Dating websites with photos

Yes, there is more to dating and mating and enjoying a relationship than physical attraction, so no need to point that out.

And yes, these bits of advice apply to both women and men.

For the New Year, this writer has posed for various photos (and used some that should have been deleted shortly after they were taken) to show you what NOT to do when online dating.

For men, professional head shots and photos with facial hair were rated the highest and, for women, photos showing the person singing or playing an instrument, playing a sport or wearing a bikini were rated the highest, according to a survey of 2,000 profiles by The Grade dating app.

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Sometimes it is important to get back to basics in the over-50 dating game.

I sort of assumed anyone who is out there trying to find a mate would know what sort of photos to present to the world, but there is evidence to indicate perhaps not.

While online daters think their photos are relatively accurate, independent judges rated one third of online dating photos as inaccurate, according to research carried out by Catalina Toma, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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