By this point in your life, you've likely uploaded at least one picture to a social media site.
And in doing so, you probably took some time considering how your facial expression, location, outfit, what have you might be received by your friends, family and strangers.
But let’s face it, you rarely look your best when your eyes are barely pointing the same way.
You might think a photo of you robot dancing makes you look good fun but trust us, drunken pics are a big dating turn off.
All my bar charts are zeroed on the average picture. One of the first things we noticed when diving into our pool of photos is that men and women have very different approaches to the camera.
Now, you’re always told to look happy and make eye contact in social situations, but at least for your online dating photo, that’s just not optimal advice.
We at first thought this was just because, typically, you can kind of see down the girl’s shirt with the camera at that angle—indeed, that seems to be the point of shot in the first place — so we excluded all cleavage-showing shots from the pool and ran the numbers again.
Whatever you do, avoid photos that feature a friend or animal at your side.Ok, we admit we’re exaggerating a bit on this one but you get the idea.If your appearance hasn’t changed much, then it’s likely you can get away with a shot taken a few years ago.DON'T: Crop Someone Out Along with falling into that narrow "up and down" no-no, cropping someone out results in less communication, according to e Harmony.And besides, you really should have at least one good picture of you on your own somewhere.Equally, avoid pics taken the next day after a big night.