – vynsane
    Jun 3, 2016 at 14:52
  • No worries. It is a suggestion to see what others have commented. It is not against the rules though.
    – vickyace
    Jun 3, 2016 at 14:55
  • It's fine, I gave the first up vote for this answer. :)
    – NVZ
    Jun 3, 2016 at 15:12

Mutual feelings is the correct answer, as provide earlier.

I'm suggesting this because it will be helpful in several situations.

Having a sense of fellow feeling means the feeling you get due to shared feelings or experiences. If there is a sense of fellow feeling between two or among few people, it is because they have a hell of a lot of mutual feelings.

Merriam Webster

A feeling of shared interest or understanding


The feelings are reciprocated.

This would imply that the feelings are mutual, closely matched and known to both parties.

  • Is " I dont think you reciprocate my feelings for you" a valid sentence ?
    – Quark
    Jun 6, 2016 at 6:55
  • I would say "I don't think my feelings for you are reciprocated"
    – user23614
    Jun 6, 2016 at 8:55
  • WHY is what i wrote wrong?
    – Quark
    Jun 6, 2016 at 8:56

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