Before you send a saucy eggplant or peach emoji to express your “interest” in your crush, you may want to think again, according to data obtained from the latest Plenty of Fish study, Conversation Nation, that surveyed over 2,000 singles in the US.
Plenty of Fish asked singles “what is the best way to flirt?” and emoji-only flirting was selected as THE WORST way to show off your flirt game.
Try using emojis as more of a secondary visual element to your messages by adding it to the end of a sentence, containing real words.
For example: “I can’t wait to see you tonight 😉”
This way you’re actually expressing how you feel and backing it up with a cute emoji to emphasize those feelings. The ability to have a more meaningful conversation is possible when you actually take the time to type, write, or speak real words.
Now for a history lesson from the Plenty of Fish archives. This #TB video you’re about to watch reveals the very first time, IN HISTORY, the emoji was used in courtship.
Check out our other Evolution of Conversation Video – The Victorian Icebreaker