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(She is talking to you, shirtless, flexing men in a club bathroom).

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Your profile picture is just like a first impression — so make it count!

Choosing the perfect photos to post to your online dating profile can be daunting.

But not everyone can pull off a selfie, and those who do should probably take them sparingly, if academic research is to be believed.

For men, professional head shots and photos with facial hair were rated the highest and, for women, photos showing the person singing or playing an instrument, playing a sport or wearing a bikini were rated the highest, according to a survey of 2,000 profiles by The Grade dating app.

Men want to see what you're 'working with' — and most aren't looking for model-thin women, so no need to be self-conscious if you have feminine curves.4. Whatever pose you decide to strike, please do not sit down!

You always look your best and thinnest when standing in a full-body shot.That is why in cities across America, photographers on Craigslist are marketing their ability to craft the perfect online dating profile picture.Rhe De Ville, a New York City-based actress and photographer, said she has noticed an uptick in people looking for professional profile photos over the last three years.Sure, a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.But if a trout could operate a twelve-speed, chances are they’d take it for the occasional joyride.For the New Year, this writer has posed for various photos (and used some that should have been deleted shortly after they were taken) to show you what NOT to do when online dating.

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