And, no, you can’t just crop someone out of a photo in the hopes that no one will notice. and it makes it look like you’re trying to hide something.
Stick to a photo where you’re the only one in the frame. Okay – so now you know what to avoid when choosing the right photo for your online dating profile.
While it’s true that you can’t determine all of those qualities from looking at someone’s photo, you’ll definitely able to discern pretty quickly whether someone is truly engaged, present and interested in attracting others.
What makes for a bad online dating profile picture?
You’ve done everything right: you’ve crafted thoughtful, genuine responses to the profile questionnaire; avoided clichés and thought carefully about how your matches might perceive your answers.
Your dating profile makes you sound like the catch you truly are: someone unique and genuine with a wide range of interests who is looking for someone equally as wonderful to capture their heart.
Chances are they all feature the person in the photo smiling or at least looking relatively happy.
There’s more than one way to smile – if you’re not a fan of showing your teeth, find a smile that works for you.
Why would you showcase your grumpy side to someone you haven’t even met yet?
Whether it’s because the picture is out of focus, the resolution is too low, or your eyes appear to have been possessed by the devil (good ole indoor flash will do that to you), it won’t make a suitable profile picture.
Selfies A selfie – a picture very obviously taken by the person in the photograph – may be right for your Facebook wall or the My Space page you had in uni, but it’s best to cover your online dating profile with them.
All of your pictures being taken in the bathroom mirror, can make it appear that you don’t really go anywhere with anyone or do anything interesting – and it certainly doesn’t make someone stop and think, “Gee, I’d like to date that person.” Additionally, it’s difficult to get your best angle when taking a selfie.
Avoid the double chin or the mirror shot by finding a close friend to take a great photo – or getting a camera with a timer.