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3 Ways Bad Online Photos Can Ruin Your Dating Profile

We now live in a world of swiping, instant gratification era. It only takes about three seconds to make that impact in the dating marketplace. You want to make sure that you have your best foot forward to get them swiping right and scoring that first date. 

With hundreds of dating sites available, making your online profile stand out is crucial. You want to have the best pictures on these online platforms. One bad photo can ruin your chances of that long-lasting love or great lovemaking (whatever your reasons for being in the online dating sites are). 

Remember that in a way, you are selling yourself. So, it is only ideal to present the best version of you, physically that is.

Three Mistakes You’re Making In Choosing Your Profile Photo

Have you ever thought about why you are not getting as many matches as you want? Maybe you are making these mistakes that are slaughtering your OkCupid or Tinder results.

1. Too many selfies

Yes, no one knows your best angle but you, and selfies can look pretty good. However, there are two main points you are missing from having too many selfies on your profile:

  • A selfie could relay two hidden messages: “nobody takes photos of me but me, which means I am not that interesting to be around with” and “I like taking photos of me and constantly looking at myself because I am so into me.”
  • Since you know your face too much (you may have studied it too well), you tend to focus on details that you think will make you look more appealing, which others may disagree on. You forget about the flaws, thus making your profile look fake.

2. Too many distractions

Distractions are distractions. The same applies to your online profile. If there are too many distractions on your first profile photo, your chances of getting matches are lower. According to neurological research, when a woman’s brain needs to work to process your profile picture, she will likely not like you. 

If you are thinking of using a group shot as the first photo, don’t. Throw in that fun group photo later in your series. For men, do not use a group shot even if you are the only guy in that photo. Women are less likely to match with you if you have a picture with a bunch of other girls, even if they are all your cousins or sisters.

Remove distractions on your profile photos, especially people. Also, make sure that the contrast between yourself and the background is strong enough. If you have blonde hair, go for a darker background, and vice versa.

3. Eyes on the prize

Why are you on Tinder, eHarmony, OkCupid,, or any other dating sites? Because you want to find love—you want to claim that prize—your potential matches. If you want more matches, you have to show your eyes more. Why? Eyes tell a lot of stories. Eyes show people what you are interested in. If your potential match is not able to see your eyes, they will not be able to know what you are really thinking or what you are up to.

Don’t cover your eyes—let them shine. Do not wear hats, funny masks, or sunglasses that will cover one of the most prominent features of your face.

So, if you want to get more luck in the online dating world, avoid making these mistakes. Let our magic do its trick for you and get you much better dates.

If you’re looking for an online dating profile photographer in Chicago, get in touch with us today to see how we can help!

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