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Top 10 emojis used on Tinder for 2022 – and what they really mean

The 10 fastest growing emojis of the year have been revealed in a new study conducted by Tinder Australia.  But at first glance, it's hard to know what emojis mean and why they're used.

Gen Z’s 10 best emojis are obsessed with what you need to know in 2023 – and how to use them correctly

  • Tinder Australia has revealed the 10 fastest growing emojis of the year
  • The most trending emoji was the parking symbol followed by a bandaged heart
  • Other emojis included a rat, a kneeling man, clouds, a kangaroo and a trident

The 10 fastest growing emojis of the year on Tinder dating profiles have been named – and it’s not what many were expecting.

The list was released as part of the “Year in Swipe” report, with the number one trending emoji being the parking symbol icon, followed closely by the bandaged heart, red flag and kangaroo symbols.

At first glance, it’s hard to know what a number of emojis mean and why they’re used to flirt, but when used in context, it becomes clear.

The number one trending emoji being the parking symbol icon (pictured) followed closely by the bandaged heart, red flag and kangaroo symbols

The number one trending emoji being the parking symbol icon (pictured) followed closely by the bandaged heart, red flag and kangaroo symbols

The parking symbol has been repurposed by singles to represent “pushed positivity” and was the most used this year. The members have turned to this emoji to let the world, and their matches, know “positivity” and keeping it real is exactly what they’re looking for.

Closely followed in second place is the red bandaged heart, meaning broken heart or “where is the love?” »

Unsurprisingly, the red flag emoji has been used to signify a red flag.

In fourth place on the trending list is the kangaroo emoji, which was mostly used in bios to signify someone is “Australian-made”.

The bandaged heart means broken or 'where is the love?'  while the kangaroo means

The bandaged heart means broken or ‘where is the love?’ while the kangaroo means “made in Australia”. Unsurprisingly, the red flag emoji was used to mean a red flag

What are the top 10 trending emojis of 2022?

According to Tinder Australia, singles have created new meanings for the most used emojis:

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1. Parking symbol – “push positivity”

2. Bound heart – broken heart or “where is the love?”

3. Red Flag – Red Flag Habits

4. Kangaroo – Made in Australia

5. Clouds/fog – gas lighting

6. Trident – “the king of cryptography”

7. Ukrainian flag – peace for Ukraine

8. Shocked face – lowered mouth

9. Kneeling Man – ‘simping’ on someone, which refers to when someone is obsessed with someone else who doesn’t show their affection in return

10. Rat – ‘gym rat’ or someone who exercises a lot at the gym

Funnily enough, singles also use the cloud or fog emoji, but not for the reason you might think.  The emoji was used to represent gaslighting.  Earlier this year, with the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, more and more people started using the Ukrainian flag emoji to symbolize peace for the country.

Funnily enough, singles also use the cloud or fog emoji, but not for the reason you might think. The emoji was used to represent gaslighting. Earlier this year, with the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, more and more people started using the Ukrainian flag emoji to symbolize peace for the country.

Funnily enough, singles also use the cloud or fog emoji, but not for the reason you might think.

The emoji has been used to represent gaslighting – a form of ’emotional abuse’ or control whereby the perpetrator ‘inflicts psychological manipulation that causes the recipient to question their feelings, instincts and even their Mental Health”.

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Most people know that the trident is the weapon of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. But singles on Tinder used the trident emoji to advertise themselves as “king of crypto.”

Earlier this year, with the start of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, more and more people started using the Ukrainian flag emoji to symbolize peace for the country.

The remaining emojis were the shocked face, a kneeling man, and a rat.

The kneeling man represents the moment when you “simp” on someone, which refers to when someone is obsessed with someone else who doesn’t show their affection in return.

And finally, rat means to be a “gym rat” or someone who trains a lot in the gym.

The remaining emojis were the shocked face, a kneeling man, and a rat.  The kneeling man represents the moment when you

The remaining emojis were the shocked face, a kneeling man, and a rat. The kneeling man represents when you are “simping” on someone, while the rat signifies being a “gym rat”

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