While it's great that guys are trying to communicate their feelings, you may not realize what he's trying to say with one of these emoticons, here's what he means:
- Happy face -- "I know you want me to say something nice, so I'm sticking this stupid Smiley face here."
- Winking face -- "I just made a joke. Did you get it? Please test back LOL, because my ego is on the line."
- Kissy face -- "I want to jump you bones, but I'm not okay with sexting. Oh and I'm cheesy."
- Tongue sticking out face -- "In spite of the fact that I'm a grown man, I actually have the emotional maturity of a 12 year old."