Throw in a picture of you dressed nicely at a rooftop bar. If you're lucky enough to be a guy in his early 20s, good news – you can skip the suit shot – it might actually hurt your chances by making you seem too serious or even uptight.But you can convey the same vibe by choosing a picture of you at a nice club, restaurant, or other “luxurious” surroundings. You don’t want to look like you’re bragging, and survey data indicates that 81% of singles want to see casual photos showing your everyday life. Everyone has hobbies, so include a picture of you doing something you enjoy. But when you're choosing a photo, keep a sharp eye on the surroundings.But never use all pro shots – that looks like you're trying too hard to impress her.

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You also want to highlight multiple facets of your personality, so choose a range of photos. No one (except maybe your parents) really wants to scroll through more than that.

Plus, it’s really unlikely you have 7 photos in the first place that you look equally attractive in.

Another great photo to have in your bag is one of you looking away from the camera.

When you have a variety of poses in your lineup, it's more visually interesting.

And this almost goes without saying, but make sure you’re the hottest guy in the frame of any photo you choose. When a woman looks at your photos, she's going to imagine herself in the lifestyle the photo conveys.

This is why unique travel photos are so successful.

Biologically speaking, alpha males are desirable mates, so you want to subconsciously convey your alpha status in your photos. What you AREN'T is the guy in the background, watching the action go down around you. If you’re hiking with a small group of friends, you’d want to be the one leading the way.

You're the captain of the ship, the one in the driver's seat, the guy making the toast… There’s a big difference between pictures of you interacting with your friends in an interesting way, and posed group shots.

If you still need more proof, try posting a profile on Match without a photo – a graphic quickly informs you that profiles with photos draw 15 times more interest. To answer this question, let's think for a moment about what the images represent.

Photos tell a story, it's not just about how attractive you are.

Many women in the 30s and up want to know their man can hang at a company event or cocktail party.