So you just met someone amazing, and it might be crazy, but you asked them to text you maybe. And they did! Now that you've started talking to that special person on the daily, you might be wondering how to express yourself in the initial conversations with them. That's where emojis come in.
Emojis can be a great and fun way to liven up the texts you're sending your crush, but which ones should you send? The choices are endless, and with a rolodex of emojis that continually updates, it might be a little daunting to pick just one. Some emojis might seem cute, but could quickly veer into "left on read" territory. Luckily, developers have created a ton of other awesome emojis to send your new crush that will make chatting (and flirting) a cinch!
10 Don't Send: The Ring
This emoji is definitely a no-no, especially if you're just getting acquainted with your crush!
Though it is important to have a conversation about commitment in a long-term relationship, sending the ring, widely interpreted as a wedding ring, might give your crush cold feet, especially if you're just planning a casual date. Slow and steady definitely wins the race, and this emoji isn't it.
9 Do Send: See No Evil
Did you just text something embarrassing about your day or reveal one of your guilty pleasure hobbies to your crush? Text them the see no evil monkey emoji!
This silly emoji is part of series of the three wise monkeys (see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil) and is used a cheeky expression in conversation, almost as a virtual blushing of the cheeks. If you use the emoji after just revealing to your crush that you like to sing Aaron Carter songs in the shower, they will likely find it endearing that you decided to tell them something special about yourself. It's also a surefire way to make them laugh and smile!
8 Don't Send: Crying Face
If you're feeling blue after a long day, you may feel the need to vent your frustrations to your crush. Of course, it's perfectly normal to have an off day every now and again, but you might want to think twice before you send your new crush the crying face emoji.
If they are someone you're close to, feel free to express your feelings about your day, but try not to dwell on the negative for too long. Your crush might feel a bit overcome with too much detail too quickly!
7 Do Send: Laughing Face
Did your crush just send you a hilarious joke or meme? You should let them know how you feel about their sense of humor with the laughing face emoji!
This emoji is a great icebreaker, especially if you two are still getting to know each other via text. Your crush will feel great knowing that they can make you laugh, and will likely see you as a fun and bubbly individual because of it. However, be careful not to overuse this emoji, or use it in the wrong context. You don't want to embarrass your crush by laughing at the wrong scenario!
6 Don't Send: Poop
This one might be a little obvious, but better safe than sorry. When you're sending flirty texts, the last thing you want to do is make your crush avoid you. However, if you decide to send the poop emoji (what is its use anyway?) that might be exactly what happens.
Very few people desire to read a text that grosses them out or confuses them, right? Stick to something a bit nicer and romantic, and avoid the dirty consequences of this emoji.
5 Do Send: Winky Face
Are things a bit more on the flirty side with you and your crush? The winky face emoji is a cute way to add a more romantic context to a conversation via text!
The winky emoji can accompany a joke, double entendre, or flirtatious comment. Sending a regular smiley is fun, but the winky face can indicate to your crush that you want to spice things up a little. If they respond back with a winky face of their own, you can bet that your feelings are reciprocated!
4 Don't Send: Thumbs Up
Be careful with this one. This emoji might lend itself to mixed meanings, but for many, the thumbs up is extremely passive.
If your crush spends their time typing out a long message, only to get a thumbs up as a response, they may feel like they're being ignored. That's definitely not the idea you want them to get from your texts! If you have the time, always try to write a fruitful response to your crush's message rather than resorting to the thumbs up emoji. If you're short on time, let your crush know so you can talk later!
3 Do Send: Hugging Smiley
This smiling emoji brings all the cuddly vibes, and we're living for it. And, if you and your crush have been chatting the night away, we think they will be, too!
The hugging smiley, also known as the jazz hands smiley, is a great way to let your crush know how great they make you feel and how excited you are to hear from them. The smiley can also represent a hug or a cheering gesture, so positive energy is plentiful in your conversation. If you and your crush are long distance, give them a virtual hug with this adorable emoji.
2 Don't Send: Upside Down Smiley
Uh oh. This emoji might be smiling, but its connotation is completely different. We're not quite sure what the developers had in mind for this one, but the upside down smiley face has come to represent a passive annoyance or frustration that will not sit well with your crush if you two are trying to have a heart to heart conversation.
The upside down smiley can also represent resignation of a bad situation. Think of it as the opposite to the regular smiley face--it's smiling on the outside, but something is just not right on the inside. We have a feeling that your crush will think the same if you decide to hit the send button on this emoji.
1 Do Send: Rosy Smiley
Are you feeling exuberant? Does the sight of your new crush's name on your phone make you light up inside? What better way to show your crush your innermost feelings than sending the rosy smiley emoji?
This smiley is particularly efficient because it conveys both extreme happiness and comfort and the sight of the emoji's blushing cheeks might make your crush suspect something, which may not be a bad thing if you're trying to get them to notice you! This emoji works in a variety of situations and is the perfect way to let your crush know that you're in a great mood. If you're finding that you and your crush have a mutual connection, knowing that you're happy will likely put them in a better mood, too!