Social media has made its mark in this new era of dating. From singles sliding into each other’s DMs on Facebook and Instagram to sending signs of affection through text messages, millennials‘ flirting habits are constantly expanding through the use of emojis.
Emojis can convey whether someone is casually trying to get your attention, is really into you, or is seriously ready to “shoot their shot.”
Whether you’re feeling friendly or flirty, here’s our list of eight of the top emojis you can use to help get your message across to that certain someone.
Heart eyes emoji: This is the primary emoji to use to express your love for or attraction to another person. But don’t let this emoji fool you; it can also be used to show those same feelings for a hot outfit, a cute puppy or a delicious-looking lunch.
Winking, kissing face with a heart emoji: When you see this face, kisses are being thrown your way. When sending or receiving this emoji, signs of affection are definitely in the air. The more of these faces that are sent, the higher the level of affection the person on the receiving end is getting.
BLushing emoji: When simply looking for something cute to send, this is one of the cutest emojis on the keyboard. Whether it is being sent or received, it is used as a loveable expression when reacting to a compliment, a sensitive post on social media, or simply used when talking to the person you have a crush on.
Blushing with hearts emoji: Have you ever had “butterflies” and felt anxious about the one you have a crush on? This emoji definitely expresses that feeling. When using it, there is no doubt that romance is in the air.
Heart emoji: As you may have guessed, when using this emoji a high level of affection is being conveyed. The heart can have multiple meanings ranging from simply showing appreciation to stating “I love you.” On the emoji keyboard, there are red, green, purple, blue, orange, yellow, black and pink hearts denoting the seriousness of the sentiment.
Smirk face emoji: If you ever receive this emoji, know that a seducing vibe is being sent your way. Sending this face indicates flirtation without being straightforward. To spice up the conversation and keep the person guessing, this is the perfect face to send while flirting.
Smiley face with rosy cheeks emoji: Some things are always best conveyed with simplicity. A smile can sometimes be taken in a flirtatious manner but is usually just friendly.