What does BTWITILY stand for?

By the way, I think I love you

Imagine you’re texting someone you’ve been seeing for a couple of weeks, maybe your boyfriend, and you want to express your feelings. You might say something like, “I had an amazing time with you today! BTWITILY. :)” BTWITILY is an acronym that mashes up BTW (by the way) and ILY (I love you). It’s a way to sneak in an “I love you” when you’re not sure if the other person feels the same way.

That said, BTWITILY might not be the best choice for expressing your feelings. For starters, it’s not a well-known acronym, so there’s a good chance the person you’re texting won’t understand what you mean. Plus, the “I think” part doesn’t exactly scream confidence, which might not go over well.

So, while BTWITILY might be a good option for people who are nervous about saying “I love you” for the first time, it’s probably not the best choice for most situations. After all, when it comes to matters of the heart, it’s usually best to be clear and upfront.

Example for using ‘BTWITILY’ in a conversation

Hey, I had a great time hanging out with you today! BTWITILY. 😊

Aww, that’s so sweet! BTWITILY too! ❀️

Really? That’s amazing! 😍

Yes, I’ve been feeling the same way for a while now. 😊