It’s hard to balance being honest with oversharing, and finding the right profile picture is like picking an outfit for a first date that also lists all of your favorite books and movies.
Before you settle for that picture of your cat, here are a few tips to help you locate a picture to showcase all of your best sides.
Maybe even cuddle up with that cat we’ve been talking about.
Online dating gives you an opportunity to pick and choose what you reveal about yourself, so highlight the good parts even if they’re not the most photogenic.
It’s dishonest, and you’ll only make the guy mad when you meet in person.
The only exception is if you look the same as you did five years ago or whatever the case is.
See how this photo is clear, there aren’t any distractions in the background, and she isn’t covering her face with a hat or something? You’ll also want to mix up your photos with some headshots, full-body shots, action shots, etc., and make sure they match who you say you are.
Scientists at Barts, the London School of Medicine, and The University of North Texas suggest that looking at other people’s online dating profiles, finding what catches your eye, and then mirroring the good aspects in your own profile will bring you success.
Use your profile picture to show off something unique about you. Snap a pic in front of your stamp collection or with a bottle of your home-brewed beer. Show off that funky cafe you ate at in Prague or striking a pose in front of the Taj Mahal.
After all, what could be more appropriate on a dating site than you standing in front of a giant testament to love?
Not only will a good dating profile attract men to you, but a good dating profile will also prompt men to message you first.
The 3 most important components are your photos, headline, and text.
Whatever it is, you won’t regret doing your research.