4. Emoticons

Let me put this very clearly on where I stand with emoticons: do not use them.

They are a lame excuse to hide your motive about how you really feel.

If you let a guy know you are having a good day, no need to add a smiley face, pretty sure he thinks you're smiling if your day is swell.

The universal meaning behind a winking face, "Please don't think I'm creepy.

I just made an awkward joke.

Text me back LOL because my ego is on the line." Be aware of boys who use emoticons.

They think they are coming off cute but truth is they either are trying too hard because you make them so nervous, or they are just simply sleazy.

When a guy is seeing emoticons from a girl, it's a simple trigger point for them to know you like them.

Don't give your emotions away too easily in those emoticons!

I Love You


Katrina Hiagi-Daucocoka
Love this!
Angela Gallagher
Really? Hah he's a very shy guy, and it was the first time we speak privately.
Heather Jensen
Mm, it could mean that he was scared to touch you beyond shaking hands!
Angela Gallagher
What does it mean when a guy says goodbye by shaking your hand instead of hugging you???!!
Heather Jensen
Hi Breezee! It's hard to keep an older guy interested at that age, but I's that you need to flirt with him more and then -- maybe confront him with your feelings and figure out where he stands.
Heather Jensen
Hi Lana! I think that you really need to know the guy and how he uses 'em. I use them all the time with my girlfriend and it's fine. :)
I didn't realize the emoticons thing... Are they really that bad?
Cordelia Mashiah
I dnt kno I'm single and I'm nt datin right nw
Heather Jensen
Hi Farah! I think that if a guy keeps saying it more than once, he means it. :)
@breeze! Okay you may get upset but you did ask so here's my opinion. Dating older guys when your only 14 is tough. I know three years isn't a big deal when your 20 and 23 but 14 and 17 are. You have to realize that this boy probably thinks that you are still to young for a serious relationship. Why are you worrying about it when you still have soooo much more time to actually date. And in my opinion (this could be very wrong) but it seems like he only wants to be friends especially since you are not even in high school yet. I can tell you from experience that girls grow up a lot from being 14 to 17. You are young and he knows that. Your best bet is to keep being friends with him but don't keep pushing him to date you. It seems pretty clear that he wants you to be his friend not his girlfriend. Things can change in high school and may change but right now just chill and be friends with him.
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