Remember, the whole point of your photo is for someone to evaluate whether or not they want to sex you.
Also, your photos send a message beyond “me IRL.” They reflect your taste and your judgment.
So select photos that look good, but could also in some universe be reasonably understood to be you.
Relatedly: Select photos where you can actually see what you look like.
If you like low-key creative types, share what it is you make. Put forward the version of yourself that’s most attractive to the person you’re trying to see naked.
Online dating is like advertising: Know your ideal audience and target them by positioning yourself to be as appealing as possible.
This is, unsurprisingly, pretty strongly gendered: There are tons of men who are, say, 36, and list their dating age range from 20 – 35, or women who are 28 and list their dating age range from 29 – 44.