Despite their prevalence, beach photos aren’t actually that well received - women are 47 per cent less likely and men 80 per cent less likely to receive a like on a shot of them at the beach compared to the average photo for each gender.Sporty photos, however, are big winners - women are 166 per cent more likely and men are 45 per cent more likely to get matches with sports-related photos.On the other hand, wearing sunglasses, using Snapchat filters or posing with someone who could be a boyfriend or girlfriend is to be avoided.Men on the other hand are better off smiling without their teeth, looking straight ahead and also standing alone.Whilst some of the findings are obvious - everyone knows bathroom mirror selfies are a no-no - others may surprise you.
So perhaps avoid the pic of you with the ‘Rachel’ haircut and an All Saints CD on the table next to you. Don’t get us wrong – there’s a place for studio photography.
Anyone who’s spent any time in the online dating world has no doubt seen a stream of dodgy dating profile photos – you know, the ones that make you crack up, cringe and/or send to your friend before instantly deciding this person isn’t for you.
So how do you avoid these pitfalls in your own photos? Seems obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people think it’s a good idea to use a photo of themselves half way through a night on the Jagerbombs.
Avoiding the selfie is especially important if you're a man.
Zoosk, analyzing a sample of about 4,000 subscribers, discovered that men who posted selfies received 8 percent fewer messages than those who didn't.