For these, we reached out to two professionals in the field: Ann Maas, director of operations and photographer at Look Better Online.com; and Rob Greer, a professional photographer in Los Angeles.
They use out-of-focus [photos], sloppy clothes, inappropriate facial expressions, bathroom selfies (with urinal behind them!
Remember these selfie tips the next time you're posing for your phone: I'm not usually pro-mirror selfies, but there are a few exceptions: When they're clean (no laundry or unmade bed in the background), when you look into the camera, not the mirror (which creates eye contact instead of that weird wandering eye look), and when they show you out doing something that reveals a hobby or piece of your personality.
I get so many messages about hockey because of this pic!
When I was ready to snap this, there was a girl behind me who kept getting into my shot, so I (very politely, of course) asked her to move out of my selfie zone.
I used this image as my profile pic for a while because it's a pretty good representation of what I look like every day (not super glammed up).
A snap of doing something interesting (like this pic of me hiking at Antelope Canyon) is an instant icebreaker.
contacted her one day last year and told her that, according to some serious math, she was the most-messaged girl in New York City on Ok Cupid.
That's when her life kind of blew up — strangers would bombard Urasek with questions about her crazy dating stories.
Personally, I like a nice smile for both men and women. It makes the viewer ask themselves, "Do I feel I can send an email to this person, or a wink?
They look friendly." Since many sites allow you to use more than one photo, then guys, go ahead and put that photo of you looking off to the side, show us your sexy stare. Every dating profile, for men or women, should include a minimum of three photographs.
Or that the most-matched women appear happy and (perhaps unsurprisingly) show some skin.