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A letter to women over 40 who haven’t found love yet!

Dear Woman over 40 who hasn’t found love yet,

I want you to Meet my friend Bobbi, she’s a dating coach and I think she has a VERY important message to share with you.

I like Bobbi because just like my other dating coach friends “The Amazing Clarks” she IS the real thing, she’s happy, has met her true life partner and she’s a dating coach who genuinely loves helping people. (Tip for anyone reading this, if you want to marry the man of your dreams then listen carefully to dating coaches with happy marriages who literally married the men of their dreams.)

“So whats so important about Bobbi”? I hear you say…What’s important about Bobbi is that she found love at 47.

If you are a single woman over forty, who is still hoping to meet the man of your dreams… If you’re tired of disappointing dates and feeling like it’s too late or too difficult…then please read on.

Put aside your fears.

Put aside your fears that it might be too late for you to discover love that will nourish you for the rest of your life.

I know, in those quiet moments…you feel sad thinking you will never enjoy the love and affection of a truly great man, you feel needy because a strong women like you shouldn’t feel like she needs anyone to be happy and you feel alone even though you have loving friends and family surrounding you because you feel like the only one who can’t find a man.

Listen to what Bobbi says.

“I know you and so many women like you. I was you not very long ago. You have a lovely and loyal circle of friends and you’re surrounded by nice things. Sometimes you even succeed in convincing yourself that it would be okay living the rest of your life without the love of a man-you’ve had to.
But we know the real truth, we know that all you have just isn’t enough. And when you think of sharing the great life you’ve created with someone you love — and who loves you — you know that could take your life to a whole new level of fulfillment and joy.”

How did Bobbi find (& keep) her dream man?

Well as an outsider I can tell you half the story. Half the story is how she found her man, the other half of her story is how she succeeded in dating him and keeping him!

In Bobbi’s words

When it came to finding her “dream man” let’s hear Bobbi’s words.

“I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have found and married the man of my dreams if it weren’t for my profile pictures. Literally within minutes of posting my new dating profile photos I started getting winks and emails—LOTS and LOTS of them, at least 5 times the number I had been receiving over the previous months.

The best part is that “Larry” was one of them. He winked at me within the first week after I posted my new pics; I winked back; he emailed me and told me that he loved my eyes and my smile. We emailed a few times, and finally met a couple weeks later. Within 6 WEEKS of meeting we planned our wedding. (To put this in perspective: I was 47 when we met and had never been married. I was truly waiting for my perfect match… and there he was!) On September 23rd, 2006, Larry and I got married. These have been the happiest times of our lives. I know from talking to him that it was the pictures that initially captured his interest. (Of course it’s my sparkling personality that also came through!) But honestly, Larry says he never would have even read my profile if it wasn’t for my “beautiful pictures.” I’ve read things like this for years and thought it would never happen to me. But it did!

Online dating does work and there is no question that having professional pictures taken is 100% critical to opening up the most possibilities, and the ultimate success: true love!

PS I finally talked my girlfriend into getting online and having you take her pics. Sure enough, she met the man of her dreams! The four of us spend time together and I can tell you that they, too, are another success story!)”

– Bobbi, Long Beach, CA

Bobbi’s dating profile photos

Here are Bobbi’s “before and after” dating profile photos for you to see for yourself!

The other half of the story

The other half of the Story is how Bobbi succeeded in dating and keeping her dream man. I’ll let her tell this side of the story (visit her website and she’ll give you all the tips and advice you need) Her expertise comes from decades of teaching, consulting, managing and mentoring people.  More importantly, it comes from becoming a first-time bride at age 47.

I hope you find the love you deserve
Warmest  regards

The most important thing you need to know…get good dating profile pictures

Having  great dating profile pictures 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 with great online dating photos we can help make your online dating experience successful and more fun than you thought possible!

Review of Waduyu.com photo rating app

With statistics telling us that 2 out of every 10 people find love online with dating websites we are increasingly being judged by our online dating photos.

Although  this may seem obvious, I’m amazed at the sheer number of people who still don’t “get it”.  If you’re not getting the results you want online, there’s a good chance it’s because your online dating photos are unflattering, blurred or just average and unremarkable.

I recently had the good fortune to speak with Yuval Roll, Yuval is a Canada based Entrepreneur with a photo rating app, aptly named Waduyu  (as in “wa-du-yu think?”) Yuval is a highly intelligent and easy going individual and when you speak with  him it becomes obvious that his passion is photos, and when it comes to photos this guy has done much research!

The concept.

Here’s the concept for Waduyu.com, it lets people find their BEST profile pictures by getting others’ true first impression on multiple (and not just physical) traits.

How does it work?

Well you simply upload a picture and then rate others profile photos! In exchange for rating other peoples profile photos they rate your photos!

Interested…

You bet I was; I couldn’t wait to put some LookBetteronline photos into Waduyu and see what happened! So when Yuval offered me early “Beta access” I jumped at his kind offer and great opportunity!

My first step.

My first step was to select some pictures to be reviewed, I chose my profile picture and a three before and after photo examples of LookBetterOnline customers.

The first photo I uploaded was my profile picture! Then I picked three LookBetterOnline customers who had before and after photos.

User Friendly.

It’s a very easy to use website (Great job Yuval and your team) with 5 simple steps.

Step 1.
To begin when you upload a photo you get to choose the type of picture (I chose “Online dating”) and then simply enter Gender, Age and Location.

Step 2.
The interesting part for me is that you get to enter criteria that you want to get rated on! There’s a lot of options,for my before and after photos  I mainly picked Attractiveness, Style, approachability and Elegance (All qualities I felt are important for online dating)

Step 3.
Then you rate your Picture (for later comparison to the average) I rated ALL my photos as average to keep my opinion neutral!

Step 4.
My next step was to review others photos
It was a simple process, you have just 20 seconds to review each photo on the criteria that each person has chosen!
This process I found addictive!
I found myself reviewing lots of photos on my lunch break, I suggest you try it!

Step 5.
Simply wait a little while and then you can access your photos and see the results of how people rate them!

The results

First photo I got reviews back from was before and after photos number 1

With these before and after photos it appears that well taken profile photos made a HUGE difference in the way that people see you , and that making a good online “First impression” is critical when dating! Same person different photos!


Again the results  that came back were predictable, common sense tells us that dark, blurry and unattractive photos don’t work and that as humans we’re hardwired to find smiles appealing and frowns unattractive.

Initial information

Let’s not forget though that this is initial information , that both these photos were only rated by 2 people each and we don’t know whether the 2 people were male or female, old or young, happy or sad!

I imagine that because of the nature of people you can have varied results and perhaps resubmitting a photo a few of times would give you more accurate data

My Own profile photo

So I added my own profile picture and changed the rating criteria to some of the things I thought it would be hard to rate:
Self Esteem
(I have great self esteem)
Likeability
(My friends and people I meet tell me I’m easygoing and likeable; Lets hope they’re not lying!)
Approachable
(I’m approached by small children and stray dogs all the time!)
Emotional stability

(How on earth a photo can show stability is beyond me, but as I love driving fast and taking risks I’ll assume that I fit into the “Happy but unstable” group of people!

My own Results

My results (according to 2 people) were as follows, pretty confident, somewhat likeable, somewhat approachable and “A bit emotionally unstable”…Oh how I laughed at that one, I laughed so hard I cried knowing that 2 people in this world found me to be “A bit emotionally unstable”, what was it that told them this? did they know me? Had they watched my driving skills?

The next before and after  photos I wanted to see how these photos were rated on Attractiveness, Sexuality and Elegance

I think that most people would agree that the woman in the picture here looks more attractive in the second picture taken by a professional dating photographer. Although it could easily be argued that if the 2 people rating the picture liked brunettes or redheads more than blondes then they would rate the pictures lower.
Sexuality though? I’m not sure?

Overall impressions of the service

As a free service  it’s a LOT of fun rating people’s online dating photos…so if you’re reading this I’d definitely suggest you take a look and sign up!

With people rating your photos you’re never going to get data that’s definite so read between the lines here and have fun with it, whether a few people you’ve never met say you’re attractive or classy or emotionally stable or gay (or not) may or may not be true!

Whether you use twitter or linkedin for Professional  Networking , or dating online this service  is definitely worth a look.

I like Waduyu.com, Its fun, it’s a great way to get a quick read of a photo and I’ll certainly be submitting more photos.

Thumbs up

Waduyu gets a big thumbs up from LookBetterOnline.com

Dating online? The most important thing you need to know…get great online dating photos

Having  great dating profile photos 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!

Pictures to AVOID for your online dating photos!

Far away Long distance online dating photos… we’ve all seen them online the photo where the person’s as small as an ant doing something!

A couple of ways of thinking

There seems to be a couple of ways of thinking when it comes to Long distance dating photos for online daters, the first point of view is from large online dating site OK Cupid, they say that:

“your face doesn’t necessarily matter. In fact, not showing your face can in fact be a positive, as long as you substitute in something unusual, sexy, or mysterious enough to make people want to talk to you”

They do go on to say that “Of course, we wouldn’t recommend that you meet someone in person without first seeing a full photo of them, that still seems like a recipe for disaster”

Lets not forget though that OK cupid’s comments were written for people aged 18 and 32. Who live in big cities of average looks and who only have one profile picture-if you fit this profile then a Long distance photo may tell other people in their 20’s how interesting you are!

Another point of view

Another point of view is from eHarmony, and I believe is advice that will better suit you if you’re 30 years old or more!

eHarmony say that a landscape background in a dating profile photo may be interesting, showing people that you went to see Egypt, England, or Italy. But at the end of the day, if you’re dating online, the reason people email you is because your profile photos and written profile came together to spark their interest and they want to learn a little more about you!

They believe that If they see a tiny ant-like person in the far distance, you’ve given away your ability to make a visual first impression.

So what does LookBetterOnline.com think?

We’ll I think that if you are over 30 years old that the best balance is to get professional quality online dating photos of you so that you can as eHarmony say get the “ability to make a visual first impression”, and also use just 1 photos of you doing something unusual or mysterious enough to make people want to talk to you?

Don’t tell them your life story

Remember the purpose of an online dating profile is to get people interested in who you are, NOT to tell them your life story, save the tales of camel rides across the Sahara desert for later, remember too much info will overwhelm people and turn them off;  A little less information will intrigue them and leave them wanting more (Of you!)

Dating online? The most important thing you need to know…get good online dating photos

Having great online dating photos 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!

4 tips for great dating profile photos

Here’s 4 tips to follow if you want awesome profile pictures!

1: No group pictures with lots of people.

You may be the best friends in the world, but keep them out of your dating profile photos. Don’t make people work at working out which one is you in your profile picture – it’s a waste of time trying to figure who’s who in a group of friends!

2: Take the time to create a profile picture.

Don’t cut it out from a group picture, and definitely don’t remove an ex from the picture! And don’t use your driving license or passport picture!

3: Keep your face visible

no sunglasses, looking away or hat covering your face! Your picture is how people recognize you from all the other millions of people. (And while looking away from the camera may work if you’re in your teens or early twenties may be good advice to younger people-to look away and try to be moody in your late twenties or older looks posed and ridiculous).

4: Wear clothes you feel confident in

Wear an outfit which has got you the most compliments, and remember that when you feel confident you “project this” in your photos.

Dating online? The most important thing you need to know…great dating profile photos make a huge difference

Having great online dating profile photos 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 dating experience way more fun than you thought possible!

 

3 tips for Cute profile pictures

Most of us have looked at someone online and though “Cute profile pics” and we’ve all heard that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” but what exactly is beauty?

To some beauty is curvy, to others it is thin…

Some scientists say that we naturally find people cute or attractive who have symmetrical faces, A large body of work has been conducted relating symmetry to attractiveness, the theory says that if your face is symmetrical the it is an important indicator of freedom from disease, and worthiness for mating!

Take a look at this cute profile picture and tell me if you agree that symmetry is attractive?

OK, OK I admit, I used Photoshop!

To me mostly everyone is beautiful in their own way no matter what and everyone is totally and completely different! Which is great news, because if everyone were to be the same, it would be an extremely boring world

So, here’s some great tips on how to create cute profile pics and most importantly look and feel beautiful.

Tip 1 Smile:

Ok so some Online dating profile experts have told me that people shouldn’t smile for cute profile pics and I disagree (unless you are under 28 years old! See my blog post for more details http://tinyurl.com/7o6pc3d  ) Smile, feel good about yourself- think of something that made you laugh, and you’ll soon have the best smile ever! Then smile for the camera (even a small smile feels good and gives off good energy!, and people feel this energy)

Tip 2: Dress right

Wear clothing that you like (But find a friend who will honestly tell you if you look bad), we all have an honest (read blunt) friend who will tell us if we don’t look good, find a friend who has a sense of style and then get their opinion and remember, style doesn’t have to be the latest trend, and
“It’s better to wear last years’ clothes with this years’ confidence-than this years’ clothes with last years’ confidence”~ Just saying- Dress right and with confidence

Tip 3: Get enough sleep

I know this sounds simple and obvious, but I’m amazed at the number of people whose profile pictures look awful, yet it’s because they are tired! Get enough sleep. This will help you to look your best-no one looks cute with wrinkles their eyes!

And remember to believe you are beautiful! If you don’t think it, no one else will

Dating online? The most important thing you need to know…Get good dating profile photos

Having a great dating profile photos 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!

 

First Date Secrets that Professional Photographers Have Known for Years

What secret have professional photographers known for years that will help you on a first date?

(Don’t bother actually asking a professional photographer this. He or she would just raise an eyebrow, keep their eye on the model and ask why you think they know any secrets to dating.)
But they do know a secret. It’s a secret so obvious that even professional photographers forget they know it!

Professional photographers know that you need to look good on a first date. Shhhhh, now don’t be telling everyone!

It sounds obvious, right? In fact, you’re probably thinking: “Hey, I know that!”

Well, maybe you do. But a lot of people — apparently — don’t. (And if you know one of them, then forward them a link to this blog. They need it!)

It’s obvious, sure. And yet, so many people miss it.

Remember, looking your best doesn’t end with a good profile pic! It’s essential on the date too.

Here are some tips that our professional photographers have given us to help people look good on a photo shoot. They apply for first dates too.

For men:

  • A dark blue or black dress shirt will usually work great.
  • Wearing a tie and a suit can be a bit much. Keep it dressy but casual.
  • No Hawaiian shirts.
  • No tight shirts unless you know for sure and have multiple female friends who agree that you look smoking hot in a tight shirt.
  • No busy, crazy patterns.

For women:

  • Dress sexy but not skanky.
  • Don’t show too much skin.
  • Avoid dress shirts—they make you look too “professional” and not “fun.”
  • No big or busy patterns.
  • Soft, dark V-necks look great.

Black always works; white hardly ever does.

Making the effort to look good is important. At the very least, it sends the message to your date they’re important. At the most, it makes the date important.

The most important thing you need to know…get great online dating photos

Having a great online dating photos 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!

Does online dating make you feel like a lonely dog left out in the rain?

Did you know that according to Match.com 1 in 5 couples who get married in the USA are met through online dating?

What if you’ve decided to join the ranks of all these people finding love online; You’ve got all excited and posted your profile; For the first month you got attention but now hardly any views

What if you’re not getting the results with online dating that you’d hoped for?

It can seem like no one is interested in you anymore and that each month you’re wasting your hard earned money paying subscriptions for online dating and you feel like a lonely dog left out in the rain!

So you decide to change a few words and phrases in you profile hoping that the process will get easier; You post your new updated dating profile and wait for the emails and winks to come rushing in, and  then nothing happens….that’s right nothing happens!

The problem is you changed the profile but your photos look the same!

We are all visual creatures here’s the way that it works when online dating:
STEP1: Man or woman sees picture they like
STEP2:  Man or woman clicks on picture and reads profile

Yes exactly like this, they see a picture they like and then click on it to find out more! if you’re not convinced about this then ask yourself, when was the last time you clicked on a dating profile picture or read a profile of someone you didn’t find attractive!

With online dating you must have good online dating photos to get people to even read your profile!

So many people have terrible profile pictures and when they don’t get results they blame the online dating website!, they say that online dating sites haven’t got the number of people they say they have (and truth be told, you have no way of knowing)

People with bad pictures often consider using another online dating site and posting their profile there, but the online dating photos are the very thing that prevents them from meeting more people.
If  you are not getting the results that you want with online dating then change your picture FIRST!

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

Having great online dating photos 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 allows us to take great dating headshots

Here’s a rather Silly video that was recorded for us just for fun- Hope it makes you smile

So what is LookBetterOnline? What makes us different from every other photographer? How can we take the best dating headshots, and why is this relevant to you anyway?

Well I’m asked so many times that I thought I’d write 10 about our unique flavor here at LookBetterOnline, which will hopefully give you a few tips too!

#1 we ONLY hire the best people

…I hire only about 1 in 20 photographers…this is so important, with the best photographers minimal retouching is needed and we get great dating headshots, and we only pick people who are friendly and approachable~ No one likes to work with a moody-artist no matter how good they may think they are!

#2 We Take the time needed

I recently did a review of how much time photographers take when they create great dating headshots, now I was amazed many people take just 20-40 minutes maximum, our photographers take 45-90 minutes on shoots…to take less is to rush people-trust me on this one, it takes a little while for almost everyone to relax and almost all the work I’ve seen done quickly shows it! So make sure you have the time- You’re worth it!

#3We only give you the best dating headshots

…OK so what do I mean by this, well in the course of a photo session any normal photographer will take 2-300 photos, now some photographers will tell you that all 300 are worth having, in 99.9% of all cases this just isn’t true, from literally hundreds of pictures we choose just the 12, 18 or 24 pictures that you’ll need…and trust me again, you don’t need more than these!

4#Relaxed yet quality…not “glamor

dating headshots”, 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 for online dating headshots on dating sites. People avoid them because they know no one looks like that, or they avoid you after the date because you didn’t measure up to the picture on the profile. LookBetterOnline photographers are trained to stay away from this style of photography. They take natural pictures that reflect who you really are.

Dating online? The most important thing you need to know…get great dating headshots

Having a great dating headshots 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!

 

The worst 10 online dating profile pics ever

 

Happy Friday Everyone (Or whatever day it is for you!)

Just for Fun here’s the 10 worst online dating profile pics ever!

#10 Worst online dating profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Did I hear you saying, a mullet haircut isn’t sexy.”

 

#09 Worst online dating profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A back tattoo guaranteed to make the ladies go wild!”

 

#08 Worst online dating profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Showing off your muscles in the snow to attract the ladies?”

 


#07 Worst online dating profile


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll grow some handsome sideburns and take a glamor shot, this is certain to attract my perfect match.”

 


#06 Worst online dating profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another attractive glamor shot.

 


#05 Worst online dating profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Not only do I look hot, but I come with cat pictures and wall-paper too!”

 


#04 Worst online dating profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Ex girlfriend, what ex-girlfriend?”

 

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#03 Worst online dating profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I’m a great date but my mother will always be in the picture.”

 


#02 Worst online dating profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I’m both well groomed and rich, date me!”

 

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#01 Worst online dating profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psycho’s need love too!

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!

Bad Things to Say on a First Date and the Worst Things You Can Do to Your Profile Pictures

Here’s a funny look at things not to day on a date

That’s a bunch of things you really shouldn’t say on your first date. They made me laugh, and laughing about dating definitely makes it less stressful and more fun.

Without decent profile pictures you won’t get a chance to say anything on a first date!

Some of the mistakes that singles make with their profile pictures are as bad as any of those in the video above.(only joking)

One of the biggest mistakes many people make with their profile pictures is to post dark and blurred photos. Profile pictures like those make even the nicest person look tired and/or shady
Here’s an example:

Notice how the darker picture doesn’t show off her beautiful skin and features?
Psychology studies have shown that people relate to brighter pictures better and choose them over darker pictures.

Getting good profile pictures makes a difference!

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!