How to Properly Flirt With Emojis

Flirting over text can be equal parts fun and stressful, amirite?

You want to throw in a little spice to show them you're interested, but don't want to up the ???? ???? too much and make yourself look desperado. Love 'em or hate 'em, there's truly an art when it comes to seamlessly incorporating emojis into your convo, especially when your love interest is involved.

Below, our tips for flirting with emojis like a total pro.

First, Stick to the Basics

Okay, so you're texting with your cutie, that's great! But remember to keep things cool. While you might feel like ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? on the inside, keep your emojis in check and stick to the basics until you have some fun banter going. Don't underestimate the power of a properly placed ???? or ????—those lil' guys can make the heart skip a beat.


Match your Crush's Emoji Cadence

Emojis have made their way into our everyday language. They're a visual way of communicating via text and are oddly important when flirting with a potential partner. Make sure you take note of your crush's emoji cadence and respond appropriately.

If they throw smileys and flirty cues your way, don't be afraid to emoji back if you're into the person. You definitely don't want to make them feel bad or embarrassed for giving you a little spice. And if you throw out some cheeky emojis but don't get any back ever, don't panic, but also consider using them a little less frequently because that might not be their thing.


Be Playful

A little sass is always really fun when flirting with someone new, especially if you can tell they're digging you. Ideally, you want to make them chuckle, so using things like ???????? ???????? or ???? ????, or even ???????? , can be really fun and effective.


Don't Include Emojis in Every Message

Hi ????????, what's up ⬆️? What to go grab pizza ????? Sort of annoying, right? Emojis should be used for emphasis, but they don't necessarily need to be in every single message.


Use Them as an Ice Breaker

If you're itching to ask your crush on a date, emojis can be the perfect way to do it without feeling totally vulnerable. Something even as easy as ????????  or ???? ???? is a super simple way to ask them out without actually having to say it directly. Brilliant right?


Let Them Know You're Into Them

If the conversation calls for it, let your crush know you're into them! We love using ???? ???? and ???? when we're ready to say we're smitten.


Get Creative

Sometimes the best emoji sets are the ones that mean something special between the two of you. Creativity can go a long way when flirting, so if you can think of something that will make your crush think of you, consider it a total win.

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Don't Replace Emojis With Actual Conversation

Keep the emojis coming, but remember, you still have to use words! Sometimes people get carried away and text almost entirely in emojis, which doesn't feel very intimate. Don't let your love for cute stickers get in the way of having an actual convo with your crush.


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