This Is What Your Online Dating Profile Picture Should Look Like
Creating an online dating profile may seem like a pretty easy thing to do, but one of the things to watch out for is your dating profile picture. Why? Well, it is the first chance you have at drawing her attention with your looks online, in much the same way you’d attract her if you were sitting at the bar having your drink offline. Not a small thing.
Choosing The Ideal Dating Profile Picture
Whether you already have an online dating profile or you’re currently looking to make one if you’re not sure what your photograph should look like, keep reading.
Rule number one: make sure your picture is of good quality. Using a picture that’s too blurred or fuzzy gives the impression you are trying to hide your features. You should have at least one picture where all your features are clear and visible.
No Previous-Decade Photos
In fact, make sure that your photograph is updated, looking as close to the real you as possible. Bear in mind that you won’t be able (or want) to hide behind your screen forever, so you want your prospective partner to have a real image of you in mind before she gets to see you on camera or in the flesh. Imagine your own shock if she were to show up 10 years older than her profile pic girl.
Say “Cheese”, Not “Cheesy”
In general, photographs with a smiling person are considered to be better online profile choices, as they present people to be friendlier, happier and more approachable. Let’s be honest, no one wants to end up in a relationship with Mr. Grumpy.
On the other hand, make sure your smile is more natural than forced, or you might end up with a creepy clown smile or an awkward school-photograph-day look, neither of which are very fetching.
No Selfies, Thank You
You may know your angles, but make sure you just throw in one selfie in the bunch, no more. Your dating profile pic would best be taken by someone else, as selfies are by and large regarded as narcissistic.
It’s advisable that your photo should be a full-body one, as ladies prefer those too – most probably because they present more of you, so they get a better idea of what you look like.
No Glasses Or Hats
Charming as you may look in your new pair of stylish sunglasses, a picture that does not show your eyes is not a good idea. The same goes for hats. I would even go so far as to say you should not wear much around the neck either, so best to steer clear of scarves if possible too. The idea is to look as exposed (and genuine) as possible.
It has been found that women show a preference for profile photographs taken outside the house, so it’s a good idea to go for one of those. Make sure there is sufficient light to show your features, and that you are dressed well too. It goes without saying that rude gestures of any kind are strictly forbidden.
If you have a photograph doing something you like, for example on your bike or at the beach with your surfboard or just walking your dog, go for it. Women love an active guy, and it also shows you in your normal life, which is more interesting. Always make sure you are clearly visible in the pic, though.
In A Nutshell
So, to reiterate, you want a picture that is high quality, recent, not a selfie and not accessorized, showing as much of the real you as possible and maybe a hint of action thrown in there too. If you don’t have one that ticks most, if not all, of these boxes, what are you waiting for? Go out there and take the perfect dating profile picture – now you know how.
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