Even if you used to successfully online date, but have found yourself single again, it can be difficult to know exactly what sites you need to be surfing.

It’s why I’ve created this handy guide to the 11 best dating websites and apps available right now. • The 20 most useful dating websites This site describes itself as the way to meet ‘the most successful and attractive singles.’ It asks users to fill out their job title and education, and links to Facebook so you can view their social circle.

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

The majority of users take up to 2.5 days to start a conversation, however.

Be genuine: Look at a dater’s profile and write to them about something specific, so they know that you’re not just randomly throwing out opening lines to every single person that is on the app, Mc Cann suggests.

If by two weeks of messaging, you haven’t met up, someone’s got to pull the trigger and suggest a date.

“You really want to get to meeting each other and make sure that there really is some sort of real connection before you develop a virtual fantasy of the relationship in your head,” Mc Cann said.

[] “You’re 203 percent more likely to get messages when you have one full body shot,” Davis advises.

Be sure to include pictures that show what your life is like when you’re not just sitting around your living room taking selfies.

If dating is a game, online dating is a game of strategy.

Message someone “hey,” and you’ll probably be ignored.

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.