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What Does <3 Mean?<3 means "love."
(The two characters - which literally mean "less than three" - form a picture of a heart on its side.)
Why is a heart "heart-shaped"? You will know from your Biology lessons that a human heart is not heart-shaped. Nevertheless, the classic heart shape (♥) is recognized globally as being a heart. The origin of the heart shape is difficult to determine. There are three leading theories:
- (Theory 1). The heart shape comes from the shape of ivy leaves, which are linked to fidelity.
- (Theory2). The heart shape comes from the shape of breasts and the bum.
- (Theory 3). The heart shape comes from the silphium plant (a giant fennel), which the ancient Greeks and Romans used as an early form of birth control. (Silphium's seed pod is heart-shaped.)
More Terms Like <3Of interest, the icon <3 has given rise to other terms linked to love. For example:
- <333 (I really love you)
- <4 (I really love you - more than <3)
- <2 (It's not love yet - less than <3)
- K3U (I love you - I<3U squashed together)
Dozens of Ways of Saying "I Love You" OnlineHere is a video summarizing the different ways of saying "I love you" online.
Summary of Key Points"Love" is the most common definition for <3 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
1: Easy to guess
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Image for <3When I write <3, I mean this:
<3 is a heart lying on its side. It means "love."
Examples of <3 in SentencesHere are examples of <3 being used in conversations:
- Tony: Did you get the flowers?
- Jordan: I <3 them.
- Tony: I love you
- Jordan: <3U2
An Academic Look at <3<3 is classified as an icon because it dipicts what it represents.
Using Numbers in TextsThis video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":
Example of <3 Used in a Text
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