The world has changed. We no longer flirt in coffee shops and grocery stores. We use flirty emojis to get our points across via text.
Remember when texting first became a thing? We were all so excited about it, and we pressed a button three times just to get one letter. Now we all have smartphones that we speak into and it sends a text for us. Technology has done a 360, and times are changing. Thankfully, we have flirty emojis to help us express our feelings in a clear way and flirt our way into somebody’s heart.
Technology may have evolved, but some of us still live in the past and don’t know how to flirt *at all*, or specifically via text. I was in that boat, until I unlocked the code to flirting with emojis. [Read: How to flirt and intrigue over text]
Top 12 flirty emojis that you need to start using
Fun fact: When 15, I had a crush on a boy, so I got his number from my best friend, sent him a text that said, “You’re cute <3” and then blocked his number and avoided him for the rest of high school. I had no game, let’s just say it.
I’d like to tell you my flirting game amplified since then, but it would be a lie. I have become quite clever at crafting the perfect text—yes, even the flirty ones. Since emojis became popular, crafting flirty text messages, and every other text message for that matter, has become a million times easier—and a lot more fun!
Adding a simple emoji to a line of text changes the entire meaning of the phrase. It’s really quite amazing. For those of you hopeless at flirting, like myself, flirting via text could be your strength! To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of the top flirty emojis that will have you sending flirty texts like nobody’s business.
#1 Winky face. C’mon, people. You know how much a winky face changes a phrase. You could say something as simple as “Meet me at Wal-Mart later,” and it’s completely acceptable. But once you add a winky face to that, it becomes “Meet me at Wal-Mart later ;)” and all of a sudden your evening just became a little more exciting. [Read: Fun emojis couples need to use more often]
#2 Winky kiss. Again, with the wink! The winky kiss makes things a little less seductive, and a whole lot more cute and sweet. This shows your warm and kind side, and likely has the recipient smiling at their phones or saying “awwwww.” The winky kiss—always a good idea.
#3 Heart eyes. This one is pretty obvious, no? It’s basically saying they are so happy/into you that their love is explosive—even out of their eyes. I mean, I also use this emoji when talking about sushi or avocado toast, so it’s pretty diverse. Food and love are interchangeable anyways, let’s be honest. [Read: How to decode the meaning of heart emojis]
#4 See no evil. This adorable little monkey is just that: adorable. This can be used after saying something cute, that might make you or the recipient blush. It adds an extra bit of “awwww” to the conversation, which is always a great addition to a flirty conversation.
#5 Smirking face. This one has the same effect as the winky face, but it’s a little less bold. It’s sort of seductive with an air of mystery to it. Use this emoji when you want the recipient to read between the lines of your text. This is a great flirty emoji and adds spice to your conversations.
#6 Laughing crying. Let’s just be honest, people like to think they are funny, even if they really aren’t. If you are into somebody, you will laugh at their jokes—every single painful joke they tell.
This emoji is the best flirty emoji to use because it probably expresses laughter better than the rest. I mean, you literally cry from laughing so hard. It’s the equivalent of saying LMFAO, which used to be hugely popular for whatever reason? I’m not the internet police, I’m just saying.
#7 Rosy cheeks smile. By far, this is my favorite emoji, and I use it in all my conversations, even if they aren’t flirty conversations. This emoji is a sweet, joyful one to be used in any context. [Read: Flirty ways to text your crush and get them interested in you]
#8 Waving hand. This might sound strange, but for some reason it’s a goofy emoji to use, especially for men. It brings a smile to the other person’s face, maybe even a slight laugh. It’s cute and harmless. If used in the right context it really wins somebody over.
#9 Two hearts. A nice variation of the traditional red heart. This catches the recipients eye and gives them warm feelings towards you. It is the emoji version of saying “I’m thinking about you” and/or “I care about you.” This is another sweet emoji.
#10 Sassy girl. I don’t know what it is, but when a guy sends this flirty emoji, they win every time. It’s goofy and silly and that is what girls like. This could potentially work for a female to send as well, depending on the context, but without a doubt, females like to receive this text emoji.
#11 Tongue. This emoji definitely is used in flirty conversations but tends to be more on the intense spectrum. It falls more into the sexting category. This emoji is almost always used in a sexual context. If that is the messaging you want to get across, use this flirty emoji. [Read: 20 naughty text messages that are assured to start a naughty conversation]
#12 Peach. They like your BOOTY! This is a clear sign they dig your body, specifically your behind. Take it how you want, but they are totally into you.
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Now that we’ve all been brought up to speed on the evolution of texting and using flirty emojis, I’m confident in your ability to go out there and find yourself a person to send adorable, sweet, and sometimes just entirely sexual texts to. Hey, I’m not judging.