Dating emojis: which to use and which not to use?

Raise your hand if you have never used an emoji. Impossible, right? With all the social and messenger apps, smilies have become part of our daily vocabulary. Harder question… raise your hand if you have never used them for flirting? Hands up because the classic winky face also counts😉.

Emojis are an immediate and fun code for flirting with someone on dating apps like Yooppe. But be careful which ones you choose so as not to make a fool of yourself – emojis can lend themselves to different interpretations. Let’s take a look at the meanings of the most popular emojis in the online dating universe. 

The wink 😉

A wink signals mutual understanding so sending it to someone means: OK, I’ll play along, let’s flirt. A wink can turn a normal conversation into something sexier. However, we should admit it’s a bit of an ‘OK Boomer’ emoji, so the under-30s don’t go there. 

The purple devil 😈

The purple devil needs little explanation… Sending an emoji like this means you feel like being naughty and steering the conversation towards forbidden topics.

The smirk 😏

The smirk is an emoji to flag up your wish to be naughty without saying it directly. Everyone sees you as a good girl or boy, but then in text messages, you might get into innuendos and racy messaging. 

The hot emoji 🥵🔥🌶️

Some emojis heat-up conversations, such as the flushed face, fire or chilli. If coupled with a suggestion, these can steer the conversation in a sexier direction, too.

Smiley 😊

Besides being a response to a compliment, we can use the smiley emoji to close a conversation

The granny 👵

The granny emoji can soften the blow if you’re not in the mood to go out one night. 

The emoji with a double meaning 🍑  🍆

Women do not like unsolicited explicit photos. But nor do they go for emoticons alluding to what’s portrayed in explicit photos. So only use them if the conversation is turning – with the consent of both parties – into sexting.

Ready for a smiley touch to your conversations? Join Yooppe to start engaging conversations with your matches! ❤️🔥

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