What Does <2 Mean?

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: <2 is an emoticon which means "Almost in Love."

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It is a way of telling someone that you have very strong feelings for them, but do not love them yet. <3 is the symbol of a heart. Therefore, <2 is one less than <3, and, similarly <4 is more than <3.

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When I write <2, I mean this:

meaning of <2

<2 is a way of telling someone that you are almost in love with them.

Summary of Key Points

"Almost in Love" is the most common definition for the emoticon <2 in texting.
Definition:Not in love yet
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of <2 Used in a Text


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