According to a new study, Geordies who are single use the blowing kisses emoji the most.
Nearly 50 per cent (47 per cent) of single Geordies choose the blowing kisses emoji to flirt with potential partner.
Other popular emojis used by singles in the UK were a winky face – 29 per cent of singles choose this to indicate they are looking for a casual fling.
While 42 per cent of singles use a smiley face to friend-zone a date.
SpeedDater also revealed that 94 per cent of singles use emojis to flirt with a potential date.
Meanwhile, 43 per cent of single ladies choose the blowing kisses emoji to flirt with potential partners, whereas just 37 per cent of single men will pick the ‘blowing kisses’ emoji.
The heart eyes emoji is another favourite as 19 per cent of flirty singles choose this emoji.
According to dating expert Danielle Waller, the little yellow faces are now dominating the way singles interact.
Ms Waller said: “In dating situations, we take so many emotional cues from the face of our potential partner.
“However, body language is now just part of a much bigger, broader ongoing conversation with factors like technological communication helping us decipher the real meaning of what our date is saying.
“Emoji’s have most definitely infiltrated the way we date and it is interesting to see that single men and women use emojis in a very similar way.
“However, it’s important to understand that emojis are enormously simplified and we shouldn’t rely on them to communicate our emotions in the dating game.”
The study, of 500 UK singles aged 18-65, also revealed that if you are over 55 years old a thumbs up emoji is used by 13 per cent of single people to friend-zone people.
SpeedDater did give singletons some top tips:
– Don’t use the cat emoji, only 2 per cent of singles use them to flirt.
– Reserve the food emojis for your mates. Pizza, burger and aubergine aren’t popular emojis if you are talking to the opposite sex and 10 per cent use them to friend zone
– Steer clear of the little laughing monkey, when talking to your crush, only 2 per cent of single people use it flirt.