Originally Posted by lost2qandisa
The reason I asked. I have started to play a wider range. My game has improved and I am more confident of post flop play. My VPIP has slowly been increasing. Is it good to be seen as loose and aggressive? I still play fairly tight but I like to play hands like 9 7 suited if I can limp in on them.
It's not good poker to raise your VPIP by limping more. With 15 VPIP, your PFR should be about 12-13, meaning that when you enter pots, you do so by raising far more often than by limping or calling.
If you raise your VPIP to say 20, your PFR should still be only 2-3 lower; i.e. 17-18.
With your current 15 VPIP, if your current PFR is below 12-13, I'd focus on raising your PFR first. Play the hands you play now better before you start playing a wider range.