Spice Up Your Email With Emoticons : )

Want to have some online fun? Ready to try out your cyber-spontaneity? Well, you're in luck, because one of the great things about online dating is that there are lots of fun and creative ways to engage in a little "virtual flirting."

One of the easiest ways to get the sparks flying through the wires is to spice up your email and chats with a few "emoticons" – the cyber-solution to emotions.

Here are just a few of the more popular playful symbols that you can use to catch the eye of a potential partner. Try them out and see where it takes you.

: ) smile, "I'm so happy." (( ))** "Hugs and kisses for you."
:‘- ) "I'm so happy, I could cry." ((((name)))) "I'm giving you a hug."
; - ) wink, "Tee-hee." [ ] "I need a hug."
; - > mischievous wink :-T straight face, "I say nothing."
:-, grin : - # censored, "Mum's the word."
: - D laughter :-& speechless, "I'm tongue-tied."
: - 0 surprise, "Oh!" :-\ ambivalent, cynical
8-| bug-eyed } { nose to nose
: - * kiss : ( frown, "I'm sad."
:-{} "I'm blowing you a kiss." : - [ pouting
8-O "Oh MY!!!"