In just a few minutes, I can make someone look 20 pounds lighter and give them perfect skin.
Wearing the right clothes and color for your coloring is very important, too.
It’s really easy to hide things about people in photographs.
You want that profile photo, unobstructed, just you. The fact [is] we have digital images, there is no reason why one out of 25 photos won't turn out right! However, a serious-faced selfie may make you appear to be self-absorbed by some viewers.
I think that there are great examples of selfies used in online dating profiles out there, but some careful consideration is recommended before you add them to your profile.
For these, we reached out to two professionals in the field: Ann Maas, director of operations and photographer at Look Better Online.com; and Rob Greer, a professional photographer in Los Angeles.
They use out-of-focus [photos], sloppy clothes, inappropriate facial expressions, bathroom selfies (with urinal behind them!
The first photograph should be a head and shoulders portrait that shows the top of your head down to at least your collar bone.
The second photo you should include should be a three-quarter-length portrait that shows you from your head to just above your knees.
I know that many people who approach online dating might think to themselves, “But when they meet me in person, I’m sure they’re going to overlook all of my flaws.” And although that’s theoretically possible, it’s extremely unlikely that would happen.
Bottom line: looking clean, refreshed, and put-together will make a great first impression.
Nothing makes more of an impact on your dating profile than your main image.