How to Send a Kiss in Text

Send an e-kiss when you're celebrating a special day, want to express your love or simply want to do a little SMS flirting. A kiss can make any message a bit more flirty. There are a number of ways to send a kiss in a text message, including emoticons -- smiley faces -- and various letters of the alphabet.

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You can send a kiss via text.

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Create a regular smiley face emoticon, but substitute an asterisk (*) for the normal mouth. For example:

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Asterisk kiss
credit: Kiss asteric

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:- or :

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You can also make the eyes wink by using a semicolon, like this:

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;*

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Bigger kiss
credit: X kiss

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Use an "X" in place of the asterisk for a bigger kiss:

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:-X

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Or, to create a kiss even bigger than that, combine parentheses and an uppercase "I," which look like large, puckered lips:

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:-(|)

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Blow kiss
credit: Blow kiss

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Blow a kiss by using these symbols:

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:-{}

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This is a normal smiley face with two fancy brackets creating an open mouth.

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French kiss

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Send a french kiss with the @ symbol replacing the mouth:

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:-@ or ;@

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If you want to get a little more racy with your french kiss, type the following:

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:-)~ or :-)~~(-:

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Hugs and kisses
credit: xoxo

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Use the "x" symbol to sign off your text message. It's typically used with the "o" and represents hugs and kisses. Sign off with one x or two x's, or stick to the basic "xoxo" pattern.

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Type kiss
credit: type kiss

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Simply type out the word "kiss" in your text. It seems obvious, but the straightforward message will surely leave an impression on the receiver.