Swipe left and find a guy holding a dead deer by the antlers. You should keep this in mind because Cupid has traded in his arrows for a swipe-right on his phone. That's what I learned after talking with dating services for tips about what works and, more important, doesn't work when you're trying to attract a date. Data shows that profile pictures like these -- extremes that forget the point is to present an attractive self-- ultimately don't work.
Timing is everything – if you just see it all as a game you might just accidentally unlike Mr Right out of your life.Our stats at show if you don't upload a photo you won't even show up in around 95% of online dating searches. And the additional images must say something about you. Great, so does every other person that I've ever met. Although, it does help us ladies immediately know who to block. From what I've seen, guys generally do most of the chasing online and rarely get messages from girls so, to be fair, you probably can send an average first message and still get a response. Not because he was a vegetarians per say, but because – for him – butternut squash, pine nuts and brie became 'too adventurous' on a pizza, and I knew it would never work.It won't matter if you have the most beautifully-written profile in the world laced with wit and humour – if you have a poor image it won't ever be read. So if you're into travelling or all outdoorsy, upload an action shot – you'll draw in people with a similar outlook AND increase your chances of this relationship making it past three dates. 'Bubbly and fun' is one of the most overused phrases out there. In my experience, the best intro line is an original, brief hello which refers to something you like about that person's profile. I spend a lot time thinking about food, and to be with someone who didn't feel the same made me want to cry into my pulled pork.Show yourself in an exotic location and your message is 30 percent more likely to lead to a conversation."The more clearly you can show your life through the images and the text that you write, the easier it's going to be for someone to start that conversation," said Laurie Davis, an online dating coach and author of the book "Love @ First Click." You'd think online daters would have figured this out by now: Make sure your face is clearly visible in at least one photo.