Let me give you another variant on this, where the RECIPIENT of the pic made the mistake. I'm prolly the only guy in history to have ever made this stupid error, but here's the story:
I'd been exchanging pics with different guys online, and one handsome guy really interested me. I put all these downloaded pics in a folder, but being terminally ditzy, I soon confused screen names & faces.
So this one guy was really pursuing me, and we talked on the phone, and he invited me to fly down to stay with him for a couple of weeks. By now I thought this was the handsome guy, and I agreed.
I arrived at the airport, looking for the pic guy. Instead I'm greeted by another guy, whom I recognized from his own accurate pic. You wanna talk about confused & disoriented!
But I recovered and was gracious, and in truth he wasn't a bad-looking guy, just not the one I expected. Still, he was the guy on the phone and online, who had charmed me with his words (is this a Cyrano scene?), and during the next 2 weeks I was totally swept off my feet. About 5 months later we became partners, that lasted until his untimely death.
I don't want to defend guys who fake their photos; deception is not a way to start a relationship, and not the kind of character I want to be around. At the same time, pics aren't everything.
I accidently stumbled across the most lovely guy, who didn't have a lovely pic, just a lovely heart. If I have to choose, I'll take heart over headshot.