27 Flirty & Naughty Emojis Guys Use If They Like You Or in Love with You

If he’s into you, it’s not easy to hide it. So check out these 27 flirty emojis and find out what a guy really means.

emojis guys use when they like you

Flirty emojis are an important part of modern dating because of the growth of dating apps and technology. Most of us communicate mainly through our phones, and when guys are texting the girls they’re attracted to, they would throw in an emoji here and there. You may not pay much attention to it, but if you do, you’ll notice that there are some specific emojis guys use when they like you.

[Read: 33 secrets steps to text a girl you like & make her miss and desire you]

The emojis to watch out for in texts

Emojis are the perfect way to be more expressive over a text message. But, there are also other purposes for emojis.

You don’t have the guy in front of you, giving you signs that you can see. All you have are their text messages. So, you don’t have much to work with. Yet, emojis can tell you a lot about a guy, so it’s time you knew what’s up and decode the emojis guys use when they like you.

[Read: How to text your crush & 44 things to say to get them really interested]

Must-know emojis guys use when they like you or are in love with you

Let’s jump head first into the world of emojis and the emojis guys use when they like you or are in love with you.

But just a word of caution now, don’t assume any guy who uses these emojis has a mad crush on you. Emojis are thrown around like words these days. Maybe but if he’s subtly hinting or blatantly flirting up a storm with you, chances are, the emojis aren’t as innocent and friendly as he may be trying to imply.

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1. Heart-Eyed Emoji 😍

When does anyone ever use this emoji? There are usually only a couple of reasons, and most of them stem around appreciation for something. This emoji conveys love and infatuation, as if to say you are in love with or crazy about or obsessed with someone or something.

If he’s using it in his flirty texts, he’s sending a pretty clear sign that he’s into you. [Read: How to get to know someone over text and build a real connection]

2. Red Heart Emoji ❤️

Oh mama, he’s into you. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure this one out. The heart isn’t purple, yellow, or black: it’s red. Guys won’t throw this emoji around unless they want you to know how they feel. 

The red heart emoji is used in positive emotional contexts to express gratitude, love, happiness, hope, or flirtatiousness. [Read: Colorful heart emojis: how to decode their meaning & use it right]

3. Angel Face Emoji 👼

This guy wants to make sure you see him as an innocent guy, but we all know he’s not. This emoji is all about showing you he’s as sweet as an angel. Are you going to fall for the bait? [Read: How to know if someone is thinking about you sexually and desiring you]

4. Heart Kissy Face Emoji 😘

Well, if he’s using this, we all know he’s interested in making that kiss a reality. He could have used any other emoji, but instead, he chose this one. He wants to show you he’s more emotional than you think.

This emoji is a symbol of flirting, which often follows various compliments to someone the sender finds attractive. Sometimes, this face throwing a kiss emoji is also used as a part of a sarcastic and snappy message, including the replies to the compliments the person finds inappropriate. So, make sure not to jump into conclusions.

[Read: 29 secret ways to subtly flirt & make them desire you subconsciously]

5. Too Cool Face Emoji 😎

It’s not easy texting a girl you like. Of course, men are just as insecure as women, and one way for him to hide it is through the “too cool” emoji. The smiley face wears a pair of sunglasses, letting you know he’s calm and cool. Meanwhile, he’s freaking out inside.

[Read: The best witty comebacks to use on a flirty guy & ways to ignore him]

6. Hugging Face Emoji 🤗

Oh yeah, we all know his end game. The hugging emoji, though is kind of creepy itself *why does it have such long fingers?* sends a pretty strong message that he likes you. Physical touch is a huge indicator of attraction.

This emoji is often just used to show excitement, express affection and gratitude, offer comfort and consolation, or signal a rebuff. [Read: How guys flirt – 15 subtle things guys do when they like you]

7. Winky Face Emoji 😉

This is a classic way to be cheeky and flirtatious with emojis. The “winky face” emoji is a subtle way of making his point without being too forceful.

It signals him being playful, affectionate, suggestive, or ironic. So you better send him one back! [Read: 27 cool ways to ask someone to hang out over text & not sound needy]

8. Relieved Smile Emoji 😌

He’s such a humble guy, not looking to offend you. So at the end of his texts, he throws in the “relieved smile” emoji, making sure that he softens his message. Maybe he sent you a complimenting text but didn’t want to come off too strong.

[Read: 20 sweet & sexy ways to flirt with your boyfriend & make love naughty]

9. Side Smirk Emoji 😏

Ooo, that’s a naughty little one, isn’t it? The “side smirk” emoji lets you know that he isn’t interested in just being friends. But, don’t assume that he’s looking for a relationship.

The side smirk is a pretty strong red flag for a fuckboy. So, tread lightly. [Read: The 14 warning signs of a player he just can’t hide]

 10. Giant Tongue Emoji 👅

Back in the day, we would stick our tongues out as an insult. But today, it has a different meaning. Of course, it could be used to talk about food, but if the conversation is flirty, he’s talking about his desire for you.

People send this emoji to flirt over text or while sexting, referring to oral sex. You can easily tell when the emoji is being used in a sexual context because typically, other “dirty” emojis will be paired with it.

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11. Blushy Face Emoji ☺️

The “blushy face” emoji is very sweet. It’s not quite a smiley face and not too suggestive either. Whether you gave him a compliment or he gave you one, he’s showing you his appreciation. Guys who use this emoji are usually nice or shy guys, but some fuck boys are pretty great at acting nice, so be careful.

[Read: Do girls like shy guys: is shyness an attractive trait or a turn off?]

12. Devilish Face Emoji 😈

Did he text you something a little naughty? Well, not only is he testing the waters, but he’s letting you know he’s not ashamed of what he said. In fact, he’s standing by his words and isn’t into playing the innocent guy. [Read: 30 texts and examples to dirty text and tease a guy all day]

13. Flames Emoji 🔥

For him, you’re hot, hot, hot. You’re so hot; he doesn’t know how to handle you. If he sends you a series of flame emojis, he’s giving you a compliment. Without words, he’s letting you know he thinks you’re smokin’ hot. 

[Read: Physical attraction: 20 hot secrets to look way more desirable instantly]

14. Tongue Out Smiley Emoji 😝

This one isn’t necessarily as suggestive as the “giant tongue” emoji. When he makes a joke, he puts this one at the end to make sure you and know he’s just kidding around. It can variously convey a sense of excitement, silliness, cuteness, happiness, as if saying, “Just kidding!”

[Read: How to be more romantic: 46 cute ways to melt your partner’s heart

15. Monkey See-No-Evil Emoji 🙈

Usually, this one goes after a suggestive text, he’s trying to test the waters and see your reaction. Of course, he doesn’t know how you’ll react. To soften the blow, he uses this emoji to make him look more innocent than he really is. [Read: Is he flirting with me? 12 signs that’ll reveal the truth]

16. Extremely Happy Face Emoji 😁

He’s not just happy; he’s extremely happy. This isn’t a commonly used emoji, as most guys don’t want to come off as too interested. But, if he’s a confident guy who doesn’t care about hiding his emotions, he’ll use this one as much as he wants.

[Read: The 15 signs your guy friend is definitely crushing on you]

17. Smiling Face With Halo 😇

If someone is hitting on you on a dating app or texting you flirty messages, they may add this emoji to show how sweet and angelic they find you. Alternatively, they may use the emoji to playfully deny their text’s more suggestive meaning. [Read: 28 cute ways to show affection in a relationship even if it feels awkward]

18. The Drooling Emoji 🤤

The drooling emoji expresses mouth-watering. It can be used when talking about lust and longing. Whether you desire a delicious meal, a nice dress, or that cutie sitting across from you in the coffee shop, you might look like the drooling face emoji.

[Read: Foreplay ideas for him: 29 moves to get a guy mad-horny with ease]

19. Hot Face 🥵

The literal meaning of the emoji is hot as in the temperature. People may use this when talking about a summer day or a sauna. However, this emoji also expresses physical exhaustion like having a difficult day at work. Outside of those contexts, it represents physical attractiveness by the slang of hot, an informal language used to refer to someone as sexy.

So if a guy sends you this emoji or comments it on your photos, he’s definitely thirsty for you. [Read: 15 sexy conversation starters for couples to get you horny in minutes]

20. Face with Peeking Eye 🫣

A yellow face emoji with hands covering eyes and one or both eyes peeking through the gap between its fingers. This emoji is often used when people want to know what’s happening, even when they know they shouldn’t be looking.

So if you send a guy a sexy selfie or post one on your story and this emoji is his response, he knows he shouldn’t be looking but he just cannot help it. [Read: Safe nudes: how to send nudes that sizzle without getting burned]

21. Winking Face with Tongue 😜

A yellow face sticking out its tongue and making a wink often gives a sense of fun, excitement, wackiness, buffoonery, or joking. Typically, it’s goofier than the 😝 emoji, but with the same meanings. [Read: 42 happy & naughty ways to keep a relationship exciting, fun & fresh]

22. Woozy Face emoji 🥴

The woozy face emoji means you’ve had a few too many to drink. It can also mean that the guy is tired, overly emotional, or plain confused. According to a popular meme, it represents the dumb face men make when they try to look sexy in a photo.

So if he sends you this, he probably wants you to think he’s playful and fun. [Read: 47 really fun second date ideas that’ll make anyone want a third!]

23. Smiling Face with Hearts 🥰

Smiling Face With Hearts has several hearts floating around its head, as if in a cloud of love. It commonly signifies warm and fuzzy feelings, especially feeling loved or being in love with someone or something. If he uses this emoji with you, you know what it means. [Read: Am I in love? 30 signs to read the fuzzy flutters after infatuation]

24. Eyes Emoji 👀

The eyes emoji has many uses. It mostly serves to draw attention to something the user wants to highlight, especially in situations that involve drama and interpersonal tension. But it can also be used suggestively like when you’re having a dirty conversation. [Read: 60 examples & tips to talk dirty over text & get him hard imagining you]

25. Eggplant 🍆

I think we all know that it’s not an actual eggplant. Yup, a penis. Your mom may use it when talking about her new ratatouille recipe, but if a guy uses it, with sexual innuendo. He is in fact referring to his penis, or the general topic of sex!

[Read: Emoji sexting: 16 fun emojis to make any conversation sound naughty]

26. Peach 🍑

The peach emoji means a bum. It’s also a common emoji used in sexting. Which makes sense right? You have a nice peachy bum, and he’s complimenting you with the emoji! [Read: How guys flirt: 25 subtle things guys do to impress a girl]

27. Blushing Face Emoji 😳

What does this emoji mean from a guy? Well, the blushing face emoji is very similar to the angel one. A guy might use this if he’s said something a little risky or cheeky and he’s seeing if he can “get away with it.” In many other cases, he may use it when you say something that turns him on and gets him flustered.

[Read: How to get a guy interested in you: 27 flirty ways to catch his eye]

Emojis aren’t only used to add a little spice to the text. Guys also love using flirty emojis to show that they’re interested in you and hoping you’ll notice. Now that you know what they mean, what will you do with this information?

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Natasha Ivanovic
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