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How To Take The Perfect Profile Picture

Updated: Sep 3, 2019

The perfect online dating profile picture

Your photos are the most important part of your profile. Having the perfect profile picture is essential.

We cannot express this enough.. Having poor quality photos on your online dating profile is like going out on the town with a paper bag over your head.

Either way, you’re not going to get dates.

A classic example of the not so perfect profile picture from our co-founder Alex. Seat-belt wearing, wannabe Blue Steel selfie with sun glasses. A definite no!

Struggling to decide which photos to include in your profile?

Here is a short list of basics to start you on your path to online dating success:


Recent studies have shown that the first picture in your profile really matters.

Men who are facing the camera dead on with a closed mouth smile, and women who are slightly turned away from the camera with an open smile, are the most successful at scoring matches online.

Take off the hat and the shades

Rather than upping your cool factor, people are going to wonder what you are trying to hide.

No selfies

Just don’t do it. Have a friend or family member take a few photos of you instead. Guys, this means ditch those shirtless gym selfies. They are doing you more harm than good.

Include a picture of you with your friends having fun

Just make sure it isn’t your first photo (you want them to be able to easily pick you out of the group), and make sure you’re the hottest one in the group.

Have a picture of you doing something cool

It doesn’t have to be super exotic, but it should show your active and adventurous side.

Be authentic

Don’t post a photo of you from ten years ago or twenty pounds lighter. It might land you the initial date, but your inability to be upfront and honest will prevent things from ever going further. Embrace who you are, where you are.

Swipe right ready!

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