Send the wrong emoji — or apparently any at all if you're male — and you're as good as gone.

The protocol can be daunting, especially to someone new to the game.

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I hate to disappoint the masses, but I have to say: I had a pretty good time. This fall, I went on a date with Martin Shkreli, the 32-year-old "Pharma bro" recently arrested on charges of securities fraud, and widely known as the most hated man in America.

Emoji are your friend, but only if you're a woman: "Men shouldn't be using emoji at all," Davis said.

"If they use a smiley face in a message, their response rate drops 66 percent." Ouch, what gives?About Latter-day Saint dating site, LDS Mingle, was started as a free LDS dating service back in 2001 and later merged with LDS Singles Connection to create one of the largest online LDS singles sites.To date LDSMingle has brought thousands of singles together.According to Davis, women look for confidence in a man, and relying on emoji to show emotions doesn't exude confidence. According to Davis, when women use a smiley face in their profile, it will increase messages by 60 percent."For women, when they use emoji, it comes across as being warmer."Davis, however, warns women to avoid use of flowers, hearts or any emoji that seem lovey-dovey.One of the hardest parts of online dating is coming up with things to say to strangers. One of the hardest parts of online dating is coming up with things to say to strangers. (Lisa Bonos)Hit them with your best shots: When it comes to your photos, "you need to look like you're ready to walk out the door and go on a great first date," Mc Cann said.