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There’s a surprising link between emoji use and your sex life

Do you send texts with countless emojis? Well, here’s some good news — you probably have a better sex life than the rest of the general public.

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This is according to a study by online dating site, conducted on 5,600 single online daters. The results determined that those who frequently use emojis spend more time thinking about sex.


While those that choose to keep their sexual thoughts under control use fewer cute little face icons.

According to Daily Mail, the Singles in America Survey found that between 36 and 40 percent of participants who thought about sex more than once a day also tended to use more than one emoji in every text message. Unsurprisingly, the emojis of choice were flirtatious, with the winking face used by 53 percent, followed by the smiley face, which got 38 percent, and then the kissy face (for those that are really brazen) with 27 percent.

study finds correlation between emojis and sex
Image: Singles In America

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Men are also more likely to use the flirtatious emojis than women, with 30 percent of men using the kissy face as opposed to 24 percent of women, and 20 percent of men opting to use the heart eyes face, compared to only 13 percent of women.

study finds correlation between emojis and sex
Image: Singles in America

It can be extremely difficult to convey tone through text and emojis are a great way of adding personality and intention to a message. But what are the no-go emojis when messaging a potential lover?

It’s not the smiley poop or the unicorn (which is surprising in itself, no?), but the information girl, with 39 percent of users saying they would never use it, followed by the lips icon (34 percent) and the monkey that sees no evil (31 percent).

study finds correlation between emojis and sex
Image: Singles in America

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And emojis may also increase your chances of getting laid.

“It turns out that 54 percent of emoji users had sex in 2014 compared to 31 percent of singles who did not,” Dr. Helen Fisher previously revealed to Time.

Do you send a lot of emojis in messages to your potential lover(s)? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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