Selecting dating profile pictures can be hard, whether you have too few or too many to choose from.
If the former sounds like a familiar problem, consider last week’s guide on how to easily take good dating profile pictures at home.
Sam drops the following bomb: Flash (be it cellphone or otherwise) adds seven years to your profile pic. You know the shotthe universally-maligned My Space Angle selfie is achieved by holding your camera above your head and being just so darn coy. Thats fine, but if youre wearing sunglasses, your dream guy might think youre hiding something.
But in terms of getting new messages, Sam reveals that the My Space shot is the single most effective photo type for women. Julie's rule: Your profile photos should show your glamorous smile along with your sparkling eyes.
If you have two great photos at your disposal, and lots of mediocre ones, you’ll most likely do better if you just leave it at two. One very unflattering photo is enough to make many people close your profile and continue looking elsewhere, no matter how good the others were.
The thought that this is what you normally look like and all the other pictures must have been taken from very flattering angles just sticks, even if only subconsciously.
This apparently had nothing to do with the amount of cleavage shown, as Ok Cupid took out all the major-cleave shots. Possibly just that women look best from that angle.
Julie suggests taking at least 100 photos and letting your girlfriends help you decide which to use. Natural light and more specifically afternoon light makes for better pictures. Some favorite colors are red or hot pink, both colors associated with love and passion, Julie says.
(Funny how the gender stereotypes get reversed here.
Online, in the pictures, a woman should come off as sexually aggressive, whereas a man should assume a passive role. ) As it turns out, people with self-taken photos do just as well as anyone else in the online meat market. 3: Profiles that feature a self-taken My Space-style photo — in which a girl holds the phone slightly above her head and makes a coy face — do best of all.
)—it should also show off a little bit of your personality, while drawing people in. Luckily, it's also one that researchers have shown a lot of interest in. Do you want any possible first dates to know that you're open to new experiences? Here's what your dating profile picture says about you, using 10 examples from scientific studies.
With the rise of online dating and social media profiles, scientists and researchers have been doing studies and surveys to find out just what your profile picture is saying to those that are looking. Studies show that if you use a profile picture with a group of friends, others may think you're more extroverted.
In addition to too much skin, too much partying can work against you.