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Batteries designed as emojis are displayed at the Philo booth at CES 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The selection of emoji’s now is truly so advanced and such a normal part of our texting conversations. They convey messages for us without having to use words. They add ‘color’ to the conversation through text and I’m grateful that we have them! There are people who use them in every message and there are some people who don’t use them at all. I’m definitely one of those people who used them as often as possible.

Recently, Adobe did a big study on emojis, and it includes lists of the emojis that make people more and less likable when flirting or dating. I had no idea this was a thing.

They also found out that more than half of adults 40 and younger say they’d be more likely to go on a second or third date with someone if they use emojis.

And among Gen Z, 38% say they would not pursue “a serious or long-term relationship” with someone who did not use emojis. That’s a significant amount of people and I would have to agree. I would assume someone is more fun if they use emoji’s when texting.

But, it isn’t all flirting.  32% of young adults say someone they were dating used an emoji to end a relationship with them. Definitely a lame way to break up with someone.

Here are some other stats from the report:

  • Half of emoji users are more likely to respond if a message contains an emoji.
  • 73% of emoji users think people who use emojis are friendlier, funnier, and cooler than those who don’t.
  • And 61% of emoji users are more comfortable expressing their emotions through emojis than through plain text . . . while 50% claim they’re more comfortable using emojis than expressing emotion in-person.  (Adobe / Adobe)

The top three emojis to use to make you most likable are:

  • 1. The face blowing a kiss

  • 2. The smiling face with hearts

  • 3. The smiling face with heart eyes

  • The three that make you the LEAST likable are:

  • 1. The poo emoji

  • 2. The yellow angry face

  • The eggplant