Love

<3 Direction Horizontal (tilted 90° to the left)
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Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Updated January 27, 2017
Description: A depiction of a heart used to express love. It is one of the most popular emoticons and is used on social media, in text messages, and online chat. It may appear in a variety of instances including at the end of a message to say "Love, [person's name]," i.e. "<3, Britney."
(>^.^)> <3 <(^.^<) Direction Vertical (not tilted sideways)
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Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Updated January 27, 2017
Description: A portrayal of love that shows two people attracted to each other. It may be used on social media, in online chat, or in emails. It is a fun, albeit long, way to say that the two people are pursuing and bonded by love.
~♥~ Direction Vertical (not tilted sideways)
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Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Updated April 28, 2010
Description: The heart symbol can be entered on a Windows computer by holding Alt and pressing the 3 key on the numeric keypad. Mac users can press Command-Option-T to load the Character Palette, then select the heart from the "Miscellaneous Symbols" section, then press the Insert button. The tildes (~) next to the heart represent strings.
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