What Does ILYF Mean in a Text?

Expressing Love in a Text

There are over 100 novel ways to express love in a text message. Some of them were invented by the iKids (i.e., Millennials, Generation Z, and Generation A), making them just a few decades old, but many of them have been around for centuries. Here's the one that matters to you: ILYF means "I'll Love You Forever."

More Observations...

ILYF is a line that features in many love songs and poems. It is typically used to vow a deep and lasting emotional attachment to someone until the end of time (forever). However, it can also be used casually as a throwaway line to add weight to a request for a favour.

Image for ILYF

When I write ILYF, I mean this:

meaning of ILYF

The image shows a loved-up couple with one saying "I'll love you forever (ILYF)".

Summary of Key Points

"I'll Love You Forever" is, by far, the most common meaning for ILYF when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:I'll Love You Forever
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ILYF in Sentences

Here are examples of ILYF in conversations:
  • Loved-up Charlie: I cannot believe that you've agreed to be my wife. I promise ILYF until the end of time itself.
  • Loved-up Jordan: Oh you're so handsome...and rich ILYF too.
  • Daughter: Can you fetch my jumper while you're upstairs please? ILYF.
  • Mother (grudgingly): I suppose so.

An Academic Look at ILYF

ILYF is used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, it is not used as a part of speech within a wider sentence. As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Aye El Wye Eff"), ILYF is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of ILYF Used in a Text

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