Step away from the bathroom mirror, friends! We’ve got online dating photo tips that will take your profile from yawn to YES in no time flat.
For the past few years, dating apps have gained more popularity among the younger generation; one of the main reasons behind this is the rapid growth of the internet and mobile technology. Back in the day, people sound their dating partner or lover through friends or at parties or in the pubs or nightclubs, but those who weren’t necessarily into the social scene found it more difficult to meet the love of their life. For those people, dating apps come to rescue by allowing them to meet a partner and extended their virtual relationship into a real-time relationship. People who are shy or find it difficult to approach a potential partner can really hook up with a person of their interest by utilizing this new technology.
There are many dating apps available online and they depend on the specific needs of the users—whether casual relationship or serious relationship. On any site, the body language in the dating profile picture is the gateway to increase or decrease the number of visitors visiting the profile.
Your pose determines your interest.
The chance of winning or losing a person’s attention while online dating depends on the profile picture, but it is not because of the looks in most cases. The body language of the person in that profile picture impacts how they are perceived. With the help of a perfect picture, the chances of attracting a few more messages in the inbox are higher.
Irrespective of the gender and orientation, the chances of increasing profile traffic depends on the pictures that display the personal interest of the person—their sense of humor, hobbies, interest, pets, etc. These pictures tell the other person that the profile owner has lots to talk about, is fun to hang out with, along with their common interests. Pictures speak a lot about a person’s interest, behavior, and attitude.
Highlight some of these pictures and fill your inbox:
There are certain body languages clues and postures that can be used by a person while posting profile pictures that will pique other member’s interest. These guidelines apply for both men and women.
These are my interests:
When you post pictures of you doing some kind of activity, you have killed two proverbial birds with one stone. Those pictures not only display your appearance in the picture, but also your personal interests, hobbies, or activities. A picture that displays you getting involved in some activity garners more interest than a standby picture. The main reason: the photo displays how you engage you life. It gives an opportunity for the viewer to start a conversation or respond to their message—instantly increasing the connection between the two.
I am not a sociopath:
The love for selfies is increasing each day, but profile pictures that are loaded with the same old selfies with the slightest change in the position of angles does not interest the viewers. It will not display the social side of a person and also comes across as a bit narcissistic. So, it would be a good idea to post a couple of profile pictures with friends, teammates, and colleagues look natural and highlights your more-social side.
The main advantage of these kinds of pictures is it will show you are capable of having healthy relationships. It doesn’t matter if your looks are not perfect in the photo, the main aim of posting a group photo is to display the fun you have while you are along with you friends and, in turn, how the crowd seems happy to be in your company. One caveat: please be sure that the crowd is not too big otherwise the viewer will have a hard time locating the you in the photo.
I love my family:
Photos taken along with family members add bonus points. Try a picture with your grandparents, or a few cousins, or pictures in which you are playing with nieces and nephews. These pictures are a particularly good way to show that family is important to you—and that you honor and respect where you come from.
Me and my hairy friend:
The other prop that helps just about anyone to be more attractive are the animals. Men, in particular, see an increase in profile activity when they pose with their favorite furry friend. This picture sends the message that they are inherently gentle, protective, easy going, and responsible—and that they are caring, yet playful.
Here I am:
One of the best practices in online dating is to maintain common decency. Posting at least one profile picture that shows your full body will not only show profile visitors what you look like, it will also shows that you are confident, honest, and authentic about who you are. Being upfront about who you are helps alleviate any concern of being deceptive, too.
Another idea for showing who you truly are is posting comical photos, showing your playful side. There is no harm in posting a photo that is unflattering. Just be sure the photos you use are recent; otherwise you run the risk of giving the wrong impression when you meet face to face down the road.
The magical spell:
There are some men and women waiting right now with zero messages in their inbox, wondering what is wrong with them. The truth? Nothing! It could truly be as simple as the picture or pictures you’ve chosen to represent you on your profile.
The pictures you choose matter! They’re the first glimpse into your life a potential date will have, so make sure it’s the truest most vibrant representation of YOU.
Following these basic guidelines while selecting your profile photos will increase your chances of making that connection you’ve been waiting for. Online dating is a place where you can (and should) be yourself. Honesty in your profile will make attracting that perfect partner much, MUCH easier.
About the Author
Anand Rajendran is CEO and Co-Founder of Zoplay, best PHP scripts development company located in India. Zoplay is a part of Casperon Technologies a leading social and mobile development company which developed a Dating Script called Zodate. I’m a Tech geek, Digital marketing expert, Entrepreneur, and Atheist who loves to write everything about PHP Scripts and mobile application development.