Emojis have become an acceptable mode of self-expression on social media and instant messaging apps. Millennials can have a full conversation without even using any words. It is interesting because usage differs and an emoji can have a number of meanings. Mostly, it depends on the context and who is actually using the emoji.
In all of these complexities, a new study has some very interesting revelations. Some researchers at The Kinsey Institute, USA have carried out a survey on over 5,000 participants. Their deductions were simple – people who use more emojis had a more active s*x life and went on more first dates.
The study revealed that frequent use of emoji can directly affect a person’s s*x life. They say that it correlated with the number of second dates a person would go on. Apparently, people who use emojis were more susceptible to getting kissed or even having s*x on first dates. Ultimately, this mode of communication also raises their chances of entering relationships.
Emoji your way to an active s*x life
86.8% of the over 5,000 people involved in the study identified as being heteros*xual. Meanwhile, 62.2% were white people. The study explains that “the use of emojis allows daters to communicate important affective information to potential partners which facilitates successful intimate connection and more romantic and s****l opportunities.”
“This suggests that those who use emojis more often in this context are more successful at establishing a connection and thus enjoy more opportunities for romantic and s*xual engagement,” the research stated.
However, the research did not clarify what emojis would most likely get people laid more. It will probably make sense that in the emoji journey, users use wisely. A water drip emoji during a first conversation might just get you blocked. But it will be interesting to see if this works among black Africans too. Especially as the demography involved was mostly Caucasian.