Choose Natural Photos
You want your photos to paint a picture of who you are and the exciting life that a potential partner could have if they were with you. Looking over my photos, Sameera liked that I had plenty of images that showed that I’m a fun person who travels a lot and likes to have a good time.
The other benefit is that they make it easy for someone to use the photos as a prompt for a non-generic message. They could see my sailboat photo and ask, “Where was that taken?” or look at the photo of my dog and say, “What’s his name?”
She told me to remove the selfie, because selfies provide a distorted version of your face (which is backed up by studies). She also advises avoiding bathroom selfies, bikini photos for women, or topless shots for men. Make sure to include a few full-body shots, pictures that clearly show your face, and always use recent photos. Don’t use headshots because they make you look stiff and boring. This isn’t LinkedIn!