For ease of reading, all statements are generalized to apply to the majority and caveats are mostly left out.One very common mistake people make is to consider what they would like to see in the profiles they are looking at, and crafting their own profiles on that basis, including picture selection.
We can’t tell, and in most cases, a photo like that can only harm our perception of you. Similarly to the above, we can’t really tell if that’s your child, nephew/niece, or a friend’s child, and specifying as much in your profile text just isn’t enough.Nothing screams “trustworthy” like seeing you care for an animal that looks like it wants to be near you.So if you have a furry friend, including a picture of you two together is a very good idea. Did you put it up because you think it makes you look desirable?Do you have six equally great pictures of yourself? Otherwise, you should use as many good pictures as you have of yourself, and not a single one more.If you have two great photos at your disposal, and lots of mediocre ones, you’ll most likely do better if you just leave it at two. One very unflattering photo is enough to make many people close your profile and continue looking elsewhere, no matter how good the others were.
At the very least your main picture should offer a clear, unobstructed view of your face. Not all your photos have to follow this rule, and wearing sunglasses outdoors is perfectly fine, but most people want to see your eyes at least once and the chances of somebody opening your profile (or swiping right directly) are higher if they can see them right from the start.