Top 5 Do’s of Profile Pics
So you have figured out what to avoid in your profile pic, but just bypassing the potholes doesn’t mean you are on the highway to matches. You have to make sure that the story your pictures tell, puts your best foot forward.
Do Embrace Your Passions
Whether it is basketball or bowling, running or reading, drag-racing or dungeons or dragons your profile pic should share what you love. A profile pic may be first and foremost about physical attraction, but women will also be looking for insights into your interests and hobbies. You and your match will, hopefully, be spending lots of time together so be up front about what you love to do, and maybe it is an activity you both can share.
Do Highlight your Assets
As you have probably already figured out in your profile pic your skin should be kept to a minimum, but that doesn’t mean you can’t emphasize your better qualities. A tailored suit can enhance a well-toned physique just as much as going shirtless and, as a bonus, shows off your fashion sense as well. You can also highlight your muscles revealing what they can do 💪💪💪. Instead of closeups of pecks and delts pick an action shot of you playing basketball with friends.
Do Let the Real You Shine Through
After a late night at the club, you may feel like you need a little help to take a good pic, but filters should not be a part of your dating profile. Filters and Photoshop may seem like a good idea at first, but in your dating profile, they can be a big turnoff. A survey conducted by a professional dating profile photography studio found that a whopping 85% of women are put off by men that digitally improve their looks. Honesty is the best policy, remember if she does swipe right, you don’t want her to be surprised (or worse disappointed) by you in person.
Do Make It a Team Effort
Even the most independent eagle doesn’t always fly solo, so let potential matches see you being sociable. As we have previously mentioned, you want to stand out from the crowd, but it is not a bad idea to let potential matches know what your social life is like. A picture from a game night or catching a soccer match with friends in one of your pics can be a plus as long as you make sure you are front and center.
Do Show Off Those Pearly-Whites
A great smile can go a long way, so save your “blue steel” pout for the cover of Vogue. An analysis of profile likes by dating site Coffee Meets Bagel revealed that four in five of the most popular men have a “big toothy smile” in their photo. It should be noted however that grabbing a candid from an open mic night might not be a good idea as the same analysis revealed that laughing was not a successful look. Your smile is a great way to let the real you shine through just be sure to look natural, not forced.
Your profile picture isn’t just about looks; it can be a great way to reveal your personality. A picture is worth a thousand words so take full advantage of that, be sure you are telling the right story. If you want to check out the first part of this equation you can find “The Top 5 Don’ts of Dating Profile Pics” and plenty of other useful advice on our page.
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