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Do you believe this?

According to a study released Monday by the Kinsey Institute, people who use emojis in their texts have more sexual intercourse.

The study shows that people who pepper their messages with emojis go on more first dates and more often end up in the sack by the end of the night. But it’s not all about one-night stands — these people are also more likely to enter into relationships with their dates, the study reveals.

It boils down to more effective communication. “We find that the use of emojis allows daters to communicate important effective information to potential partners which facilitates successful intimate connection and more romantic and sexual opportunities,” the study claims. “This suggests that those who use emojis more often in this context are more successful at establishing a connection and thus enjoy more opportunities for romantic and sexual engagement.”

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