Those cute little emojis you use on the regular are doing more than visually enhancing your texts—they’re turning you into a serious horndog. Consider yourself warned.
According to Match.com’s Singles in America survey, which polled 5,000 Match.com users on a variety of dating habits, people who use emojis are hornier than non-emojiers.
But wait, there’s more: Emoji users think about sex more frequently and actually do it more often than those who stick to plain old text messaging. Maybe it's all that eggplant, peach action turning people on.
More fun facts: Per the data, only 13 percent of women who say they never use emojis had sex “at least monthly” in 2014, while 46 percent of those who use more than one emoji in every text (damn, girl) get it on at least once a month. Surprisingly, emojis are more effective for dudes—a whopping 64 percent of male emoji fanatics are getting laid regularly.
Of course, not all emojis are created equal. According to the survey, the wink is the most popular, followed by a smiley face, and kiss. But dudes tend to favor the kiss and heart eyes, while we’re more partial to smileys and lips.
It’s hard to say what comes first—the emoji or the horniness—but if you feel like your libido could use a lift, maybe start adding a few extra smileys, kisses, or random people on skis to your texts. Can’t hurt, right?