Meet/Eat/Love (MEL) #22
Brevity is key when texting and emojis are literally replacing entire words, even full thoughts and sentences.
How far have we come since the days of William Shakespeare from poetically crafted sentences to acronyms? Now, we use emojis to express ourselves?
Well, THIS far:
Fast forward to 2019. Emojis’ popularity has only increased, with new emojis being released regularly.
When you use emojis in the online dating world, well, that’s when double and hidden meanings bring emojis to another level….
#Truestory: A guy I am currently dating sent me an avocado emoji. This was a new one for me. Did he mean that he wants to meet for brunch tomorrow? Does he mean that he wants to be healthy? Did he send it by accident?
Immediately, I texted my friends and, of course, Googled. You might say “why didn’t you just ask him directly?” Let’s just say, sometimes, I’m too stubborn for my own good.
Anyways, Google turned up an interesting search result: The word avocado is derived from the Aztec word for testicles. A-ha! Now it makes a bit more sense, given the context of what he had texted earlier (I’ll save the details for later lol).
Don’t get stuck in my situation. In case you need a handy guide or a refresher on hidden emoji meanings for online dating, I’ve compiled a list below:
(Starting with the obvious… and keeping it somewhat PG-rated)
Looks like: eggplant or banana
Use when: referring to a guy’s package
Looks like: peach
Use when: referring to bums
Looks like: taco or cookie
Use when: referring to a girl’s privates
Looks like: fire
Use when: referring to the phrase “damn you’re hot!”
Looks like: cherries
Use when: referring to a girl’s bosom
Looks like: wink
Use when: referring to anything in a cheeky way
Looks like: tongue
Use when: referring to being thirsty for something or someone…
Looks like: pointing finger + ok sign
Use when: referring to s.e.x.
Looks like: ok sign, solo
Use when: referring to “the backdoor”
Looks like: devil
Use when: referring to being naughty
Looks like: popcorn and snowflake
Use when: referring to Netflix and chill
Looks like: peach and phone
Use when: referring to booty call
Looks like: strong wind
Use when: referring to a bj
Looks like: sweat droplets
Use when: referring to sexual fluids
Looks like: avocado
Use when: referring to testicles
Nowadays, it’s a given that what can appear like a straightforward and harmless emoji can actually have a hidden meaning. So, if you are up to speed on what these popular hidden emojis mean, you won’t get caught in an embarrassing or confusing text exchange. Otherwise, having funny dating stories are always a hit with your friends… as you guys laugh together (and not at you lol).