What Does LY2 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: LY2 means "Love You Too."

More Observations...

You will also see this written in the following ways: LY2 is usually written at the end of a conversation between partners or family members. In other words, it is a sign-off (much like CUL8R (see you later) is used between friends). LY2 is a common response to one of the following: (Here is a list of other ways of saying "I love you.")

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When I write LY2, I mean this:

meaning of LY2

LY2 (Love you too) can be written a number of ways, including ILU2, ILUT, and LYT.

Summary of Key Points

"Love You Too" is, by far, the most common meaning for LY2 when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Love You Too
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of LY2 in Sentences

Here are two examples of LY2 in conversations:
  • Mother: Don't forget your satchel! ILU.
  • Son: I didn't! LY2.
  • Tony: K3U, baby.
  • Jordan: LY2, darling.

An Academic Look at LY2

LY2 is used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) with the meaning "I love you too." Of interest, LY2 is classified by our team as an "internet slang term" as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym because the "2" is a homonym of "too" not the initial letter.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "I love you too" instead of LY2.

Example of LY2 Used in a Text

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