What Does LYLAF Mean?

LYLAF means "Love You Like a Friend." LYLAF means "Love You Like A Friend." The abbreviation LYLAF is usually considered a diplomatic way of making it clear that you have no interest in a romantic relationship. It is sometimes used as a response to the abbreviation ILY and other such declarations of love.

Summary of Key Points

"Love You Like a Friend" is the most common definition for LYLAF on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Love You Like a Friend
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write LYLAF, I mean this:

meaning of LYLAF
"Love You Like A Friend"


Examples of LYLAF in Sentences

Here are examples of LYLAF being used in conversations:
  • Bob: These days I can't stop thinking of you.
  • Suzy: Thanks Bob. I really LYLAF too.
  • Alison: I think we could be much more than friends.
  • Sam: I really LYLAF, Ali.

An Academic Look at LYLAF

LYLAF is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ell Wye Ell Eh Eff), but as this is harder to say than "Love You Like A Friend" it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation LYLAF is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

The abbreviation LYLAF is normally used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) with the meaning "Love You Like A Friend." LYLAF is not often used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I Love You Like Friend" instead of using the abbreviation LYLAF.

Example of LYLAF Used in a Text


See Also

LJBF (let's just be friends) LYAAF (love you as a friend) ILYLAS (I love you like a sister) LYLAS (love you like a sister) LYLAB (love you like a brother) LYLMB (love you like my brother) LULAB (love you like a brother)