The photo you post on your Facebook wall of you and your friends grinning and wasted on your last vacation might mislead someone who doesn’t know into thinking you’re an alcoholic.

If you plan to take your own picture, use your phone, not the camera on your computer—those kind of shots tend to be disastrous.

If you still think online dating carries a stigma, get your head out of the 1990s!

Online dating is now the easiest way to meet people.

But to make dating websites work for you, it’s best to put some thought into your profile.

Here are my top tips that will help you create the best online dating profile.

Don’t overdo it on the sexy factor here—when I say full body shot, I’m not talking about a centerfold image.

Studies show that for men, it’s often best to choose a pic which shows you doing something semi-active like playing with your dog or hiking with your friends.

For some reason, indoor shots of women seem to be more popular with men on dating sites.

I’ll also give you loads of great tips on how to choose the best photos to get the highest responses!

Dating profile photos are a separate category from most other photos.