Most people can’t stand looking at pictures of themselves. It’s human nature. We’re conditioned to find faults within ourselves physically and don’t want to be reminded about these faults by having to look at a picture of ourselves.
However, if you want to be successful on an online dating site, you have to post some pictures of yourself. Note the plural; pictures, that means you must post more than one picture, if you want to have a successful online dating profile. Statistically speaking, profiles with pictures get way more responses than profiles without pictures.
Good lighting is essential. Make sure you are in good lighting and that your face can be clearly seen. Make sure you don’t look like something demonic because of â€œred eye.â€
Make sure you and only you are in the photos you upload. Don’t put a picture of you among a group of your friends and make the person browsing your profile have to guess which one is you.
Don’t upload pictures of you with your ex cropped out. You can always tell because there’s a hand, an ear, or a cheek in the photo. Just don’t do it.
Make sure to smile and look friendly and happy. No one wants to see someone who looks miserable or sad in their profile picture.
No props in the pictures. Guys put down the football or the weights. Girls, please refrain from holding Mr. Whiskers, the cat, to your bosom in the picture.
Make sure it’s a recent photo. Don’t use false advertising by putting a picture of you from college, when you were in the best shape of your life. It will come back to bite you in the behind.
Men, keep the shirt on. Just because you can go topless, doesn’t mean you should for your online dating site profile picture. If you do have a good body, wear a shirt that accentuates your muscles. However, for heaven’s sake, no tank tops or muscle shirts.
Yes, one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor is funny, but not on the tee shirt you wear for your online dating profile picture. No novelty shirts. Preferably wear an unwrinkled, collared, button-down, shirt. If you must wear a tee shirt, then a plain tee shirt is best. It doesn’t matter what color, as long as it’s plain and the color compliments you well.
Remember you’re trying to put your best foot forward here.
Women, unless you want the wrong kind of attention keep your clothes on. Seriously, even if you look killer in a bikini, don’t put that picture in your profile. You’re going to get a lot of attention, but it will be for all the wrong reasons. The key is to look sexy but tasteful. Wear the clothes that accentuate your best physical attributes, without blatantly flaunting them. Remember, it’s best if you make men use their imagination instead of blatantly showing what you have to them.
Consider professional pictures. If you’re really serious about finding a long-term relationship through an online dating site, then you should consider getting some professional pictures taken. The lighting, the poses, and the clothing worn will all be chosen and done under the watchful eye of a professional. Prices for these types of pictures really aren’t too expensive, considering what you’ll be getting in return.