Mentioning cats is fine, but mention “my cats” and you’re a weirdo.
The data shows that lesbians appreciate nice legs, gay men prize nice arms, and straight women and men are looking for flat stomachs above all else.
Maybe you’ll see that one woman used a quote in her headline that you thought was clever and would attract a guy, or maybe you’ll notice another woman posted a video of herself instead of just photos.
Almost every dating site lets you create a dating profile for free, (even lets you browse profiles for free), so make use of it.
The only exception is if you look the same as you did five years ago or whatever the case is.
Smartphones have some awesome camera capabilities now, so get your best friend to take updated photos of you and help you determine what pose and background looks good.
Or you could even hire a professional photographer to ensure you get some great shots.
See how this photo is clear, there aren’t any distractions in the background, and she isn’t covering her face with a hat or something? You’ll also want to mix up your photos with some headshots, full-body shots, action shots, etc., and make sure they match who you say you are.