Did the meaning of :( change? I´m so confused.

Can someone explain something to me that I´ve noticed - I see more and more use :( when what they write is something good? especially in shipping vids, where it might say they´re so cute :( or look at the way Taehyun looks at Jungkook :( But why use the sad smiley? Did it´s meaning change? These are good things unless you´re one of the people under the illusion that 'oppa is mine', but I assume shipping vid creators are not among those... Please enlighten me, it makes me so confused!
reddoll123
2 weeks ago
No prob ^^
ArmyCaratExoL
2 weeks ago
@reddoll123 That could make sense :) it is kinda hard to accurately express yourself with smileys in my opinion since we might view their precise meanings differently. I've never used :( as anything other than negatively, so that's probably why your thought never occurred to me. Thank you for the reply^^
reddoll123
2 weeks ago
Hm I'd assume in that context ':(' would mean like 'oh they're so cute, I could cry'. Like :( would mean :').
ArmyCaratExoL
2 weeks ago
@KwonJiyongsWaifu I'm a 95-liner so I'm not far behind you^^ will do! :)
KwonJiyongsWaifu
2 weeks ago
@ArmyCaratExoL No comment lol XD I feel like I'm from another generation when I see all these new emojis and slang
(Technically another generation lel. I'm a Taemin-liner)
Let me know as well, when you find out!
ArmyCaratExoL
2 weeks ago
@KwonJiyongsWaifu :( as in sad, which is why I am confused :)
KwonJiyongsWaifu
2 weeks ago
Is it :( or (:?