), bad angles -- [images are] too close up or too far away, taken below or above in unflattering ways, or too dark or light.
Nothing makes more of an impact on your dating profile than your main image.
You can have everything going for you -- great job, no kids, never married, and sporting an appropriate number of teeth -- and one bad shadow, receding hairline, or misplaced background can render you undateable with one swipe. Researching profile photos has surfaced bizarre information, like the fact that the most popular guys show the left side of their faces and demonstrate pride.
When I was ready to snap this, there was a girl behind me who kept getting into my shot, so I (very politely, of course) asked her to move out of my selfie zone.
I used this image as my profile pic for a while because it's a pretty good representation of what I look like every day (not super glammed up).
One last thing: I you still need help deciding which pics might lead you down lovers lane, download The Grade.
It's an app that rates photos to show which will get the best response.
I know that many people who approach online dating might think to themselves, “But when they meet me in person, I’m sure they’re going to overlook all of my flaws.” And although that’s theoretically possible, it’s extremely unlikely that would happen.
Bottom line: looking clean, refreshed, and put-together will make a great first impression.
She had enough tales of meeting pervy and bizarro men that she just wrote a book about it, called This shot was taken at a networking event.
A girl asked me to take a snap of her, and then offered to return the favor.
People who have been there are always excited to share their experience.