Spurred on by the optimism that the New Year brings, 1 million Britons are expected to get online for a date today - the first day back in the office after the Christmas break.
This time last year saw a 94 per cent increase in people singing up compared to their daily average.'In my experience, selfies on dating sites either involve the guy snapping a quick picture of himself as he loads his profile (no effort made) or stripping off in a desperate attempt to show off his buff body while trying out a moody male model look (far too much effort made).
Of course, we all have certain “types” that we’re immediately drawn to – whether that’s bookish guys with glasses or pretty brunettes with long hair.They should wait to divulge details later.'I prefer it when women wait a bit before revealing too much about their past relationships or children and let us get to know them as an individual first,' says Chris Hines, who met his girlfriend on Plenty Of Fish.'In the end it’s about you as a couple and if you find out that you're suited then the other person will probably be more accepting of the rest.Too soon though and you might not get the chance to show how awesome you are.Don’t trust your roommate or best friend to take a quick photo with your iphone.That will not give the impression you’re looking for. The Online Profile Pros photographers are professionals at taking the best profile pictures, they know about the right lighting and how to stand or sit.Upon seeing me in person for the first time, my dates told me that I look just like my photos. Russia is wildly acclaimed as the weirdest place on the planet and the way they try to find suitors online doesn’t help that reputation.'I'd much rather see a picture of a nice smiling guy on a night out with friends or on holiday than one who has clearly spent too much time in front of a mirror in his bedroom.Have some selfie respect.'The new research by dating site Zoosk comes to the conclusion that while honesty really is the best policy for men, it's not such a good idea for women to talk about exes and children.Within a couple weeks of having posted my new photos, I’d met the most amazing man I’ve ever met, and we are dating seriously now.Working with my photographer was a great experience.