In the August issue of Cosmopolitan, there is a page labelled “Manthropology.”
Heavily visual, it explains how women should learn how to decode the emoji guys use, giving a few examples: Smiley and winky faces, the flexing muscle, the cocktail, the eggplant.
Here’s a few examples of what Cosmopolitan believes guys really mean when they send along emoji to women.
If they use a smiley face:
Or flames of fire (yikes):