It's not you, it's your emoji. At least, that's what a new study by dating app Clover has claimed.
The American dating app analyzed it's data to figure out which emojis are generating the most (and least) replies from men and women when used in the opening message of a chat.
Even if you don't currently use this particular app, we think the findings apply to all text-based communication in the dating world. So sit back, and learn what behaviours (read: emojis) the opposite sex dislike.
Apparently women are quite enjoying replying to the monkey covering it's eyes, the heart-eyes emoji and the sassy girl (which, like, duh. We are all #sassqueens and appreciate being told so).
Unsurprisingly, we don't love the eggplant emoji in an initial message from a dude. Shocker.
Clover also revealed that women on the app are loving to send opening classics like the waving hand and winking face, a casual greeting for the digital age.
Men, on the other hand, are replying to emojis that show how hilarious and swoon-worthy they are, such as the laughing crying face and two hearts emojis.
As unsurprising as the eggplant, it seems men don't like being sent engagement ring or pile of poo emojis from women they just met online.
But they do love to send the rose, blowing kiss face and some smileys to convey emotion.
So, now that you have all of the information, go forth and do... whatever you were going to do in the first place. It's an interesting study, and it's fun to know how everyone else is using these apps, but at the end of the day you've just got to do you. And, hey, if he doesn't love the poop emoji, maybe he's just not the right guy for you.