Next time you use a color heart emoji, beware that it may mean something different than what you think! And most people probably don't think twice about them meaning *anything* other than, well, it's a fun color different than red.
But Cosmo has come out with a new list of what each means, and they got pretty serious.
Red heart - classically considered the most romantic, but also the most basic. Impressive only the first time you send it. Timeless, platonic-love, support emoji as well. Good for the honeymoon phase, bad for following up after a first date.
Orange heart - A "coward's red heart" - usually deployed by male partners whose "fingers hover over the red heart but ultimately decide to send a noncommital version instead." Good for BS relationships, bad for anything beyond that!
Yellow heart - A very "gentle" energy, and most likely to be used in familial or friendly relationships. Good for new relationships where you want to "show affection without fear of coming on too strong" but bad for "anyone you've ever seen naked or would like to see naked."
Blue hearts - "Bro" energy - good for when you have "nothing to add", texting your parents when they check in, but bad for... apparently never!
There's more where that came from - check out the entire list right HERE with ALL of the colors!