We've all seen too many makeover shows to believe that you look anything like this styled, photoshopped person before us.
“I have always winced at the thought of online dating…
After being thoroughly disappointed in the trashy local nightlife, I have come to the conclusion that meeting people here might not be the worst idea.
When a match opens your photo for the first time, they are drawing some important conclusions about whether you’re right for them. Some women, it turns out, aren’t great at understanding the types of photos that hurt their chances of meeting their match.
So as a public service, we’ve collected a range of photos to help women understand what NOT to post on their profiles. Do you really think we're going to fall for that one?
You must think that we're not smart enough to know that no one looks like this anymore. Also, we don't need to see photos of you as a child. Many men will ask, "If she loves cats enough to put one in her profile photo, how many are waiting at home?
You were cute and all, but we need current information to gauge our level of attraction. It's one of the most unflattering things a person can do. Wearing too little and rolling around on the floor usually won't come off as sexy.
Rather than rifle through your old class reunion photos, treat your online dating experience as a new and special adventure. Take some new photos that are clear, brightly lit by natural light, and show you smiling.
The more people in your profile photos, the more confusing it can be for your match. Most human beings look more attractive when they smile.
But at the end of the day, the reason that we communicate with you is because your photo and your profile came together to pique our interest in you. If you are a tiny ant-like figure in the distance, you've given away your ability to make a visual first impression.
If this is the only picture posted on this woman's profile, her match is out of luck.
Most people wouldn't wear a mask in a profile photo. Are you showing us that you're full of imagination? Halloween costumes generally come in 3 varieties -- ugly, scary and sexy. They also look happy, like they are having a great life, which makes them more attractive.