KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tried to get that guy's attention? Or do you want impress that special lady? Well, if you've texted them and you got no response, there may be a reason.
A national survey called "Hey, Digital Flirts: 58 percent Of Men Hate Your 'Funky Spelling' When Texting" breaks down what turns off men and women when it comes to cyber flirting. The following information is courtesy of the Omelet App:
Survey results include:
TOP 5 BIGGEST 'DIGITAL FLIRTING' TURN OFFS FOR MEN:
#1: Funky or very informal spelling (58 percent disapproval rating)
#2: Multiple exclamation points in chat messages!!!!! (47 percent disapprove)
#3: Lack of punctuation and grammar (46 percent disapprove)
#4: all lower case words (41 percent disapprove)
#5: Excessive slang -- LOL, BRB (40 percent disapprove)
TOP 5 BIGGEST 'DIGITAL FLIRTING' TURN OFFS FOR WOMEN:
#1: Funky or very informal spelling (73 percent disapproval rating)
#2: Lack of punctuation and grammar (59 percent disapprove)
#3: Excessive slang (54 percent disapprove)
#4: Messages during sleeping hours (51 percent disapprove)
#5: all lower case words (50 percent disapprove)
Omelet surveyed 1,000 adults and young people. Other interesting finds:
A. EMOTICONS AND EMOJI RANK HIGH FOR BOTH SEXES:-)
About 31 percent of men and 38 percent 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 percent of women have negative feelings towards "too excited" punctuation in chat messages, nearly 50 percent 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 percent of guys really like being messaged during non-waking hours (from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.), only 1 percent of women want to receive off-hour texts - with 55 percent of women really disliking this. So men, think twice about that 2 a.m. "R U up?" text.