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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.

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That doesn't mean including other people in the picture.

"One of the biggest mistakes you can make is your first photo being you and a friend, or you and a group of friends," says el-Effendi.

(Disclaimer: Some data has shown the opposite to be true, so take this with a grain of salt.) To the left, to the left A Wake Forest University study determined that photos that showed the left side of the face were viewed as more pleasant than those that showed the right.

You know the saying "windows are the eyes to the soul?

Strength in numbers Before you start taking photos of yourself, grab some friends.

A study published in shows that you seem more attractive when you are in a group.

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.

Do have a close-up of your face as well as a full-length image, so daters can see your body type.

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