It’s true…a picture is worth a thousand words, and nowhere is this more true than online dating. Whether you’re man or woman, here are three tips for uploading the absolutely best possible picture for yourself, and getting more “hello’s” on your profile.
1) Smile. Let me say it again…SMILE dammit! Only take an avatar picture of yourself when you’re really smiling, and if you’re embarrassed by your teeth, and lots of people are, then give the biggest smile you can without showing your teeth. Believe me, women already know this and capitalize on it. To test the theory, go look at any (10) profiles on PinayCupid.com. Now go back and look at the profiles you first selected. We’ll bet ten-to-one they are not only smiling but smiling with sincerity. Men and women whose avatar pictures show a sincere smile have a 9:1 to ratio of contact compared to people who are not smiling in their picture. We’ve seen the statistics to back it up. So, one more time — BIG SMILE!
2) Turn the lights on. There’s a reason professional photographs spend 30 minutes setting up the lighting and 30 seconds taking the shot. Professional photographers already know that good photography starts with great lighting. Now we’re not saying you need to become a professional photographer to snap those pearly whites, but you should always be aware of lighting around you. Try to take your avatar picture in a well lit room or when outdoors, with the sun shining in your face. Remember, online dating is effectively a numbers game. The people with the best avatar pictures get the most clicks and highest number of “hello’s” and “flirts”. Twenty years ago, only a few million people used online dating sites, but my how times have changed. Today, there are estimates that as many as over a billion people around the world have active online dating profiles. Having a great avatar photograph represents who you are and speaks volumes without saying a single word. It shows who you are, and it determines the number of hello’s you can expect.
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Pinay Cupid Support Staff