The Emojis That Make You More and Less Likable

Emoji Blowing Kiss

Chattanooga, Tennessee—

Emojis provide a FEEL for messages that words can’t always convey . . . but do you form an opinion about PEOPLE based on the emojis they use?

Adobe just released the results of a big study they did on emojis, and it includes lists of the emojis that make people MORE and LESS likable . . . when flirting or dating.

The three that make you the most likable are:  The face blowing a kiss . . . the smiling face with hearts . . . and the smiling face with heart eyes.

The three that make you the LEAST likable are:  The pile of poo . . . the yellow angry face . . . and the eggplant.  (Be careful when asking if someone would like eggplant parmesan for dinner.)

But using emojis is generally a good thing when flirting.

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.

It isn’t ALL flirting though.  32% of young adults say someone they were dating used an emoji to end a relationship with them.  (Which seems high . . . not even just a break-up text, a break-up emoji?)

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)