DON'T: Snap From Afar Though you don't want to get too close, you also don't want your picture to be taken from far away — that can seem as though you're hiding something about your appearance.

The research didn't specify, but drinking in your shot was the least likely picture to generate an actual conversation.

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DO: Show Off Those Abs The second most popular context for men on Ok Cupid was showing off muscles — though the researchers are quick to point out that (a) obviously it's only guys who have them who would show them off, and (b) this becomes less attractive to women the older the guys are.

In general, keep pictures confined to shots of yourself.

DO: Show Pride (If You're A Guy) According to e Harmony, some studies have shown that women prefer pictures of men who demonstrate pride — whereas the opposite is true for men when it comes to women.But how can you choose from the variety of snaps on your smartphone to find the one that could lead to love?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.And it's not hard to figure out why — it gives the messager an easy opening.DON'T: Drink In Your Picture Is it because you seem young when you feature booze in your profile picture or that you don't have any other interests?DO: Show Happiness (If You're A Gal) That same study showed that men prefer women who demonstrate happiness in their profile pictures, assumedly because it's associated with femininity and nurturing, and are least attracted to women showing pride.