“No one is finding a reason to go out with someone when they look at other people. If you have curly hair, let those ringlets run wild or if you wear glasses, throw them on for your picture.
A little bit of acceptance and self-love can go a long way in finding true love.
This post is an extract from our Online Dating course written by Kate Taylor, an online-dating industry expert, who has provided advice to online-daters for over nine years.
Most online dating sites only give you a small one-inch square for your main profile picture to lure people onto your page, which is why the perfect headshot is your best option for racking up clicks, likes, and messages.
Too often, when we go to online dating sites, we discover that we can barely make out the people in the photo and become apprehensive about contacting them for fear of what they may actually look like.
It’s obvious that when it comes to online dating, the photo is the biggest selling point, so how can so many people get it so wrong?
Like in real life when you spot someone gorgeous across a crowded room.
As soon as that they start doing something interesting, you’ll have something to say. A cuddly, curvy body draws crowds too so show it off.
Stop posting these 7 kinds of photos on social media!
The formula for the most desirable headshot is quite simple: look straight into the camera with a nice smile, stand under natural light, style your hair nicely, a groomed face for men and a minimal, natural make-up look for women (that is if you wear make-up), and a simple background like a brick wall.
“Everyone wants someone who is approachable and smiling is the cheapest way to do that,” says Maria Avgitidis, CEO and head matchmaker at Agave Match in New York City.
If anything, they make you look hard and unapproachable with a hidden agenda.
(Check out these 17 signs that you're actually the toxic one in the relationship.) “These profiles are one-dimensional,” says Michelle Frankel, founder of NYCity Matchmaking in New York.