For just women, the second and third most popular emojis are expressions of love.
But for men, the second most used emotional icon is a smiley face, while the third is an expression of sadness generally employed to show sympathy.
Emojis express a big range of emotions
Perhaps men are uncomfortable showing love with tiny pictures, but Adobe’s survey found that wasn’t true of most emotions. In fact, 65% of respondents are more comfortable expressing their feelings with emojis than they would be over a telephone call.
And people indicate a whole range of others emotions this way, from anger to pride.