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Monday 28 September 2020

Taking The Best Photo For Your Online Dating Profile

We live in a world where online dating is top of the list for meeting people. Of course, you still have the whole meeting the love of your life outside of online dating... whether that would be at work, at a friends party or at university. However, online dating has been on the rise for a while and now is a popular choice for people looking for that special one. 

If you want to be successful in finding a date, let's say for instance through, you will need a decent photo of yourself. Don't worry, you don't need to be a professional photographer or anything like that, just follow these easy simple steps to make your online dating profile stand out from the crowd!


Lighting is the most important thing for taking a good photo. There's no point looking all glamourous to then upload a very bright or very dark photo where you can hardly see yourself! Natural light is the best. Never take a photo with the light behind you but always take it in front of you, otherwise you'll just be left with an outline of a human. You can always purchase some lighting too! Whatever you're looking for in a partner, you can easily find a free dating site. There are so many websites out there these days, as well as apps that cater to different wants and needs. 

No filters

We all love a snapchat or some other type of filter. But, having a heavily filtered photo won't do you any good in the long run. Remember, you will be meeting people in real life on dates... they want to see the real you. If you want to share your fun silly side, then you can always have one photo with a cartoon filter, but make sure your main photo is of you. You don't want to be that person who looked nothing like their photo... but then again if you used a cat filter was the other person expecting the filter to be on your face in real life? 

No groups of people 

You want to show how social you are by showing photos of you out with your friends. That's great! However, if the only photos you have are in a group, it will be harder for people to figure out which one is you! The key to getting that first date is to show yourself and make a great first impression. 


We all love to pose, I certainly do, I'm definitely a fan of  doing the pouty lips pose but make sure you have at least one photo where you are smiling and just being natural. This will show your friendly and welcoming side too. 

Be Yourself

The next most important thing is to just be yourself... Posing in ways you usual wouldn't or wearing clothes you wouldn't actually wear in person won't help you feel comfortable when meeting people. Be confident and embrace every bit of you. Because at the end of the day, you are looking for someone who wants you for you too. 

All images are royalty free from Pixabay


1 comment:

  1. I agree, lighting is so much more important than people realise for a good photo.