New York, Dec 30: Are you obsessed with sending emoji icons with every WhatsApp message or Facebook post? Check if sex is on your mind 24/7. According to an interesting survey, people who think about sex several times a day also use emoji icons the most often. Conducted by online dating website Match.com, the researchers found that something as innocuous as a food item emoji icon can be employed to denote body parts or sex, medicaldaily.com reported.
“[Emoji users] want to give their texts more persolity. Emoji users don’t just have more sex, they go on more dates and they are two times more likely to get married,” Helen Fisher, who led the survey told Time Magazine.
The survey involving 5,000 people found that 36-40 percent of people who think about sex several times a day use more than one emoji in every text. People who never think about sex said they used them less frequently.
“Most people who reported thinking about sex once a day said they use emojis but not in every text,” the findings showed. The group that used emojis the least was those who said they think about sex just once a month. A previous study by Match.com — a dating platform that serves 25 countries in more than eight languages — revealed more than half of the men and women surveyed used the “wink” emoji to flirt with a date. The “smiley” emoji was the second most popular emoji to help people in courtship. The previous study also found that 54 percent of singles who use emojis have more sex than the 31 percent of those who just rely on their words. (ians)