Pictures on dating
It just kind of makes me think he is a little bit more approachable and down to earth," says Shah.
More Tips Some other photos do's and don'ts from the experts: Do have images that are well-lit, in focus, and not noisy or grainy.
It kind of makes me think that he's not comfortable with who he is in being able to stand alone and put himself out there," she says.
Jamie Madnick, 27, a preschool teacher in Philadelphia who met her boyfriend of over a year on OKCupid , says she didn't like seeing "a guy in a picture with a girl or all girls.
Don't use filters, which can be distracting and make you hard to see. Don't show yourself drinking in every photo, unless drinking all the time sums up who you are.
Do use captions to identify family members if they're in your pictures. Don't be so small in your photos that you can't be seen easily, and don't wear clothing that covers you head to toe, such as a ski outfit.
Ideally, the profile photo also should say something about your life: "Good photos show what you're passionate about and show your potential date what life could be like if they were dating you," says Spira.
That doesn't mean including other people in the picture."One of the biggest mistakes you can make is your first photo being you and a friend, or you and a group of friends," says el-Effendi.
Are Russians looking for love very different from the millions of others out there doing the same thing? You know what they say – there’s someone out there for everybody!
Well, judging by some of their profile photos, maybe.