I just read an article from match.com stating that 54% of those Internet daters who use emojis had sex in 2014 compared to only 31% of those who don’t use emojis. Use this link to see that I don’t make this stuff up.
You may also want to watch the video that is part of this post as they go into more detail of why emoji users are more likely to get married.
This topic has to pique the interest of anyone still interested in having sex. However, it is important to know what exactly an emoji is before you can start using them… or it… or whatever they might be. So before you go out to Walmart and ask where you can find the emoji department, a definition is warranted.
An emoji was first created in 1998 by Shigetaka Kurita (that would rule out an emoji being a condom since they have been around a lot longer). Emojis are ideograms or smileys used in Japanese electronic messages and Web pages.
Well, why didn’t they say that? In America, we call them emoticons, a term derived from combing words: emotion and icon. Ah ha! They are the little smiley faces we see around the computer world :-).
Oh no, emojis are not emoticons, emojis are much more artistic smiley faces like this one. Yes, now we get it. So what do these silly little characters have to do with Internet dating and more sex? This was never explained in the match article which means we have to hypothesize.
The statistic is probably based upon some survey they conducted with their members who encompass a large part of the Internet dating world. The only thing that makes sense is that those who use emojis are more expressive and artsy. And everyone knows those art majors in college were having more sex because… well, I don’t know. I never dated an art major. Suffice it to say that if match.com did a survey and found out that using more emojis results in more sex then go for it.
You may notice, if you look close, and use your imagination, that fifty-four percent of the American emoticons seen here are having sex :)>(: :) :). You see, Japan, we can do this, too!
For those of you who want-in on the action, match.com found that the most used emojis were: the wink at 53%, the smiley at 38% and the kiss at 27%. These percentages are how often these emojis are used. Go back to the beginning of this post for the percent on how much more sex you are going to have by using them. The math seems complicated. Don’t let it scare you away from using emojis. Just remember, any moron can have sex, but it takes a computer nerd to figure out where to find emojis. Once you get some, hold on to your hat.
Of further interest, the survey found that emojis the folks would never use are the female, the lips and the monkey. Why, you ask, are these forbidden? I don’t know, just don’t use them or you’ll probably damage your sex organs.
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