There is no point in lying; people always find out.
Internet dating has come a long way since Kindred Spirits started online in 2005.
When once it was considered to be the preserve of the desperate, the weird or the unfaithful, it is now a must-try for any single looking for a date.
However, if the photo is 15 years old and show you with a long-lost flat stomach and full head of hair, then keep it honest - ask a friend to take some updated versions instead.
The same works with claiming you are a millionaire, own a yacht and drive a Ferrari - it's only impressive if it's true.
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With an estimated five million Britons logging on to find love, friendship or fun, the stigma attached to using dating websites is finally disappearing.
My friend Maria is a typical convert to online dating.
I'm a professional man with a dry sense of humour and a not too serious outlook on life. Telegraph Dating is an online dating service that will help you find women and men like you.