Sure, we’ve all heard not to judge a book by its cover.But in the online dating world, sometimes a picture is all you have to go by! Picking out photos to use can feel like a lot of pressure, especially if you’re someone who likes to avoid the camera. Major online dating companies regularly complete large-scale surveys to figure out exactly what potential matches find attractive.(No, they’re not paying me to say that.) Your first and last picture are the most important ones, and you should choose the two in which you’re generally considered most attractive.It might be a sad fact, but attention spans on swipe-based dating apps are very low.Short but nicely written and says the kinds of things I want to read.So I strike up a conversation with him in the site’s messaging system.
Okay, before we get into the specifics, let’s cover a couple key rules right off the bat.
In the world of online dating, your profile photos aren't everything; they're the only thing. Read on for what not to do, adjust your profile accordingly, and thank me later.
OK, maybe not the only thing, but definitely a very, very important one.
Do you have six equally great pictures of yourself? Otherwise, you should use as many good pictures as you have of yourself, and not a single one more.
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.We are not saying take "glamour" shots or posed studio shots, because they won't reflect the relaxed you.