Some romantic hopefuls go for a bikini shot, others pout for a selfie and some even pay for professional photos to create an eye-catching dating profile picture.
But others get a little more creative.
These images collected from Russian dating sites show the extraordinary lengths some singles have gone to capture the attention of a would-be suitor.
The pictures which illustrate the bizarre ways singles try to attract romantic interest online have been shared by bloggers and other websites and attracted hilarious comments.
Animals and food feature heavily, and both sexes seem to think skimpy clothing will give them the edge.
At least two men have chosen to wear a tie against their bare torso while others have attempted to show off their sporty side.
One picture which is sure to attract attention is that of a woman lying on the floor of her living room next to a giant fish which is almost as long as her. Perhaps she’s telling fellow singles that she’s a good catch?
Bizarrely some of the images selected by the online daters feature weapons. Men can be seen brandishing guns though it’s unclear if they are real or fake. One man even grabs a vacuum hose with his other hand to balance out the picture.
It isn’t just men showing their tough side. In one creative shot a young brunette girl wields an axe while posing in an evening gown.
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