My dating pics
To give us an idea of the minimum required attractiveness to be in your company?
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. Nothing screams “trustworthy” like seeing you care for an animal that looks like it wants to be near you.So if you have a furry friend, including a picture of you two together is a very good idea. Disclaimer: The following is aimed at women looking for men, and men looking for women, respectively.Tastes and opinions vary wildly of course, and there are many exceptions.At the very least your main picture should offer a clear, unobstructed view of your face. Not all your photos have to follow this rule, and wearing sunglasses outdoors is perfectly fine, but most people want to see your eyes at least once and the chances of somebody opening your profile (or swiping right directly) are higher if they can see them right from the start.
Heavy filter usage just makes it seem like you have something to hide.
Is it at least somewhat filled with good and/or interesting pictures? An organically grown Instagram account, showcasing your favorite pictures of yourself, holidays, friends, landscapes, whatever you find interesting, will lend some additional insight into your personality and complement your bio.
It also seems a lot more authentic than the portfolio of main pictures in your profile, handpicked (or even specifically taken) to be used for a dating profile.
In most cases, pictures showing you engaged in a highly unpopular activity, or representing a controversial opinion, should be left out of a dating profile.
This is true even if you absolutely require the other person to be into the same things, thus wanting to filter out anyone who isn’t, but that’s the topic of next week’s article.
(No, they’re not paying me to say that.) Your first and last picture are the most important ones, and you should choose the two in which you’re generally considered most attractive.