I’m not sure exactly why so many people ask me “What Should I avoid when it comes to dating profile photos?” Perhaps it’s because we’ve al lseen our share of awful dating photos.
Here’s a list of things to AVOID when posting your dating profile photos (And a link at the end of the article to tell you what to do too!)
Bathroom Selfies” make you look like you’re a loner and a loser.
2.NO Blurred/Dark photos.
People want to see if they find you attractive. Blurred and dark dating profile photos are a FAIL!
3.NO Sunglasses or a Cap.
So what are you trying to Hide? If you’re balding, who cares, some women love bald men and the eyes are the window to the soul, which is why you shouldn’t hide behind your shades. People want to look into your eyes to see who you really are. your matches want to see your sparkling eyes (Eye contact can be just as engaging in a photo as it is in person)
4.NO frowning photos.
Smile…In social situations if we see someone smiling then we assume that they are approachable and happy and people who don’t smile are often Moody and difficult!~and it’s the same with online dating profile photos…so smile a little.
5.NO Drinking photos.
Dating profile Photos holding a drink give people the impression that like to drink…a lot. So unless you’re a partying college kid leave them out…otherwise you’ll just look like an alcoholic.
6.NO Photos with people cut out.
Do you really not have any photos without your EX? Don’t cut the ex out of the photo, so that there’s an obvious gaping hole, or use a piece of paper to block out their ex.
7.NO Old photos.
A rule of thumb is to never have a photo over 3 years old.
8.NO Kids in photos.
While you might be a great parent Photos of children just don’t belong on a dating website
9. NO Pics of your parents.
No one wants to see a grown man hugging his mother on a dating site, It just looks odd!
10. NO photos where its not obvious who you are.
Which one are you? Your date shouldn’t have to guess which person you are in the photo.
11.NO messy backgrounds…
Watch your backgrounds. Last thing we want to see is your dirty place…this is a huge FAIL for a dating profile photo.
12. For Men-No bare chests or flexed muscle
Unless you want to look like a complete “tool”.
13. Don’t post glamour shots.
A glamour shot is not about The Real You, it’s about the photographer creating the image that they find the most pleasing. The photographer will use heavy makeup, hair styling, unnatural lighting and heavy post production retouching. The result is a fantasy image, and it fails online. People avoid these type of dating profile pictures because they feel that no one looks like this, or they avoid you after the date because you didn’t measure up to the dating photos on your profile.
OK, So I’ve told you about all the things to AVOID…now CLICK HERE to read my article called Good Online dating Photos that get results
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