So on Monday I told you how to look better in photos, especially for use in your online dating profiles. sometimes it’s good to test my advice against the real world.
After I put out the call on Twitter and and the Dr.
Nerd Love Facebook page, several of my readers kindly sent in photos of themselves from various dating sites for commentary and criticism.
The right photo can catch the eye of the right guy, and that's the whole point of online dating.
You don't need to have photos taken specifically for your profile, but hey, it's not a bad idea. If you feel fabulous in the outfits you select, you will automatically look better in the photo.
‘People have to imagine how they’ll fit into your life, so describing yourself as a “bookworm and internet addict” makes them feel they’d never see you,’ explains match.com’s relationship expert Kate Taylor.
‘Play up your love of anything sporty, outdoorsy or public – like concerts and exhibitions.’ Wouldn’t you know, profile photos that demonstrate you playing your guitar or downhill skiing – even if your face isn’t showing – get more messages.
That gives me something to talk about.” –Javier, 30“Women that have pictures of themselves doing stupid and dorky things are always a plus to me—it shows a “I like a more natural photo, just the beautiful girl and her vibrant smile.
That tells me she’s not trying too hard and that she knows what’s important in her life.” –Carlo, 37RELATED: 10 Tips to Look Great in Every Photo What He Thinks About Your Profile“Everyone’s profile says they love travel, animals, trying new foods, and that they are giving online dating a try.
Occasionally a reader submitted more than one photo; in those cases, I picked two or three in order to showcase the different opinions between poses.