OKCupid, a hugely successful free online dating site, did a statistical analysis of the success of different kinds of profile pictures. Their findings are quite surprising, and reading them is worth the time to anyone who wants to date successfully online.
Among the most surprising findings are that profile pictures needn't show your face, that girls should always flirt with the camera, and guys should always look away and not smile.
Implications - The traditional saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" is extremely relevant in this case. At only one glance, these wistful wannabe lovers can either be shunned or accepted simply because of a profile picture. For anyone looking to improve their online dating statistics, this is the perfect site to gain a few tips.