The Best Emojis to Use When Texting Your Crush

The art of texting is, well, an art.

And (like most forms of art), it can take a little bit of study to understand how certain things might be received and interpreted by the intended audience. This becomes most obvious when it comes to emojis. These small symbols built into our modern-day keyboards have a lot of power—after all, a picture is worth a thousand words—and that is especially true when it comes to communicating with your crush.

If you're looking to improve the flow of your flirting by throwing in an emoji here and there, you're definitely on the right track. To make it all a bit easier for you, we've put together a list of just some of the best emojis to use when texting your crush.

1. When They've Got You Blushing: 😊

Did your crush just mention how much they liked your outfit today or how awesome it was when you crushed it during practice? When they give you a genuine compliment or do something that has you blushing, an emoji is the best way to let them know that their words had the desired effect.

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Also read about: What Does the 😊 Emoji Mean?


2. When You're Feeling Flirty: 😉

While a winky face may not be for the faint of heart, it is an undoubtedly flirtatious emoji that can make your intentions a bit more clear. It's also a fun way to show off a sense of "just joking," making it the perfect choice for any playful banter or light roasting.


3. When the Chat Turns Playful: 😜

Speaking of playful, this emoji takes the effect of the last one and turns it up a notch. It's a little more on the funny side than the flirtatious, but it's an excellent emoji to include after giving them a little bit of heat for something that they said or did.

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4. When You're Not Sure Where Things Stand Yet: ☠

If you're just starting to text your crush and aren't yet sure whether the feelings are mutual or not, the best piece of advice we can give you is to just be yourself—and that goes for the way you text, too. If, like most of us, you use some form of the skull emoji to represent laughter, feel free to drop one in anytime they say something funny enough to warrant it.


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5. When You're 100% Sure They Like You Back: 😘

Now this one is a tad too bold to use if you're still sussing out your crush's feelings, but it's perfect for replying to their "reaction" to your story (especially if said reaction features some form of either fire emoji or heart eyes).

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If you need some extra coursework to crack down on how to text your crush, click HERE to read all about how to decode several popular emojis your crush might send.