What Does ILYT Mean in a Text?

Expressing Love in a Text

There are over 100 novel ways to express love in a text message. Some of them were invented by the iKids (i.e., Millennials, Generation Z, and Generation A), making them just a few decades old, but many of them have been around for centuries. Here's the one that matters to you: ILYT means "I Love You Too."

More Observations...

The abbreviation ILYT is typically used with the meaning "I Love You Too" as a response to a message such as ILY (I Love You). However, it can also be used sarcastically, as a response to criticism or to an insult. For example:
  • Naomi: Bye! Speak tomorrow. Love you.
  • Cris: ILYT.
  • (Here ILYT expresses a reciprocal feeling of love.)
  • Rob: You are absolutely the worst singer that I have ever heard!
  • Karen: Thanks mate. ILYT.
  • (Here is being used sarcastically.)
ILYT has exactly the same meaning as the abbreviation LYT (Love You Too). "I Love You Too" is also commonly abbreviated as ILU2 and ILY2.

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When I write ILYT, I mean this:

meaning of ILYT

ILYT is usually a reciprocal statement.

Summary of Key Points

"I Love You Too" is, by far, the most common meaning for ILYT when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:I Love You Too
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ILYT in Sentences

Here are examples of ILYT in conversations:
  • Wife: I love you.
  • Husband: ILYT.
  • Wife: You are the most useless cook I've ever met.
  • Husband: ILYT.

An Academic Look at ILYT

ILYT is an abbreviation of "I Love You Too" and is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence , (i.e., a statement). It is not often used as another part of speech within a wider sent sentence. ILYT is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Ell Why Tee). However, it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation ILYT is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "I Love You Too" instead of using ILYT.

Example of ILYT Used in a Text

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