ow many of us really relish digging through snapshots of ourselves to find our best angle... Usually, that’s not too high on the average person’s to-do list, but when you’re online dating, a good photo is vital. “Lighting is a key factor for a good photo,” says photographer Mindy Stricke, owner of Single Shots ( a business devoted to taking portraits for online dating sites.Witty profiles and shared interests aside, a person’s photo is usually what makes them stand out online. “Flattering light draws others to a profile photo, and they don’t even know why half the time.” Since natural light is much better than indoor lighting, get out of the house and into nature, suggests Elizabeth Horne, who teaches classes on taking portraits and owns her own studio, Elizabeth Horne Photography (However, the success of a profile picture isn’t as much about the person in the photo as you’d think.In this guide, we’ve compiled a list of some of the traits of a successful profile picture (by which we mean those profiles that get the most visits based on the picture).The good news is that it tends to have less to do with the way someone looks than with the photo itself.Of course, we all have certain “types” that we’re immediately drawn to – whether that’s bookish guys with glasses or pretty brunettes with long hair.This time I tested out 11 different types of profile pictures to understand which profile pictures are the most successful for men to use on their online dating profiles.I based the success of each type of profile picture by how many responses each one received when I would message women. Selfie One of the number one complaints people have about online dating profiles has something to do with people posting selfies. Then make sure to check out 5 Ways I Changed the Way I Message Women (and scored multiple dates!
On one hand it shows what we look like with a girl, on the other hand, why put a women on our online dating profile in the first place? If we want something long-term then we should keep our shirts on, at least on the Internet that is. Group Picture First off, if there is more than one guy then it may confuse the viewer of the profile. 2) This next point would seem utterly obvious, and yet, apparently it isn't: Don't include bad photos! Photos of you when you were 21 (if you're now 60) are pointless.I'm not talking about photos of you making a funny face, though I don't quite see the point of those, but why include photos that simply aren't flattering? 3) Photos of yourself when you were a little bit younger (five years? Let's operate on the assumption that we all think we looked better when we were in college.Unless you are Benjamin Button, if you've been out of college more than 30 years, those photos aren't helpful 4) Have more than one photo, ideally more than three or four.If you only post one and it's really flattering, there may be the perception that you just happened to get lucky.