When you’re in a picture with guys less attractive than you, you look even more attractive by comparison.

A picture of you dressed nicely at a rooftop bar, a restaurant on the beach, or a yacht could have the same effect.

But avoid the cliché pictures of you rocking a rented tux at a wedding. You want to convey that you look this good all the time.

The technical term for this is “thin slicing,” and everyone does it in just about any social situation.

To get on the good side of her first impression, your photos need to convey all the reasons you’re such a great catch.

Here’s a comparison so you can see how signalling works: Which guy do you think she’d rather spend time with?

(Spoiler alert: it’s not the couch napper.)The secret lies in evolution – that's right, we're talking Darwin, survival of the fittest, alpha male theory.Most group photos fail on one (or both) of those fronts, and it ends up working against you in the long run because it actually lowers your perceived attractiveness.It’s probably easier to use a photo of you in a social setting, like a cool cafe or outdoor park.If she has a bad impression of you from the start, she's not clicking on your profile or responding to your message.Here’s where it gets challenging – she’s forming opinions on just about every aspect of what she sees, including your posture, facial expression, and the clothes you’re wearing.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.