The post was called The 4 Big Myths of Profile Pictures.Since Ok Cupid published their data in support of not smiling in pics, the tip has been quoted as gospel truth on dating advice blogs, PUA podcasts, dozens of dating subreddits, forums, everywhere.According to Pierce, photo number one (the “cover photo”) should inspire “interest and intrigue.” Make sure the background says something about you (e.g.a beautiful or foreign place, something that could qualify as a “conversation starter”) but obscure your face, such to compel the person to scroll through your other photos. Now that you’ve hooked them with your intriguing and interesting self, Piercey recommends demystifying things with a “flattering close-up of just you, no pals.” Related: Online Dating 101: Keep Your Shirt On 3.If you were trying to sell a house, would you take a photo with the paint chipping, the door falling off, litter on the ground and bad landscaping?
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.On one hand it shows what we look like with a girl, on the other hand, why put a women on our online dating profile in the first place? If we want something long-term then we should keep our shirts on, at least on the Internet that is. Group Picture First off, if there is more than one guy then it may confuse the viewer of the profile. Also if there are multiple girls it could send the wrong message. Costume Whoever looks at your profile wants to see you, not what you look like in something you wear once a year. Or in other words — one where you look like the super-hot version of yourself, and one where you look like the “normal” version of yourself (aka what she’ll likely see on the first date). Putting my own online dating reputation at risk for the better good of online daters everywhere, in particular our own users.