Online dating site Zoosk recently did a study of 4,000 singles, says The Date Report. Women attract 60% more attention with photos taken indoors, while men see an 18% bump when their photos are taken outside. A photo of you climbing a mountain is great, but if you're a teeny tiny blip on the screen, a prospective date will have no idea what you look like.
Full body shots yield positive results for both sexes.
Of course, The Date Report points out, it helps if you're empirically attractive (though there's no accounting for taste), and smiling (no duck faces!
Spurred on by the optimism that the New Year brings, 1 million Britons are expected to get online for a date today - the first day back in the office after the Christmas break.
Describe yourself as a person - how you like to spend your time, what you love to do. Good spelling implies you're intelligent but more importantly it shows you've taken care and effort writing your profile.
A hastily-written page full of abbreviations suggests you're not taking it seriously, or that it's something you flung up online while you were bored.
That suggests you won't take dating seriously either.
Good spelling shows that you are thoughtful and considered.Have some selfie respect.'The new research by dating site Zoosk comes to the conclusion that while honesty really is the best policy for men, it's not such a good idea for women to talk about exes and children.They should wait to divulge details later.'I prefer it when women wait a bit before revealing too much about their past relationships or children and let us get to know them as an individual first,' says Chris Hines, who met his girlfriend on Plenty Of Fish.'In the end it’s about you as a couple and if you find out that you're suited then the other person will probably be more accepting of the rest.A medium shot (like the girl in the backpack) is the optimum choice and gets the most action, as you can actually get a good sense of the person’s body type (they aren’t hiding anything) as opposed to an extreme close up shot, which gets very little interest from matches. Matches who received the least amount of communication were those who included a very narrow portrait photo, where it looked as if they had clearly cut out the person next to them. Then upload blurry, poor quality or super small images.(The tacky factor here is high, along with the assumption that you have cropped out your ex! This seems like an obvious statement, but thousands of people upload pics like this. Because we present more emotion with the left side of the face.'It's encouraging when you see a profile where a man specified books, music and fitness as interests because it makes them appear well rounded,' says online dater Lauren Keith, who is currently dating someone she met on Plenty Of Fish.'It's off-putting when a man only seems interested in going out with his mates and getting drunk.