If possible, include things in the photo that will help you tell a story about who you are.
Make an effort with your photo A lot of dating professionals are time-poor and so are unlikely to spend ages scrolling through pages of photos, so one thing you can do to help yourself is to have a fantastic profile photo that stands out from the crowd.
Having a good-quality, smiling headshot will work, and if possible, try and include some colour in the shot – either wear something bright or stand in front of or near a colourful background. Red is a great colour to wear, especially for women aiming to attract men to their profile.
Using high-quality images, as opposed to ones which are poorly lit, blurry and/or pixelated, will immediately show people that you value yourself and are willing to invest in yourself.
It also gives the message that you’re serious about looking for love online. You are selling your lifestyle, and you want it to seem as attractive and aspirational to people as possible.