Read the guide on kiss emoticons to find out if someone wants to flirt with you

โ€œOh my, he sent me a kiss… does it mean he already loves me?!โ€

“What should I do? Should I reciprocate? Or should I stay neutral just in case?”

“Mhh, yeah, I know you just want to get me into bed, you sly one.

You won’t catch me… (or maybe you will)”

Would you deny that you’ve thought something remotely different from this? Probably not…

There are at least 3 variants of the kiss emoticon, and each hides different meanings. Today, let’s finally clarify the hidden meaning behind this yellow face.

Keep reading… you’ll see it’s fun, promised!

Kiss Emoticon: ๐Ÿ˜˜ its real name is “kissy face”

The kissy face is the most commonly used emoticon for flirting, and we all know it.

I know, I know… now you’re thinking of all those people who sent it to you, and you’re wondering: “So, did the person who sent me this emoji flirt with me?” 

The answer is: it depends.

If it’s your cousin, then no, they weren’t flirting with you. They simply use it to convey feelings of affection and tenderness with the wrong emoticon.

If, on the other hand, the sender is a colleague of yours, well… then the doubt can remain! For example, you might interpret this face as a flirting attempt when you receive sentences like:

โ€œ Hey ๐Ÿ˜˜โ€
โ€œWould you like a nice coffee? ๐Ÿ˜˜โ€
โ€œ… to try together… ๐Ÿ˜˜โ€
โ€œIt’s always nice talking to you ๐Ÿ˜˜โ€
โ€œDo you have plans tonight? ๐Ÿ˜˜โ€

Kiss Emoticon: ๐Ÿ˜š known as “kissing face with closed eyes”

A bit less “forward” than the previous one. If a friend or someone close sends it to you, it might mean that this person feels particularly close to you but not necessarily in a romantic sense.

If, on the other hand, you receive it from someone with whom you feel something is developing,

it might be that this person isn’t sure yet whether they want to flirt with you and go further, so they remain neutral but still “affectionate.”

Here are some sentences:

โ€œI feel really good with you ๐Ÿ˜šโ€
โ€œDo you have something to do now?๐Ÿ˜šโ€
โ€œAm I bothering you?๐Ÿ˜šโ€
โ€œ See you tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜š

Kiss Emoticon: ๐Ÿ˜™ also known as “kissing face with smiling eyes”

It has a cheerful smile and bright eyes, features that make it a playful and friendly emoticon. Receiving it means you’re about to enter a playful whirlwind, and that person can’t wait to tease you more.

Here are some sentences:

โ€œSorry, I’m a mess, but I really like you ๐Ÿ˜™โ€
โ€œI have no words, I dedicate a song to you… ๐Ÿ˜™โ€
โ€œYou’ve brightened my day; it’s gotten better ๐Ÿ˜™

Kiss Emoticon: ๐Ÿ˜— more precisely “kissing face”

This last one is an emoticon ignored by many and isn’t used very often. It’s classified as a “courtesy kiss” and fits well in formal and less intimate contexts.

It can be used to convey kindness, gratitude, or cordiality without involving overly romantic situations.

Yes, if you received it, the other person didn’t want to flirt at all; they were just trying to be politeโ€ฆ

Sometimes, though, it’s not easy to say it with words; it’s easier to send an emoticon that only a few use to convey the message…

Kiss Emoticon: the formula of when, what, how

To understand the meanings hidden behind this emoji, you have to start with what you’ve written to each other and how you or the other person responded to the messages.

For example, did they send you the kiss emoticon to greet you right after you just met? They’re probably flirting.

Was it the first emoticon you read even before responding with “hey”? They’re still flirting.

Did you receive it as a reaction to one of your messages? Maybe this time they just wanted to be kind and didn’t know what to write… Impossible because it was a message worthy of a response? Then it could be a way to acknowledge your message and say they agree with you, so they’re still flirting…

Here are a series of questions to help you answer:

  • When did I receive the emoticon? (e.g., as a greeting, when I posted a new photo…)
  • What did we talk about? (e.g., spicy things, introductions, funny stories…)
  • How did they respond to me? (e.g., they used the emoticon as a reaction, the emoticon was a direct message…)
  • Did they send me just one? Or more than one? (e.g., “Hey ๐Ÿ˜˜“, “Here I am ๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ˜˜” …)

If you’re looking for a way to clarify the situation better, remember to contextualize the messages and ask yourself the right questions using this formula!

The kiss emoticon changes meaning based on the combination

Emoticons are essential seasonings for a conversation: they can completely change the flavor of a message!

In your case, the kiss emoticon mixed with others could completely flip the conversation and give new meanings.

Here are some intriguing combos:

  • ๐Ÿ˜˜ + โค๏ธ (heart): This is how you fall into the arena of love and passion. This combination is the unmistakable sign of understanding and love.
  • ๐Ÿ˜˜ + ๐Ÿ’‹(lips): No pleasantries here; this goes straight to the point! This combination is a clear intent to flirt that doesn’t ask for permission and aims for something more physical.
  • ๐Ÿ˜˜ + ๐Ÿค— (hug): A combination that expresses affection and warmth. It’s like receiving a hug, a friendly but sincere gesture.
  • ๐Ÿ˜˜ + ๐Ÿ˜‚ (laughing face): If their message is a mix of kisses and laughter, they’re telling you that time with you is truly fun and worth sharing.
  • ๐Ÿ˜˜ + ๐Ÿ˜ข (sad face): A loving embrace in a moment of sadness. This combination speaks of comfort and emotional support.
  • ๐Ÿ˜˜ + ๐Ÿ™ˆ (face covered by hands): Here, they might be a bit embarrassed about expressing their interest. It’s a form of shy tenderness and, if you will, a bit playful.
  • ๐Ÿ˜˜ + ๐Ÿ˜(smirking face): In this case, there’s no beating around the bush. Dear woman, if you receive this combination, the conversation has already taken a spicy turn…

Which emoticon to use in response to a kiss emoticon?

No rules!

When you receive a kiss in the form of an emoticon, your response can define the tone of the conversation and create a specific atmosphere.

Yes, exactly. No matter how you look at it, you’re the one holding the reins of the game!

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