Biologically speaking, alpha males are desirable mates, so you want to subconsciously convey your alpha status in your photos. And action shots make awesome profile pictures for guys, by the way.
You're the captain of the ship, the one in the driver's seat, the guy making the toast… This almost goes without saying, but make sure you’re the hottest one in the frame of any group photo you choose.
This is called “signalling,” and it can make or break your online dating photos.
Think of it this way – she’s going to imagine herself in the lifestyle the photo conveys. You're visually communicating that you’re interesting, you'll take her to exotic places, and most importantly, that you have the financial means to do it.
As Tinder’s sociologist Jessica Carbino put it, why risk disappointing her when she realizes you’re not the one she was hoping to meet?
In fact, researchers have proven that the “Ugly Friend Effect” not only exists, it works.