Best dating profile photos

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.

DO: Get Outdoors Taking a picture outside allows for the flattering effect of natural sunlight on skin, notes e Harmony.

Just be careful to avoid squinting into the sun, and opt for a sideways glance instead.

But how can you choose from the variety of snaps on your smartphone to find the one that could lead to love?

We enjoy seeing where you've traveled, and it may even reveal something about you. 8) If you're in a group photo, tell us who you are.

Pictures of just the Eiffel Tower or Great Wall are ridiculous. Now, one might think that it is obvious where you are, but it often isn't.

Fortunately, dating sites (which, after all, have a vested interest in your use of them) have conducted plenty of research based on their users' profiles to determine which pictures get attention — of all sorts. Check out these do's and don'ts of pictures, and what they will mean for your online dating life: DO: Make It A Landscape Shot Landscape pictures, according to e Harmony's blog, are more likely to be clicked on than up-and-down or extremely close shots, likely because it gives people a better sense of the person's body, as well as their face.

DON'T: Crop Someone Out Along with falling into that narrow "up and down" no-no, cropping someone out results in less communication, according to e Harmony.