Singles who use emoji have more sex, study shows

Match.com’s annual Singles in America survey — which polled 5,675 (non-Match using) singles whose demographics were representative of the national population according to the U.S. Census — found that people who have more sex, tend to use emojis more,” Laura Stampler reports for TIME Magazine.

“‘It turns out that 54% of emoji users had sex in 2014 compared to 31% of singles who did not,’ Dr. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist at Rutgers University who helped lead the study, tells TIME. And the more emojis singles used, the more sex they tended to have,” Stampler reports. “According to the data, released Wednesday, these statistics held true for men and women in the 20s, 30s and 40s.”

Stampler reports, “‘Emoji users don’t just have more sex, they go on more dates and they are two times more likely to want to get married,’ Fisher says. ‘Sixty-two percent of emoji users want to get married compared to 30% of people who never used an emoji… that’s pretty good.'”

% U.S> singles who had sex at least monthly in 2014 by emoji usage

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

28 Comments

    1. Apparently, the study claims that the trend was similar for younger, as well as older singles.

      As for pursuit of sex, the study didn’t look into that, and your statement (younger singles pursue sex more often) would need to be backed up by some data. What you say may or may not be true; it sounds plausible, but without data, it is unsubstantiated.

  1. And this is one of those cases where correlation doesn’t necessarily mean causation.

    In other words, if you are single, and decided to start using emojis in EVERY text you send, will that result in you getting lucky more often?

    Or, if a women wasn’t happy with the quality of sex, if she were to increase the frequency of “kiss”-related emojis in her texts, will she then have orgasms more frequently (as the study reports)?

    It doesn’t take much mental effort to suggest that it is more likely that the patterns of emoji usage reflect elements of personality and personal (some might say moral) attitudes about sex and love.

  2. And in other news . . . People who can’t express themselves with words are more likely to express themselves with sex but people who can express themselves with words have more developed vocabulary and more developed brains and enjoy the sex they do have more completely.

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