Who doesn’t love emojis? They are fun, they are cute and they help us show our prospective partner that we are just kidding when we say we’d be willing to kill a person for a nice glass of merlot. We can rely on them to express what written speech can’t, and we love how we can use all of them freely and lightly both in friendly chats and in online dating, right? Wrong.
In Online Dating You Need To Avoid These Emojis Like The Plague
Even though emojis are now an integral part of our online communication, enriching our experience and helping us to express ourselves better, some of them are best avoided in online dating. Find out which ones you shouldn’t be using, as they can be reasons for offense and major turn-offs.
Can we be completely honest here? There must be 1 or 2 people around the world who have ever used the eggplant emoji literally. Probably a chef asking someone to buy some in order to make moussaka, and me asking my mum to make me ratatouille. Other than that, it’s been widely used as a phallic symbol that is very likely to cause offense and send out the wrong signals, unless you are having that sort of chat.
The second naughtiest emoji out there, the otherwise innocuous and delicious summer fruit has been directly linked with a lady’s derriere, for obvious reasons. In fact, Emojipedia took a random sample of real time, English-language tweets using the peach emoji and it analyzed them. Within 12 hours, Emojipedia collected 1,618 tweets and subsequently removed retweets to get a dataset of 571 tweets. From these, it was found that “like”, “a*s”, “peach”, “badgirl”, and “booty” were the top 5 words in tweets featuring said emoji. Need we say more?
THE FACE BLOWING A KISS
Unless you have been online dating with a girl for some time, the kiss-blowing emoji might come out us lame and creepy, so you need to use it with caution and not hurry into it.
THE WINKING FACE
Could be cheeky and fun when used in moderation or silly and annoying if used a lot. Do you want a lady to take you seriously or do you want to look like a fool? Just imagine if you kept winking as you flirted with a girl IRL.
THE WINKING EYE FACE WITH STUCK-OUT TONGUE
Even worse than the winking face is the ridiculous winking face with the stuck-out tongue. Who would wink and stick their tongue out all at once? It’s all a bit too much, isn’t it?
THE SMIRKING FACE
Nothing screams “sleazeball” harder than the smirking face emoji. Most ladies are put off by it, as it either followed by some dirty remark, or it follows one. Tellingly, Emojipedia describes it as follows: “A sly smile often used with a sexual, or smug connotation. On Snapchat, this emoji next to a contact denotes that this person snaps you frequently, but you do not frequently snap them in return.” There must be a reason.
So, even though the cute little faces and innocent fruit and vegetables on our computer and mobile phones may seem harmless, have you ever thought that they could be the reason why you fail to get a positive response in online dating?
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