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Giles

As the Former CEO of LookBetterOnline, Giles was responsible for making sure our customers get the first-rate service we promise. Giles was also responsible for recruiting and training photographers who are asked to join our growing network of outstanding photo service providers. Giles wass responsible for day-to-day operations and new business development at LookBetterOnline

Profile Pic Secrets

You know what I think about a profile pic!

I think that  your profile pic says more about you than you can ever write in a profile description, with the right profile pic you can have a less than perfect profile yet still get results, so what else is important about a profile photo?

The reason is that while there might be plenty of fish in the sea, who wants to land a tiddler? Or tempt a shark?

Your profile pic is the bait that will attract the right kind of fish for you. Use the wrong bait and all you’ll hook is something you’ll want to throw right back.

That’s because for most people dating online — dating anywhere! — is a visual experience.

The first thing that any single looks at when they reach a dating profile is…

Right….  The profile pic.

A profile pic is always the first thing to attract their attention. Sure, the headline is important and the description. But it’s the profile pic they’ll look at first. That’s why it’s VERY important to have a good “Main” profile pic. Once they see your pictures, THEN they’ll go on to read your headline and the rest of your profile. To win the dating game you MUST make a GREAT first impression.

Remember… A great profile pic will often persuade people to ignore a bad profile but a bad profile pic will not inspire anyone to read a great profile.

You don’t have to look like a Hollywood star or supermodel to attract attention on an online dating site. All you need is a great profile pic that shows you at your best!
And remember that having a great photo is the single most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates, and see how we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

What you need to know about Profile pictures and the wonderful differences between men and women!

A light hearted look at the differences between men and women!


The differences between men and women are not just well-documented, but often the heart of jokes, anecdotes, and good-humored (and not so good-humored) teasing. We agree that there are actually real differences in the way women’s and men’s brains are structured and in the way they react

So what exactly has this got to do with dating? I hear you say, well here’s a difference

For Online dating profile pictures obviously play a big part, but there’s a HUGE difference in the way men and women think! While both men and women found  profile pictures to be essential in choosing the right person to date, men spent a LOT more time staring at the profile pictures and less time evaluating a dating candidate’s profile. In fact, men spent twice as long staring at the profile pictures, Women on the other hand, spent twice as long as men assessing the profile.

I spoke with a new friend of mine who’s been a matchmaker for many years and she confirmed this to be true, she laughed when she told me how in the “good old days” she would have a book full of profile pictures of clients that she would match, now when the women looked they would choose one or two of the profile pictures that they found attractive, then they would carefully read the profiles and evaluate the person they felt the would be the best choice!
Men on the other hand would thumb through the pages of this book like a catalogue until someone caught their eye, stopping to look only at the hottest profile pictures not that concerned about what the profiles read at all.

Now I know this to be true, I’ve done it myself!

So Ladies (and gentleman) this means “Great profile pictures make more difference than anything you can ever write in your profile”

If your profile pictures are average than they won’t even notice you! You might as well be invisible to all the great catches, and visible to all the wrong sorts of people.

Dating online? The most important thing you need to know…

Having a great photo is the single most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates, and see how we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

Best profile pictures: First impressions count!

It doesn’t take a rocket science to know that first impressions count! And online first impressions are always visual.
The first thing we see when checking out someone is a profile photo. And in a world of fast clicks, if your photo isn’t eye-catching, unless you have the best profile pictures possible you’ll most likely miss your chance at making an impression.

So what makes an effective profile pic? What do the best profile pictures have in common?

Quality is key!

Now This may seem blatantly obvious, yet we’ve all come across endless profiles with blurry, or dark images. When your initial photo is inadequate, there’s no amount of “digital retouching magic” that can make it good
If there is one element that lets so many profile images down, it’s a lack of sharpness, and as most people don’t know how to keep a camera still this is a common problem that stops people taking the best profile pictures

Other things to Avoid!

Extreme close up profile pictures!
No one likes people who get in your face, do you really want the digital equivalent?

Best Profile pictures posing with a pet
? Mixed feelings on this one, some people definitely don’t want a picture of you and your dog, yet many dog lovers feel this is great, my advice, unless you’re a hardcore cat or dog lover then stay away from these as they are NOT the best profile pictures.

Best Profile pictures wearing less clothing (Boob shots and showing your six pack)
Now lately a large dating website published a report saying that photos showing guys with abs were more effective, they stated that “the guys showing off their abs are the ones with abs worth showing, and naturally the best bodies get lots of messages” funnily enough they didn’t recommend this tactic to most men, they went on to say that contrary to everything you read about choosing the best profile pictures, that if you’ve a good body then it’s better to remove your shirt than to leave it on! (As I write this post my girlfriend tells me that guys who do this are stuck on themselves~just saying) Now I’m all for theses studies, yet the issue for many people isn’t the number of hits it’s the kind of hits you attract with online dating (quality counts)…do I really want a woman who picks me just for my body? (I can hear you saying~did you really just say that!) every man and woman at some point in their lives has dated someone who was “smoking-hot” but do you remember all the times you just didn’t want them to talk?

The same goes for women with boob shots, is this the sort of attention you really want? If you do then fine, I believe that dating, both online and off for both men and women  is about playing to your strengths, and it should be no different for people with great bodies, but please don’t take pictures with your boobs as your main attractive feature and then complain that I’m staring at your them!

And remember that having a great photo is the single most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates, and see how we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

Most men are clueless! (And Free dating advice for guys)

Here’s an excellent and lighthearted example showing men having no clue about what women want!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzDK70zO-Eo

Todays’ post is dating advice for the men!

Most men are clueless!

The truth is that many men are born clueless when it comes to women, they see women as difficult and mysterious and as they’ve never had reliable dating advice! Picking the right girl is often a process of “rolling the dice” and hoping you get the right girl “Yes sir, in the past! I’ve been blessed to meet some really amazing women but there’s also been a time when I’ve lived with a Narcissistic-psycho-bitch from hell!”

For all the single guys reading this, meet my good friend Anthony Clark. He knows exactly what dating advice to give guys about women;  He’s a great man with a HUGE heart and he really knows his stuff (I’ve seen him help friends, so I know that he’s the real deal for dating advice and tips)
Anthony Clark is a certified life & love coach and expert on Dr Drew’s Life Changers Television Show on the CW Network. Over the last 15 years he and his beautiful wife Melanie (You wouldn’t want to take advice from a man who doesn’t have a beautiful wife would you!) have transformed the love lives of thousands of men. Anthony is a former professional male escort and has seduced and dated hundreds of beautiful women. The Amazing Clark’s brutally honest, no BS approach to romance has made them 2 of the most respected and influential dating advice gurus for men in the country

If you’re a single guy who lives in Southern California (or can travel) it’s a total no-brainer, go attend this free workshop and learn from a man who has studied the art and science of relationships for years and get the of the best dating advice for yourself! and it won’t cost you a dime!

Details are available at http://theamazingclarks.com tell him I sent you!

Dating online? The most important thing you need to know…

Having a great photo is the single most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates, and see how we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

Dating: Do opposites attract?

Hi Everyone, hope you had a great weekend,

Here’s a video that made me laugh…inappropriate YES, but funny~ perhaps its my “odd English” sense of humor, (so please don’t watch it if you’re easily  offended) and as you know I believe the more we can laugh about dating the less stressful and more fun it becomes!

I laughed when in the video I heard the words “We have chemistry here-did you feel it?”

Chemistry and attraction have long been subjects of much interest in dating, while we feel any “chemistry” its still individual and isn’t completely understood by scientists

So what about attraction? an dating question often asked is Do opposites attract?

When dating opposites often certainly attract! in the long haul though with some people constant arguments can destroy a relationship unless you are both open to change. One may chase the other away in their fight to get them to see their never ending point of view.

Dating people with too many similarities face the same dilemma in relationships and can come to a point where the boredom factor sets in and people are bored to tears with the sameness of the relationship and their partner. No one wishes to marry or go out with a parrot where every move is a foregone conclusion.

So what’s the best way to ensure that couple survives? well the reality is there isn’t a best way, just “Your best way”! for me a healthy balance of differences and similarities.

No sitting on the fence here…those who have this balance seem to fare well in their relationships and they are never boring or have the feeling that the opposition is to great to bear.

Balance…in all things may be the  key to happiness…

 

 

 

 

Dating online? The most important thing you need to know…

Having a great photo is the single most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates, and see how we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

 

2 tips for better profile photos

Have you ever felt the need to change the way you look in order to attract “Mr or Mrs right?

Have you ever considered having your profile photos retouched?

We switch on the television and see a million messages telling us that we need to change the way we look or pay the price! For women its make-up or hair ads telling us to use them to find our beauty, or weight loss products, for men it’s the closest shave…all these
adverts seem to tell us that if we do what they say and change our appearance then everything will be O.K. and if we don’t do then we’ll be reduced to a life of misery (I guess that’s often the basic premise of marketing)

For women the problem becomes worse when they open a magazine! Women’s magazines are filled with images of women with who fit the perfect profile. Photos of “perfect people” models who have had every line or blemish or imperfection retouched away!
These adverts aren’t reality, they are glamorous and look great, glamour photos are not about The Real person, it’s about the photographer creating the image that they find the most pleasing (and most effective to sell stuff with). The photographer will use heavy makeup, hair styling, unnatural lighting and heavy post production retouching.

So what’s all this got to do with Dating and your profile photos I hear you say!

If you take profile photos to post online and use heavy makeup, hair styling, unnatural lighting and heavy post production retouching the result is a fantasy image, and it fails on a dating site. You must run in the opposite direction if anyone tries to sell you “old school” glamor photography, I’m literally amazed at how many photographers STILL take profile pictures this way!

People avoid these profile photos because somewhere at a “gut level” they know no one looks like that, or they avoid you after the date because you didn’t measure up to the profile photos that you posted online

Whats the solution? Simple~Natural profile photos that reflect the real you.

As CEO of Lookbetteronline.com  it’s been said that I get more body-altering requests than some plastic surgeons, that people contact me all the time, wanting to shed a few pounds from their frame, or people wanting to add a little more hair to their bald head.

Thankfully this is an exaggeration, (although it did make me laugh when I first read this) but there is a little truth to these claims.

“The right profile photos, make a huge difference in how people perceive you on the Web.”

I often advise women to love and be their beautiful and original self and to go easy with the retouching software:

Remember “Photoshop is like the Force. There’s a light side and a dark side. Wield the retouching tool wisely and with restraint. Don’t represent yourself as any different than who you really are-or at least who you are with great lighting, good makeup and a lot of sleep.”

So to summarize these 2 tips

1)Avoid glamor shots!
2)If you get profile photos retouched find someone who knows what they are doing otherwise you’ll look lame

Dating online? The most important thing you need to know…

Having a great photo is the single most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates, and see how we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

3 Online dating tips to make online dating more fun!

First with I wanted to share this video with you, it made me laugh and I believe that laughing about dating definitely makes it less stressful and waaaaaay more fun.

Just recently I was speaking with good Friends Anthony and Melanie Clark “The Amazing Clarks”, these guys are top relationship coaches and definitely real deal, they have a successful relationship (Isn’t this exactly what you’d want from someone who gives online dating tips and advice) and as dating and relationship experts they have plenty of advice for people dating online.

A question they often get asked is “What online dating tips do you have for to help make dating less stressful and more enjoyable and fun”?

Here’s their answer! The most important of all online dating tips, Have fun!

How to make online dating more fun:

Most people are dating online because they want to attract the love of their life and

that’s great – but we recommend that you don’t make that your primary goal for online dating. Don’t get us wrong, we are confident that you will inevitably attract the love of your life but this is a process that has to unfold naturally and can take days, weeks, or months. The danger is, if you try to rush the process you’re almost guaranteed to have a horrible online dating experience.

If you are honestly having fun with the process, then you literally won’t care about or even notice how long it is taking to attract the person of your dreams. And ironically, you will actually be able to attract that special person much faster and much easier. So we strongly recommend that you take your time and have fun with your online dating experience. The next big question is, “who is responsible for your fun?”

 

Take responsibility for your own fun:

When you go on a date, odds are you believe it’s the other person’s responsibility to make sure that “you” have a good time (no pressure there…LOL). This is a very common perspective amongst most online daters, and it is also one of the most guaranteed ways to ensure that you’ll have a horrible dating experience.

Truth is; no one is responsible for you having fun except for you! This is one of the best online dating tips that all successful online daters live by. They always take responsibility for their own fun, thus ensuring that they will always have a great dating experience, regardless if they have romantic chemistry with their date or not.

Taking responsibility for your own fun you will also take the pressure off of your date – and you will inspire them to take responsibility for their own fun as well. This will dramatically increase your odds of getting a second date that may eventually turn into a love connection. But once again, even if there is no romantic chemistry you will both still walk away feeling great and thinking “wow, I had a really great time. Below are tips that can help you create your own fun while dating online.y taking

 

Online dating Tips to creating your own fun while dating…

  1. Make sure that you are in a fun, upbeat and positive mood before you show up for your date.
  2. In the beginning of the date let the other person know that you want to have fun – and agree to only talk about fun, positive and uplifting topics.
  3. Even if there is no romantic chemistry with your date, find things to appreciate like; your surroundings, your food, your dates cologne or perfume, etc

Dating online? The most important thing you need to know…

Having a great photo is the single most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates, and see how we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!


Why bad profile pictures mean really, really, bad dates

This video really made me laugh hard and reminded me of the worst date I ever had

Have you looked at someone’s profile pictures that look good, then met them in person  and they look nothing like the profile pictures that they posted? A guaranteed bad date for sure~ would you stay or Run?

The idea of any profile pictures is to represent you. It means that when we meet – that I’m able to recognize that it’s you. Posting a profile picture of you and a group of your friends at a bar and assuming I’ll be able to pick you out is not a good idea-What If I’m more attracted to your hot friend than you? And providing an image of yourself where you’re the tiny, tiny little speck on the horizon of one of the profile pictures doesn’t tell me much about you either. I am sure the pyramids in Egypt was an amazing experience and you can tell me about your interesting travels on our date but first I would like to see profile pictures that show what YOU really look like first to see if I want to date you.

And please know profile pictures that are recent are helpful too. For example, profile pictures of you, 30 lbs lighter than you are now or profile pictures taken at least 20 years ago doesn’t really do any good either. If you look “hot” in your profile pictures and “not” in the real then of course I’m going to be disappointed.

And Body shape or hair color or height or age may or may not be a deal maker or deal breaker or me, as a matter of fact my partner can be older than me and have curves. But when I am expecting someone who’s hot in their 40’s to show up and I get in someone who looks more like my mom’s age — then I have a problem.

I was on such a date, and I remember the details oh to well (if only I could forget them), I’d met who I thought was a beautiful blonde girl, smart, charming, funny and sexy (at least sexy according to her profile pictures ), we connected on the telephone and agreed to meet, excited I drifted asleep with happy visions of me and the blonde girl!

As I approached her for our first date, she had her back to me, her beautiful long blonde hair exactly as in her profile pictures, then as she turned around to face me-I looked at her and I was shocked, she looked a genuine 20 years older…in my shocked reaction I just flinched and jumped back a couple of paces….Followed by a deeply uncomfortable moment, where Irealized that I had just flinched and she knew it! I went totally red in the face and tried to hide my deep disappointment…I didn’t find her attractive, and she wasn’t the girl I’d hoped to take to dinner.

If I didn’t find her remotely attractive on a first date then what hope could we ever have for a future!

Now I’m not saying that she wasn’t worthy of love-I’m sure that someone somewhere would find her attractive…just not me, if only she’d  posted accurate dating profile picture then she’d have saved us both a wasted evening!

So remember that having a great photo is the single most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates, and see how we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

“A great profile picture makes more difference than anything you can ever write in your profile”

Choosing an online dating profile picture:
When it comes to a good profile picture then many people need this advice! Better still spend the money on a quality profile picture that make you look your best! and Remember if your profile picture doesn’t look like you then you’re turning away people as most of us look at the profile picture first!
Remember ”A great profile picture makes more difference than anything you can ever write in your profile”

Visit LookBetterOnline and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates, and see how we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

Internet dating humor

How many times are you going to ask to see my webcam! I told you upteen times its not working!

And remember that having a great photo is the single most important thing you can do when dating online, so visit LookBetterOnline and find out why more than 98% of our customers get better dates, and see how we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!