People want to look into your eyes to see who you really are.6. Most men (like most women, by the way) make a snap decision based on the photo.
Schedule a fun evening of snapping photos and sipping cocktails to get in the mood to attract your new potential boyfriend. If you want to stand out in the crowded digital playing field, toss the LBD aside and wear a bright colored top or dress to catch his eye.
Julie suggests taking at least 100 photos and letting your girlfriends help you decide which to use. Natural light and more specifically afternoon light makes for better pictures. Some favorite colors are red or hot pink, both colors associated with love and passion, Julie says.
As a dating coach, I'm here to report that it's not just you: A picture is worth a thousand words, they say.
But when it comes to your online dating profile, it's worth a lot more.
Sam drops the following bomb: Flash (be it cellphone or otherwise) adds seven years to your profile pic. You know the shotthe universally-maligned My Space Angle selfie is achieved by holding your camera above your head and being just so darn coy. Thats fine, but if youre wearing sunglasses, your dream guy might think youre hiding something.
But in terms of getting new messages, Sam reveals that the My Space shot is the single most effective photo type for women. Julie's rule: Your profile photos should show your glamorous smile along with your sparkling eyes.
Your online dating profile pictures must be all about you! If I actually like a guy, I'll leave so I look cool, but when I don't care what he thinks, I stay.
That means, no photos with your favorite male cousin and most definitely no photos with an arm hanging over your shoulder.
That theory holds true in your online dating profile pic.
Julie advises different looks, from jeans and casual to a more dressed up style, so your potential beau can picture you as his plus-one for a daytime outing or a festive party.
Second: Put some honest effort into picking your pictures. If you can't take or own three nice, normal pictures of yourself, then either you have no friends or you’re just lazy or you don't care. I auto skip anyone with only one picture no matter how beautiful. Also be honest -- don’t post pictures that will disappoint in real life.