It's intimidating." For her own photos, Madnick says she always included "a full body, because I don't want it to be deceiving," and she included travel pictures "because that's a big part of my life.
I want to show them if you are going to be with me, expect adventure and expect travel." Keeping the photos focused on you is important in "creating that attraction," says another online dating expert, Laurie Davis Edwards of e Flirt Expert.com, based in Los Angeles.
"It's a red flag for me if every single photo is a group photo.
The profile photo is the important first impression, and "it should be friendly and approachable" as well as attractive, says Alex Williamson el-Effendi, head of brand for the Austin, Texas-based dating app Bumble , where women make the first move by initiating the chat after a match.