First impressions are very important, especially if you are on a dating website with dozens of profiles. So having a good picture of yourself i crucial.

Experts say that a head and shoulders shot of you, preferably taken in natural light is the way to go, also, is preferably don’t wear a sunglass or a hat.

Having a photo with a good quality, smiling will work, and if possible, try and include some colour in the shot – either wear something bright or stand in front of or near a colourful background. People’s eyes will be drawn to your photo. Red is a great colour to wear, especially for women aiming to attract men to their profile. It is the colour of love and passion and has been proven to be a draw for men.

About the rest of your dating profile photos, it’s important to know that the photos you choose give people lots of clues about you and your lifestyle, so pick the right photos to attract more men/women to your profile.

Next, think about what else is in the photo. You are selling your lifestyle, and you optate it to seem as captivating and aspirational to people as possible. If you’re pictured with a pile of washing abaft you on the bed, your lifestyle suddenly doesn’t look so appealing.

If possible, include things in the photo that will avail you tell a story about who you are. If you’re into photography, have your camera in your hand. If you’re into music, wear some headphones round your neck. If you like football, choose a picture with a football. Withal, ascertain the location suits your personality. If you dote ambulating around the South Bank or along the river at weekends, include some photos that show you doing just that. Show the viewer what your life looks akin to offline wherever possible.