MG0001: Heart Emoji

Document Version: Draft

Introduction

There are many heart emoji and their specific meanings can be ambiguous, leading to miscommunication. Standardising on a well defined set of meanings will lead to fewer communication errors.

Scope

This standard applies to all usages of the following heart emojis. This standard does not apply to any unmentioned heart emojis.

This standard aims to reduce confusion rather than restrict linguistic innovation. As such, heart emojis used for non-standard meanings are still MG0001 compliant, provided the meaning is agreed upon by the emojiโ€™s intended recipients. This does not include any non-standard meanings which conflict with MG0001โ€™s Rejected meanings.

Terminology

Accepted meanings should be encouraged and positively reinforced.

Rejected meanings should be avoided and actively discouraged. When receiving a message specifically avoid considering these meanings.

Global Rules

Hearts can only increase positive emotions. Hearts never decrease or downgrade feelings in messages they appear in or those established in previous communications.

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Red Heart โค

Accepted: Love / Gratitude / Happiness / Hope / Forever / Infinite / Warm Emotions.

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Blue Heart ๐Ÿ’™

Accepted: Loyalty / Confidence / Friends

Rejected: Lesser Red Heart / Acquaintances.

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Green Heart ๐Ÿ’š

Accepted: Calm / Admiration / Reconciliation / Safe / Family.

Rejected: Envy / Jealousy / Possessive.

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Purple Heart ๐Ÿ’œ

Accepted: Sympathy / Understanding / Compassionate / Good Judgment / Honor.

Rejected: Adding Military Context / Sacrifice / Sexuality / Amorous.

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Yellow Heart ๐Ÿ’›

Accepted: Positivity / Optimistic / Best Friends / Platonic / Joy.

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Orange Heart ๐Ÿงก

Accepted: Best Friends.

Rejected: Lesser Red Heart.

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Black Heart ๐Ÿ–ค

Accepted: Wicked / Dark / Twisted / Grief / Sorrow.

Rejected: Hate / Sinister / Devious.

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Heart With Arrow ๐Ÿ’˜

Accepted: Lovestruck / Crush / Happiness Ahead.

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Revolving Hearts ๐Ÿ’ž

Accepted: In Love / Falling in Love / Dependent on Each Other.

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Two Hearts ๐Ÿ’•

Accepted: Closeness / Love in the Air / Romantic.

Rejected: Flirting.

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Beating Heart ๐Ÿ’“

Accepted: Life / Butterflies / Being in Love / Enamored.

Rejected: Pregnancy.

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Sparkling Heart ๐Ÿ’–

Accepted: Great / Potential Love.

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Growing Heart ๐Ÿ’—

Accepted: Growing Feelings.

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Heart With Ribbon ๐Ÿ’

Accepted: Affectionate Gesture.

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Heavy Heart Exclamation โฃ

Accepted: I Love You / From the Heart.

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Broken Heart ๐Ÿ’”

Accepted: Empathising with someone's sadness or suffering.

Rejected: Hate / Ending.

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Heart Decoration ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

Accepted: Memory of Love / Special Place.

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Heart Suit โ™ฅ๏ธ

Accepted: Playing Card Suit.

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Face Blowing a Kiss ๐Ÿ˜˜

Accepted: Sending Love / Sending Kisses.

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Smiling Face With Heart-Eyes ๐Ÿ˜

Accepted: Love of Observed Subject / Seeing Beauty / Pretty.

Rejected: Physical Attraction / Physical Observation.

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Smiling Cat Face With Heart-Eyes ๐Ÿ˜ป

Accepted: Usages of Smiling Face With Heart-Eyes where a cat face better represents the sender.

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Love Letter ๐Ÿ’Œ

Accepted: Romantic Message (sending or receiving).

Rejected: Any other type of letter or message.

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Wedding ๐Ÿ’’

Accepted: Happy Ceremony.

Rejected: Church / Specific Religions / Specific Ceremonies.

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Love Hotel ๐Ÿฉ

Accepted: Short Stay Hotel / Intimacy at a Hotel / Intimacy Without Distractions.

Rejected: Explicitly Sexual.

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Couple With Heart ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ/๐Ÿ‘จโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘จ/๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘จ

Accepted: People Who Love Each Other.

Rejected: Exactly Two People / Exclusivity / Explicit Genders.

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Kissing ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ’‹โ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ/๐Ÿ‘จโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ’‹โ€๐Ÿ‘จ/๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ’‹โ€๐Ÿ‘จ/๐Ÿ’

Accepted: Any Number of People Kissing.

Rejected: Exactly Two People / Explicit Genders.