A dating app has conducted a study to see which emojis are the most effective at getting the opposite sex to respond and which should be avoided.

Clover, a free dating app, analysed data from three million users to determine which emojis were hits, and which were total flops, with male and female users, reports the Daily Mail.

Interestingly, they found that both men and women are more likely to reply to a first message that contains an emoji but it's important to get that emoji right.

According to Clover's data, women are 5 per cent more likely and men 8 per cent more likely to reply to an opening message with an emoji in it, yet only 10 per cent of people starting conversations use emojis in their first messages.

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That data would seem to indicate that the other 90 per cent need to up their hieroglyphic game, but it's also important to choose the right picture messages.

Men and women have a few favorite emojis in common. Both are more likely to reply to heart eyes, the See No Evil monkey, smileys with tongues out, and the smirking face.

Women on the app also respond well the sassy girl, a tongue out, droplet of water, the happy devil, and the sun face. Men seem to love to send the rose emoji which isn't as much of a hit.

Guys, meanwhile, respond well to the laughing crying face, pink hearts, the okay hand, and kissing lips.

All in all, both sexes seem to reply to happy and upbeat emojis that give off a friendly or funny vibe.

Flirty, friendly emojis all the way. Photo / Clover.
Flirty, friendly emojis all the way. Photo / Clover.
Put the eggplant away. Photo / Clover.
Put the eggplant away. Photo / Clover.

Turn-offs for men and women are different, though. Women seem uninclined to respond to men with ''macho'' or sexual texts, including the eggplant emoji, a bicep, or a fist bump.

Want his to respond? Seal the deal with one of these. Photo / Clover.
Want his to respond? Seal the deal with one of these. Photo / Clover.

Men, meanwhile, don't like their women to be marriage-hungry, sad, fans of nerdy stuff or bathroom humour.

The emojis men will poo poo. Photo / Clover.
The emojis men will poo poo. Photo / Clover.

They are less likely to reply to women who send emojis of engagement rings, crying faces, the Vulcan salute, or poop.