Hearts have been a prominent romantic symbol for a while now. Valentine’s Day is living proof for that sort of cringe. Here a heart, there a heart, everywhere a heart heart.
But, emojis help in better understanding that hearts, like any other symbol, could be ambiguous as well, given that love too, comes in many forms and not just romance.
Here’s a list of heart emojis that you can fearlessly use in the virtual world, even when you don’t mean romantic love.
Kickstarting the list with the most neutral of all heart emojis – 💛. It is the perfect emoji for a slightly higher level of platonic love (not strangers, nor platonic best friends, instead, the awkward in-between).
- I love you so much! 💛 You’re the sweetest human ever
- Of course, I care about you 💛💛
A purple heart is something you give to someone because of the common love for humanity. There’s nothing exclusive nor exciting in there. It’s just the “you exist, and I care about you because we’re the same species” kind of love.
It can be directed towards far-off family, relatives you absolutely cannot stand but have to, or even that misery of a boss/colleague from your previous job. It’s the ultimate “being the bigger person” emoji.
- Hehe. Thank you. Means a lot 💜
Let’s talk facts first. Despite all the negativity it gets for being “too dark” or “too black” or even the negative symbols attached to the color, black is gorgeous. It’s a color that rises above the odds.
We all have people who uplift and empower us in our lives (people whom we are not romantically involved with, that is). 🖤 embodies the love that emerged during a journey of rawness, relentlessness, and hustle.
- Love the message! More power to you, sis! 🖤
Orange is a funky color. It has a sense of quirk and loudness. An orange heart could symbolize the kind of love you share with someone who resonates with you on a quirky, and obnoxiously loud level.
- Omg. You’re a mental crackhead just like me! 🧡🧡
- Totally buying these weird positive vibes! 🧡
From a non-gendered perspective, blue is quite a sad color. Ironic? Hell to the yes. So, sending a blue heart to someone evidently highlights the awkwardness.
💙 suggests the affection you have (to any extent) for someone who’s different from you, older to you, or overall just alien to you.
- Happy birthday, Sir 💙 (could be a new father-in-law)
- Haha, I appreciate it💙 (responding to an awkward compliment from an awkward colleague)
Although white seems to have earned a great name for being “pure”, “flawless” and “absolute”, we can all agree how terrible it is to maintain anything that’s white.
And so, 🤍 would be the ultimate emoji for someone you “once loved/liked”. If you’re the kind to stay friends with an ex, text long-lost friends, or even a people pleaser, this one’s for you.
- You’re just as aimless as you were 5 years ago. 🤍
Green’s the color of nature, health, goodness, and growth. It doesn’t fake the positivity when you say “go green”. Hence, 💚 works best for peppering the world with some unbiased good vibes.
- Ayeeee. Happy birthday, buddy 💚 (for someone you texted just once, but parted peacefully. Actually, didn’t part. Just got on with your lives).
- Your work is wonderful! Hope to see more 💚
As much as we’d want to call brown a shitty color, for obvious reasons, it’s quite a nourishing color, tbh. Brown speaks the language of warmth, comfort, healing, growth, and skin tones of course.
So, if you want to send a heart emoji to someone you inspire, or to someone you look up to, in any particular aspect, you could use 🤎.
- You’ve been my inspiration this whole time. Can’t thank you enough 🤎
- Aww. You’re welcome. I’m glad I could help in some way 🤎
Surprise! This one’s FOR the hopeless romantic. For the reason behind the cringe.
Okay. Before spewing thy judgments, it’s important to note that ❤️ signifies intense affection, that could be shared amongst anyone. However, it’s popularly showcased, amongst lovers or romantic partners.
- I love you to the moon and back ❤️ (ugh. how about “that’s it?”)
- Can’t wait for THE bestie’s bachelor party! ❤️❤️
Love is of four main types. But love, in itself is an abundant resource of stability, appreciation, respect, freedom and encouragement. You don’t have to be “in love” to feel love. It’s all around. And we hope you found this list helpful in showing love, in different, but fulfilling ways.