And your message box will be full of people who genuinely find you attractive. Remember: you are only as good-looking as your worst photo!
Using the right photo is the easiest way to attract the right people. So spend 80% of your time on getting the photographs right and 20% on writing your profile.(These are the 8 things you should never post about your relationship on Facebook.) In an era where catfish (people who create fake profiles and steal pictures from other people's profiles) wreak havoc all over online dating, the full body shot comes in handy.“Women tend to lie about their age and weight while men tend to lie about their age and height,” says Janis Spindel.“It should be a conversation starter,” says Frankel.“You want to give someone a reason to engage with you and ask you a question.” Just make sure the activity doesn’t detract from your looks or hide your face.“No one is finding a reason to go out with someone when they look at other people. If you have curly hair, let those ringlets run wild or if you wear glasses, throw them on for your picture.A little bit of acceptance and self-love can go a long way in finding true love.I’ll be frank – you’re going to have to show off your figure. The point is to show yourself exactly as you’ll look when you arrive on the first date.It’s become suspicious to never reveal a photo showing anything beyond the shoulders. The main reason first dates don’t turn into second dates is “unmet expectations”. So show yourself as you are – you’ll have lost nothing!This post is an extract from our Online Dating course written by Kate Taylor, an online-dating industry expert, who has provided advice to online-daters for over nine years.Most online dating sites only give you a small one-inch square for your main profile picture to lure people onto your page, which is why the perfect headshot is your best option for racking up clicks, likes, and messages.