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In 2000, Brenda Allison graduated from law school and moved to Chicago.

"Plus, they'll make sure you use the best picture of yourself."The Picture Stay recent and real, Casey says.

All pictures should be taken within the last six months and feature a head shot, as well as a full body shot.

"There weren't a lot of people using the Internet to date back then," she says.

"I had to go to Kinko's and scan in a picture of myself for my profile." Soon after that, she was on a date.

"Some people have usernames you need a decoder ring to decipher," Casey says.

"All the numbers and letters jumbled together make it really hard to figure out what it means."Stay clear of anything too provocative.

"The bar scene was always about ' Hey baby, you're hot' after a few drinks." Though once considered the sole province of the nerdy and socially challenged, online dating has come a long way.

According to online dating site Match.com, more than 20,000 people register to use the site every day.

"Putting up pictures that represent what you look like means you don't have to worry later, if he or she doesn't call you to go out again, that it's because of how you look," Allison says.

"Be honest about who you are."Avoid pictures of yourself with either too many props or too many other people.

According to experts, honesty, patience and a well-thought-out profile are all anyone needs to find true love.