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“Now we can tell them which photos they should share and which they should probably keep to themselves.”So if you're unsure whether certain pictures will help (or hinder) your online dating game and need a little push in the right direction, look no further.

Make your primary photo a good one, just not the best.

Certain social etiquettes apply even online: if you’re going to be making eyes at someone, it should be with the person looking at your picture.

Men’s photos are most effective when they look away from the camera and In terms of getting new messages, the My Space shot is the single most effective photo type for women.

We at first thought this was just because, typically, you can kind of see down the girl’s shirt with the camera at that angle—indeed, that seems to be the point of shot in the first place — so we excluded all cleavage-showing shots from the pool and ran the numbers again.

No change: it’s still the best shot; better, in fact, than straight-up boob pics (more on those later). The male “Ab Shot” has the same reputation as the My Space Shot — it’s an Internet cliché that supposedly everyone thinks is only for bozos.

In looking closely at the astonishingly wide variety of ways our users have chosen to represent themselves, we discovered much of the collective wisdom about profile pictures was wrong.

For interested readers, I explain our measurement process, and how we collected our data, at the end of the post.

I went from virtually no interest in my profile, to not being able to keep up with how many wonderful guys were responding to me.