3812 means "I Love You Too."

3812 is an "internet slang term" used with the meaning "I Love You Too." The numbers in 3812 represent:
  • 3: The number of words in the term "I Love You."
  • 8: The number of letters in the term "I Love You."
  • 1: Indicates that both 3812 and "I Love You" have one meaning.
  • 2: A numerical representation of the word "Too."
3812 is typically used in response to 381 ("I Love You") and other numerical abbreviations with the same meaning, such as 1234, 143 and 831.

3812 is only one of many ways of abbreviating "I Love You Too." Others include 1432, ILU2 and ILY2.

Video Summarizing 3812

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When I write 3812, I mean this:

meaning of 3812

3812 is typically used in response to 381.

Summary of Key Points

"I Love You Too" is the most common definition for 3812 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here is some more information about 3812:
Definition:I Love You Too
Type:Internet Slang Term
Guessability:guessability level 5

5: Extremely difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of 3812 in Sentences

Here's an example of 3812 being used in conversation:
  • Don: Hey babe, I'm gonna be late tonight. Playing golf with Gerry. 381.
  • Donna: Hey honey, no problem. I'll be at mom's and your dinner's in the dog. 3812.

An Academic Look at 3812

3812 is classified as a internet slang term because its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most "slang terms" were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write a message but, since the arrival of keyboards and predictive text on mobile devices, this efficiency is no longer required.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "I Love You Too" instead of using 3812.

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of 3812 Used in a Text

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