Smiley face emojis work unexpectedly well online - indeed, according to Match's latest survey, people who use emojis end up having more sex.
But make sure you use the ones with a nose :-) , rather than those without :) Here, Kate Taylor, Match.com's relationship expert, explains her failsafe tips for meeting that special someone online.
Use an outdated photo Anything over 12 months old needs updating.
The biggest reason first dates don't lead to second dates is "unmet expectations".
A recent study showed that words such as "skiing", "yoga" and "the ocean" help men get dates; "sweet", "running" and "dance" help women get dates online.