What does <3 mean?

I see this symbol fairly often and I haven't figured it out. What does <3 stand for or symbolize?
Thanks, and too all
Good Luck!!

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ANSWER #1 of 19

I think in math "<" means 'less than' - so less than 3 ?, not sure - or it can mean 'after' so after 3.

ANSWER #2 of 19

less than three. or...that cheezy heart thing cool people use in text or whatever...

What does :3 or =3 mean?

ANSWER #3 of 19

Also I've heard:
&spades; as well as &hearts;

Good Luck!!

Opps, guess not diamonds.

ANSWER #4 of 19


ANSWER #5 of 19

its not working :(

ANSWER #6 of 19

dilz, it's a

try again!


ANSWER #7 of 19


just checking

ANSWER #8 of 19

turn your head to the side, it's a heart :] <3

ANSWER #9 of 19

its a heart babe lol.

ANSWER #10 of 19

It's a heart

ANSWER #11 of 19

I just did those by pressing alt + 3

Yay it worked!

Hehe, both of them do. But I think Alt and 3 is easier.

ANSWER #12 of 19

Thanks, amblessed, thats what I originally thought, but I think nariisrad got what I was after.

Thanks nariisrad!
I learned from Babyangel22 that &hearts; can be made by typing
&hea rts; but without the space between the 'a' and the 'e'
At least I think that's right. I'll find out after I hit the post button ...

Right, that is how!! (don't forget the SEMI-colon)
Good Luck!! and thanks

ANSWER #13 of 19

Yay for hearts.

ANSWER #14 of 19


Heh, cool!


ANSWER #15 of 19

<3 love its a heart

ANSWER #16 of 19

&hearts; hehehe!

ANSWER #17 of 19

alt + 3

WOW. And it shows up right away.
Thanks. I can send my g/f all sorts of love.

ANSWER #18 of 19

It is the text symbol for a heart. It is often used in the place of the word "love."

ANSWER #19 of 19

<3 is a symbolic way of sending text emojis to a person. <3 means heart.

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