Emoji Users Have Sex On The Brain

Plus: which emojis help singles flirt, and which ones get in the way

According to 5,000 singles surveyed by Match․com, those who think about sex frequently also use emojis the most often:

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Data courtesy Match⁠.⁠com; Katie Peek / Popular Science

Which emoji do those singles use? Women and men are united in their most and least popular choices:

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Percent of single women who use the wink emoji to flirt with a date Data courtesy Match⁠․⁠com; Katie Peek / Popular Science
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Percent of single men who use the wink emoji to flirt with a date Data courtesy Match⁠․⁠com; Katie Peek / Popular Science
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Percent of single women who use the smiley emoji to flirt with a date Data courtesy Match⁠․⁠com; Katie Peek / Popular Science
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Percent of single men who use the smiley emoji to flirt with a date Data courtesy Match⁠․⁠com; Katie Peek / Popular Science
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Percent of single women who use the kiss emoji to flirt with a date Data courtesy Match⁠․⁠com; Katie Peek / Popular Science
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Percent of single men who use the kiss emoji to flirt with a date Data courtesy Match⁠․⁠com; Katie Peek / Popular Science
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Percent of emoji-using singles who would never use the sassy girl to flirt with a date Data courtesy Match⁠․⁠com; Katie Peek / Popular Science
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Percent of emoji-using singles who would never use the lips emoji to flirt with a date Data courtesy Match⁠․⁠com; Katie Peek / Popular Science
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Percent of emoji-using singles who would never use the monkey to flirt with a date Data courtesy Match⁠․⁠com; Katie Peek / Popular Science