Emojis are cute and fun but they’re better saved for messages to your best girlfriends instead of the new guy you’re dating. Here are 12 reasons you should rethink sending that emoji to your new dude:
1. EMOJIS CAN SEND THE WRONG MESSAGE. There are lots of emojis that can mean different things to different people. For instance, the purple devil can look sexy to some and angry to others. The clown can be funny to someone who likes clowns and creepy AF to a person who still has nightmares of Stephen King’s “It.” Go easy on the emojis and if you have to use one, think about what it could mean to someone you hardly know before you press send.
2. THEY FEEL CHILDISH OR INAPPROPRIATE. A string of happy-faced emojis or hearts after a flirtatious texting session can feel a bit too third grade. It’s like drawing pictures for each other instead of having an adult conversation. And let’s put it out there: the heart, bow and gooey-eyed emojis are usually what girlfriends love to send each other. They look a little too cutesy for many guys out there. How many straight, single and sexy guys do you know who send out pink throbbing heart emojis? Exactly.relationships,relationships,relationships
3. IF YOU CAN’T SAY IT, DON’T EMOJI IT. You shouldn’t hide behind emojis. If you’re shy about saying something to the guy, don’t use an emoji to get the message across. It’s lame. If you can’t say it in words, don’t say it!
4. EMOJIS LACK FEELING. There are quite a few emotional emojis, like the red-faced angry emoji, the tearful emoji, or the green one that looks ready to puke. But they’re still a far cry from delivering emotion via text. Come on, we’re already reducing our feelings in social interaction by texting from behind screens instead of having real-life conversations. We don’t need emojis to further turn us into antisocial robots.