To emoji or not to emoji? New York couple Alex Goldmark and Liza Stark recently chose the former — wanting to see what would happen if they used only emojis in their texts for 30 days.
The pair prepped for the experiment by downloading several apps including WeChat, a Chinese-made messaging service with decidedly vital emojis, like a love-struck headless robot and a Jazzercising frog:
"I am not a visual thinker… but my girlfriend [is]," Alex said in an interview on the WNYC radio show New Tech City, where he's a producer. "So we signed up to be the New Tech City guinea pigs to see if this could help our relationship just a little bit."