Text used by either really girl-y girls on Myspace, or complete Dumb asses on Facebook. Facebook users guilty of using "&hearts" obviously ignore the fact that their text WON'T show up as a heart, but figure that its just the thought that counts.
"Dude, why did that girl use '&hearts' when she knows full well its not going to magically turn into a heart?"
"I have no idea man, it seems like it would make a lot more sense to use '<3'..."
The HTML code to put a heart on a myspace.
I really ♥ you.
I Love you ♥
♥ = <3