A completely normal text like 'What are you doing right now?' can have a completely different meaning if you add in an unnecessary winky-face. Seriously, you can start looking like a creeper! These are some texts that probably shouldn't have gone all semicolon/end parentheses.


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Especially with Valentine's Day right around the corner, the last thing you want to do is send the wrong (wayyyy wrong) message to someone. Using the winking smiley face should be kept to a minimum.


1 - Even something as simple as asking for help can turn bad.

"Could you help me unclog my drain? ;)"

...Yeah, creepy!


2 - You can become a weirdo real fast by adding the winking face when making innocent plans.

"Wanna do something fun tonight? ;)"


3 - Just asking a simple question could be taken wrong

"What if I do it for you? ;)"


4 - Same with this simple question...

"Do you wanna come with me? ;)"


5 - Be careful using the winky-face when talking with family members. That just gets weird

"I think your brother is going out tonight ;)"


6 - And be careful when talking about food.

"What do you want for dessert? ;)"


7 - And NEVER send the winky-face to your boss. That's just wrong!

"What time should we meet up? ;)"



Just to be safe... I'd probably stay away from using the winking face in all text messages, except maybe those for your significant other. That's the best bet. If you still want to use a face, just use the smiling one - it's not as bad, but you would still need to watch where you put it (and who you send it to).



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