Women prefer using emojis than words for communicating feelings

Leah Cohen

When it comes to feelings, women are not known for their transparent communication.

Fine really means not fine while yes can sometimes mean no, so all we have to say is thank god for emojis!

Hey there sister.

“Emojis allow us to express more than words alone could possibly achieve,” said Jeremy Burge, founder of Emojipedia, the world’s leading emoji resource.

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They’ve become crucial to conversations with friends, partners and parents, with six million Aussie smartphone users aged 18 to 59, claiming they’re better than words at communicating how they feel, according to a new study commissioned by Cadbury.

How Dairy Milk met Oreo. Photo: Supplied

The chocolate brand recently launched their delicious new Dairy Milk Oreo creation, and in the video above, their friendship is expressed solely via the use of emojis, given confectionary can’t speak!

According to Burge, “emojis are so good at expressing how we feel and have such a role in communication that in 2015 the Oxford Dictionary named the Face With Tears of Joy emoji as their ‘Word of the Year’, despite it not actually being a word.” Interesting.

The Oxford Dictionary named this emoji

It’s no surprise however the survey found women are the most likely to use the most emotional emojis like the heart and heart eyes emoji.

There’s nothing quite like touching one button and posting a moaning tired face emoji to your friend at the end of a draining work day or simply sharing a blowing kiss emoji with your loved one letting them know you’re thinking of them.

Women mostly use the heart and heart eyes emoji.

Interesting though, according to a 2015 Swiftkey.com survey, Aussies use double the average amount of alcohol-themed emojis, 65 per cent more drug emojis than average and take the lead for both junk food and holiday emojis.

No surprises there.