Appearances definitely aren’t everything but photos do help people decide whether they might be attracted to someone or not.
The good news is that it tends to have less to do with the way someone looks than with the photo itself. In the same way that an attractive stranger may catch your eye from across a room, someone’s profile photo is the first thing you notice about them.
Avoid that unflattering mirror shot by asking a friend to take your photo, or invest in a camera with timer.
You may think that showing off your figure will win you lots of attention from matches, but the opposite tends to happen.
If you’re in doubt about whether to post that moody shot or not, ask a friend for their objective opinion. Don’t include exes, best mates, random people in a bar.