We've all seen too many makeover shows to believe that you look anything like this styled, photoshopped person before us.
Rather than rifle through your old class reunion photos, treat your online dating experience as a new and special adventure. Take some new photos that are clear, brightly lit by natural light, and show you smiling.
The more people in your profile photos, the more confusing it can be for your match. Most human beings look more attractive when they smile.
When a match opens your photo for the first time, they are drawing some important conclusions about whether you’re right for them. Some women, it turns out, aren’t great at understanding the types of photos that hurt their chances of meeting their match.
So as a public service, we’ve collected a range of photos to help women understand what NOT to post on their profiles. Do you really think we're going to fall for that one?
Most people wouldn't wear a mask in a profile photo. Are you showing us that you're full of imagination? Halloween costumes generally come in 3 varieties -- ugly, scary and sexy. They also look happy, like they are having a great life, which makes them more attractive.
(Although, it has happened.) So, why wear sunglasses that cover half your face? We want to gaze at your photo and feel attracted to you. Models and movie stars may be able to look attractive while pouting, but most of us need a big smile to look our best. Maybe it's just a friend you went dancing with, but when we see a picture of you with a weenie, we wonder about your taste in men.But at the end of the day, the reason that we communicate with you is because your photo and your profile came together to pique our interest in you. If you are a tiny ant-like figure in the distance, you've given away your ability to make a visual first impression.If this is the only picture posted on this woman's profile, her match is out of luck.This is not the best idea for a cover photo, obviously.If this woman chose this as a cover photo, what does it say? Sunglasses are cool and can make a statement, but not in your primary dating profile photo.But that photo of you mid party-face squeal has no place on your profile page. As a bonus tip, the less people in your photos the better.