When you get started on any dating site, you have to create the perfect profile. Having something too general or too personal will turn women away, so get a jump on the competition by drawing her in with just what she’s looking for. Before she sees any of your personal information, she’s going to see your profile picture, so it has to be flawless. If you aren’t much of a photographer, don’t worry. These three easy steps will help you take a perfect picture that’s sure to get you noticed.
There are way too many profile pictures on dating sites of men sitting in front of a grainy webcam in a dark room. If you want your picture to scream, “I live in my mom’s basement,” then this is the perfect choice for you. Odds are you don’t want to send out that message, so you have to pay attention to lighting. Not only does good lighting help with clarity, it also plays up your best features. People who take pictures in the dark tend to look washed out and unhealthy. Get a leg up by taking your picture in natural light. The sun makes your skin glow more and look healthy, and it also flushes out the blemishes that your webcam will emphasize. Instead of using a webcam in that dark room, either open the window or take a picture with a real camera or your phone outside.
As a man, you know that the perfect angle makes all the difference in any area and this is no exception. Facing the camera head-on makes you look like you’re posting your mug shot instead of a profile picture, and the camera is more likely to add on some pounds. Make yourself look slim and undeniable to women by taking a bird’s eye photo. That means holding the camera above your head. You don’t want to take it directly above your head, but a downward angle will emphasize your facial features and make your eyes more striking. Also keep your head at a three-quarters angle as it makes you look much thinner and adds an air of mystery that she won’t be able to say no to. Whatever you do, don’t take an up angle photo or else you’ll look terrifying and much heavier.