Well yes, of course, more attention should be paid to the profile photo (yours is charming!). I hasten to add, I wouldn't be careless regarding any photos posted. To me, it's kind of like a resume or c.v., in that we try to make everything absolutely perfect for its purpose. Best foot forward, and all that. Extra pictures get extra points, because they can add delightful information about your family and interests.
For my part, I made an appointment for my son and me at a studio, and let the professionals take over. I'm very happy with the results. Not too expensive, considering we are talking about attracting a mate for life, I think.
Finally, and I don't want to sound like a scold, but for those who post no photo, you get no response from me, sorry. And if you post a photo, make it your best, and if you don't have a best (and I didn't - I mean, how good can iPhone pictures be, really?), consider a professional. They will bring out your best, and that's what you want, isn't it?
Thank you Angela for a great question.
Oilers or Flames? Cordially yours, from your fan of the Red Wings, Doug
And I find that both teams are rather lacking in many ways. If I were to pick a team I'd go with my Uncle's favorite which is also the Red Wings, more so to annoy my brothers, but they don't seem to struggle as much as Albertan teams.
Take my dad's side of the family - Germans. Ever tried to get us to smile in photographs? Even when we are, it looks like we're not. :P
Checking to see if guys will look past that:o)
Nothing is worse than seeing some amazing photo, then you realize it was just an amazing shot that added hair and took off 200 pounds.
That said, I'm trying to be less of a 'visual' person....which is my tendency as an ISFP...
I'm looking for an ugly guy who will love me and be loyal.
That said, I don't lay a very critical eye on people's pictures. I really just want to see who I'm talking to; it doesn't have to be worthy of Vogue magazine. One confession: I must admit I wonder when I see a self-shot cell phone pic as a profile picture. The extended arm strongly suggests that the subject has no friends and that's not a terribly good sign, I'm afraid. If that's your profile pic, I'm sorry for calling you out, but please take a new one!
Basically, don't obsess about this. Just post a picture that looks like you; that's all I want. I really don't care if you have a perfect expression and ideal lighting and a breathtaking background. And don't PhotoShop it!!