<3 Meaning In Text

<3 stands for a sideways heart. Something saying “love.”

What does <3 mean?

It’s a type of emoji or ascii-art that’s used as a sideways heart.

Often, it’s a reaction to something really cute or positive.

Abbreviation Meaning Emotion
<3 Love Affectionate
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Examples and other meanings

  • “You know how much I <3 you right?
    • Emotion: Affectionate
    • Intention: Replacing the word love with a sideways heart
  • “<3 u, boo boo!”
    • Emotion: Love
    • Intention: Expressing feelings through text!