Online Dating Profile Photo Tips
1. Show off.
Your primary photo should portray the real you in the best photo possible. However, don't overdo it. After all, you want that special someone to recognize you when that first exciting meeting occurs. You can always include a glamour shot as one of your other photos.
2. Go solo.
This is about putting your best foot forward. Your primary photo should feature only you. Leave the kids, pets, favorite car and cabin to reveal other facets of yourself. Never post a photo in which you have cut out someone else. If this is the only photo you have, or something from your first wedding, it's time to update who you are.
If you don't have a digital camera, ask your friends. A digital camera works best because you instantly see the photo and can make a decision on the spot. Once you have the camera, even if you rent one, take a variety of shots: Different clothes, several poses and varying locations. Eventually you'll find one that really captures who you are and how you would like to present yourself.
4. Keep it simple.
The goal is to give the viewer a clear representation of what you are about. Avoid loud clothing or busy backgrounds that conspire to take attention from your smiling face. And, if you wear glasses, be sure to adjust the flash so it doesn't reflect in the lenses. The same goes for any glass or shiny object in the background.
5. Second opinion.
Sometimes we're not the best judge of how we look to others. Consult with those people whose opinion you value to obtain an honest appraisal of which photo best captures you. Once you have a consensus, you're one step closer to your perfect match.
You have every reason to be happy: You've chosen the premier relationship site on the internet; your photo is going to be viewed by other serious minded adults looking for long-lasting love; you have the best relationship expert in the nation in your corner guiding you; and we're going to find you a perfect match. Why wouldn't you be smiling?
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