What does this mean when someone texts you this *=*
It's probably a smiley that cannot be processed by your device. Your best bet is asking them to use actual text in place of smiley's. The two asterisks stand in for the eyes and the equals sign stands in for the lips.
i love that emote i do it when someones talking about cookies *-* its one of those in amazement/i love it emote to me