To increase your chances of connecting, be yourself.

These are the kind of photos that work well:

  • Use your own pictures and let people see your face.
  • If you’re shy, choose a shot from behind. Accounts lacking personal photos attract significantly less Connections and get reported up to 3 times more often, which can lead to being blocked.
  • Pictures that illustrate your personal interests and hobbies can help you connect with more people.

Convey your personality in your profile:

  • In your About section, describe what makes you interesting. Members with completed About sections are much likelier to make Connections.
  • Be open and specific about your interests and desires. You’ll only attract what you’re looking for if you know what that is.
  • Don't be afraid to play around with your Search settings.

What’s best practice?

  • Be proactive and begin a conversation as soon as you connect with someone new.