I understand that texting is a way to communicate and express yourself. I tend to be cutesy with my use of emoticons, but I am also an expressive and happy person so they are just a tool for me to convey my feelings. This might be hypocritical but I am kind of turned off by guys who use an excessive amount of emoticons–especially the cutesy ones. One or two smiley faces at the end of the conversation is ok “Have a good night :)” but a smiley face or a winky face in each text message is way too much. It makes me picture a constantly smiling, talking to children cartoon character or something which is a little creepy.