1) Use More Than One Photo
Ideally select four or five photos. Include at least one full-length shot – ideally two. The rest should be clear photos of your face.
2) Go Solo
Choose photos with just yourself in. Don’t leave someone guessing who you are, or give them the opportunity to compare you to your friends! Avoid shots with children, exes, tigers … They don’t give the positive impressions you might think they do!
3) Be Honest
Your photos should look like you. There’s no point turning up on a first date, and looking nothing like your profile photos. All photos should be no more than a year old, and ideally taken within the last six months. Yes, you have changed … we all do!
Age isn’t the only way photos can be deceptive. Choose photos which actually look like the person you see every day in the mirror. Don’t apply filters, and don’t select photos taken from an overly flattering angle.
4) Take Your Sunglasses Off
They mask your face. Don’t hide behind shades, be proud of who you are! Anyone interested in you should be attracted to the person behind the sunglasses. Yes, they may make you look cool in real life, but remember you’re showing complete strangers a photo of you – they don’t know what lies underneath.
5) Keep Your Clothes On
Keep them on! Even if you have an incredible body leave something to the imagination. How many of your friends did you see semi-naked, before you even met them?!
6) Head Outside
Lighting outside is always more flattering and realistic, and an outdoor setting can be relaxing and easy on the eye. If you don’t have any recent photos taken outside, try to take some next time you’re in a park or at an outdoor event.
7) Showcase Your Hobbies
Choose pictures which represent the real you. If you’re active, include photos of you playing your favourite sport. If you’re musical, include a snap of you playing your favourite instrument. Tell a story with the photos. Just make sure you’re doing activities that you actually do – not something you tried once and hated!
8) No Mirror Shots
Don’t take a selfie in a mirror. It looks like you have no friends to take a photo, and it will never be the taken from the best angle.
9) Ask A Friend For Help
Get a friend to help you – both taking photos and choosing them. It’s a lot easier to relax in front of a camera when a friend is holding it. Then before you post your photos online, get a second opinion about which photos look most like you.
10) A Photo Tells A Thousand Words
So choose those words carefully! We all read far more into photos than we realize. Make sure the photo shows the real you – wear clothes you would normally wear, and make sure the photos are taken in places you’d normally go. Like it or not, assumptions about social status, background and aspects of your personality will all be made from your clothing, hair, and the photos you’ve chosen to represent yourself.
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