There are many researchers that believe that the “Heart” Symbol had nothing to do with the Human Heart but was a secret representation that originated in ancient times to depict something significantly more erotic. However, in its modern context it has become the ultimate symbol of – Love!
Every year millions, perhaps billions, of people use this symbol to express their love for another person. One popular belief is that it represents the “sacred” heart of Jesus whose love for mankind was the ultimate salvation. Another theory – and one more practical – is that it represents the ache humans experience in their chests when they are “in love” with “or sexually attracted to” another person.
Its origins are uncertain and are extremely old. It would appear that it is one of the few major symbols that does not appear in any established sign-system. It is commonly associated with the arrow which is believed to symbolise penetration.