I’m An Emoji Expert And These Are The Symbols You Should NEVER Send A Love Interest If You Don’t Want To Appear Too Excited
An emoji expert has revealed what the peach, eggplant, and water drops emoji really mean — and which ones to avoid when flirting because they come across as “too strong.”
Keith Broni, 33, from Dublin, revealed the emojis we should and shouldn’t use when sending messages to a love interest – and says the red love heart, eggplant and smiley devil face are best avoided.
The editor-in-chief of Emojipedia, the emoji search engine, says emojis can be used to “inject a sense of playfulness” with flirty banter.
But he cautions against using certain ones, such as the eggplant, peach, and water droplets, too early in a potential relationship, which could come across as too much because they’ve developed sexual connotations.
Keith claims that people should also avoid using the fire emoji, anything with red hearts, and the disembodied tongue during the early stages of dating.
Keith Broni, 33, from Dublin, revealed the emojis we should and shouldn’t use when messaging a love interest – and says the red love heart, eggplant and smiley devil face are best avoided
Keith said, “Many emojis now have euphemistic meanings. The eggplant and peach are a no go. Like the water drops.
‘The red heart – I warn against that. It can come across as strong.
The devil’s smiley is a bit inappropriate and mischievous. It’s sexually charged. It could be from OTT.
“Avoid anything overly explicit. In addition to words, emojis are used.
“If you wouldn’t put the request in words, you shouldn’t encapsulate it in emojis.”
Keith said emojis are popular on dating app profiles — and many people use them in their bios to express their hobbies and interests.
But he warns to be careful with the emojis chosen because of how they might come across to a potential date.
He said, “People use them to make sure the tone of the message gets across.
He revealed the emojis we should and shouldn’t use when messaging a love interest and says the red love heart can make you come across as ‘too strong’
Keith said the poop emoji and smiling face are popular on dating apps, but warns against overuse of emojis
An emoji expert has revealed what the peach, eggplant, fire and water drop emoji really mean – and which ones to avoid while flirting because they come across as ‘too strong’
Keith (pictured) said many emojis now have “euphemistic meanings” including the eggplant (pictured), peach and water drops
“The winking face is used when people want to be playful and coy. You should treat emojis the same way you would chat with a friend.”
Keith said we should also avoid the tongue-faced wink and the disembodied tongue is “off limits.”
Emojis to avoid while flirting
Eggplant – has developed sexual connotations
Firework – often sent as a compliment, but can come across as strong
red heart – connotations of romance
Immaterial tongue -has developed sexual connotations
Wink with tongue out—has developed sexual connotations
Devilish face – can come across as mischievous
Water drops – is sexually charged
Peach– can come across as mischievous
He said, “Avoid the wink with tongue out. It can be a bit OTT.
“Avoid the fire emoji – it’s used as a compliment, but it’s very explicit.”
Keith said replying with just an emoji can show how much you’re willing to respond and be a “stop” in a conversation.
He said, ‘You say this is the extent of the response you’re going to get from me.
“A single emoji reply can be a conversation stopper.”
Keith said the poop emoji and smiling face are popular on dating apps, but cautioned against overusing emojis.
He said, “Using too many can be considered childish.
“You don’t have to punctuate every sentence with an emoji.”
Keith said it’s appropriate to use emojis with sexual connotations when you feel comfortable with someone and in a relationship.
He said, “If a relationship is getting closer, it’s safer to use the sexual emojis.”