If you are planning on signing up for an online dating site, there is something that you should know. Your picture is important! People want to see what the person they are interested in looks like and well, you want to make a good first impression!
Here are 10 types of photos that you should NEVER post on an online dating site:
1. Shirtless selfies
If you post a shirtless selfie then most people will think that you only want sex and nothing else.
2. Cute face selfies
An online dating site is not to be used to post selfies of yourself. This will make people wonder if you have a life or any friends.
3. Blurry or generic photos
If you post a blurry or generic photo, or worse yet, no photo, then people will wonder what may be wrong with you.
No one wants to see a 30 year old that still behaves like a college frat boy.
4. Photos that are not recent
If you post a photo that is over 6 months old, you are not showing anyone your true self at this moment.
5. Pictures that have your ex in them
If you post a picture of you and your ex on an online dating site, it’s going to get a little weird. You do not want people to think that you are still together.
6. Pictures that include your children
You should never post pictures of your children on online dating sites. This is a safety issue.
7. Pictures with just your face
Post at least one picture that includes your whole body, even if it is from quite a distance.
8. Pictures with multiple people
Please identify who you are in the picture if there is more than one person.
9. Drunk photos
No one wants to see a 30 year old that still behaves like a college frat boy. Most people will end up saying, “No, I’ve been there, done that! Not happening!”
10. Fake photos
Please don’t post a picture that doesn’t truly represent who you are.
A couple of suggestions for pictures that you could and should post to an online dating site:
1. Showing something interesting
Use any picture that shows you doing something interesting. You can be playing a guitar, volunteering, participating in one of your hobbies or a museum you just went to.
Pictures with smiles are always more inviting and if you can get one that shows you laughing
2. Great smile
Use a picture that shows you smiling. Pictures with smiles are always more inviting and if you can get one that shows you laughing, if will be even better.
3. Recent photo
Post a recent photo that shows your true self. Any photo should be from the last 6 months, but if you do post one from before that, put it in the photo captions.
Remember, online dating sites are out there for people to find someone they are compatible with. If you do not show realistic photos, then you are telling people that they won’t like you for who you really are. You want to start every possible relationship on a positive note.