Women dating photos
Did you get their permission to put their face on a public dating profile?
We can’t tell, and in most cases, a photo like that can only harm our perception of you. Similarly to the above, we can’t really tell if that’s your child, nephew/niece, or a friend’s child, and specifying as much in your profile text just isn’t enough.
Also, when posing with others, make sure you’re the most attractive one in sight.
You really don’t want people to go “Aw, they’re cute, but I’d much rather talk to their friend.” Do you already have an Instagram account? If not, starting one just for Tinder or Ok Cupid and force-feeding it staged pictures is probably not the best idea.
Especially since you won’t be bound to places with mirrors.
What exactly constitutes “controversial stuff” of course depends on your regional culture, but examples include posing with guns or swords, smoking, or rude gestures.
By the time people are looking at your last image, they have most likely forgotten that spectacular first picture that made them open your profile.
But with a bit of practice, you’ll find just turning the phone around and taking selfies this way is almost as easy and produces better pictures.
Do you have six equally great pictures of yourself? Otherwise, you should use as many good pictures as you have of yourself, and not a single one more.
If you have two great photos at your disposal, and lots of mediocre ones, you’ll most likely do better if you just leave it at two. One very unflattering photo is enough to make many people close your profile and continue looking elsewhere, no matter how good the others were.
Even if it’s your child and you want to filter out everyone who would not want to date a single parent, an online dating profile is just not the right place to share pictures of kids.
If you’re a social person (or would like to appear as one), having a few group shots in your profile is generally a good idea.
The thought that this is what you normally look like and all the other pictures must have been taken from very flattering angles just sticks, even if only subconsciously.