There are many opinions and even studies on what constitutes a good dating profile picture, and the deeper we delve into the finer points, the more the advice tends to become situational. Following the advice below should help you avoid common mistakes and provide a very good starting point.
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.
A picture isn't really worth a thousand words — and neither is an emoji — but it can say a lot about you. Ahead, compare and contrast the different perceptions.
This is especially true on a dating app, where users have anywhere from a fraction of a second to a minute to swipe right for a potential match or left, based on a picture (and sometimes bio) alone. Of course, at the end of the swiping, what really matters is whether or not you like the photo.
_____ Julie Spira I think that women shouldn’t chase men over and over again. A number of times, I met men who did not look at all like their photographs. I think Julie alluded to the cut-off body on the side or an arm hanging over. I tell people that you really should have a minimum of two photos. Dale Koppel I think three to five photos is really good.
If you meet a man, you initiate contact with him, you have a date with him and it goes well, let him contact you. The man has so many other choices that he’s going to ignore the needy one. There are very distant photos when somebody took a trip and you see them up on a hill. Three to five is more ideal so that they can see you in different situations. A man’s profile photo will have him and another guy. I think that the profile photos are the most important thing. Not everybody wants someone who is on the heavier side. You will be found by a terrific guy if you just become authentic in your representation and you put real photos up. I don’t think men who have taken a photography class need to have ten of their favorite sunsets. People will post photos that have nothing to do with themselves. Don’t email him or text message him and say, “I had a good time. I’m supposed to figure out which one is the guy who is looking for the date. For a woman, we have to realize that these men are visual. I think the worst thing is when you see someone coming towards you and you think, “Oh my goodness. This is because of the popularity of the social networking sites. Although, I hear women say, “That says that the guy is really caring.” I didn’t like that. Dale Koppel & Julie Spira Listen to the entire interview on i Tunes _____ The uniqueness of Intersections Match comes from the life experiences of its Founder, Jasbina Ahluwalia. Outside of that, I don’t want to see a man and his dog. _____ Choosing online dating profile picture must have taken some thought. The only time I’d want to see somebody’s pet is if I was a member of the online dating site, Date My 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.