From Tinder and Bumble, to eHarmony and Match, online dating has become the norm for meeting new love interests. No matter how witty and charming your bio is, people will still see your photos first. So how do you give that same impression to your images? Mostly, it’s about having a series of photos on your profile.
Here are some of the types of photos you should include and remove for more interest:
Use High Quality Photos
Blurred photos don’t help anyone! Make sure all your images are of high quality. A low-quality photo might make your potential date wonder how long ago it was taken. Fuzzy photos in 2006 might have been acceptable, but today, you can take great pictures with your cell phone. Try using Front camera 5MP Samsung Galaxy S7 edge to take that eye-catching shot of yourself. Limit selfies! Too much can make you appear arrogant (or as if you don’t have anyone to take your picture with).
Include Close-ups and Body Shots
People want to see the whole of you, so don’t be ashamed of it! If all your photos are far away, people will wonder if you’re hiding your face. If they were all close, they would wonder if you were hiding your body. It is very important to be transparent in online dating. Even if you feel that keeping the focus off your body or face can help you get a date in the first place, in the long run, people will be put off that you’re lying by not being listed on your profile. So put it all out there! Interested people will fully notice and accept your appearance.
Indicate Your Interest
Love snowboarding? Throw a photo of you while you’re skiing! Have a travel bug? Include a photo or two of you in a foreign land. Give your potential suitors a conversation starter by displaying your interest in your photos. Imagine you are meeting someone for the first time and they ask you to tell them about yourself. What is your opinion? If a hobby or interest is important enough to be included in that answer, it’s important enough to be included in one of your profile photos.
Involve Your Friends (But Stay In The Center Of Attention)
Too many group photos can lead to confusion about who you really are, but a photo or two with friends can add a great dynamic to your profile. If they are honest, so much the better. Show that you are a social and fun person. It might be helpful for people viewing your page to see the types of people you hang out with. Think about what you want to see when you swipe. A photo of someone having fun with a group of friends can make it easier for you to imagine being part of their everyday life. But remember to limit these shots to just one or two and place them after a few of your solo shots — you don’t want to get lost in the crowd!
Online dating can be difficult and tedious, but perfecting your photos is one way to make it work for you. Have variety, show your personality and use high-quality images to attract more suitable applicants. Be yourself and you will likely find someone who is attracted to the real you!