Truth: I don’t have a smartphone, so I’m not well-versed in the use of emoji in text messages. It seems to me that those little illustrations might help you get your point across more clearly — but what if that isn’t the case? What if your choice of emoji sends the wrong signals to your potential love interest? If you’re looking for some guidance, you might want to consult this helpful how-to guide from HowAboutWe on how to use emojis in your dating life.
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