*The Perfect Online Dating Profile Picture

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
When it comes to creating the perfect online dating profile, it is likely that your profile photo causes you the most stress. What type of photograph should you choose? How many photos should you upload? Should you go for your best photograph? What if it does not really look like you? How recent does your photograph need to be? There is no need to fret; read on to discover how to nail the perfect online dating profile picture.

Think about the type of person you are trying to attract – The first rule when choosing the best profile photo for your online dating profile is to think about the type of person you want to attract. For women, smiley, colourful photographs work really well. This doesn’t mean you need to be wearing every colour of the rainbow; simply smiling in front of a colourful background will do the trick.

Be honest – It is better to stay away from photographs that are overly flattering or are several years old. The key is to give an accurate representation. After all, isn’t it better for someone to tell you that you look better than your pictures in person, rather than the other way around? You may be worried that people won’t contact you, but the truth is, honest photos are the key to securing first, second, and third dates. Misleading photos may secure you more first dates, but you probably won’t get the second. Stay away from the Instagram filters, and stay true to yourself. After all, you want someone that is going to love you for you.

Choose quality over quantity – It can be very tempting to include as many photos as possible because you feel this is the best way to show your true self, and because you simply can’t choose between your pictures. However, every photo counts, and so it is vital to be careful with your selection. Carefully study all of your photos and choose a select number of your favourite shots.

Use photos to spark conversation – A headshot that shows what you look like is vital. However, for your other shots, use them as an opportunity to create an interesting conversation. This could be a shot of you on holiday or a photo of you doing a sporting activity, for example.

Remember the big turn-offs – Last but not least, you need to be wary of the big turn-offs. Is vaping or smoking more attractive on Tinder? Well, actually, it is probably better if you don’t include either in your profile photo.

Hopefully, you now feel more prepared for creating a winning online dating profile. Follow the tips that have been provided above and you should have no trouble selecting the perfect shot to attract potential suitors. And, most importantly, don’t stress about it! Online dating is meant to be fun after all.

Do you have any profile photograph tips? 

*This is a collaborative and pre-written post

20 comments

  1. I've never used a dating app before and would have no clue on how to go about it if I ever did start one. However, thankfully I'm married and will never need to do one! But I'm sure this blog post is going to help a lot of single people out there. Thank you for sharing 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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  2. I've never used an online dating app before and hope I never will because just finding a picture alone sounds stressful! Plus I am too stubborn in my thinking that they should love me for my personality and not looks ha so I wouldn't go far anyway ;)

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  3. I have never used a dating app. Just isn’t for me x

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  4. There's some great tips here for taking your online dating profile picture!
    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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  5. Great tips! I used to go on online dating sites and I agree, choosing a photo is half the problem with them - so stressful! x

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  6. I love this so much! Such good tips! So lucky to not be on those apps now lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  7. I’m thankful I’ve never had to use an app, my colleagues do and some stories are hilarious and other horrifying x

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  8. I'm engaged now but when I did try online dating, I found taking a good profile picture to be really hard! x

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  9. Thankfully I’ve never used online dating, it would scare the life out of me. I’m so self conscious anyway that the photo element of the profile would stress me out so much.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  10. I've never used a dating app before, but these seem like some great tips!

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  11. I'm so glad I've never had to worry about this but these are great tips.

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  12. These are some great tips, thankfully I've never made a dating profile and hopefully never will :) but these tips will definitely help

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  13. I'm actually so glad I've never had to use a dating app - I do think they're a fab way to meet people but the sound of it all sounds very stressful haha!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  14. I’ve never used online dating, everything you have mentioned does make sense though.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  15. I need to learn to take a decent selfie full stop ha! x

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  16. I've never tried online dating because I've been with my partner pretty much since before it was invented!

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  17. It's definitely better to look better in person than in your photo, I agree!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  18. Happily Married but I will share this with some of my gal pals who I know use dating apps! x

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