Sprucing up your dating profiles with better photos and shorter bios with upbeat key words and deleting bad selfies can help boost your chances of finding a prospective suitor online, experts say. And now is the peak time to meet that special someone. Online dating sites are at their busiest between Dec. The dating site reports 50 million messages sent and 1 million dates occurring during this time. So grab a glass of wine and get busy. Gandhi says selfies turn people off because they can come across as narcissistic, and the use of clever angles can misrepresent what you really look like. The photo of you at college graduation six years ago needs to come down.