READ MORE: Discover Elite Singles - Find out about our picture protection feature and how to leave comments on your favorite profiles A shocking 52 per cent of members surveyed said they wouldn’t even open a profile without a profile picture.
Relationship coach, Sam Owen explains that ‘We build up an idea of a person’s personality by looking at their photo, how they have posed, their facial expression, the clothes they are wearing and much more.
The results also showed that members across different countries unanimously admitted that they look at a profile picture most closely on a dating profile.
So take the time and effort to make sure your photo represents you properly.
So you’re new to the online dating game and you’re finding writing an effective dating profile is trickier than you expected.
You’re trying to master the art of displaying your confidence without showing off.
And you want to portray yourself in an attractive, flirty way without seeming forward.
So when you’re sitting down to write your profile, bare this in mind.
Even if you think something is funny and meant lightly, it will not be well received.
66 per cent of our survey respondents said they wouldn’t even consider a relationship with someone who embellished their characteristics on their profile.
While it may be tempting to sneak in a couple of white lies into your profile, don’t do it! You need to give potential partners the opportunity to fall for the real you.