It’s not the eggplant: this is the most popular emoji of dating apps

A wink is still a wink, whether in Bumble, Hinge, Match, OkCupid, Plenty of Fish or Tinder.

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It’s not the eggplant: this is the most popular emoji of dating apps
It’s not the eggplant: this is the most popular emoji of dating apps

Finding the right words to get an appointment is difficult and more when you try to impress someone in an application . That's why emoji end up being widely used.

Baidu , surveyed some of the major dating applications in the United States to see what symbols single people use to represent what they cannot or do not mean by words. He found definite differences in the emoji styles of those seeking love (or something else) in Bumble, Hinge, Match, OkCupid, Plenty of Fish and Tinder .

You can't have love without some laughs and some tears. And in fact, the emoji that laughs and cries is universally loved and appears among the five most used emoji in all applications. An outdated wink remains a standard in flirting and reaches the top 15 in all applications surveyed.

Singles, and seem to have little patience and use the facepalm emoji to express it.

Things get hot in and Plenty of Fish, which were the only two applications in which the smiley face with drops of sweat is the favorite. OkCupid is a bit more open, since it is the only one where “sweat” falls, and the flame emoji is often used.

Emojis leave a lot of room for interpretation, so many misunderstandings can occur. One thing is still clear: whatever dating application you use, the way forward to get what you want in a relationship is to express your feelings.

The universal flirting signal

The wink appeared in the top 15 most used emojis in all dating applications.

Without shame

Users of OkCupid and Plenty of Fish were the only ones not to use the emoji of grief in their Top 20.

Laughter is the language of love

The emoji of LOL (Laughing out Loud) or laughter with tears is in the Top 5 of all the ligue apps.


OkCupid users are the least afraid of using emojis to imply their intentions when flirting.

Let's have fun

Singles who use Bumble and Hinge are not afraid to look for a party and have fun until they look crazy.

Oh no …

Tinder, Bumble and Plenty of Fish are the only apps that have the facepalm emoji in their Top 20 so that their users express frustration for a bad link.

Peel me please!

Bumble users are not afraid to ask for attention with pleading hands.

A rose is a rose

Plenty of Fish was the only platform to have a rose among the emojis most used by its customers.

Indecorous Photos

Match users must be receiving inappropriate photos all the time because it was the only app to use the emoji on the monitor covering their eyes.

You like what you see?

Plenty of Fish and OkCupid were the only systems that highlighted the emoji of the eyes.

Call me, maybe?

Match was the only app to have on its emoji top the little hand that mimics the calling action.

Single, but with commitment?

Hinge and Tinder were the only apps to highlight the use of crying emoji.

What do you think is the most suitable emoji to flirt?

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