I've noticed that very few people on Stack Overflow have an actual picture of themselves as their profile picture. Which makes it very suspicious when I see a user ask a question and they have a profile picture that would more likely be found on an online dating website than Stack Overflow.
Is it ethical for a man to use a picture of a beautiful, but normal looking woman as their profile picture? What I mean by beautiful, but normal should be obvious, but I'll reluctantly explain anyways. The picture would not look like it was taken from a glamour magazine nor that the woman was an actual model, but would look like it was taken on some random night when she was out with friends and the light was shining just right.
Is it ethical for a male Stack Overflow user to do this for the likely increased help he will receive from the community?
Is it ethical for a female to use a good looking picture of herself on here to attract a better quantity and quality of help?
I do apologize in advance for not posting any relevant examples.