Have you ever wondered about the types of emojis guys use when they love you?
Texting has become a crucial part of our everyday lives.
We can’t go a day without sending messages because they help us stay in contact with the people whom we care about.
The truth is that those text messages are also a crucial part of our romantic relationships.
We don’t just use them to communicate with our friends and family.
When you meet a guy you like, your first thought is to find them on social media or get their number.
You want to start a conversation as soon as possible!
You can exchange flirty texts with that person and keep a conversation going without having to be nervous.
Texting gives us a screen to hide behind when we first start talking to someone.
It’s actually much easier to get to know someone because you can pay closer attention to their answers without having your anxiety cloud your mind.
However, sometimes those same texts can be a hassle to decode. We overthink every message we receive.
Somehow, the energy seems off or we are simply so anxious about their answers that we look too much into it.
By this point, it isn’t even our choice to do this.
Is the message he sent you a joke or does he mean it seriously? What do these emojis mean? Is he flirting with you or is he just being polite?
So many of these questions don’t seem to have adequate answers and we get so confused, to the point where we send screenshots of those conversations to our friends to help us decode them.
Yes, for women, texting a guy we like is really a hassle.
Emojis guys use when they love you
Different emoticons hold different emotions. They express different facial expressions that we aren’t able to show over text.
When we’re talking to someone face-to-face, we are able to see their body language and we get the message across much more easily.
However, over text, we have to send a smiley face so that the other person knows when we’re joking.
You know how scary it is when someone wrongly interprets your text!
Because of that, emojis are a necessity.
You have been texting this guy for a while now and you aren’t really sure whether he’s that into you. You are trying to decode the emojis he uses.
He uses so many different ones and because of that, you want to know what they mean. Does he like you?
Does he love you? Is he actually into you as much as you’re into him?
Let me be the first one to tell you that long texts aren’t the only things guys send when they love you.
They will also be using emojis that give them away. Your love life might be even more exciting than you might have thought.
You can also use these emojis to decipher whether your best friend is in love with you because we all know that it isn’t always that easy to tell.
1. The angel face emoji
The angel face is one of the most used emojis by guys who want to get a message across to the girl they like.
You might see him use it on a daily basis. Whenever he sends texts you a funny story, he will use it.
Also, it can be used as a suggestive tone when he insinuating something between the two of you.
You might think that he really is an innocent man but this smiley means something else.
He is using it as a way to seem innocent but you shouldn’t let it work. It’s a very flirty emoji even if it doesn’t seem like it.
If he adds it next to your name when he texts you, he is referring to you as an angel and he is obviously into you.
It’s one of those emojis guys use when they love you.
2. The monkey-see emoji
The monkey-see is one of the no-evil emojis. He probably uses it when he gets shy about something he has said to you.
Maybe he told you an embarrassing story about himself and used this emoji to represent how he would cover up his face if he was there next to you.
This is one of the extremely cute emojis guys use when they love you.
The monkey-see emoticon can also be interpreted as him being nervous about something that he has said.
It’s one of the most adorable smileys and you can almost picture him right there getting flustered and shy.
3. The relieved smile emoji
The relieved smile emoticon can be used in different situations.
Depending on the context, it can show his emotional investment in something very important to you.
However, it can also show him being proud of something he has done.
For example, he may send you a text that says how he aced an exam or how his boss praised him for something he did.
He will use this smiley most often if he’s relieved that something ended up having a positive outcome.
This isn’t one of the most obvious emojis guys use when they love you, but it definitely is one of them.
You and I both know that men aren’t that obvious when it comes to their emotions so they won’t be too straightforward with the emojis they use.
On the other hand, you will have to pay close attention to the ones they do use.
4. The winky face emoji
The first time he uses this emoji in a conversation, you might think of it as nothing more than a friendly act.
Most people use this emoticon, right? So why would it have a deeper meaning?
Well, let me tell you that if he does send you this smiley, more often than not, he is definitely into you!
He is using it to flirt with you and to make sure you know it.
If a man winked at you in a bar, would you really stay level-headed? Would you really be unaffected by it?
Of course not. That’s why this is one of the emojis guys use when they love you.
The winky face emoji is very playful and lighthearted, so he will use it when he compliments you or when he’s joking about something.
It’s his way of showing interest without being too open about his emotions but you can read right through it if you pay closer attention.
5. The heart emoji
This emoji isn’t something we can interpret in real life when we’re talking to someone.
The heart emoji is something we can only use and see over text messages.
Of course, you must be asking yourself whether he uses this smiley all the time or if it is reserved just for you and this is a very valid question.
Your answer will be very evident in the length of time it takes him to send it the first time.
If he sends this emoji right when you start talking, it isn’t that significant.
However, if you have been messaging back and forth for quite some time now and you see him using this emoticon for the first time, it means that he has developed feelings for you.
He will use this emoji after sending you a good morning or goodnight text, or even when he says something sweet.
You will see him use it multiple times and your heart will always skip a beat because of it.
6. The smirking emoji
The smirking smiley is a way of insinuating something very mischievous.
It usually doesn’t have anything to do with his sense of humor but his need to initiate something more meaningful between the two of you.
He will use this emoji when he’s extremely interested in you. It’s one of the emojis guys use when they love you.
You should always be on the lookout for this emoticon. It’s extremely flirty and daring to send.
However, if you get this smiley very early on, you have to make sure that he isn’t just toying with your emotions but rather that he’s being genuine with you.
You can ask your friends who know him better whether he does it with every girl or if there is a reason to feel special.
Is he just trying to look smooth in front of you or does he actually have a genuine interest in you?
With the smirking emoji, it’s not always very obvious, so you should be very careful.
7. The heart eyes emoji
A guy texts this emoji only to a girl he has genuine feelings for.
When you send him a picture of your outfit for the day, he will most probably reply with the heart eyes smiley.
This emoticon is a very clear sign that he loves you, because we don’t tend to use it when we’re texting just anyone.
He will use it when he’s extremely excited or when he’s very happy about something.
Another example of what it can be used for is when you finally arrange a date.
When you tell him that you’re free and that you’ll be there, his reaction will be this exact emoji.
To be honest, even in real life, we know what it means when our friends tell us that a guy is giving us ‘heart eyes’.
That man has genuine feelings for you. It’s not just flirty, it’s also very obvious what he feels for you, as it is one of the emojis guys use when they love you.
8. The kissy face emoji
The kissy face smiley is a good sign that he is in love with you. The first time he will use this emoji might seem a little bit sleazy or unwelcome.
However, if you are genuinely interested in him as well then it’ll be the exact sign you were looking for.
He might even use this as the first move he makes in order to show you that he’s interested.
With this emoji, he’s insinuating an actual kiss, though of course, if you meet him face-to-face, he probably won’t try to actually kiss you.
Through texts, it’s easier to send a kiss as the meaning behind it is obvious but it still leaves you guessing at times, especially if you think that this is just a flirty technique he has come up with.
9. The hug emoji
Decoding guys’ emojis isn’t that hard, believe me. The hug emoji is one of the more obvious ones.
The hug can’t be used as a flirting technique that he can use on most girls and that’s why it’s so special.
You don’t just hug anyone, right? If he had any hidden intentions, he would go for other emojis, never for this one.
The hug emoticon is something you can only use when you’re talking to someone very dear to you.
Let’s be honest, you and I can both feel whether a guy is right for us just by the way he hugs us. So the hug emoji isn’t any different.
You won’t use it on someone you just want to be a temporary part of your life.
You use it with someone who means something more to you. This is one of the smileys guys use when they love you, without a doubt.
10. The blushing emoji
You may have seen him use this smiley and you might have thought about its meaning or even if there is an actual hidden meaning behind it.
Well, the blushing emoji has the same meaning as when you see a man blushing right in front of you when he likes you.
We blush when we get embarrassed or when someone we’re interested in is near. He uses this smiley when you compliment him and he gets shy.
It can also be used when he compliments you and it’s not a usual occurrence.
When do you use the blushing emoticon? It’s definitely not with your friends, but rather with someone you like.
The blushing smiley really is one of the emojis guys use when they love you.
11. The cold sweat emoji
When a guy isn’t sure how you’ll respond to his text or his teasing then he will send this emoji.
Why? Well, it’s a nervous face that’s smiling. You can see the uncertainty and panic even in the smiley face.
This is the equivalent of nervous laughter that someone has when they say something without thinking or when they’re nervous about your response.
It isn’t unusual for it to be used by a man when he is trying to get to know you.
He still isn’t sure whether you’ll get the joke, so he’ll send you this emoji or a simple ‘lol’ at the end of the message.
He wouldn’t be nervous if he didn’t like you, am I right?
12. The couple emoji
One of the smileys guys use when they love you is the couple emoji. The context in which it’s used can be different from one guy to the next.
However, it’s mostly used when the two of you are arranging a date.
The other possibility is using it whenever he’s talking about the two of you, your future together, or just referring to your friendship.
No one uses the couple emoji lightheartedly, we all use it when we want to refer to two people as an item.
Like they are always considered as two sides of one coin; your other half, you know?
13. The lips emoji
The lips emoticon isn’t something we use very often, but it is one of the emojis guys use when they love you.
However, I have had friends tell me that men use this emoji as a subtle kiss. In order to avoid sending the kissy face emoji, they just send the lips emoticon.
It’s a safe bet. They’re sending you a kiss over text, but it’s still more subtle than the kiss emoji.
This emoticon can be mostly used when you two are ending a conversation or just starting one (like a kiss goodbye or hello).
14. The cheesy grin emoji
The cheesy grin smiley is a very cute one men use when they are trying to make a joke or they send it to highlight a funny story they just told you.
It’s an adorable sign of mischief not many will use, but it’s still one of the emojis guys use when they love you.
If he uses this emoticon, he is opening up to you. He is not afraid to show you his mischievous, funny, or embarrassing side.
This smiley puts the ball in your court, as he wants to see how you’ll react.
15. The smiling face with hearts emoji
I am pretty sure that guys only use this emoji when they are utterly and deeply in love with the woman whom it’s sent to.
The smiling face with the three hearts around it is a depiction of someone who feels loved or is radiating love.
When a man feels like you appreciate him, he’ll use this emoji as his way of telling you.
He might also use it at the end of a sentence, when he’s thanking you for something or even when he’s giving you a compliment.
It’s one of the most obvious emoticons guys use when they love you, because it doesn’t have any underlying meaning.
16. The pleading face emoji
In my opinion, this is the most adorable emoji out there. If a man chooses to use this smiley, it shows him as very vulnerable and cute.
He wants to appear to you as a good guy and he will only use this emoji strategically.
You don’t have to wonder about his intentions if he chooses to use this emoji in a conversation.
This is one of the emoticons guys use when they love you. They won’t use it with their friends as it might make them seem soft.
On the other hand, he doesn’t mind looking like a total softie to you.
17. Any emoji you use for inside jokes
Inside jokes aren’t something we have with people whom we’re not close to. Inside jokes are shared with important individuals in our life.
If you have them with someone whom you’re romantically attracted to and you can see them obviously flirting with you too, then it’s a clear sign the guy is in love with you.
A long-distance relationships is a very obvious example of when these are used because people in these relationships always have inside jokes that are very often the emojis they use.
You can use any emoticon that is special for the two of you and if it’s used frequently, he’s really into you.
He does this in order to show you how much he actually knows you and how special you are to him.
You can’t have inside jokes with someone you’re not close to!
Men are extremely good at hiding their emotions, especially through text messages.
They won’t be upfront about their feelings, not even if they find you to be the most attractive and caring woman out there.
When they text you, you will always feel like there is an underlying feeling behind it.
If a man isn’t able to straightforwardly tell you what he feels for you, out of the fear that you won’t reciprocate, he will be subtle with the emojis he uses.
However, every emoticon that he does use is a very clear indication of his emotions for you.
If he chooses to not send you any types of emojis, you can ask him why. Maybe he just prefers not to?
On the other hand, a man who uses emoticons quite frequently is someone who is much easier to read and therefore you will get to know him much better and more quickly.
The last advice I have for you is to read into his emoticons and make sure to get to know him face-to-face before you fall head over heels for him.
Getting to know someone over text and knowing them in real life are two completely different things and you need to make sure that he really is the sweet guy you know.
I hope this little guide helped you in finding out whether the man you’re thinking about uses emojis that show he is in love with you!