Hahahaha, the title, but you may get what I’m about to talk about. As mentioned in a previous post, it’s all in the title.
I use emojis, but I never have really paid attention as to when I used them the most. However, these last few guys I’ve spoken to on this online dating site have responded with emojis. How the f—- am I supposed to reply to emojis? First guy I was speaking to, the last thing he said to be before he disappeared was “Good morning 😃.” The next one, I complimented his tats. We all know from a previous blog, I am really into tats. His response was 😘😘😘. Not one 😘, but three. What am I supposed to do with that? Final one, which was this morning, and the one that sparked this blog, was just a simple 👍🏼. He initiated the conversation and we chatted a little, but then I get the thumbs up emoji. Does that mean we are through chatting? I’m assuming so because I don’t know how to reply.
I’m kind of guilty of sticking an emoji in when I am at a lost for words, but I didn’t realize this until it happened to me. We all know that technology has crippled our communication skills, and this, my friends, is only further proof.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not telling people not to use emojis because I’m sure I will still use them, but I will think a little harder before I just simply stick one in. We need to work on how we talk to people. Tell people what you want and why you want it. Tell people how you feel. Don’t leave people guessing. Sometimes the truth hurts, so work on delivery; however, I want to know the truth more so left wondering what just happened.