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.There are many opinions and even studies on what constitutes a good dating profile picture, and the deeper we delve into the finer points, the more the advice tends to become situational. Following the advice below should help you avoid common mistakes and provide a very good starting point.
In the first of the three new photos, Hoehn's cropping brings the focus to Mary Beth's face and away from the cars and sunset in the background.
For the second one, she added a black border to make an already beautiful photo fit OKCupid specifications.
Selecting dating profile pictures can be hard, whether you have too few or too many to choose from.
If the former sounds like a familiar problem, consider last week’s guide on how to easily take good dating profile pictures at home.
"The photos have to be 400 by 400 pixels for the site, but Mary Beth hadn't used this photo because it was too small, even though it's a great one of her," Hoehn said.
"If a photo is too small, but you feel it's one you want to use, don't be afraid to add a border to make it work.Schedule a fun evening of snapping photos and sipping cocktails to get in the mood to attract your new potential boyfriend. If you want to stand out in the crowded digital playing field, toss the LBD aside and wear a bright colored top or dress to catch his eye.Julie suggests taking at least 100 photos and letting your girlfriends help you decide which to use. Natural light and more specifically afternoon light makes for better pictures. Some favorite colors are red or hot pink, both colors associated with love and passion, Julie says.Hoehn shared some of her tips for choosing the most effective profile photos.We've demonstrated some of the changes she typically recommends, using three real Profile Polish clients as case studies.Tired of feeling frustrated every time you check your online dating sites and apps?