Avoiding the selfie is especially important if you're a man.
Zoosk, analyzing a sample of about 4,000 subscribers, discovered that men who posted selfies received 8 percent fewer messages than those who didn't.
"The Cheerleader Effect" postulates that when people are photographed together, each person starts to look like the average of everyone else around.
That composite mental image tends to look hotter than the individual.
On average, Ok Cupid found women who bared some of their breasts made 49 percent more contacts per month than those who covered the goods.
However, a reverse age trend was observed: Girls who showed off their breasts at age 18 made 24 percent more contacts, but women who showed off the ladies at age 32 made a whopping 79 percent more contacts.
EHarmony claims that individuals who have photos are nine times more likely to get nice messages in their inbox than those who prefer to avoid photographic proof they exist.