The online dating game isn’t always easy to play, especially for guys. Most online dating sites have way more guys than they do women, which means the competition can be fierce. If you’re looking to get good results both on an alt dating website and during dates, you need to bring your best game. How you look not only influences how you feel about yourself but also how women react to you. Do you need to run out and rent a suit to take your profile picture in? No. But you should put forth some effort to give the ladies your best look.
Profile Picture Protocol
One of the most important elements in your online dating profile is your picture. Look, we’d all like to pretend that we’re attracted to the ladies because of how beautiful they are on the inside, but it’s better if we just admit it: we’re shallow. We want attractive women. And women want attractive men in the same way.
Your profile picture doesn’t have to be taken in a portrait studio. You don’t have to put on a sport coat. What your profile picture should have is a picture of you from a clear and distinguishable angle. Don’t use an old picture of you with an old flame or with your buddies. Just present women with the image of you, as you are, and as you’re going to be.
There’s no dress code for profile pictures. Which isn’t to say you should just snap a pic of you in your boxers after you’ve just woken up; you don’t need to put in a lot of thought and time into the picture, but a little effort is recommended. If you’ve got a nice body and you’re proud of it, then by all means take some shirtless snapshots. If you’re not comfortable with shirtless pics just take some close ups of your face from your best angle.
Facial Hair Debate
Some dudes can rock the scruff and some can’t. So if people are constantly telling you to ditch the neckbeard, that would be your indication that maybe it’s time to shave. There’s nothing wrong with facial hair if it looks good. If your ‘stache consists of a sparse sprinkling of upper lip hairs, however, you might want to consider the clean shaven approach.
Say No to Nudes (For Now)
If you’re considering nudes – well, don’t. Most dating websites won’t allow you to post a picture of your dong on your profile. And if you’re looking for a relationship and not just a hookup, presenting a lady with a snapshot of your dick before anything else is NOT going to give her the best impression of you. If you strike up conversation with women on the website and the course of events takes you to sexual situations, you can share pictures of your nude self through private messages or instant messages. Webcam is often the next step in relationships that start online, however, so that’s something to consider. Remember that webcams are usually harsh and unforgiving when it comes to making people look good. Stripping down in person might be the best bet.