Texting with your crush or man of interest can be an exciting roller coaster of emotions. You are trying to feel him out to see if he is interested in you, and he is looking to do the same. Often, it is difficult for you to read his genuine emotions through written text. But, with the beautiful world of emojis that we live in, you can get an idea if a guy likes you or not based on the flirty faces that he is sending.
Guys are usually afraid to write out and share their full feeling with you. It is a stretch to come out and say what they are feeling, so they like to do this through emojis. These small faces tell a story, and this could very well be your future love story.
We have compiled a list of the most flirtatious emojis on the keyboard. This list includes faces, hearts, eyeballs, and other signs to let you know what this guy might be thinking. We give you some quick tips on the best practices to respond to these emojis, and how you can keep the conversation going with fun and excitement.
Angel Face Emoji
The angel face is a classic emoji used by guys who are trying to play innocent. When a guy is first getting to know you, he does not want to seem like the bad guy. He wants you to know that he is on his best behavior to get on your right side. No guy who wants you to like him will want to get on your wrong side. Inserting this emoji will communicate that he is trying to impress you.
Expect this emoji whenever the guy is trying to be sweet. You might give him a compliment about how nice he is, or acknowledging a great deed that he did for you. He will play along with you by sending you the angel face to let you know that there is more to come.
Hugging/Blushing Face Emoji
Even though this emoji looks a little creepy with the hands, the hugging/blushing face is trying to communicate hugs and sweetness. When a guy misses you and cannot hug you physically because you are texting long-distance, he will send this to make himself feel closer to you. This face is a step down from the kissy emoji, but it is setting out to communicate that he is taking things slowly and testing the waters.
Expect this emoji earlier in your conversations when your guy wants to play it conservative and not be too aggressive with the kissy emoji. Although you can give hugs to anyone, the blushing face still communicates that it makes him feel happy inside to provide you with a huge. Keep an eye out for this emoticon because of the warmth and love that it does bring.
Relieved Smile Emoji
The relieved smile is an emoji that gets used for a guy who is playing things slow. He might be too scared of how you might react to something he said because he is not sure what you like or do not like. He may send this one after he says something risky or outside the realm of his usual shyness and straightforward banter. This emoji could also get used to keeping you guessing as to what he might be thinking.
If the guy is sending this emoji consistently, he is thinking about the impression that he is making on you. This communication is always a great sign because if a guy gets focused on how you view him, he must like you. Whenever you see him using this, make sure to inquire more about what he is saying so that you can get him to reveal more about the point getting discussed.
The heart-eyed emoji certainly speaks for itself and its intentions. When the man reaches the point where he is sending this emoticon, then he is certainly trying to communicate his feelings about you. The hearts in the eyes let you know that you have his soul. And by sending this to you, he is counting on you to return the favor so that he can understand that you feel the same way.
Pay special attention to the use of this emoji if he is sending multiple at a time. It is one thing to send a single heart-eyed emoji, but he wants you to know that he wants you if he is carrying multiple. There is also a difference between sending this to describe other things, but if he is using it in conjunction with you and your personality, it is a green light to proceed in showing your feelings for him.
Heart Kissy Face Emoji
You could make the case that the heart kissy-face emoji is a step up from the heart-eyed emoji. If the guy is sending you this emoticon, not only is he trying to communicate love through the hearts, but he also wants to kiss you in the process! Sending this face is a sign that the boy wants to move to the next level of flirting. He is also testing you to see if you will also return the text with the kissy face.
Also, be on the lookout for the guy using these consecutive times in a row. Whether it gets used in a joking or romantic way, it is a clear sign that the guy likes you. He will usually send you this when he misses you, you do something cute, or he is trying to get you to spend more time with him.
The blushing smile signifies that the guy likes you because he could have sent you a regular smiley face. Sending this emoji shows you that what you said made him blush and smile. You probably said something cute or meaningful to him. He wants you to know that he gets easily affected by your flirty words.
If the guy is trying to show you how your words are moving him in this way, he is trying to show you that your flirting is working, and he wants to return the favor. Whenever he sends you this one, it would be smart for you to send him a kissy face emoji back. This blushing face is an invitation for you to do this.
Cheeky Tongue Out Emoji
The cheeky tongue-out emoji is the guy trying to communicate that he wants to be cute and funny at the same time. This emoticon is a little different from the other mischievous emoji with the tongue. This face is him not getting around about being flirty and letting you know that what you said is endearing. While this might mean that something is tasty, he is letting you know his grin is big.
Whenever the guy sends this to you, it is a kind invitation for you to comment on how cute he is being. At this point, the guy is trying to diversify the different smiles in his bag and show you how much effort he is putting in to flirt with you.
Laughing with Cold Sweat Emoji
The laughing with the cold sweat face is an exciting but likable emoji that shows the right balance of nervousness and laughter. When a guy is trying to win you over, he is trying to show that something is funny, but he is also treading lighter because he does not want to reveal too much emotion to you upfront. He will usually indicate this when he say something risky, but you still think it is funny.
The best way to respond to something like this is to ease him and show that everything is okay. It is good to return with a joke or good humor. Your goal is to appease his discomfort. This emoji is what he is trying to show you through this while also laughing. Though this emoji shows a wide range of emotions, one thing is certain: he likes you and wants to make sure that you love him back!
Monkey Emoji that Covers Up the Eyes
The monkey emoji that covers up his eyes is a funny one because the monkey faces are meant to show humor and innocence. Whenever the guy uses this one, he is undoubtedly testing the waters on something risky that he said. Whether it is making a flirty joke, or giving you a forward compliment, he does not know how you will react to it, so he wants to send the monkey because he wants to be cute at the same time.
You should be on the lookout for this emoji because the guy will watch closely about how you respond. He is testing you to see how you will reply to his aggressively flirty text message. Because he is willing to take this risk with you, it is a sign that he likes you and is trying to move forward in the flirtatious banter.
Red Heart Emoji
The red might be one of the more apparent signs on the list. Not only does the guy likes you, but he could love you! Another thing about this emoji is that he could have picked the blue or the yellow option, but he chose the most romantic option out of them all. While it might be too fast for love, marriage, and kids, he wants to shoot for the moon so that he will land among the stars and win you over.
Also, watch closely to see if he sends more than one heart at a time. The amount of these emojis that he sends could be reflective of how much he likes you. He will probably send one at first to take things slow and conservative. But as he becomes more comfortable with you as time goes on, he will get accustomed to sending multiple of these at a time.
Blushing, Big Smile Emoji
Although there are multiple different blush emojis, this is another sign that the boy likes you and that he is trying to be endearing and cute. Assuming things are going well and you are texting with the boy for a while, he will try to switch up his emojis and not become too repetitive with his flirt faces. By diverting from the other blushes and switching to this one, he is putting in the effort to flirt in multiple ways.
Watch for the quantity of this face, as well. Guys tend to put this blushing emoji at the very beginning of the text. It is succinct, yet forward in his flirting attempt, and this is a good sign for you that the guy is beginning to like you.
Wink Emoji, without Tongue
We cannot forget about the winking emoji. This face is the ultimate sign of flirtatious activity. By putting this one into your text messaging thread, the guy is implying that he is hiding his loving feelings for you. He wants you to know that he likes you but does not want to come out and say it because he enjoys the back and forth sweet talk too much.
The right way to reply to this one would be with the smirk. It is a good counter, and it allows you to communicate the same type of message without copying the same emoji that he did. The guy will usually include this when you ask him a flirty question, and he is trying to give you an indirect, but flattering answer to hook you in.
Wink Emoji, with Tongue
The wink emoji without tongue is another way for him to show that flirty attitude. For this one, he is trying to withhold more juicy information. It could also try to communicate innuendo because of the risqué tongue effect with the wink. This emoticon also conveys a playful way of thinking. He is not playing around here, so definitely dig into what he is saying.
Guys will usually send this emoji as a follow up to the regular wink face. It communicates a sense of excitement to what he is saying. He is trying to have fun with you, so make sure to play along whenever he sends something like this. Guys who like you will try to extend the conversation as long as possible, and adding this face to each message is an excellent way of doing that.
The smirking emoji communicates a sly, smug, or suggestive facial expression. This face is a great one, like the wink face, that the guy uses to withhold extra juicy information that could lead to more flirty conversation. When a guy uses this, he is trying to infer that he thinks that you are cute or attractive, or that he likes to joke with you.
The conversation gets headed in the right direction when this face gets used. Continue to joke back with the guys if he is using the smirk consistently. The emoji could also get used to convey innuendo or sexual connotation. Be careful how you tread here, but this usually gets associated with the guy thinking that you are sexy.
Swirling Hearts Emoji
If one heart was not enough for you, the guy likes you a lot when sending the emoji with two swirling hearts. This one gets saved for the guys who are especially lovey with you. These swirly hearts usually get used after the guy has a good feeling for you. When you exhaust the regular hearts, the guy will then switch to this option to diversify his flirtatious non-face signals.
The great thing about this emoji is that it symbolically shows the exchange between your heart and his heart. When the guy sends this one, it could foreshadow that he might want to have a relationship with you. He is undoubtedly going the extra mile here, so make sure to play off this one. Do not necessarily say the same thing back but show love in reciprocation.
The drooling emoji is an outward expression of approval, usually of an attractive photo. When a guy describes how you look or your physical appearance, this emoji will typically get used. The man is trying to show that he is falling head over heels for you and that you should keep doing what you are doing. You have dropped him dead with your looks because he cannot keep his mouth closed!
The nerd emoji is another facial representation to exhibit cuteness and innocence. The guy does not like to be labeled as the “bad guy,” so they will often use this to play innocent and lovable. A lot of times, guys will use this whenever he is saying “yes” to go somewhere with you. He is along for the ride, as long as it is with someone as enjoyable as you!
With this face, the guy wants to make sure you know he is willing to take a step backward to be endearing for you and your feelings. He wants to play nice for you and show innocence and straightforwardness. This face is an excellent sign that he likes you and is trying to gain your approval.
The eyeballs emoji shows that you have the guy’s attention! Whenever someone sees something cute or worth looking at, the eyeballs come out. Men use this to signify that they approve something attractive, which his you in this case! The emoji will get sent after you send him a picture of yourself, or when you say something bold that disrupts the normal flow of conversation, but in the right way.
If the guy sends multiple of these to the point where it looks like a monster, this means that you have his full attention, and he is waiting for a follow-up message with more information. Without a double, this is a great way to communicate approval without using the actual face of an emoji.
The 100 emoji shows that the guy is keeping it real with you. Although this is a popular emoji sent among regular friends, it is a great way to communicate respect to someone you have developed a good rapport with. This sign usually gets posted toward the end of the conversation, and it is the right way of saying that although you two joke around, you are developing a great relationship.
It is not meant to be flirty, but to show that the guy values that type of dialogue that you bring to the table. The 100 sign can suggest that you have the potential to be his “ride or die,” and he looks forward to seeing where things go. A good girl is someone who can hang with the guy friends, and by sending you this, he sees you as a quality girl that he can bring around the friends as you become serious.
As you can see, there are a lot of signs out there to let you know if the feelings are mutual. Guys will be very transparent about their excitement for you through emojis. It is your job to make sure that you participate in the game as well and return with even flirtier emojis. The guy will appreciate it, and it will move you two closer to the next step in your relationship.
The great thing about emojis is that there are many ways to communicate that you like someone, and you can cycle the different options as you interact. This versatility provides you with a conversation that never gets old. You can show your “facial expressions” through the keyboard, and it makes texting all the more enjoyable.