Both sexes use emojis in their texts, but not always to express the same emotions. A new survey for World Emoji Day reveals that most of the top choices vary considerably between women and men.
According to Adobe’s first-ever Emoji Trend Report, no matter the gender, “Crying with laughter” is the top choice. It seems people like to laugh and make each other laugh.
For just women, the second and third most popular emojis are expressions of love.
But for men, the second most used emotional icon is a smiley face, while the third is an expression of sadness generally employed to show sympathy.
Emojis express a big range of emotions
Perhaps men are uncomfortable showing love with tiny pictures, but Adobe’s survey found that wasn’t true of most emotions. In fact, 65% of respondents are more comfortable expressing their feelings with emojis than they would be over a telephone call.
And people indicate a whole range of others emotions this way, from anger to pride.