Strength in numbers Before you start taking photos of yourself, grab some friends.A study published in shows that you seem more attractive when you are in a group.Women, on the other hand, should stay indoors: Outdoor shots lead to 40 percent fewer messages.Four or more is the luckiest number According to 2013 stats compiled by e Harmony, people who had four or more photos on their profile had the most success getting people to initiate conversations online.Do something interesting Ok Cupid found that people whose photos portrayed them doing something interesting were more likely to receive messages that led to a real conversation, followed by those who posed with animals and those who showed themselves on their travels.(Photos involving drinking were the most frowned upon.) According to Zoosk, men whose photos show them in the rugged outdoors receive 19 percent more messages.
Of course everyone will experience different outcomes but this should give men a good idea of what their main online dating profile picture should be. Smiling The classic smile received the most responses and was the outright winner! Animal Pic Having an animal picture is said to display a passion for another living entity, which women find quite attractive. Outdoors Showing that you’re active is a way to display both ourselves and our interests. Not Smiling Not smiling may turn some women away but at least you aren’t doing anything to embarrass yourself. Picture with girl Taking a picture with a girl is hit or miss with many women. Shirt off It depends on the type of women we want to attract. Scientists believe that this might be because we show more emotion on that side of the face.Smile (if you're a woman)An Ok Cupid analysis of more than 7,000 photos showed that woman who smiled and batted their eyes directly at the camera tended to get the most messages.By age 30, the shirtless did as well as those who were robed.Unsurprisingly, for ladies, showing off a bit of cleavage was shown to have some success.Avoiding the selfie is especially important if you're a man.