Creating a dating profile can be scary. After all, it’s not always easy to big yourself up without sounding egocentric or worse, desperate. But did you know that one out of three couples now finds true love online?
In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, we rely on the Internet for everything – from keeping in touch with old school friends and career networking to ordering takeaways. So, it only seems logical you would use the good old Internet for finding that special someone, too.
Call me superficial because we only focus this article on profile pictures, but you can’t avoid it, almost every dating site uses pictures for their profiles. Furthermore, a first impression is often based on someone’s looks. However, this doesn’t mean you need to be extremely good looking to make an impression, it’s more about what the picture tells about you as a person.
That said, if you follow the next 5 tips to upgrade your dating profile pictures we guarantee you’ll get a date planned within a week.
1. One Close-up, but not too close
This one is really important for your first profile picture. The users need to know what they get from up close but not too close, make sure it shows the upper part of your body.
2. Say cheese
In a recent poll, we found that 96 per cent of people prefers to see a big, happy smile in a profile photo than a sexy pout.
3. Be the focus
Don’t choose a picture where you are not the main focal point. It can be nice to have one picture with friends to show you are fun to hang out with but remember, this profile is about you.
4. Show you’re caring and protective
This is both for men and women. A picture with an animal or a small child is a winner for your profile.
5. Summer Lovin’
Recent research has shown that people in summery pictures were seen as more attractive than in their winter pics. So go back to your summer holiday pictures and find some recent ones.
Now you know how to make your dating profile stand out from the crowd. Go ahead and try it out. Make sure to give us a shout when you’ve scored that first date!