As much as you might like to believe it, a winning personality does not a successful online dating profile make. And having a pretty face is often not enough to get you off of Match.com or OkCupid, either. In fact, a recent survey created by Tinder shows that the clothing a person is wearing in her photos holds way more importance than you may have assumed. And with 72% of men and 56.2% of women wearing basic, boring, blah getups in their pics, things don’t often bode well for those looking for love, while ignoring their own wardrobes. Since clear head shots with plenty of eye contact undeniably make the best profile pics, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you let your outfit make the perfect first impression on potential matches—no matter what persona you wish to exude on Tinder, OkCupid, or the myriad of other dating sites out there right now. Are you the artistic type? A young professional? Or do you schedule your life around your group workout classes? Just swipe (er… click?) right on through the slideshow. Follow us on Facebook , Instagram , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
I have an OKCupid account. Most of the time it sucks, but as a single person in New York who’s kinda-sorta trying not to be single for the rest of her life, it’s just one of those necessary evils.