It's also far less intimate and attractive to use a group shot - always remember that the person viewing your profile will be trying to imagine themselves with you. It's the online equivalent of bringing your mates along on a first date.
Because people viewing your profile will be hoping to get a sense of your lifestyle - and how they can fit into it.
Those who mention the same words in their opening message get 35 per cent fewer replies.'Spelling mistakes I can live with, but if you approach online dating with text speak the only way you're getting a reply is if you've got limited wifi because you’re volunteering in rural Africa, or Joe Manganiello. You're welcome.'Women prefer outdoors shots of men because they're likely to be taken by a friend (which shows that he's social and popular), and probably show him doing something active and rugged (which we also like).
At match.com, we've found that people simply don't have time to study a photograph to work out which one is you!
'I'd much rather see a picture of a nice smiling guy on a night out with friends or on holiday than one who has clearly spent too much time in front of a mirror in his bedroom.
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.
Geographical mismatches are also bad signs, such as someone claiming to be in Brooklyn when their IP address points to the other side of the planet.
Good spelling shows that you are thoughtful and considered.
Comment on something specific to the profile to stop the message from feeling too copied and pasted. Send a message that shows me you're interested in me as a person, not just looks. Refrain from being too blatant, but compliment something specific, i.e.
In the end the right person will accept you for who you are, baggage and all.'Profiles with 100 to 200 words received 10 per cent more messages, and users with positive identifiers such as confident and outgoing, received 23 per cent more incoming messages and 4 per cent more replies to their outgoing ones.
'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.