If it wasn’t for an “annual dating survey” by Match.com, we might never have known that a person’s emoji usage could be linked to the amount of sex they had. Now, thanks to the dating site, we now know that singletons who “use more emojis in text messages have more active sex lives.”
The survey included 5,675 American singles who were not registered users on the Match.com dating site. The singles “whose demographics were representative of the national population according to the U.S. Census” provided the basis for the study that showed that “people who have more sex, tend to use emojis more.” Biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher of Rutgers University, who was one of the lead researchers in the study, has disclosed that “54% of emoji users had sex in 2014 compared to 31% of singles who did not.” Additionally, the singles who used emoji’s more often in their conversations, were having more sex than those that used them infrequently.
According to the survey’s data, up to 64 percent of men and women (in their 20s, 30s, and 40s) who disclosed that they were having sex at least on a monthly basis, also confessed to using more than one emoji in every text. Similarly, it was noted that “women who use kiss-related emojis have an easier time achieving orgasms with a familiar partner.” The study established that the reason for this evidence, could be that people who used emojis “cared about finding partners who consider communication a desirable trait.”
Many believe that communication is a key factor in both a satisfying sex life and love relationship. Since it is “notoriously difficult to read tone in texts and emails”, emojis help to “bridge the gap” and lead to more effective communication when there is a lack of facial expressions. Since recent technology “jeopardizes [the] ability to express [..] emotion”, including the lack of “subtle inflection of the voice”, the emoji was created to infuse emotion and character into a conversation. Emojis are used by people who want to convey a greater sense of their personality in their communication with others.
While the study mainly examined the relationship of emojis and sex, it also discovered that emoji users are not just interested in more action under the covers. The study concluded that “emoji users don’t just have more sex, they go on more dates and they are two times more likely to want to get married” according to Dr. Fisher. Thus, emojis can prove to be beneficial for those looking for love and long term partnership, as opposed to those who simply want a sexual relationship.
According to the results of the study, “sixty-two percent of emoji users want to get married compared to 30% of people who never used an emoji.” Thus, the study has established that the use of emojis is beneficial, on a number of levels, for singles who are looking for love. (Insert wedding ring and smiley face emoji here).