Your emojis might be killing your mojo.
That’s right folks: your cute little emoji choice might actually work against you when it comes to dating. According to the dating app Clover, there are certain emojis that single people should and shouldn’t use when starting conversations with people online.
The study conducted involved analyzing data from 3 million of their users, which they then used to create a helpful infographic. The graphic is organized by gender and which emojis guys like and are most likely to respond to, ignore and send themselves.
According to the graphic, women respond the most to the sassy girl, hungry face, smirking face, tongue out face, smiling face, sweat droplets, speak no evil, tongue, heart eyes, happy devil, sun face, and see no evil. Men, on the other hand, respond the most to smirking face, crazy face, laughing crying, relieved face, okay, two hearts, upside down face, weary face, tongue out eyes shut, kissing lips, heart eyes, and see no evil.
The emojis that each gender specifically doesn't respond to are quite funny and also kind of predictable.
Men are not responding to the diamond ring, pile of poo, crying face and the Vulcan salute. Go figure (especially on the diamond ring!). Women were least likely to respond to the phallic eggplant, clapping, flexed biceps, and fist bump. It seems like they can easily weed out the bros from their emoji choices.
The graphic also shows what each gender enjoys sending the most. Strangely, they don’t really add up with what both men and women like to receive. According to the study, women love sending the waving hand, smiley face, heart eyes, and winking face. Men seem to love sending the grinning face, smirking face, rose, and blowing a kiss.
Last year, Clover announced their new feature, Mixers, which aims to bring people with common interests together, with the hopes that they will meet up offline. Users can enter forums within the app in order to join and start discussions.
Whether you use dating apps or not, this handy little emoji chart could do your technological conversations a whole lot of good!
Check out the graphic below: