According to a new ‘Digital Flirting Rules’ survey by Omlet [www.omlet.me] — a chat app developed by Stanford University students that makes digital flirting, messaging, and communication more fun — most men and women consider funky or very informal spelling to be their biggest turnoff when receiving chat or text messages.
The survey results include:
TOP 5 BIGGEST ‘DIGITAL FLIRTING’ TURN OFFS FOR MEN
>> #1: Funky or very informal spelling (58% disapproval rating)
>> #2: Multiple exclamation points in chat messages!!!!! (47% disapprove)
>> #3: Lack of punctuation and grammar (46% disapprove)
>> #4: all lower case words (41% disapprove)
>> #5: Excessive slang — LOL, BRB, WTF (40% disapprove)
TOP 5 BIGGEST ‘DIGITAL FLIRTING’ TURN OFFS FOR WOMEN
>> #1: Funky or very informal spelling (73% disapproval rating)
>> #2: Lack of punctuation and grammar (59% disapprove)
>> #3: Excessive slang (54% disapprove)
>> #4: Messages during sleeping hours (51% disapprove)
>> #5: all lower case words (50% disapprove)
Other interesting findings include:
A. EMOTICONS AND EMOJI RANK HIGH FOR BOTH SEXES:-)
>> 31% of men and 38% of women prefer to receive chat and text messages with multiple emoticons and emojis — so keep using those smileys and winks.
B. MEN AND WOMEN DIFFER ON EXCESSIVE EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!
>> While only 38% of women have negative feelings towards “too excited” punctuation in chat messages, nearly 50% of men are annoyed by this. So ladies, keep those exclamations in check when messaging dudes.
C. DON’T MESSAGE WOMEN WHO ARE SLEEPING, GUYS OK WITH IT
>> While 21% of guys really like being messaged during non-waking hours (from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.), only one percent of women want to receive off-hour texts — with 55% of women really disliking this. So men, think twice about that 2:00 a.m. “R U up?” text.
To conduct this survey, Omlet surveyed a sample representative of 1,000 adults and young people.