Pictures for dating

Photos that are more than five years old shouldn’t be anywhere near your profile — unless you have magical powers like Reese Witherspoon or Jared Leto and never age.

We imagine you’d be pretty pissed if your date showed up looking completely different than how he or she portrayed themselves online, so don’t do that to someone else.

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I hope you’ve found these tips for creating and choosing winning dating profile pictures really useful.

Research by Ok Cupid shows making eye contact (if you’re female) or looking away from the camera (if you’re male) can attract people, but be careful about the faces you make and if you choose to smile or not.

The team at Ok Cupid examined the difference in the number of monthly contacts a person received based on whether he or she made eye contact in photos, and what they found is very interesting.

Clothes, hair and make-up all help with this but including photos where you’re doing something you love or are visiting somewhere you love helps people build up a picture of who you are and your interests and passions.

Make your photos work hard for your dating profile, that way you won’t need to rely on the written profile quite so much.

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