If someone recently sent you a heart emoji, this post will show you likely reasons why and what would make each of them more likely.

So, what does it mean when someone sends you a heart emoji? Likely reasons why someone will send you a heart emoji are that they are being friendly, they are showing that they like you are that they are trying to make you feel better.

There are a number of possible reasons why someone will send you a heart emoji but there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main reason.

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What does it mean when someone sends a heart emoji?

Below are likely reasons why someone will send you a heart emoji and what would make each of them more likely.

They are attracted to you

The cause could be that they are attracted to you and showing it by sending you a heart emoji. This would be more likely if they interact with you differently to how they interact with most people and if they also try to do things such as get you to meet up with them when texting you.

If they are attracted to you, it would be likely that they would show signs of it in the body language by doing things such as:

  • Standing the closest to you
  • Finding reasons to touch you
  • Looking at you when laughing
  • Pointing their feet at you
  • Asking you the most questions
  • Following you around

They are being friendly

It could also be the case that they sent it because they were simply trying to be nice. This would be more likely if you know that they also send heart emojis to other people and if they acts in a similar way around you as they do around their other friends. It would also be more likely if they were just joking when texting you and not trying to do things such as meet up with you.

They are trying to make you feel better

It might also be the case that they sent it because they were trying to cheer you up. This would be a lot more likely if they sent it when you were talking about something that made you or them sad or if something sad happened to you recently.

Consider the timing of when they sent you the heart emoji

It is important to consider the context in which they sent the emoji. If they sent it when you were talking about something that made you sad, it would be a lot more likely that they sent it because they were trying to cheer you up.

If they sent it while also doing things such as trying to meet up with you, they were texting about sexual things or they were asking about your relationship, it would be a lot more likely that they are attracted to you.

If they always send you heart emojis and they act similarly with you as they do with their other friends, it would be more likely that they consider you a friend.

Consider how they react when they see you

It would also help to consider the way that they react when they see you. If they react by noticeably changing the body language, it would be more likely that they have particularly strong feelings about you.

If they do things such as:

  • Adjust their appearance
  • Move closer to you
  • Try to get your attention
  • Maintain eye contact with you

It would be more likely that they are attracted to you.

Consider how often they text you

When trying to understand why they sent you a heart emoji it would be helpful to consider how often they text you.

If they tend to text you a lot, it would be more likely that they are attracted to you because it suggests that they are thinking about you a lot.

Whereas, if they don’t text you often then it would be less likely that they are attracted to you and more likely that they naturally try to make their messages more personal. However, it could still be the case that they do like you in which case it would be likely that they would show signs of attraction when they are around you in person as mentioned in the first section.

Consider how quickly they text you

It would also be helpful to consider how quickly they respond to your texts when trying to understand why they sent you a heart emoji. If they tend to respond to your texts quickly and they are the ones that message you the most, it would be more likely that they have a lot of interest in you.

If they take a long time to respond to your texts, it would be less likely that they are attracted to you. However, it still might be the case that they are since they might be busy and some people will actually wait to respond on purpose. If they are attracted to you, it would be likely that they would show signs of it when they are with you in person.

Consider what they text you

When trying to understand why they send you heart emojis, it would be useful to consider the type of things that they text you.

If they only message you about school/work-related things, it would be more likely that they naturally send heart emojis and less likely that they do it because they are attracted to you.

Whereas, if they tend to text you sexual type things or questions that are related to your relationship status, it would be much more likely that they send heart emojis because they are attracted to you.

Consider if they text you first

Another useful thing to consider when trying to understand why they send heart emojis in texts is whether or not they tend to text you first.

If they tend to be the first one to start the conversation, it would be more likely that they are attracted to you since it suggests that they think about you often and that they want to continue talking to you.

Whereas, if you tend to be the one that starts the conversation, it would be less likely that they are attracted to you. However, they might still be attracted to you and they might just prefer not to text people in which case it would be likely that they would show attraction to you in person and that they would try to organize meeting you when they do text you.

If you both tend to start the conversation at an equal amount, it would be necessary to consider the type of things that they text you, when they text you, if they try to meet up with you and how they interacts with you in person to understand why they sent you a heart emoji.

Consider multiple body language signs

When considering what their body language might be showing, it would help to consider multiple signs at the same time. The reason for this is that a single body language sign can be misleading by itself. Whereas, multiple signs that all suggest the same thing can be a lot more reliable.

If you want to learn more about body language, a book I would recommend would be The Definitive Book of Body Language (on Amazon). It shows you how to interpret body language and understand people's true intentions.

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