If you have used tinder in the past you surely know how crucial it is to have great photos, without them you don’t really stand a chance.
also your Facebook,twitter and instagram profile photos have their importance in the dating world, if can be someone you met online or someone your friends are trying to hook you up with, you want to leave a positive good impression.
Luc Wiesman from dmarge.com had come up with 5 photo rules to make your online self much more appealing, lets take a look:
“Photo Rule #1 – No drinks in your hand Some clever person once said to never have your photos taken with a drinking glass in hand. We agree, it’s not a good look and can often make you look more awkward than awesome. The drink just hangs around like an additional appendage. This rule includes beer, wine and champagne. One drink which is acceptable is a Pina Colada but only if you’re on a Windsurfer.”
I agree with Luc on this one, its cool to have photos of you and your buddies drinking and getting crazy, just don’t use them as your main profile photo on social sites. people always assume that your profile photo is probably your best photo and the one that really represent who you are as person, do you really want to be that person?
“Photo Rule #2 – Know which buttons should be done up Whether you’re wearing a shirt or a blazer (or both) you had best get your house in order and learn which buttons should be done up. Firstly if you’re wearing a tie, then your shirt’s top button should ALWAYS be done up. None of this loose tie shit. It’s just lazy. If you’re wearing a blazer then remember (if you do it up), then make sure it’s the top button only. Same goes for double breasted suits. If you’re wearing pants (and we hope you are) check that your fly is done up too. (Notice Paul-Sculfor… tsk tsk)”
Again very similar to the first rule, your profile photo should not be sloppy as people will assume that this represent you as a person, you need to reflect your best self, and that means dressing well!
“Photo Rule #3 – Avoid gang signs How this trend caught on with guys I’ll never know. The gang sign should be reserved for pesky nightclub girls, not grown men in photos. Putting your arm around your bro is fine, but make sure you’re standing up straight and not throwing peace, peeps or puppet signals. (Photo credit: Pedestrian.Tv)”
Photo Rule #4 – Perfect your smile There’s nothing wrong with perfecting your smile and banishing your inner spud-head. Pay attention to all the shitty photos of yourself and learn what NOT to do. Over smiling, going cross-eyed, excessive blinking and or thinking about pudding whist getting that glazed look in your eyes should be avoided. Once you get it right, its yours for life.
Photo Rule #5 – Don’t always look at the camera Steve McQueen, Marlon Brando and Neville Bartos all had one thing in common. They were often snapped in candid moments. Moments captured in time that will live on for many generations to come. If you’re aware there’s a camera around, then ignore it, slow your movements, have fun and with any luck they’ll snap you at your handsomest moment.