8 Emojis Gentlemen Should Never Use

Do you want to fast track that tinder convo straight into the trash? Why not use an eggplant emoji alongside a winky face! Girls love smarm and seediness. They’ll think you’re so clever.

But in all seriousness though, Emoji are great. They allow us to add nuance and fun to a conversation that may have been missing in plain text. However they can easily lead you into a world of misinterpretation and mistaken intent. Unless you’re sending the eggplant of course, because chances are you wouldn’t just use that one randomly.

We’ve all been there. Overexcited when texting a potential new girl/boyfriend and become overeager with the use of emojis. Now we don’t want to make you nervous, but your choice of emoji can pretty much make or break your possible new hook up/date/relationship/marriage proposal.

Attractive World’s has helped us pull together the top eight emoji people should not be using, much less gentlemen.


I’ve already bagged on this one in the intro but lets get this straight. The eggplant (aubergine) emoji is rarely used to express one’s love of vegetables. If you’re sending this, you’re either trolling for dick pics or asking your mum for a veggie lasagne recipe.

Face with Stuck-Out Tongue & Winking Eye

This emoji needs to calm itself. Either wink or stick your tongue out. It’s never appropriate to do both. And if you give it a go, it definitely seems your trying too hard. Just think. Would you ever actually make this face IRL?

Winking Face

In real life we leave winky faces to the creepy old guys. Let them stay there.

Are we the only ones who see it as passive aggressive and/or seedy? How often do you wink at people in the flesh? How often does it actually have the desired effect? We thought as much. If you’re sending this to someone you’ve never actually met before, at least wait until you’ve exchanged a message or two – no opening line winking faces please.

Face Blowing a Kiss

Another one to avoid in an opening message, unless you’re going straight in for the proposal. Would you send the rose and/or engagement ring? No – it’s too soon. Once the conversation’s in full flow, you’ve met up a few times, it’s all going well, then you can drop the heart kiss. But avoid the cat alternative. It’s creepy on all levels.

Grimacing Face

Think you’re being cute and cheeky? You’re not! What is even going on in this one?


This one is more of a warning for you guys of something you don’t want to recieve. Be aware, if a girl sends you this, drama’s on its way. Yes, you’re getting the side eye. And shade is on its way.

Smirking Face

Sending this one means nine times out of 10 you’re after one thing. usually it’s also accompanied with a  particularly smarmy opening line

Waving Sign

This conversation is obviously over, one way or the other.

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