What Does 1432 Mean in a Text?

The Quick Answer

1432 means "I love you too."

More Observations...

It is a numeronym commonly used to express love in texts or on messaging apps. It is typically, but not always, used as a response to 143 ("I love you"). For example:
  • Sam: See you later! 143.
  • Jo: 1432.
  • Lee: Sweet dreams, my love. I love you.
  • Ali: You too, gorgeous. 1432.
As with 143, the first three numbers represent the number of letters in the "three magic words," as follows:
  • 1 letter = I.
  • 4 letters = Love.
  • 3 letters = You.
The number 2 at the end is different. It represents the word "too." It works because "two" and "too" are homonyms (i.e., words that sound the same). The use of numerical expressions like 1432 serves to keep messages brief. However, nowadays, brevity is not the primary reason for their use. They are typically utilized for a number of reasons, including enabling the sender to express love without the discomfort of actually having to say it! 1432 is one of the many ways to say "I love you too" in text speak, others include:

Image for 1432

When I write 1432, I mean this:

meaning of 1432

I (1) love (4) you (3) too (2).

Video Summarizing 1432

Here is a short video summarizing how the numeronym 1432 works.

Summary of Key Points

"I Love You Too" is, by far, the most common meaning for 1432 when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:I Love You Too
Type:Internet Slang Term
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at 1432

1432 is a numeronym, which is an abbreviation made up of just numbers or of letters and numbers. They can be formed in various ways, such as:
  • Shortening a word by replacing a sequence of letters with the count of those letters (e.g., i18n for "internationalization" and a11y for "accessibility").
  • Combining letters and numbers (e.g, K9 for "canine" and W3 for "World Wide Web").
  • Using numbers to represent letters or words (e.g., 143 for "I love you," 637 for "always and forever," and 5201314 for "I will love you for a lifetime").
Numeronyms were used long before the digital era. Many of the early ones were written on the envelopes of letters between lovers. They were often a coded message between the sender and the recipient, thought to allow secret expressions of love or passion.

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of 1432 Used in a Text

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