The results also showed that members across different countries unanimously admitted that they look at a profile picture most closely on a dating profile.
So take the time and effort to make sure your photo represents you properly.
Choice of color may also influence how your images are perceived, as psychologists at the University of Rochester in New York found that men are more attracted to women wearing red.
While it is important to include a photo in your online dating profile, you must be selective with which photos you upload.
READ MORE: Discover Elite Singles - Find out about our picture protection feature and how to leave comments on your favorite profiles A shocking 52 per cent of members surveyed said they wouldn’t even open a profile without a profile picture.